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23-07-2013, 15:12   #1
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Can plastic water troughs be repaired

Hello all,
just noticed yesterday that our JFC water trough is leaking a small pin-hole about 1 or 2 inches from top corner. Must be after all the heat because its only 6 yrs old.


Anyone ever repair theirs or did ye just can it!


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23-07-2013, 15:44   #2
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just replace it with a concrete one, end of grief.... those drinkers drive me insane
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Hello all,
just noticed yesterday that our JFC water trough is leaking a small pin-hole about 1 or 2 inches from top corner. Must be after all the heat because its only 6 yrs old.


Anyone ever repair theirs or did ye just can it!


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If its a pinhole, could you drain the tank below the hole level, dry and clean the area up and plug the hole on the inside and outside with some Tech7 silicone or similar.
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just replace it with a concrete one, end of grief.... those drinkers drive me insane
What about the concrete ones cracking in the frost
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23-07-2013, 15:49   #6
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What about the concrete ones cracking in the frost
can live with that, not a day goes by here without a jfc drinker giving trouble, this morning the calves had the drinker on its side, yesterday the ballvalve was stuck down in another one and dont get me started on the big round ones
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What about the concrete ones cracking in the frost
drain it in the winter when it is not in use, it wont crack if they are drinking from it as the water level is rising and falling all the time
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Have a JFC plastic trough, with 6 inch long crack.
Cleaned it and dried it off.
Stuck good quality silage bale tape, on both inside and outside of the crack.
That was 3 or 4 years ago.
Not a bother since

Most silage tape you get, is sh1te.
Sometimes however you happen to get real good stuff.
Tough, and sticky.
I have put it to an amount of temporary fixes, which turn out to be permanent
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What about the concrete ones cracking in the frost
none of ours cracked in the hard frost snow of 2011
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23-07-2013, 15:55   #10
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thank you for the replies!


I see steel type troughs for sale as well in some stores (well they're tinny type troughs)

Any one ever use these or do they just rust after awhile?
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just use concrete ones, we had those galvanised-i think- ones they rotted after a few years , had to patch them up
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What about the concrete ones cracking in the frost
Throw in a piece of timber or gallon can 3/4 full not lost one ever
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can live with that, not a day goes by here without a jfc drinker giving trouble, this morning the calves had the drinker on its side, yesterday the ballvalve was stuck down in another one and dont get me started on the big round ones
Remove drain valve from the bottom and put in fast flow Philmac never any bother again
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bought 3X 500gl throughs seconds but perfect, brother has them the last 5 yrs only 270 euros, never plastic again. Got the lad dropping off the fertilliser to put them around the yard. They weigh 1.8 ton, Threw him a score happy days!
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our JFC water trough is leaking a small pin-hole about 1 or 2 inches from top corner.

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Screw off the ball and then bend the arm. Screw ball back on. job done
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