Ok we have had this frost free faucet in the barn for years. This Summer I started filling the trough in the pen 1/2 way and leaving the hose in it so it was convenient to just turn it on to fill when I walked in the barn, feed then turn it off when I was done or the trough was full.
For weeks I couldnt figure out how Easy was drinking so much water, and then, no the trough has a hole in it somewhere. Yeah I know what your thinking LOL it wasnt until I put the hose in a regular bucket and the bucket was empty an hour later....hmmm duh moment LOL Now this was a matter of a couple of months to figure this one out LOL
These faucets are made to drain back down and out a hole in the bottom of the pipe after you turn them off. They siphon back, so all this time I thought the trough had a hole in it the faucet was just sucking the water back out and into the ground duh! LOL At least I finally figured it out! My laziness caused me to think I had a problem I didnt have, the trough is just fine, now I pull the hose out of it after its filled and.... go figure no problem with it holding water. LOL Easy was probably wondering who was drinking her water too!
So has anyone else done something silly like this? LOL Or do you want to admit it? LOL LOL At least we have a good well and the water wasnt running. When I told Hubby about it he just shook his head and laughed at me. So that was my recent duh, moment, uh or stupid moment however you want to put it. So the moral of this story? Dont leave the hose in the trough when you have a frost free faucet!
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