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Old 02-10-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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looking for cheap way to make protien feeder ?
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:20 PM   #2
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I was going to make one out of a 55 gallon barell and cut a "u" on the bottom and push the metal in a make a gravity feeder.

Someone on here has some pictures of one in use. Looks simple and no moving parts.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:32 PM   #3
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I made/modified this gravity feeder last year and ended up with something that works pretty well. The picture below is pretty self explanitory. In summary, all you need is a 55 gallon drum w/ legs, ~4ft length of 3"PVC, a 3" PVC "T", and a 3" Toilet Flange (new one of course, this is used to mount the pipe to the bottom of the barrel). Cut the PVC pipe into a 3' piece and two 6" pieces. Then assemble in the manner shown below, cutting a 45 degree bevel on the two shorter pieces, and you will have a sturdy Gravity Feeder for a couple hundred less than retail price! Good luck!

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Old 02-12-2007, 02:27 PM   #4
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How far is normal height for the feed tubes from the ground?
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:34 PM   #5
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Perfect! This is what I was looking for!
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:38 PM   #6
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Try one of these. Cut out the bottom of a 55 gallon drum. This unit will fit snugly in the bottom of the cannister. You of course have to attach legs to your feeder. This will allow you to build a quality protein feeder for a fraction of the cost of buying a full unit. I sell these for $75. If anyone is interested, let me know.
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Old 02-12-2007, 05:23 PM   #7
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These work real well, use a dinner plate approach, no tubes to worry with.
I will build this type for $85. This is with one 55 gal barrel. Double barrel is $120. You pick them uphttp://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgAHD...60583557236665http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgCkD...60583467308003http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0YQAJD...90660761741089
If I can be of help, let me know.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:08 PM   #8
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feed trough out of wood?
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:11 PM   #9
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How far is normal height for the feed tubes from the ground?
42 inches is what I had built mine for. Will also help keep the coons and smaller hogs out of it.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:54 PM   #10
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Thanks texas
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:21 PM   #11
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Hey Lou just another use for good ole unistrut?
nice feeder droptine...
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:39 PM   #12
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thats great thanks for the input
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:37 AM   #13
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I made one just like louieagarcia has pictured. The flange that I used at the bottom of the barrel is threaded so that I can unscrew my downpipe whenever I go to move it. Ben Koerth at Whitetail Institute suggests about 42" above the ground to discourage coons.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:36 AM   #14
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I took the dinnerplate approach Droptine43 spoke about and combined it with one of my previous designs. The barrel is an odd size (25gal) and i couldnt find a lid for it. I luckily ran across an aluminum pizza pan that was the PERFECT diameter! After adding some few scrap pieces this is what I ended up with! Enjoy
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:54 AM   #15
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Louie - I like the pizza pan lid. That's greatness!
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:56 PM   #16
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Me and my brother in law (Fatdaddy79) are gonna make our attempt at one of these tommorrow so I should post pics by Sunday
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:35 PM   #17
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BILL LIKE THIS ???????



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Old 03-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #18
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Build it like this one so the deer cant eat you out of house and home.The bigger openings in the other feeders will allow the deer to eat the protein to fast on a 350# feeder unless you can afford it I would recommend this type of tube on a 350# feeder.I use a piece of 4 inch square tubing with 4-1 1/8 inch holes cut out of the sides and pieces of angle iron on top of the holes to keep the rain out.I also put a plate on the bottom that i can remove to clean out if necessary,but it rarely clogs up and I mean rarely!
GOOD LUCK!
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