Portable hog waterer

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Last Updated on May 19, 2021

Do you move your pigs around your farm? Today, I want to show you how to make a portable pig waterer drinker out of a 275 gallon tote that you can move with your hogs to keep them hydrated.

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Portable Pig Waterer From a 275 Gallon Tote

I raise pigs and rotationally graze them around my property through various fields and paddocks. With that being the case, having portable waterers for my pigs is a must. I primarily use 275 gallon totes for this purpose.

My favorite thing about 275 gallon totes is how portable they are. If you have a tractor with forks, it’s real easy to just to pull up to it, lift it up, take it some place else, and set it down where you need it. When they’re empty, it’s also pretty easy for two people to move one as well.

Another great thing about them is that they hold 275 gallons of water. That’s a lot of water and it lasts my pigs quite a while.

Also, on the top, they typically have a pretty large opening which makes it easy to fill them up or use a pressure washer to clean them out.

With that being said, today what I want to show you how to take one of these and turn it into a pig waterer for your pigs.

Parts You Will Need

275 Gallon IBC Tote

275 Gallon IBC Tote

The first thing you need is a 275 Gallon IBC Tote. I have found the best place to find these is either on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Some of these have had toxic liquids transported in them so make sure you get one that previously had food grade liquids in it or is brand new.

275 Gallon Tote Drain Adapter

  • This Is a FOOD GRADE Adapter.
  • PLEASE Carefully Check your Valve before ordering... IF You HAVE a Big CONCAVE Groove on
  • your Valve behind the threads this adapter PROBABLY WILL NOT fit on your valve and you should not try to use the threads, because they are for a dust cap.

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The next thing you’ll need is this adapter that connects to the tote itself and converts it into a three-quarter inch male connector.

1/2″ Female to 3/4″ Female Adapter

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Then, you’re going to need this pipe coupler which is a three-quarter inch female to half inch female adapter.

1/2″ Thread Pig Nipple Drinker

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And then, you’ll need the nipple drinker itself which is a half inch male connector.

Putting the Parts Together

Portable Pig Waterer From a 275 Gallon Tote - Parts

Once you have all of the parts, you’re going to connect all three of these together.

Portable Pig Waterer From a 275 Gallon Tote - Parts Together

You should wrap the threads using Teflon tape to help to avoid leaks. Once your parts are assembled it should look like the picture above.

Installing the Parts on the 275 Gallon Tote

Portable Pig Waterer 275 Gallon Tote Adding Nipple

Alright, now that you’ve got it assembled you just simply screw it on to the front of the tote. You can simply hand tighten it. Once you open the valve, you should have no leaks and it’s ready for your hogs.

Video Instructions

If you have any questions, please post them in the comments below. I’m always happy to help.

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MFR #40025


How does this mount? Could this mount to a gate or would I need to make something for it to mount to?See Answer

Yes, this can be mounted to a gate.

What is the width between bolt holes?See Answer

13-1/2" Center to Center from each end

4-1/4" Center to Center top to bottom

Can I turn the direction the nipple is facing? I'd like to mount it so the animals do not have access to the screw lid, etc and it can be filled from outside the pen. See Answer

Yes the nipple direction can be adjusted.

Do you have a longer nipple attachment so it can be hung on either side of the fence? See Answer

This can only be directed one-way; it is to be mounted on the fence in the same pen it is used in. You could use a 1/2" pipe nipple and a coupling to extend the length.

Do you have a nipple for baby pigs?See Answer

Part #270003 is an option for a piglet nipple.

How do you mount this?See Answer

Attached is the sales brochure, it does show the installation better.

Will the 1/2 inch TNW 75 nipple work for rabbits as well?See Answer

The nipple would be too large for a rabbit to activate.

What is the orifice flow rating on the nipple the product comes with?See Answer

It is 1.5qts per minute.

Do you sell nipples with a higher orifice flow rating?See Answer

We do sell nipples for other sized animals.

Are the nipples interchangeable? See Answer

Yes, the nipples can be changed.

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INDESTRUCTIBLE Automatic Pig Waterer!! EASY!!!
  • Made of 100% non-porous polyethylene – will not rust, rot or corrode.
  • Confinement pen acids have no effect – waterers last and last
  • Quick and easy cleaning – no pans or shields to remove from drinker trough.
  • Big hogs drink with ease from 18” wide x 17” high x 9 fl” deep drinkers.
  • Trough height from floor is 6”, so little pigs drink easily.
  • No cracks, corners or crevices to collect sediment or bacteria.
  • Each drinker has a drain plug, so washing and flushing is fast, simple and complete.
  • One dependable float and valve handles both drinkers.
  • Heavy steel-plated chew guard protects trough lip.
  • Gallon capacity calibrations molded into tank wall.
  • Float and valve completely protected from hogs.
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