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  1. #1
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    Default Replacement drain plug for Fortiflex automatic waterer?

    I have a Fortiflex over-the-fence waterer with a float device in the bottom and a drain hole. Unfortunately, I have lost the plug.

    Any suggestions for finding a replacement?

    Thanks!
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    How big is it? What about a normal sink plug in the right size? Cork? Wedge of polystyrene?



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    It's a pretty small hole - maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch?

    The original plug had 2 flanges (?) - so it was held against both sides of the bottom of the bucket, and it did not protrude.

    I thought about a cork, but I'm sure that some busy-lipped horse could (and would!) pop that baby out and swallow it.
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    "When a sport gets to be predictable it ceases to be fun." - RAR's wise brother



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    You can buy a rubber cork at almost any hardware store. They're graduated in size and if you push it from the bottom no horse can pull it out. Replaced all the plugs that came with these waterers with rubber corks because they're SO much easier to take in and out and makes cleaning much easier.



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