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Honored Advisor

The $100 sow waterer

Fleet Farm has a plastic tub 60 gallon, 4` long, $60.  Bomgaars has good railroad ties about $17 ea.  Now cut them in half as shown, drive 12" carriage bolts to hold them together.  Treated 2x12s and pole barn nails.  Little Giant float shutoff with garden hose attached under the 2x12s.  works good in pasture.  Okay it`s a little more than $100, figuring everything  Smiley Happy

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: The $100 sow waterer

Looks to me like the sows could get to the hose there on the right hand end. And what happens when it gets cold?

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Honored Advisor

Re: The $100 sow waterer

The hose is protected by a water pipe, however it seems that hogs aren`t so much prone to chew on things that stay vertical.  When it gets cold, the sows aren`t in the pasture   Smiley Happy

 

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: The $100 sow waterer

Ooooh. Much better picture. What I was looking at before wasn't a red hose but a red gate pipe. Nice looking outfit.

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