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Old 01-21-2018, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default 2 more big diy protein feeders.

Tyler and I have had this white tank (free off of a job site) for a while. Then a couple of weeks ago we picked up the red one from here on TBH. So we had our welding machine and metal saw at a job on Friday and Saturday figured Iíd take advantage and bring it home and get all the cutting and welding done today on two new protein feeders. Still waiting on some sheet metal for a funnel for the barrel. Then we will add The Hammer Times Head to both. The red one should be about the right height now. The white one looks about a foot to tall now, but donít want to cut the pipe till we get the timers on them. By my calculations the red one should hold between 1400-1500lbs. The white tank should be close to a ton. Pretty excited to tackle the funnel. Not sure how it will turn out but going to give it a heck of a shot. All in without the timers we will have less than $200 in both of them combined. All the pipe and angle was on its way to bares dumpsters on job sites. Now to talk the wife in more money for protein. Lol





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Old 01-22-2018, 09:41 AM   #2
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You are some fabricatin' dudes! Looking good. I think you'll be glad you stayed with the heavier legs.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:23 AM   #3
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Nice start.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:23 AM   #4
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Looks great.

Make sure they have a good vent on top!!!
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:42 PM   #5
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Gonna be nice..................and expensive to fill, lol. Nice work !!!
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:55 PM   #6
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Make sure they have a good vent on top!!!


Made that mistake on this one! Lesson learned lol



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Old 01-23-2018, 02:58 PM   #7
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Those a some large protein feeders. Looks good
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:56 PM   #8
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Looks good Brian.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:49 PM   #9
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Default 2 more big diy protein feeders.

Those a some large protein feeders. Looks good[/quote]



Yes but all three are made from stuff I either got cheap or picked up out of the scrap pile on jobs. Been in construction for 30 yrs and still amazed at the amount of material thrown away


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Old 01-23-2018, 06:23 PM   #10
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Those a some large protein feeders. Looks good


Yes but all three are made from stuff I either got cheap or picked up out of the scrap pile on jobs. Been in construction for 30 yrs and still amazed at the amount of material thrown away


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Heck ya who cares what they are made of and the bigger the better IMO.


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Old 01-27-2018, 08:59 AM   #11
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Building two very similar. What type of vent are you using on top?
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:03 AM   #12
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Building two very similar. What type of vent are you using on top?


I havenít vented these yet. But when I built the first one, it had what I later realized was a pressure relief on it. I thought it would vent and was wrong. So I found some pipe at the ranch with some 90įís and rigged something up. And caulked it in. I had ever intention of changing it out but itís still there. I was able to find some steel screen that I put over the opening to keep wasp out of it.
You can see the pipe at the top. Iíll do something similar on these as well. The red one does have a vent but itís plastic and the coins will chew it out in no time.



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Old 01-27-2018, 08:20 PM   #13
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Maybe an oil filter screwed on top to vent.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:34 PM   #14
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Maybe an oil filter screwed on top to vent.
Dang thats a great idea!
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:35 PM   #15
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Awesome!
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:29 PM   #16
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Well between 4-H rifle practice and beginners course and setting up a new range, Tyler and I were able to get the 2 new protein feeders 90į complete and taken to the Lease this weekend. Sure am happy with the way they turned out. Not counting the timers we have $223 dollars in them. A big thank you to Mike for meeting me on a Sunday to pick up the timers. Sure wish I could have spent more time visiting but the wife had other plans. Besides getting a major cold on the way out Friday, it was a good weekend. Well except when I went to pull the card at my feeder I found my big protein feeder completely empty! I put a ton in it on Dec 28, and it still had some in it at that time!! So needless to say I set the timer to be open only during the day. Sorry but I just canít afford a ton a month. Some of the deer on camera looked like me!





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Old 02-05-2018, 09:11 AM   #17
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Turned out great! You have lots of irons in the fire. It was a pleasure visiting with you, even if you were on a short schedule. Best of luck!

As stated above, you're drawing more deer now. You'll find yourself cutting back your feeding hours to meet your feeding budget. Next, try feeding a couple hours each morning and each evening. You'll be surprised at how much they can eat in that amount of time.

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