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Old 04-25-2020, 10:43 PM   #1
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330 gal self feed tote. Hope this’ll cut out on our trips here to refill water. We’ve had troughs out before, but we have to come here once a week to refill everybody. Now we’ll have 3 of these and 3 regular troughs to fill.
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Old 04-25-2020, 10:48 PM   #2
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Nice! Stick a trail cam on it.. it’s cool to see all the different animals that use it.
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Old 04-25-2020, 10:51 PM   #3
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What system do you guys have in the trough to regulate the water level?
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Old 04-25-2020, 10:55 PM   #4
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What system do you guys have in the trough to regulate the water level?



https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...e?cm_vc=-10005
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Old 04-25-2020, 11:11 PM   #5
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330 gal self feed tote. Hope this’ll cut out on our trips here to refill water. We’ve had troughs out before, but we have to come here once a week to refill everybody. Now we’ll have 3 of these and 3 regular troughs to fill.
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I’ve wanted to do that for the back side of our property or run a line off our current wells. What we really need to do is dig another well to feed our ponds that dry up.


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Old 04-25-2020, 11:13 PM   #6
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Diggin' those fancy troughs Gabler!


Those poor animals don't stand a chance now..
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Old 04-25-2020, 11:33 PM   #7
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When it don’t rain you make it rain...
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Old 04-26-2020, 08:36 AM   #8
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What system do you guys have in the trough to regulate the water level?

Yep, what Smart showed.
A regular cattle trough float


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Old 04-26-2020, 08:37 AM   #9
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Diggin' those fancy troughs Gabler!


Those poor animals don't stand a chance now..

Hahaha! We try to spoil our animals.....



.......during the off season. Then we get to blastin


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Old 04-26-2020, 08:44 AM   #10
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Nice setup.
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Old 04-26-2020, 09:12 AM   #11
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Nice. Definitely helps the animals.
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Old 04-26-2020, 09:37 AM   #12
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Nice. I setup a small scale one on my lease last week. I hope to build one like yours someday.
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Old 04-26-2020, 10:03 AM   #13
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I like it
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Old 04-26-2020, 10:10 AM   #14
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Is that just a regular 3/4” garden hose you used as your line?
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Old 04-26-2020, 10:27 AM   #15
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Very nice, but why the middle finger? :-)
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:18 PM   #16
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Is that just a regular 3/4” garden hose you used as your line?

You can, but this is a washing machine hose. It has 2 female ends, so you’ll need a 3/4” threaded nipple to screw into the float.


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Old 04-26-2020, 12:24 PM   #17
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You can, but this is a washing machine hose. It has 2 female ends, so you’ll need a 3/4” threaded nipple to screw into the float.


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Did you use a threaded nipple screwed into the 2”X3/4” bushing coming off the tank too?
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Old 04-26-2020, 01:23 PM   #18
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Did you use a threaded nipple screwed into the 2”X3/4” bushing coming off the tank too?

We used a reducer down to 3/4” to screw the hose onto


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Old 04-26-2020, 03:31 PM   #19
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Did you use a threaded nipple screwed into the 2”X3/4” bushing coming off the tank too?



Out in our country with the super hero overachieving coons, get the washing machine hose with the braided steel covering it. Not much more expensive but good insurance
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Old 04-26-2020, 09:59 PM   #20
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Out in our country with the super hero overachieving coons, get the washing machine hose with the braided steel covering it. Not much more expensive but good insurance

Good advice. I might swap mine out next trip down.


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Old 04-27-2020, 10:15 AM   #21
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Why did you paint them black?
Animals prefer hot water?
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Old 04-27-2020, 10:26 AM   #22
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Out in our country with the super hero overachieving coons, get the washing machine hose with the braided steel covering it. Not much more expensive but good insurance
Thanks. Will do.
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Old 04-27-2020, 10:27 AM   #23
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Why did you paint them black?
Animals prefer hot water?
Prevent algae growth by limiting sunlight.
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Old 04-27-2020, 10:27 AM   #24
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Why did you paint them black?
Animals prefer hot water?


To help keep algae from growing inside the tank. If you can block the sunlight it will not grow or at least significantly slow it down.

The opaque tanks will usually have a thick matt of algae on top in a matter f a couple of weeks.


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Old 04-27-2020, 10:37 AM   #25
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What system do you guys have in the trough to regulate the water level?
The automatic dog waterers from Tractor Supply work really good for this.

Don't forget to anchor them down with rebar or something similar.

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Old 04-27-2020, 10:48 AM   #26
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Animals prefer hot water?

The water in the trough will be the same temp as if it was in a clear tank. It may be hotter in the tank, but it’ll get to outside temp in the trough.


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Old 04-27-2020, 12:23 PM   #27
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The water in the trough will be the same temp as if it was in a clear tank. It may be hotter in the tank, but it’ll get to outside temp in the trough.


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This^^zzzzz the water entrance into the trough is so slow it will not change the trough temp. .. plus the trough temp will get significantly cooled at night.
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Old 04-27-2020, 02:41 PM   #28
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Nice setup, do you have hogs ? If so you may want to put a cattle panel over top. Deer & critters can still get there mouth through the squares.
I have issues with hogs climbing in my troughs when it gets really dry.
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Old 04-27-2020, 03:20 PM   #29
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Nice setup, do you have hogs ? If so you may want to put a cattle panel over top. Deer & critters can still get there mouth through the squares.
I have issues with hogs climbing in my troughs when it gets really dry.

Yes there are pigs there. It’s staked down. We haven’t had a problem with the others yet. Not saying it won’t happen, just hasn’t happened yet. Lol


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