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Old 07-19-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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After seeing all of the Stand and Fill feeder builds on here it's got me thinking I want to build one..... this would be for a new lease in S. Tex that I wont be able to get to very often so I need more capacity. The feeder would be in a pen so I'm not too worried about pigs.

One difference, I am thinking about building a Double Barrel 600 pounder.

Two barrels stacked on top of each other with 2 feet of ground clearance from the bottom of the first barrel to the ground,

this should give me a total height of 8 feet at the lid. this is the perfect height for me to fill from my tailgate.

It would have a wide sled like the below, I would also drill holes in the sled and stake the feeder down.

What do yall think? Pros and cons?

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Old 07-19-2017, 05:35 PM   #2
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I don't have any actual experience with double stacked feeders, but I do eat double stiffed Oreos -- and I think both are excellent ideas. Go for it!
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:46 PM   #3
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Sounds good dont see why not....lets build it.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:49 PM   #4
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I think its a great idea, please post pics of your build.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:57 PM   #5
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Only thought is would you widen the base some to help stabilize the extra height
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:23 PM   #6
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Here's a thought build two one to throw in the am and one for PM that way they won't be as tall.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:10 PM   #7
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Chain hoist off large tree limb , lower to ground
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:41 PM   #8
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Here's a thought build two one to throw in the am and one for PM that way they won't be as tall.
Thought about that but didnt want to have the additional expenses.
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:43 PM   #9
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I think its a great idea, please post pics of your build.
Will do, won't be able to build for a while, won't have the feeders back from the ranch for a few weeks.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:30 PM   #10
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don't drill holes in the base. Build an anchor point onto it or figure out another way cuz water will get in and it will rust out the base pipe.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:32 PM   #11
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Triple check your weld, wet corn clogs up real quick.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:40 PM   #12
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When I went to two feeders,one in the AM and one in the PM, it has been the best decision I've made. If anything happens to one of them,the other keeps corn on the ground . The time to refill is doubled also since they are only feeding once a day.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:43 PM   #13
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Just buy another feeder....
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:18 AM   #14
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Well after some thought on double barrel feeder on a sled base heres a little rough drawing came up with. On the lines of two barrels feeding in a.m. And one in the p.m. of course you would need two timers and feeders.

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Old 07-20-2017, 01:34 PM   #15
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that would eliminate haveing to weld the two berrels together and reduce chance of a leak
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:42 PM   #16
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looks good
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:49 PM   #17
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I think it will work just fine the way you originally planned it. I have seen double stacked feeders that were on 3 legs several feet in the air and they weren't too heavy so I don't see why you would have any issue. You could also use black corrugated culvert as your hopper instead of welding barrels together. Cut some treated plywood to fit the bottom and seal it up good and if you buy the right size culvert you could use a slip over lid designed for a drum.
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:56 PM   #18
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I've seen some on here before with the two barrels side by side and pipe angled together in a "V" with the feeder at the bottom. That way, you only have one feeder but two barrels funneling into it. You might have to raise it all up another foot or so to make this fit. If it's in a squirrel proof cage, you could probably use pvc pipe.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:05 PM   #19
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Where is the new Lease Bobby? I don't think there is anything wrong with your idea or the one drawn above. If you are confident in your weld of the two barrels, it should be fine. I don't think weight or height will be an issue.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:32 PM   #20
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85 gallon barrels are $120
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:44 PM   #21
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85 gallon barrels are $120


Any idea where I could get some around houston?


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Old 07-20-2017, 04:59 PM   #22
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I'd go with the 85. Ultramatic feeders should have the barrels and lids/funnels to match.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:01 PM   #23
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I'd go with the 85. Ultramatic feeders should have the barrels and lids/funnels to match.


That have funnels and lids but no barrels



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Old 07-20-2017, 05:13 PM   #24
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One good thing about the two timers option is you have a good chance that at least one of them will be working for sure.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:09 PM   #25
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One good thing about the two timers option is you have a good chance that at least one of them will be working for sure.
Also if one gets stopped up. I have thought about this as well but never did do it. Go for it!!!
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:45 AM   #26
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Why not just get you an 85gal drum? You'll never regret spending a few extra dollars on it.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:23 AM   #27
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Nice idea
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:04 AM   #28
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:04 AM   #29
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Any idea where I could get some around houston?
Chas Mac has some, that's where I bought mine
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