Who made this drinker?

Discussion in 'Pig Feed and Watering' started by stormyday, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. stormyday

    stormyday New Member

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    ImageUploadedByPig Forum1385940480.183722.jpg anyone know who made this drinker and if there are parts available for em? I found it used on Craigslist and it worked great till I let it freeze, now I need parts!
     
  2. Andi

    Andi New Member

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    Sorry, I have no clue...
     

  3. stormyday

    stormyday New Member

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    I figured it out, it's made by franklin I think
     
  4. stormyday

    stormyday New Member

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    Yep, he sticks his head in the hole and drinks, ther is another hole 180 degrees around the other side just like it for his brother to drink at the same time. The hole in the top is to fill it, it has a lid that twists on it to keep birds and such out of it. Under the holes that they drink from there is a 2" inch rubber plug you can easily pull to clean the drinking area out. The water is stored in the middle and has a float to moderate the water coming out. These waterers are made of a thick poly material that the pigs ain't supposed to be able to destroy, won't rust and is heater safe. It has two threaded rods that run thru it somehow that connect the base with the top.you have to back the rusty nuts off to separate the base and the top to access the float mechanisms. The only reason i haven't already pulled it apart is that I know when I try and back the nuts of the rods will snap. I let it freeze full of water last winter and the float no longer works, the water constantly runs out till it's empty. These are the reasons I am looking for parts. Of the different water tanks I have I think this is the best design as long as some redneck doesn't forget to plug in the tank heater. It's supposed to be cold Friday so I think I'll drag it into the shop and tear into it. I'll be sure to take pictures.
     
  5. SarahBeth

    SarahBeth New Member

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    Stormyday that is very interesting about that waterer

    I would not have known all that from the photo.
     
  6. PF

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    Did you find replacement parts?
     
  7. stormyday

    stormyday New Member

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    Yes, franklinwaterers.com, check em out. I think their stuff is quality. If I knew how to post a link the their site I would