Rubbermaid water trough valve

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by len, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. len

    len Well-Known Member

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    1) did I once see a float valve which screws into the drain plug on a Rubbermaid trough, valve is under water, activated by a float on a chain...or was I dreaming???

    2) anyone tried "bubblers" to prevent freezing?

    appreciate info, leads etc.

    thanks all,
     
  2. genebo

    genebo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have the valve that you're talking about. I bought it at Agri-Supply in Petersburg, VA. They have a web site, www.agri-supply.com , where you can order it.

    The valve has a smaller thread than the tank. It takes an adapter bushing to make it fit. I bought that in the store at the same time. You should be able to get the adapter at any good hardware store. Take the plug and the valve with you.

    I like it so much better than the top fill valve that I had before. I buried the tank 1 foot deep. the valve and supply hose is now that deep in the ground. I hope it won't freeze this winter.

    Gene
     

  3. len

    len Well-Known Member

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    thanks Gene, that's what I am considering too. Adding insulation to the sides plus an insulated cover which leaves only a small drinking area.