360 Degree Stainless Steel Poultry Nipple.
- Threaded body
- 360° side-action pin
- Excellent for broilers
- 1/8" thread
- Will NOT operate on garden hose pressure
- Vertical mounting ONLY, will leak if mounted horizontally
Installation: This nipple is designed for use in square PVC tubing systems. Assemble by screwing nipple into tubing. Needs a .90 ml (metric) hole to screw into. Need 11/32" drill bit (sold separately) to install.
Note: For gravity fed water systems, we recommend using #420006 (Poly/Stainless Steel 360° Nipple) or #420011 (Push-In Style Nipple).
|Manufacturer Part Number||420002|
|Animal||Poultry & Gamebird|
Well made nipple
The nipple is well made and functions the way you would expect. Although, I think it needs more hydrostatic pressure to stop the small drip you get from the nipple. I have the nipple installed in a flat threaded bull plug that I can remove and clean as necessary. I installed a small stainless steel roll pin behind the nipple to prevent the weighted valve from coming out of the valve body. Works great but the gravity system I am using doesn't create enough pressure to keep the gravity valve closed. I realize that this nipple was created for a low pressure pump system but it still works great and I don't think it will ever wear out. I would buy it again but I don't think I'll have to. Good product.
We just built a water bar using these nipples. We used a 3/4" PVC pipe. When screwed in, the insert weight cannot come out because it hits the top of the pipe. Any bigger pipe would allow it to fall out. This system replaces the 5 gallon bucket system. Much nicer now!
Items arrived quickly and work great. I am making a waterer for my brother in law as he is as tired of cleaning and filling his bird waterers as I was. After I screwed the nipple into the pvc cap I cut a 1" length of 1/2" pvc pipe then drilled the same size hole in it as I drilled for the nipple then screwed it onto the top of the nipple inside the waterer and now the birds can't push out the top part of the nipple.
Push In Much Better
I ordered a few of these and a few of the push in version at the same time, thought that these might be better since the push ins have some plastic/rubber. However, if these dont have have something blocking the piston thing, it can actually come out. Which forces you to take apparatus apart to retrieve/replace it. Probably works fine in pvc of exactly the right diameter i guess.
The problem with this nipple is when my waterer gets low on water, the chickend push the shaft of the nipple and weight out of the threaded portion. Because I have these screwed into a pvc pipe, I am unable to retrieve the parts. I would highly recommend another type of nipple.
Great product that solves the problem of watering chickens for the backyard chicken owner. Now, there's no poop and dirt constantly in the chicken's water and I can easily replace the container and move the nipples to the new container.
I use this for my chickens water. I drilled a hole in the bottom of a plastic mayo jar, screwed the nipple in and filled with water. Works great and my chickens always have clean water.