Getting water lines to the pasturse?

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Barn Maintenance

Getting water lines to the pasturse?

This is a discussion on Getting water lines to the pasturse? within the Barn Maintenance forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-20-2010, 07:37 PM
Getting water lines to the pasturse?

My wife and I are in the process of buying a new property. I will be rehabbing the barn and doing a lot of other work to the property. My question here is, what are some methods to get water out to the pasture? I will breaking the field which is roughly 500'x200' into 3 different paddocks. I want to be able to fill the water buckets without trudging gallons down the field everyday. As you can see by the picture all 3 paddocks will be down hill.
I am thinking of different methods of plumbing that may work for me.
Is a frost free hydrant my only option? For example, could I have a water drum at the top of the hill by the barn and just fill the buckets by gravity? I live in the CT. So freezing would potentially be a problem.

I'm just thinking out loud here but what about this? The aforementioned water drum at the top of the hill. It would have a shut off valve on it. I could go into the field & drain the old water. Go back to the water drum and turn the valve to fill all 3 buckets at the same time.
W/ the cost of 3 hydrants coming in at around $500 I just want to weigh my options and see if anyone hopefully has any better ideas.

Let me know what you think please.
Thanks, Mike

Sponsored Links
    05-22-2010, 12:41 PM
Green Broke
To me, the idea of a water drum in summer sounds alright, but the freezing in winter would make it out of the question - at least in my area, everything freezes. Last winter my "frost free" hydrant froze as well and I was hauling buckets out of my shower in the house. That's on the agenda for this year, is putting out the money to have water lines installed in the barn. It's expensive, but it only took one winter of hauling buckets to be certain it was worth the money!
    05-22-2010, 02:19 PM
Where is your hydrant? Not in the barn I take it? The only one we have on the property is in the barn. The idea of hauling buckets around 500' daily does not sound like a lot fun to me either.
    05-22-2010, 02:27 PM
Green Broke
Like you, I have only one exterior hydrant on the whole property - it's midway between the house and the barn. It's only about 25' from where I placed my water tank, but about 200' from the back of the barn where the stalls are. It's a blessing to have a hydrant in the barn - count yourself lucky! Although hauling water to fill tanks in the pastures is no fun either - darn these old properties without multiple hydrants! *lol*

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
QH/Paint Lines sillybunny11486 Horse Breeds 5 12-25-2009 10:56 AM
APHA lines - Hot Scotch o0hawaiigirl0o Horse Breeds 7 11-08-2009 07:27 PM
Arabian Lines? Appy Luvr Horse Breeds 3 11-03-2009 08:48 PM
Advice on QH lines please? fleabittenB Horse Breeds 29 05-11-2009 09:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0