Today, we’re sharing how to install the horse drinker using the moderate climate installation method. The moderate climate method is for frost lines that that are 3 feet or less. In this method, you’ll dig a deeper hole, add some tires toward the bottom, and do a little bit of insulating on the sleeve. First, you’ll want to dig your hole to the specifications as shown in the instructions. It’s typically a four by four hole and about five to six feet deep. Then, put in your gravel about 18 inches in the bottom of the hole and spread it out smooth. Be sure to measure to see if it’s the correct depth. Now you can add a barrier to help keep the dirt out of the gravel. Cut a space for the drinker. If you’re doing it in the middle, cut a hole in the middle. Put your drinker right over the space and double check to make sure you have about 20 inches of the unit sticking out of the ground. If it’s just a little bit too high, simply take a little bit of a gravel out of the ground. Find the gray tape on the end of the hose on the inside, pull it completely out until you hit a plastic tie. That particular piece gets pulled out and stays completely outside of the unit. Now it’s time to check your own water line to make sure the dirt and grime is out of there so we don’t push that dirt into the unit. Once you get clear water, you’re ready to hook it into the half inch pipe. Next, put the 18 inch ID sleeve over the unit. You’re going to put some dirt on the bottom of it so that that sleeve fits on top of the dirt. raising it up right height. Now you can put in the pea gravel, using about two or three 50-pound bags. Make sure that it’s level on both sides. Now you’re ready to fill in the hole. Before you do so, put something over the unit so that dirt doesn’t get in from the top side. Slowly move the dirt in and tamp it down as you go. If you ever need to get into the inside of the unit, take out the two side screws. If you need to service it, you can turn the water off or on. When you’re finished, simply put it back into the unit. If you get any resistance, just pull it up a few inches and push it down again. Now you’re ready to train your horses which typically takes about 10 to 20 minutes. Now you’re ready to water your horses the clean automatically non-elective way.
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