I was recently gifted a run down chicken coop. I have a little work to do to it before it is ready for some chickens. One of those being that I need to get it cleaned out, and I wanted to figure out a way to have it auto-water the chickens.
I found a watering pale that you connect a garden hose to and it has a float that shuts off the water when it fills up.
The only problem is that I didn’t have water available near the coop.
In this video, I show you how to tap into an existing CPVC water line and connect a water valve shutoff, as well as an outside hose spigot.
This is an easy DIY project for mosts DIYers. As always, check local building codes to make sure you don’t need a permit for this project, or to obtain one if you do.
Oh, and I live in FL so I don’t have to worry about freezing pipes. If you live in an area where the pipes freeze, I would suggest you run your pipes underground below the frost line, and put your shut off valve underground as well.
Here are the tools you’re going to need for this job:
Hose Spigot: https://amzn.to/2w0JF4D
Ball Valve: https://amzn.to/2W4Vt4j
CPVC Primer: https://amzn.to/2Q8ss2h
CPVC Glue: https://amzn.to/2VqB7hO
Pipe Cutters: https://amzn.to/2VtFvwf
Channel Locks: https://amzn.to/2HmORGj
Crescent Wrench: https://amzn.to/2Ho4BJh
Spade Bits: https://amzn.to/2w1TXkV