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Old 11-09-2018, 02:26 PM   #1
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Ok, so I found out that the motor isn't spinning anymore on my 12v feeder. Unfortunately, I found this out AFTER filling with 5 bags of corn. How do y'all change the motor without all the corn spilling out the bottom of the feeder?
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:27 PM   #2
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Ok, so I found out that the motor isn't spinning anymore on my 12v feeder. Unfortunately, I found this out AFTER filling with 5 bags of corn. How do y'all change the motor without all the corn spilling out the bottom of the feeder?
Easy! Get some good quality duck tape, slide it between the spinner and the spout and tape it up! You'll get corn on the tape so a second piece won't hurt, but I've done this a couple times.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:29 PM   #3
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Easy! Get some good quality duck tape, slide it between the spinner and the spout and tape it up! You'll get corn on the tape so a second piece won't hurt, but I've done this a couple times.
yep!
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:29 PM   #4
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Duct tape or wad a piece of feed sack up and jam it in the bottom of the funnel.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:30 PM   #5
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I usually just stuff a rag up the hole.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:47 PM   #6
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Easy! Get some good quality duck tape, slide it between the spinner and the spout and tape it up! You'll get corn on the tape so a second piece won't hurt, but I've done this a couple times.
So simple. Don't know why I didn't think of that!
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:49 PM   #7
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So simple. Don't know why I didn't think of that!
Trust me I sat around for about 5 minutes pondering it myself and thought to myself " you big dummy just tape the thing off!!!"
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:55 PM   #8
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:58 PM   #9
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Rag
Yup, a red shop rag stuck up the feed spout works wonders.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:59 PM   #10
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Learn me something new everyday on TBH..thank you brothers...
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:02 PM   #11
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Yep, shove a rag in the hole.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:57 PM   #12
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I stuck a plastic coke bottle in mine while I repaired and replaced. Have used duct tape before. Redneck engineering 101, what ever works.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:57 PM   #13
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Yep, shove a rag in the hole.
x2 but mine is always a sock.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:00 PM   #14
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So simple. Don't know why I didn't think of that!
Gorilla duct tape is the best for this. I did one this summer 350# of corn and two pc's of tape held up till I finished.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:01 PM   #15
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Gorilla Tape is the ticket!
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:04 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone, great advice here. K.I.S.S. ...never forget
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:22 PM   #17
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Walmart bag, shop rag, duct tape
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:24 PM   #18
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Gorilla duct tape is the best for this. I did one this summer 350# of corn and two pc's of tape held up till I finished.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:25 PM   #19
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Red pocket hanky. The blue ones let too much corn out.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:26 PM   #20
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I've always had good luck with corn cob clogging mine up...without trying!

JK...plastic shopping bags work well.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:28 PM   #21
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Wipe the corn dust off around the bottom of the barrel and use long pieces of duck tape. I also cross and overlap a couple pieces to be safe.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:49 PM   #22
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Newspaper, sack, sock. Just make sure it’s strong enough to tug back out. Also, be careful and don’t strip out the aluminum on your spinner plate.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:00 PM   #23
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I always just shove a koozie in the whole.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:29 PM   #24
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I always just shove a koozie in the whole.
Genius.

Who doesn’t have 12 spare koozies in their car at all times? This guy does.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:45 PM   #25
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Just have your buddy put his hand over it! Duct tape!!
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:56 PM   #26
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Just have a buddy with you and have him hold his and on it when you pull the old one off.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:08 PM   #27
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Chunk of pool noodle/foam

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Old 11-09-2018, 06:14 PM   #28
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Drain it all into a dozen 5 gallon buckets, then refill when you're done, immediately realize the tape would be alot easier.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:31 PM   #29
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Duct tape
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:48 AM   #30
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Always use plastic Walmart bag
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:57 AM   #31
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I always turn my feeder upside down do the repairs and flip it back really fast.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:09 AM   #32
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As said duct tape but I have even used a few sticks shoved up anything handy that can stop it corn. Heck if you got a young kid teenager have him stand there with his hand over the hole. Lol
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:18 AM   #33
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I did it just last week. Plastic grocery bag worked for me no problem. Just shove it in the hole, and it will hold the corn in
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:10 AM   #34
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I always just shove a koozie in the whole.
This. It works like a charm. Coons can't even pull it out if you need to take the unit home to fix it.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:13 AM   #35
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I stuck a shop rag in one a couple weeks ago just leave a corner sticking out to grab when finished.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:10 AM   #36
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I ended up using the gorilla tape method, and it worked like a charm! Thanks guys!
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