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Old 10-26-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Goals - 1. coon and hog proof 2. capability to fill from ground 3. maximize use of on hand materials to minimize cost. 4. easily transportable

Overall, a huge success from my perspective. It is easily transported since it separates easily - base from barrel. Additionally, I welded on rings so it can be towed on the skids.

Total cost was $90. The largest expense was the horse panel, which was $65. However, I can make at least 3 more with remaining portion. Paint, brushes and bolts made up the balance. Otherwise, I had the angle iron and tubing leftover from another project. Feeder unit was re-purposed from a bucket feeder.



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Old 10-26-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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Good job I like it
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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Great job
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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Looks great
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #5
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Nice build, Jamey....I like it.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:45 PM   #6
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That's really nice man. Good work. I like it
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:46 PM   #7
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Looks great. Been thinking of building something almost identical
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:51 PM   #8
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Love it! One question, did you run a few small beads on the lip of the drum connecting it to the angle, or just trusted the 4 set screws?
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:52 PM   #9
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Looks great...I've been thinking on doing something similar. What size drum did you use?
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:55 PM   #10
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I like them. Been thinking of doing something like this for my next feeders.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:02 PM   #11
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Looks like a sturdy feeder!
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:18 PM   #12
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good job
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:21 PM   #13
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Awesome!

Can you squeeze your hand they the panels of you needed access to the timer?
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:35 PM   #14
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Nice work..
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:39 PM   #15
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Thats sweet.....maybe you should make more....thats perfect...
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:48 PM   #16
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How do you access the feeder
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:55 PM   #17
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I built one very similar a couple of months ago for my East TX lease, so far it has been great. I like it because I can slide it by hand on to my trailer and once I got to the lease I slid it off the trailer and pulled it down my 4 wheeler trail to my area and when I stopped it was ready to fill up. No concern of pipe legs being set up, legs sinking, hogs turning it over, etc.
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:18 PM   #18
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:56 PM   #19
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Nice build!
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:02 AM   #20
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Nice feeder , But where I hunt now . The bears would play hell with it.... We have to hang them between two trees that are far enough apart that they can't reach them and then sometimes the small one shimmy out upside down on the cable and tear them up anyway..But you have made a nice one....MP
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:23 AM   #21
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Very nice
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:12 AM   #22
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How do you access the feeder
Looks like he has a hinged door cut on the side of the panel. Good looking set up.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:14 AM   #23
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I like it...do you accept paypal??
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:40 AM   #24
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I like it so I'm gonna copy it
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:45 AM   #25
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I like it
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:58 AM   #26
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Very nice feeder, I like the ability to fill it from the ground and coon proof.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:20 PM   #27
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I have been wanting to do that as well, just wondering if the cows would tear it up. I guess you could put T-post or post hole and fill it up with quickcrete with re-barto keep them from moving it.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:05 PM   #28
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That should work
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:51 PM   #29
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Thanks all.

To answer a few questions. There is a door to access feeder controls. I'm not thinking pigs or cows will have effect on it. The base is wide and heavy, so it should be very stable. If not, I can always anchor it with a stake or two.

I am hoping to get it out this weekend and see where improvements are needed. I am sure the coon mafia will find the weak spot if there is one.

We will see.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:59 PM   #30
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Looks good. Let's us know how it works, and what you would change.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:17 PM   #31
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I'm liking it!
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:07 AM   #32
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I converted an old Sweeney feeder this summer as well. I was concerned about the pigs moving it around, so I put some stake pockets on each corner.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:42 AM   #33
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Nice!!!!
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:02 AM   #34
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Looks great, I have found that making one central hookup point underneath with some 1/4"x1.5" flat strap and an eye bolt, and anchoring it down like a tower blind makes them pretty **** sturdy to anything.



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Old 10-28-2014, 08:21 AM   #35
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:32 AM   #36
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yall are getting SERIOUS with those varmint cages lol
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:31 AM   #37
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Nice.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:31 AM   #38
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I converted an old Sweeney feeder this summer as well. I was concerned about the pigs moving it around, so I put some stake pockets on each corner.
Looks good.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:07 AM   #39
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Outstanding work and ideas coming out!
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:11 AM   #40
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These run anywhere from $500-$750 at outlet stores.....
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:17 PM   #41
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looks great.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:50 PM   #42
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anyone use these on a lease that has cows? I figure they would work, just have to anchor them down. Maybe 1/2 T-post on each corner or dig a hole for a little concrete anchor. I believe I am going to try to make a couple, trying to upgrade anyway to an 85 Gal barrels. Getting a little older and I am out by myself a lot, this would be a lot safer way...
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:48 PM   #43
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Awesome job!!
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:49 PM   #44
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Great job..
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:55 PM   #45
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Anyone know where to find some 85 gallon barrels?
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:01 PM   #46
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A friend of mind got some at Dallas steel drum, not sure if they still have them
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:10 AM   #47
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Those are nice. Looks like I got a new off season project
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:49 PM   #48
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How tall is it to the top of the drum. ?

Nice design.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:50 PM   #49
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Nice job
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:45 PM   #50
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Cool
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