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VAL Watering: Drinkers, Regulators, Sloped Houses, & Line Height

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An easy to follow slide show of the Val Watering line of drinkers, regulators for sloped houses, proper line maintenance, and correct drinker height.

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VAL Watering: Drinkers, Regulators, Sloped Houses, & Line Height

  1. 1. VAL WATERING DRINKERS, REGULATORS, SLOPED HOUSES AND LINE HEIGHT
  2. 2. • Stainless Steel Pin • Left or Right J-Lock • Over 100 Million sold DRINKERS WITH PRECISION
  3. 3. Floor Drinkers • The First. The Best. • Precision Machined – Not Stamped. • Variety of Flow Rates. • Thick Wall Water Pipe for High Flow. • 360° Actuation. • Cost-Effective.
  4. 4. Turkey Watering • Can be used for the entire life-span of the turkey. • Start poults, finish toms. • Each cup accommodates 30 turkeys 0-6 weeks, and 20 turkeys 6 weeks-finish.
  5. 5. Layer Watering • Rugged. • Easy to clean. • Easy to access. • Drinkers for pullets and layers in all housing systems.
  6. 6. FLOOR WATERING SYSTEM COMPONENTS • COMPLETE SYSTEM • Pipe kit – complete • Regulator kit • End assmemblies • Filter kit • OPTIONS • Medicator • Medicator hookup • Lead-in kit • PVC cement • Bottle brush • Water meter • Slope regulator
  7. 7. WATER INTAKE COMPONENTS 1. BY-PASS 2. BACKFLUSH FILTER KIT 3. REGULATOR 4. WATER METER* 5. MEDICATOR • *In low pressure installations (3-10 PSI), the water meter should be installed before the filter. 1 2 3 4 5
  8. 8. FLUSHING
  9. 9. OTHER FLUSHING OPTIONS Automatic Overhead Floor Flush Kit Automatic Flush Kit
  10. 10. WATERLINE SUPPORT OPTIONS CONDUIT ALUMINUM EXTRUSION
  11. 11. END ASSEMBLY • 1. BALL VALVE • 2. HOSE CONNECTOR • 3. END ASSEMBLY ADAPTER 1 2 3
  12. 12. SLOPED HOUSES
  13. 13. TYPICAL SLOPED HOUSE PROBLEM Uneven water pressure from one end to the other.
  14. 14. SLOPED WATER LINES • Uneven flow rates: • Reduce growth • Decrease uniformity • Create litter issues • Create bird density issues
  15. 15. THE SOLUTION The Slope Regulator
  16. 16. The Slope Regulator • Removes 5” (12.7cm) of slope from the line (4”-6” actual). 5” of slope can equate to 10mL of flow per minute, or more, depending on nipple type. • Not adjustable. • Can have multiple slope regulators per line. • Works with automatic flushing. • Multiple flexible standpipe lengths available.
  17. 17. VAL-CO NIPPLE DRINKERS
  18. 18. DRINKER OPTIONS ROASTER QUENCHER PFA
  19. 19. • VR150 • VR150H • VR150HX ROASTER
  20. 20. QUENCHER • VQ150HPFA • VQ150MPFA
  21. 21. PFA • VR150PFA • VR150HPFA • VR150HXPFA
  22. 22. HOW IT WORKS • Flow is regulated in three places inside the nipple: 1. Flow pin 2. Seat-ball 3. Seat-Trigger pin 1 2 3
  23. 23. The Flow Pin • The flow pin is the first place the water is regulated. • The greater the diameter of the flow pin in relation to the hole in the cap, the lower the amount of water allowed to pass through.
  24. 24. Seat-ball • The space between the ball and seat limits flow through the nipple. • The higher the ball is moved from the seat, the more water flows through. • Side to side action lifts one side off the seat while up and down activation lifts the entire ball. • Standard nipple seats work with up and down activation; PFA nipple seats trigger from the side.
  25. 25. PFA Seat: Has a single contact point between ball and seat. Standard Seat: Has a large ball-seat contact area.
  26. 26. Trigger Pin-seat • The third place water flow is regulated in the nipple drinker is between the trigger pin and the seat. • The smaller the diameter of the trigger pin, the greater the flow rate through the nipple.
  27. 27. Changing the diameter of the trigger pin will vary the flow rate.
  28. 28. COMMON ERRORS IN WATERING • Improper Line Height • Improper Water Pressure • Improper Maintenance
  29. 29. ERRORS LEAD TO… • Wet, caked litter. • Foot pad dermatitis and hock burns. • Breast blisters. • Ammonia blindness. OR • Dry, dusty litter. • Poor uniformity. • Respiratory disease.
  30. 30. Line Height • Chicks – eye level. • Two days – 30-45° angle. • One week – 70° angle. • Raise the drinker line as the birds grow.
  31. 31. Proper Pressure • Start chicks at 1” (2.5cm) water column. • Increase 3x per week, as needed, based on floor conditions. If they are too wet, just delay next increase. • Breeders start at 12-14” (30-36cm) of water column. • Turn pressure down to 2” (5cm) water column in between flocks to improve the life of the regulator.
  32. 32. Cleaning • Biofilm – polysaccharide accumulation of sugar, bacteria, viruses, and mold. If lines are not cleaned regularly, it affects water quality and can spread illness. • Bleach destroys equipment more than it does biofilm. • Hydrogen peroxide will break up biofilm and also make ongoing Chlorine treatments or acids more effective. • Always flush after medications. • Regularly flush lines a minimum of once per week, but ideally once per day. • One minute for every 100’ (30m) of water line.
  33. 33. www.val-co.com

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