the early 1970’s, Joe loved to go pheasant,
quail and rabbit hunting with his friends in the
Michigan fall. It
didn't take long before he had two lovable dogs
of his own that he could train and have fun with
during hunting season. As the dogs grew, so did
their thirst for water. The bowls were replaced
with pots and then a large pail but it still wasn't enough.
He thought that if the pail was
accidentally knocked over and no one was home, the
dogs would go without water.
solve the problem, he bought a new galvanized mop
bucket and a toilet float/valve assembly from the
local store. He anchored the pail to the side of
the house and redesigned the toilet float to adapt
to the bucket. The water supply line was revised
to accept a standard garden hose fitting. After
that, as long as the water spigot was open, the dogs
had as much water as they needed.
picture shows how the invention is used today.
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