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Old 06-14-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Wildlife Waterer Install (Picture Heavy)

After casting another watering trough earlier this year we had a chance to head to Knox/Haskell Counties to try helping out the wildlife on the farm with limited water on 650 acres we figured another water source could only help. The plan was to install one trough in a small patch of timber near the center of the farm and supply it for now with a partially buried water tote about 350 feet away and 25 feet higher in elevation. We hope the buried trough, waterline, and tote will help eliminate some freeze problems and critters that we might encounter. The project so went smoothly so far and should work several years if this dreaded drought continues.
Loaded up to head west
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Preripping a path down the hill, a tight fit in a few places!
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Digging a spot for trough and to tie in to pipe.
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Concrete tiles to help stabilize the #380lb, trough in west Texas sand.
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Trough installed and leveled up plumbing the float valve next.
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So good so far, next up the water tote portion!
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Man you did some work to put that in. Isn't poly pipe great!

I have a buddy that has some water in thick brush like that and it made it a killer spot for deer and hogs.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:31 PM   #3
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The 300 gallon water tote sits up the hill and provides much easier access to my FIL so that he can get his water wagon to fill if needed. The plan is the eventually build a rain catchment over the tote but thats another project for a later date.
Digging the tote a "new home"
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Lifting into place.
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My "supervisor" had to stop mid-day for a popsicle break!
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The wife filling from the water wagon
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Purging the line and we have water!!!
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Going to leave my connections uncovered tonight and finish filling in the morning.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:39 PM   #4
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Nice. You should build a rain water collecting roof to fill the storage tank
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:49 PM   #5
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Nice.. Looks good
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:26 PM   #6
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Wow that is elaborate!
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:33 AM   #7
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can you post a closer picture of the tractor water line ditcher?
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:22 AM   #8
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giving me my own ideas now
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:44 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments, went out this morning to check connections and water level, all looked good so filled and smoothed all out. We'll be back in july to check trail camera activity.
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Here is a view from the future pit blind location.
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Here is a better view of the pipe trencher with spool removed and a link to the DIY Thread for the build..
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:01 PM   #10
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WOW! Now that's a watering system! GREAT work!
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:48 AM   #11
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That is awesome! Did you make the concrete trough or buy it?
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:59 AM   #12
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I like it !
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:03 AM   #13
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Good work.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:05 AM   #14
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That's a really nice build. Should be come a good killing spot in the future
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:18 AM   #15
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Pretty sweet. . That's a hard days work there
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:21 AM   #16
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Nice. You should build a rain water collecting roof to fill the storage tank
Sounds like a great idea!

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can you post a closer picture of the tractor water line ditcher?
I did a similar, not so nice, one for running electric...many years back. Nice job!

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That is awesome! Did you make the concrete trough or buy it?
If you made it, Id love to know how!

Fantastic job, and thanks for sharing. Happy hunting.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:49 AM   #17
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Thanks guys, trough was cast and built be me they are pretty durable and are as heavy as can be, sides are sloped so nothing can drown.Name:  IMG_2254.jpg
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:56 AM   #18
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Impressive trough ! I’m pretty sure if I try that mine would have cracks and leak!
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:51 PM   #19
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Very cool
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:53 PM   #20
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:09 PM   #21
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Had a chance to make a quick trip west to check the trail camera had quite a bit of activity in just 1 short week. Had the camera on a ten minute delay so not all the pictures took them in the act. Enjoy the pictures and the video link to install.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:05 PM   #22
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Nothing like seeing a project work! That 4th picture is the best by far. Congrats on a great build and keep this thread updated.

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Old 07-13-2014, 10:51 PM   #23
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Very cool!!
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:56 AM   #24
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very cool
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:01 AM   #25
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That's awesome
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:03 AM   #26
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great pics and great work! All kinds of critters already using it!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:05 AM   #27
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Very nice, now that the rains have stopped I need to get mine back into action.

A little hose repair and a fill up are planned for this coming weekend.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:05 AM   #28
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Super work
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:32 PM   #29
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Awesome job!
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:37 PM   #30
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Very nice !Strong work!
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:52 PM   #31
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Just caught this.

Nice work, Staley & crew!
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:38 PM   #32
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That thing is sweet
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:48 AM   #33
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sweet
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:58 AM   #34
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Great job. My gears are turnin' away now!
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:59 AM   #35
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that is genius!
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:30 AM   #36
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Made a honey hole there.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:36 AM   #37
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Very impressive!
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:50 PM   #38
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cool idea, water will bring in anything and everything that's for usre
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:30 AM   #39
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That is a great idea!
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:52 AM   #40
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Man that looks like a lot of work! But it looks great!
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:10 AM   #41
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AWESOME!!! If you don't mind, what kind of valve are you using (Hudson)?
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:21 AM   #42
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The owl taking a dip picture is awesome
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:56 PM   #43
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Build it and they will come!

Worked like a charm.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:01 PM   #44
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Great build.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:43 AM   #45
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Thanks for all the comments, it has been a fun summer project! The critters have definitely been using it, I never thought that owl would be such a regular customer and it looks like the loan heifer on the farm has found the trough. The float valve is a fluidmaster toilet fill valve available at most hardware stores.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:18 AM   #46
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Nice set up, great job.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:19 AM   #47
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Oh man, what a great job.
EXTREAMLY Impressed
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:36 AM   #48
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You sir have skills! Great job!!!
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:26 PM   #49
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Great looking unit.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:44 PM   #50
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Very nice.
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