FAQs

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Is there an easier method to greasing fan bearings without having to remove shutters or lock out fans?

A

Yes. An optional remote grease kit is available that will allow you to quickly and easily grease the pillow block bearings while the fan is running. The grease zerks can be mounted on the outside of the fan or inside the house depending on the installation method that best suits your needs. Each kit comes with 6’ of tubing with longer lengths available.

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Why does Cumberland offer a green or red turkey pan?

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Most animals are naturally attracted to the color red which is why most feeders and waterers are this color. In addition as for ages, turkeys love greens and some claim are more amiable to this color. It general it comes down to your personal preference as all Cumberland pans offer many more features and benefits to improve bird health and save you money.

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What are the standard Nipple spacing on Cumberland Water Kits?

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Most Cumberland Watering Kits are sold using 8” or 10” nipple spacing, per 10’ section. Other spacing available are: 6”, 12” 15” and 24”.

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Is there really any more benefit to having square trough vs round tube on an evaporative cooling system?

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There are two distinct advantages to the square trough over the round tube. First, the Cumberland pre-formed square trough comes precut. There’s no field cutting as is typically required to install the round tube. That means less labor and quicker installation. Second, the trough serves as a 3 gallon per lineal foot (44.8 liters per meter) water reservoir and due to its shape will hold more water than a round tube.

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Are there any other considerations when installing an IR Plus Feed Sensor versus the hopper level micro switch?

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When installing the last IR-Plus feed sensor next to the control unit, be sure to add an additional overflow drop tube to keep the fill system clear and prevent feed from backing up in the system.