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Old 10-05-2016, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default My wife's 80 gallon feeder

I built a couple new short feeders to replace some old feeders at our place in Rocksprings. That place is just too far out there to risk falling off a ladder, and getting hurt.

The first one is my wife's, and she wanted to paint it herself. I always call her my trophy wife because she "retired" from dental hygiene for awhile to stay at home with our 2 boys. I came home from work yesterday to find her and the boys working in the shop!

Feeder is built with an 80 gallon barrel, 1-1/2" angle ,& 1" Square tubing. The whole thing is very light. We don't have pigs out there, so I didn't cage it. Hopefully the eliminator will keep the coons at bay. If not, I have welding machine out there, then i'll just add a cage if the need arises.

Also picked up a galvanized lid & funnel for the barrel at Dickinson Feed. I really like how tight the funnel fits, and the lid hugs the barrel nicely.

Anyway...I think her's turned out pretty dang good!
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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Nicely done.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:17 AM   #3
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She's an artist!
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:09 PM   #4
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Very cool.... where did you find the 80 gallon barrels and what did it cost you?


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Old 10-05-2016, 12:28 PM   #5
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Very cool.... where did you find the 80 gallon barrels and what did it cost you?


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I bartered with a guy.....I did some some welding in exchange for them.

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Old 10-05-2016, 12:30 PM   #6
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Love a good trade!!


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Old 10-05-2016, 02:14 PM   #7
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Nice job!
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:06 PM   #8
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Good job!
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:14 PM   #9
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Great job, as always Philip!
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:54 PM   #10
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Thanks!!

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Old 10-06-2016, 01:29 AM   #11
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Neat, I like that.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:19 AM   #12
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Sweet!!

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Old 10-06-2016, 02:34 AM   #13
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Looks good!
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:36 AM   #14
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Default My wife's 80 gallon feeder

I believe you have 85 gallons there vs 80 gal. Steel barrels are 85 gallon if I'm not mistaken. I sure love mine. No more ladders for this fat man!
Btw, nice paint jobs.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:34 AM   #15
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Nice feeder, where did you get the 85gal barrel?
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:04 PM   #16
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Nice feeder, where did you get the 85gal barrel?
Hi Mr Ellis...I got mine at Dallas Steel Drums on Singleton Blvd. Ivanite (Barrett) here on TBH is a manager (or owner?) there.

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Old 10-07-2016, 09:43 AM   #17
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She be an artist
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:54 AM   #18
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85 gallon drums are awesome if you can find them. Nice Job!
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:44 AM   #19
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Very well done
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:47 AM   #20
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Heck yeah, looks awesome!!!
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:53 PM   #21
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I didn't realize that I never posted a pic of the final product. The feeder has been out since Thanksgiving. I got to go check on it last weekend, and everything is still working perfect. I was kind of concerned about not having a cage, but everything was just as I left it.

edit: The pic was from Thanksgiving. There's no green grass under it now!
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:00 PM   #22
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Close up shot of the EMT.
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:04 PM   #23
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Nice feeder....That's a cool paint job.
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:57 PM   #24
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Looks Great! Awesome Job!!!
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:36 AM   #25
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I wanna hunt where u do!! Where the coons don't pull the elimator down!! Eliminators seem nice but seen a many of coon eat outta one...
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:28 PM   #26
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Nice!!
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Old 03-09-2017, 04:07 AM   #27
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The spray job is awesome!! loving that your wife is getting involved
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:10 PM   #28
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Superb!

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Old 03-13-2017, 11:40 AM   #29
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I need to make a few of these. Looking for barrels now


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Old 04-10-2017, 03:04 PM   #30
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My son and I made some too.
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