Now that everything is in place and the lines have been flushed out and connected to the drinking valves, check for any additional leaks. It may take you a minute to check every connection, but it is worth it.
Check all of your connections to ensure they are operating properly. Start at the very beginning, where the water first comes in, and check each component, such as the filter and each valve. If a drinking valve is dripping, adjust it. You can adjust the Vari-Flow valves by holding the barb side of the valve in one hand and pinching the drinking part with the other. Then, spin the hand with the drinking part in the direction you need.
If you spin it to the right, you are tightening the connection (less water) – spinning it to the left will loosen it, as well as open it all the way should you need to replace any of the inside pieces. If you do open it all the way, be extremely careful, the pieces are small and would be easily lost should they fall to the ground.
After you have the system fully connected, there will be air in the tubing that needs to be purged before water will come out of the valves. This takes a little time to do, but simply flick your finger on each of the drinking valves until water comes out. Do this on each valve starting at the one closest to where the water comes in and working to the end of the line.
Once you have everything in place and running, give your animals a few days to get used to the new system before you take out your old watering system. While we saw rabbits using the new watering system within minutes of the install, it may take others a while to figure it out. Be confident that they are using it before removing the old system!