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i have seen a water system at an amish farm that was a bowl w/ a lever that triggers the water to come out .anyone know where to get one?
-- renee oneill (email@example.com), September 10, 2000
Geeze renee... thats an old type of system if its the kind I am think of. The cows were in stanchions and had a small metal bowl attached to a pipe and they could press down with their nose and get water? You might want to drive around the countryside and see if there are any old farms and ask if they have this system. I can't recall the manfacturer of this system... maybe someone else might know. Good Luck
-- Bernice (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 2000.
Renee, Jeffers 1800-Jeffers carries these stock waterers in both their livestock and equine catalogs. Vicki
-- Vicki McGaugh (email@example.com), September 10, 2000.
I got one from a barn that was being torn down several years ago. Didn't need the stantion, just took the cup and pipe. Brought it home, attached it to a sturdy hunk of wood, hooked a garden hose on it and the hogs had water with just a push of their nose.
-- Pat (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 2000.
That's cool! Does this system cost two arms and one leg? Or just Hoot's hind leg?
-- Doreen (email@example.com), September 10, 2000.
The one we have has a float valve within a bowl about 1 qt. capacity. It doesn't require pushing anything as it refills from the hose until the valve lifts and shuts off. Our goats and sheep will wait for a turn to use it before they go to the big trough--go figure.
I have seen them at our local farm/home store for about $25-30 but a co-worker of my husband who goes to an auction nearly every weekend got mine for a whole dollar and wouldn't let me reimburse him. (I do send him a dozen eggs every week or so for all the neat treasures he's found for us including an antique Deen rug loom, a trailer from a recycled pickup bed, tractor blade, etc.)
-- marilyn (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 11, 2000.
qaulity farm and TSC have lever triggered bowls.
-- Gary (email@example.com), September 14, 2000.
Try Nasco @ 1-800-558-9595. We order stuff from them & have never been disappointed. They send a follow up questionaire to make shure you are satisfied. Good folks. Quick ser. & reasonable Pricing.
-- Tommy Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 2000.