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Post Number:#31  Unread postby sanket » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:20 am


Nice, its very helpful bro really...

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Post Number:#32  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:08 am


I like the waterers, -- I used to use the old french design that repurpose a wine bottle and sardine can, so the bottle fits outside the cage, it works similarly-- but as for feeders it is hard to beat my $6 Bass Supply feed savers.
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Post Number:#33  Unread postby lereg15 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:57 pm


I am definitely trying this tomorrow!! Thanks!!
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Post Number:#34  Unread postby ladysown » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:09 pm


hello

might I borrow your pictures (with accreditation if you would like) and put them on the blog with your description of how to make them?

I find the idea very intriguing and would like to share it with others who are very leery of joining a rabbit board. :)
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Post Number:#35  Unread postby lereg15 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:08 pm


I need a little help on my waterers! I see the holes around the lid for the drainage, but where do you put the air hole? Thanks!!
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Post Number:#36  Unread postby Sagebrush » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:36 pm


The holes for the drainage are also the air holes. That is, when the water level drops below those holes air goes in and water comes out.

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Post Number:#37  Unread postby lereg15 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:58 pm


Sagebrush wrote:The holes for the drainage are also the air holes. That is, when the water level drops below those holes air goes in and water comes out.

But where do you put the air hole at? On the bottom of the bottle?
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Post Number:#38  Unread postby alforddm » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:09 pm


No, it doesn't need an air hole. It requires some vacuum to keep from dumping all the water. You just need the holes for the water to come out.

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Post Number:#39  Unread postby Sagebrush » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:21 pm


The holes that are around the cap of the bottle act as both air holes and water holes. When the water level drops below the opening of the holes, water is released until a vacuum is once again in place.

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Post Number:#40  Unread postby lereg15 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:08 am


Ahh, I understand now!! Sorry for being ignorant, lol.
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Post Number:#41  Unread postby Sagebrush » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:31 pm


You are not ignorant. I was confused at first too. It took me a bit to figure it out even on my own cages.. :oops:

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Post Number:#42  Unread postby lereg15 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:47 pm


Sagebrush wrote:You are not ignorant. I was confused at first too. It took me a bit to figure it out even on my own cages.. :oops:

Lol. Now it looks like I didn't make the cans high enough in one of them!! It's working for now though, until I can get another #10 can. On the plus side, my feeder and other waterer are working great!!
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Post Number:#43  Unread postby Oscar » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:48 pm


How do you cut the can?

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Post Number:#44  Unread postby Preitler » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:44 am


Very carefully, these cuts can be mighty sharp before some sanding/filing/bending :)

First, easiest and fastest choice would be an angle grinder.
A hacksaw will take longer, but will work too. Keep the saw at a shallow angle and use both hands to guide it.
To have the hands free for grinder/saw fix the can with a vice or clamp, either top to bottom or with a piece of wood (or whatever) in it that keeps it from being flattened or slipping out of the vice, a board cut to fit just inside works great.
For the saw a second person fixing the can work too - sturdy working gloves for holding the can always recommended, also for sanding the edges :?
For the grinder (or most power tools): Personally, I do really not like any other hands close I have to watch out for.

Sheet metal scissors are an option too, will require some rebending work, and it takes some practise to get a straight cut (punch hole with a knive or so to start the horizontal cut). Also normal scissors will do, sturdy ones, but that'll dull them so be sure they aren't your moms :evil: favorits, they'll be pretty much ruined for anything else.

Also a sturdy, sharp knive can work, starting at a hole in the corner and using a small hammer to drive it carefully, but again: :evil: . Use cutting pliers for the rim.

And have band-aid handy, just as a superstition to trick Murphy - you'll most likely need them if there aren't any :D
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Post Number:#45  Unread postby bunnybaby3938 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:56 pm


:bunnyhop: I have a very large rabbits and water bottles and feeders are not cheap this is genius.

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