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Old 04-17-2018, 09:05 PM   #1
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I have a 55 gallon feeder thatís seen better days. But Iíve done some repairs and itís just about ready to go, but the lid was missing when I recovered it and I figured Iíd find a lid online easy.
The diameter of my feeder is 22 inches, the feeder lids I find online thatíll fit are $30. Iím a cheapskate and would really like to find an alternative, considering this feeder cost me ~$10 to get it ready this far by scavenging and piecing together as it was dumped on our lease by prior hunters years ago. What do you guys do for feeder lids?


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Old 04-17-2018, 09:14 PM   #2
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Academy has lids for $19.99 that will fit it,

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Old 04-17-2018, 09:19 PM   #3
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I guess I am gonna have to spend money on this thing. I was trying be extremely cheap.


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Old 04-17-2018, 09:44 PM   #4
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Iíve used a water heater drain pan before that I had found. It was square, but the deer didnít care. Put a big rock on top for weight and was good to go.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:01 PM   #5
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Two things not to be cheap on with a feeder....

The timer .....

The lid.....
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:20 PM   #6
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Iíve used a water heater drain pan before that I had found. It was square, but the deer didnít care. Put a big rock on top for weight and was good to go.
Yes you can do this find a 24Ē plastic pan they are pretty cheap ! But will only last a year are two with the sun eating at it are can get a metal pan for a little more it will last a little longer
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:01 PM   #7
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A 3x3 piece of metal roofing and big rocks
I had a leaky lid I covered this way for years. Never came off

Several big rocks!
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:29 PM   #8
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Mineral tub lid
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:39 PM   #9
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In a pinch I’ve used a used water heater pan and a big rock. New pans are more money than a lid so you’d have to find a used one someone threw out, possibly find one at the dump.
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