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Old 01-21-2020, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Feeder design help

I've got an idea in my head and can't seem to figure exactly how to do it. I am wanting to build a stand and fill with a 12volt motor. The catch is I want the box where the timer is to be mounted on the side where I don't have to kneel down on the ground to change the battery, or timer. Does anyone have any examples of how I could put this together.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:57 PM   #2
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helluva build right here:

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ght=stand+fill
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:07 PM   #3
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...seasons+feeder

you could do something like the all seasons ez fill.

Ive seen some where they put a internal box with the battery and timer inside the feeder near the lid. Just depends on the total height of your feeder. Im about to built 2 stand and fills but want them high enough off the ground so i wont shoot a hole in them when i unload on pigs.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:11 PM   #4
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Thanks-I just did a search for "feeder" and missed that one. This is what I am wanting to do.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:19 PM   #5
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:26 PM   #6
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PSE do you have any close ups of the feeder motor and how it is attached?
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:36 PM   #7
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Best shot i have right now. About to build 3 more.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:37 PM   #8
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:38 PM   #9
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PSE- so basically the feeder unit for the motor is the same-you just repositioned the timer and battery?
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:44 PM   #10
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yes, ran flexible liquid tight conduit , from motor box the timer/battery box.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:47 PM   #11
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:01 PM   #12
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If I understand you correctly, all youd need to do is extend your battery and timer/clock wires to the side where you want your box mounted ?

Whether you go inside or outside your feeder, you need to protect the wires from critters.

Id go the outside route, using aluminum pliable tubing to encase the wire and JB Weld and silicone them all along the way up and into your side box .

You might lose a bit of power from the additional 4 feet of wiring ? But not enough to make a true difference.


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Old 01-23-2020, 06:52 AM   #13
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I took a tailgate feeder motor that mounts inside your barrel ( Think it was a Spintech brand). Ran carflex from the motor to a weather proof box mounted on the side. No more passing out from the fat pains squatting down.
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:34 AM   #14
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Get you a box like this off amazon. $30 TYD and bolt it to the side.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:19 AM   #15
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Just go up a size on wire to eliminate ?...on tubing EMT would be fine too
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