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What to put under water troughs

  • 18-04-2022 1:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 862 ✭✭✭ mengele

    Need to do a job here on a few water troughs. Most are old and have sunk sideways a bit over the years.

    What do lads do normally when placing new ones? Did out top soil and put down stone? If so what type of stone do ye recommend?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,227 ✭✭✭ cjpm

    A few rows of blocks on the flat work well.

  • Registered Users Posts: 913 ✭✭✭ mr.stonewall

    Old slat and a heap of slig

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,103 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey

    Base isn't really as important as the ground around - the poaching of the ground causes the trough to slide/tilt.

    If I was doing ours again, I'd dig around out drop in some clean coarse stone and then a dust of soil on top. Stones can lodge between hooves etc. and cause problems so wouldn't bring them to surface. We were told to put ours on a single slab - either poured or a paving slab.