Intro: DIY 5-Gallon Chicken Waterer
Simple 5-Gallon Chicken Waterer, my local big box store did not carry paint lids with pour spout so I had to improvise with a few PVC Couplings
- 5/8 x 1-1/4" Washers (3)
- 5/8 x 1" Bolt
- 5/8 Nut - I used a WingNut for ease
- 3/4-1" Threaded PVC Adapter
- 1/2"-3/4" Threaded PVC Adapter
- 3/4" PVC Cap
- 14" Planter Saucer
- 5-Gallon Bucket & Lid
- 5/8" Drillbit
- 1" Drillbit
- Set of Channel Locks
Step 1: Step 1: Drill the Saucer and Bucket
Using the 5/8" Drillbit drill a hole in center of the Saucer and Bucket.
*Hint Drilling in Reverse will yield a cleaner hole
Step 2: Step 2: Drill the Water Spout
- Place the 5Gallon bucket in the saucer
- Mark where you want your water spout
You want to drill your hole below the top of the saucer
- Drill a 5/8 hole where your mark is
The hole determines water level.
Step 3: Step 3: Bolt the Bucket to the Saucer
Ok I forgot to take a picture of the bucket being bolted on.
- But we want to put a washer on each piece of saucer/bucket, 1 on the bottom, 1 in between and one in the bucket.
- Then thread your Nut onto the bolt in bucket. and Hand tighten - you'll want to give it a good torque by hand but don't crack the plastic.
Step 4: Step 4: the Fill Spout
- Dill a 1" hole in the top of the bucket, i choose to use the side as it has better support.
- Thread the 1/2"-3/"4 from the bottom of the lid
- Now Thread the 3/4"-1" from the top, you'll want to use the channel locks to really tighten this down.
The two pieces need to be air tight against the bucket lid
You can Skip this Step if you can find one of these 5-Gallon Pour Lids
Step 5: Step 5: Fill the Bucket
- Fill the Bucket with a hose.