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.

Step 1:

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

Power drill and 7/8 bit
screw driver
<p>You can skip the garden hose adapter and hose clamp if you use a compression diswasher adapter. Proline CP 158nl (3/8 in OD Cmp x 3/4 in FGH). Works like a charm I could not find a toilet supply line large enough to accomodate a garden hose adapter, but this works great. <a href="http://www.lowes.com/pd/BrassCraft-3-4-in-x-3-8-in-Threaded-Female-Adapter-Adapter-Fitting/50380936" rel="nofollow">http://www.lowes.com/pd/BrassCraft-3-4-in-x-3-8-in...</a></p><p>the nut comes off</p>
<p>Ingenious, the price is right, and easy to access parts!</p>
<p>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!</p>
This is awesome.
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.

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