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This instructable  stems from my being lazy and my very large dog that drinks lots of water.  I doubt this idea would scale down for a small dog but it works great for for 5 gal buckets.  The photos i have taken are actually from disassembling and cleaning a water bowl that i have used for over 3 years.  This is a pretty simple build.

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Components:
Galvanized tub (about 5 gal)
Diaphragm style toilet bowl filler
12" toilet bowl supply line
brass garden hose female fitting with 1/2 male barb
1/2 to 3/4 inch hose clamp

Tools:
Power drill and 7/8 bit
knife
screw driver
 
napierjohn2 months ago

Ingenious, the price is right, and easy to access parts!

ohbejoyful6 months ago

I would love to plumb this inside my house. Maybe use either the shower water supply (which is currently exposed in my bathroom, sigh...), or the toilet water supply!

sjara2 years ago
This is awesome.
Chef Maki3 years ago
Good idea. I was recently thinking about an idea like this while visiting my sister and her new pup. I was leaning towards using a level sensor and a valve. I wouldn't have thought to use toilet parts. Very cool.
hey, great idea, this might work for our chickens...
Bucket looks yummy. Nice and green on the bottom there.