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Old 09-04-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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I saw a video on you tube about DIY feeder tubes.... So I bought materials at home depot and got it done. First I welded a barrel and 2/3 of another barrel together and made leg kits.
Then I bought enough to make 2 feeders. 3-4 inch toilet bowl flange...3inch pvc( you can use 3 or 4 inch with flange) 3 is cheaper and lets less feed go. Also a cleanout T and galvanized gusset plates to deter the cooms from hanging on it. And glue it all together and painted black.... I know the paint will not hold up... But will hide it a little. Heading to Kansas tomorrow evening to get food plots worked and feeders going! Can't waitName:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346778083.859997.jpg
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Looks good
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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Those look good!
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Those look good
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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Looks good to me, maybe a little more angle though
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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nice! wanna make me a couple lol jk
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:37 AM   #8
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:00 PM   #9
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Good work. Now I know what to do w the 2 barrels I have sitting out back.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
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Why 2/3 of a barrel? Why not the whole barrel or 1/2 on each? They look great but just wondering...
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #11
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Sweet!
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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Looking good, let us know how they hold up and flow
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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Like the anti coon points
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #14
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Got the feeders set up in Kansas and Had deer on them within an hour and a half. The Angle seemed to work fine, and the deer are hammering them. I did the barrell and 2/3 in order to slide the top 1/3 into the other barrell for stability before I welded them and to not make it to tall to not be able to fill it with a 6 ft step ladder. Its all just how you want to build it... These are working so far... The only thing I worry about is when it runs out of feed... I hope the deer dont break off the pvc trying to get feed out.... The only reason I say that is because we had deer break off a couple of spincast last year when it got cold in late december and there was no more corn.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:37 PM   #15
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Sounds like you have some mean deer up there lol.. great job on those feeders.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #16
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Good job.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:23 AM   #17
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I have a setup very similar, but I cut the "eating tube" different. From looking at yours I am afraid you will get water in it and ruin your feed. Mine I cut straight, half through the pipe then cut that half off making the top longer than the bottom. I then took the little piece that was cut off and pushed it into the pipe making a lip on the bottom so feed didnt pour out. works great, I have no good pics I will se if I can find some
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #18
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Looks good
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #19
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mine are similar to the pics that ouch posted on this thread
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:06 PM   #20
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looks good
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #21
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sorry this thread
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ghlight=flange
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:08 PM   #22
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Looks good. Instead of cutting the T-cleanout, I glue a 45 degree elbow to the T. It angles it up and holds the feed in, and it does not get wet, and I dont lose that much feed.

Works good for us.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #23
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We are only going to feed corn in these feeders and I drilled holes in the bottom of the T so any water would drain out. I also heated the ends up in boiling water andbent them up after putting small cuts in them. It allowed it to curve up to keep the feed from falling out. Not going to loose any corn unless its pulled out by a critter.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #24
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:20 AM   #25
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Not sure if the opening is to small or if the deer are spooked by the feeder. But not getting a lot of activity at these feeders, but we are at other feeders with disc blade feed troughs. So I'm going to replace them with these new and modified game winnersName:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349324366.234870.jpg
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:27 AM   #26
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Let me rephrase.... We aren't getting as many pics of the bigger deer at these feeders. The does and yearlings love them. But pics show bucks looking at them skeptically. Hopefully the larger opening will change their mind
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #27
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #28
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I was thinking the other way would just dump the corn unless the pipe is counter sunk down inside the T?

Also you might want to put some kind of cross brace or plate on the leg brackets so they don't lay over ripping loose. Hogs will help that happen.

I like the welded extension on the barrel!

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Old 05-03-2017, 05:42 PM   #29
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anyone know the size PVC it take to slip over the game winner tube like in post #25?
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:04 PM   #30
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Bump for Aggie11
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Turned out good
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