For many years we utilized a plastic watering dish that had a "top storage tank" as well as loaded the part the pets consumed alcohol out of. Ultimately it got to the point where the plastic could no longer be cleansed and, having had some knee troubles that complicated day-to-day live, determined to replace it with this automatic filling up bowl as opposed to a similar layout (price has to do with the very same). Size: This bowl is 13-14 inches across and also concerning 5 inches high. That's big. I have a couple of stainless water/ food bowls that are maybe 10" throughout as well as I thought this would certainly be equivalent. It's not. We have a number of medium-to-big dogs so it's great however if you have a pet dog that is, say, 20-30 extra pounds or less, this bowl will certainly look ginormous. Note that due to the fact that the float shutoff and also connected pipes are enclosed in plastic the full "face" of the dish is not offered for drinking, so the available surface approaches a smaller bowl. Positioning: I wanted to position the dish to make sure that if any parts fail or get tipped over in some worst instance situation like we're going out of town it does not cause any flooding. I picked positioning it by the drainpipe in the cellar that mosts likely to the sump well (and also just transforming the supply on component method). This runs out the means floor area that isn't really valuable for much else anyhow. I then ran an alcohol consumption water tube (purchased locally to save a couple of $) to the washering supply. I leakage proofed whatever (see listed below), consisting of a Y port, placed the Y adapter on the chilly supply faucet to the washering and also hooked whatever up. Leak-proofing: There is an extremely simple key, really 2 keys, to making tube links leak-free generally, as well as there's an extra gotcha for this water bowl. - General hose pipe connections: First you need a suitable gasket in the women connector. Soft plastic is all right, but some tubes and also sprayers come with hard plastic gaskets. Replace them with a rubber one. You could get 12 of them in the lawn & yard section for like $3 and also they will certainly save you lots of time and also problem (and water!). Second you should oil the gaskets. I have a kegerator so I have Lubri-Film Plus around anyway and it functions flawlessly (if you can discover something like that in your area it will certainly cost concerning half that much, try a homebrew store if no place else). You most likely do not wish to playing around community for something called Lubrifilm though so alternately you could just make use of KY Jelly - it won't function quite too, however it's a million times much better compared to a completely dry gasket. You just should press around 1/8" inch from television to do a gasket https://www.amazon.com/Automatic-Dispenser-Capacity-Replendish-Cleaning/dp/B01IZPYK5M/?tag=americaninven-20 or 2 so one tube will last you forever (been utilizing mine for 5 years and checking) - This details bowl: This dish has a male GHT (yard hose pipe string) connector coming out of it and also a female-to-female adapter on that particular to connect to a tube. BOTH women sides have a gasket. Lube BOTH of them. The consisted of gaskets were soft sufficient to secure however prior to I linked the pipe I eliminated the adapter, took out both gaskets, oiled them both (it simply takes an extremely light movie of covering), and also popped them back in. The whole procedure takes about 2 mins and also will certainly save you a great deal of frustrations and screwing around. I think that the majority of the individuals that have actually experienced leakages with this bowl can fix them by doing this treatment as maintenance. Regardless of exactly how tough you tighten up a tube on a dry gasket it will not secure! However a lubed gasket will certainly seal flawlessly with moderate tightening. If the adapters on the tubes in your lawn drip doing this will likely assist those also. I have actually utilized this things on other pipes fixtures like showerheads too. It makes o-rings as well as gaskets and also things like that seal the method they're meant to. I could actually believe that if the gaskets weren't lubed it would certainly be difficult to get the proper rigidity on both sides of the adapter and also one or the various other would usually leakage. I offer consolation with the various other reviewers who've had problems! No assembly line is ideal as well as I could think some supply that leakage regardless of what however I believe an added minute's treatment of the gaskets will certainly protect against or solve most problems. Yard tube connectors are rather reduced technology. They will certainly NOT seal if you tighten them as hard as you potentially can but they WILL CERTAINLY secure with a bit of petroleum jelly on both sides of the gasket. I check comments regularly so feel free to leave one with any kind of questions or else please click Yes if useful and thanks for reading!I have actually had this automated waterer for about a month currently and need to state that I love it. I'm sure my pet dogs like it. Their old bowl was a plastic 3 gallon pail that appeared to obtain algae rather rapidly and I was frequently scrubbing it out (there typically aren't any spots in the backyard where it's unethical all the time). With this bowl, I just have to dispose the water periodically when particles gets in the dish and also have actually had NO issues with algae. I would advise that you keep the float at the factory setup. I attempted to boost the water level and also located that it does not press the float up enough and also water maintained spilling over - as soon as I establish it back to manufacturing facility setup it was fine. The manufacturing facility setting has a raised line on each side of the float's adjuster that just need to be aligned. I would additionally recommend obtaining a fast connect for the hose pipe to the dish. The hose pipe I have was a little bit stiff and kept flipping the bowl as well as loosening up the threads creating a leakage. With a fast adapter, it will allow the hose to spin easily, eliminating the issue I had. I rejoice I selected this bowl and would certainly recommend it.