VAL Watering: Drinkers, Regulators, Sloped Houses, & Line Height
DRINKERS, REGULATORS, SLOPED HOUSES AND LINE HEIGHT
• Stainless Steel Pin
• Left or Right J-Lock
• Over 100 Million sold
• The First. The Best.
• Precision Machined – Not
• Variety of Flow Rates.
• Thick Wall Water Pipe for
• 360° Actuation.
• 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.
• Easy to clean.
• Easy to access.
• Drinkers for pullets and layers in all
FLOOR WATERING SYSTEM
• COMPLETE SYSTEM
• Pipe kit – complete
• Regulator kit
• End assmemblies
• Filter kit
• Medicator hookup
• Lead-in kit
• PVC cement
• Bottle brush
• Water meter
• Slope regulator
2. BACKFLUSH FILTER KIT
4. WATER METER*
• *In low pressure installations (3-10
PSI), the water meter should be
installed before the filter.
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.
HOW IT WORKS
• Flow is regulated in three places inside
1. Flow pin
3. Seat-Trigger pin
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
• 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.
Has a single contact point
between ball and seat.
Has a large ball-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
Changing the diameter of the trigger pin will vary the flow rate.
• Improper Line Height
• Improper Water Pressure
• Improper Maintenance
• Wet, caked litter.
• Foot pad dermatitis and hock
• Breast blisters.
• Ammonia blindness.
• Dry, dusty litter.
• Poor uniformity.
• Respiratory disease.
• Chicks – eye level.
• Two days – 30-45° angle.
• One week – 70° angle.
• Raise the drinker line as the
• Start chicks at 1” (2.5cm) water
• 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
• Turn pressure down to 2” (5cm) water
column in between flocks to improve
the life of the regulator.
• 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
• 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