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Old 08-23-2020, 09:17 PM   #1
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Has any body ever used an old pressure tank from a well pump to convert to build a feeder? I got 3 of these and will likely have some feeder repairs this next year.

If so if the curvature at the bottom enough for the corn to drain effectively?


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Old 08-23-2020, 09:28 PM   #2
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IDK the answer to your question (try it)

But, You can make your own cone/funnel with this:
Copy of conebottom.xls

cone cutout 2.pdf

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Old 08-24-2020, 09:15 AM   #3
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It should be good, before funnels came around, we just used 55 gallon drums and they have a flat bottom. Yours looks to have a bit of curvature to it, so should work fine.
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Old 08-24-2020, 09:22 AM   #4
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I built one this past off season. The tank I used is a bit taller and thinner, but the feeder holds 750#. It has worked great so far. I flipped it over and cut the ring off. I welded up the bleeder valve hole. I wish I would have made my lid bigger, but I was making it out of stuff I had laying around and that is as big as I had on hand.
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Old 08-24-2020, 10:51 AM   #5
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That is perfect! I need to measure the diameter, but I think this will hold 6-700 pounds as well.

I made some stand and fill from a old air conditioning unit, and the bottom is starting to rust out. And this will be a "whatever is on hand" project as well
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:10 PM   #6
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I used one to make a protein feeder. It holds about 275lbs
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:19 PM   #7
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Ill take one off your hands and practice with it..........I think you can make some really nice feeders out of those.
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Just seeing this....I've made a couple from pressure tanks. Large capacity, heavier walled than 55gal drum, integrated funnel when inverted, they work out great. This one holds 750# & I used a 85gal barrel lid.
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