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He Turns Tires Into Water Troughs
Roger Powell, Ashton, W. Va., turned a worn-out tire off an earth mover into an inexpensive water trough that won't leak and will never wear out.
He used a chainsaw to cut off the top sidewall of the tire, then poured concrete inside to seal the bottom of the tank.
"This tank is practically indestructible," says Powell. "It doesn't get dam-aged like metal or wood tanks do and will never rust out. The top of the overflow pipe is 1 to 2 in. from the top of the tire. A float valve regulates water level. By unscrewing the drain pipe I can flush all the water down the drain hole to clean out the tank. It's 26 1/2 in. in diameter and holds about 400 gal. of water. It can be positioned under a fence (as pictured) so cattle can reach it from either side."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roger Powell, 5575 Zid Camp Road, Ashton, W. Va. 25503 (ph 304 576-2752).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #3