Handy Hint: October 10, 2014

Keep water tank hose in place

keeps water tank hose in place
Our cows kept pulling the hose for our plate cooler out of the water tank. If we kept the end of the hose below the water surface, it would back siphon in the summer and freeze in the winter. In search of a solution, we took a piece of 1-1/4-inch pipe and cut a section 24 inches long. We put an elbow with a short fitting on one end and welded two short pieces of flat steel with a hole on each side of the pipe to fasten it to the wall.

Marvin Hochstetler, Michigan

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