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Begin digging a trench six feet eight inches deep (6 ft. 8″). This will allow the top of the Thermosink to sit 20 inches above ground level.
Screw in the brass elbow at the bottom of the waterer at a 45-degree angle. You can tape the fitting shut to prevent soil and debris from collecting inside the elbow.
Guide the Thermosink down into the trench on a level bed and ensure the top is exposed at least 20 inches from ground level. Using concrete around your waterer is unnecessary, but if you choose, the top of the Thermosink must be 26 inches above the ground.
Connect your black poly pipe water supply line to the brass elbow once the Thermosink has been firmly placed in the trench bed.
The Thermosink should be levelled and back-filled when securely attached to the water supply line. Using sand as fill for the initial 3 feet is ideal as it sifts and packs firmly around the bottom of the unit.
The brass pitless unit on the bottom of the float assembly must now be given a good base of lubricant and the 0-ring checked to ensure it is clean and not scarred.
Lower the float assembly unit to the pitless adapter, which is always on the same side as the shut-off valve. You may have to manoeuvre and work this pipe from side to side until you feel it slide in all the way.
Turn the water on by turning the stainless steel rod on top of the unit with a pair of vice grips.
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First, check for leaks to correct problems with the water valve on the float. This is done by lifting the float stem to the shut-off. If the water still keeps rising, then check the O-ring at the bottom and all float fittings. To do this:
- Turn the shut-off valve (a small stainless steel rod at the top of the unit) one-half turn. This will shut off the unit.
- Reach down and grab the float assembly and lift it out.
- When the problem is fixed, lower the assembly and insert it into the pitless adapter.
You can do this when the unit is empty or full of water. Just feel for the brass adapter at the bottom.
CAUTION: To prevent ice crystals from forming in the float area – we recommend you add one gallon of mineral oil.
Optional frost lids are available for drinking bowls when you are not using the Thermosink Energy Free Livestock Watering Systems for extended periods. Thermosink can be winterized.
First, shut the water off by turning the stainless steel rod 1/2 turn at the top of the unit. Open the center lid and pull the float unit out. Next, remove as much water as possible from the unit. Put the center lid back on and the optional side lids if you have purchased them. To restart the unit anytime, slide the float assembly back and turn the water on. Your unit is now winterized.
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Placing the storage tank in the fence line allows the Energy Free Double bowl system to service two pastures.
Add one gallon of mineral oil to prevent ice crystals from forming in the float area.
SHUT OFF VALVE
Remember to open & close the “shut off valve” before and after installation of the brass fitting (before burying it in the ground).
Using concrete around your waterer is unnecessary, but if you choose, the top of the Thermosink must be set at 26 inches above the ground.
Use flexible pipe only. Do not use a rigid pipe when attaching the water line to the pitless adapter. This is important to prevent pressure and stress on the pipe, which can render your Thermosink inoperable.
Optional frost lids are available for drinking bowls when you plan on not using your Thermosink Energy Free Livestock Watering Systems for extended periods.
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