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Old 01-05-2019, 09:28 AM   #51
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Very Nice work... You build them to last. I like that.. That will work great..
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:12 PM   #52
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:44 PM   #53
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Heís taking so much pride in it!


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Old 01-07-2019, 03:07 PM   #54
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Sheís finished.....












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Old 01-07-2019, 03:32 PM   #55
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awesome build!
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:43 PM   #56
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wow; that came out great! build to last a life time.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:40 PM   #57
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My favorite part!




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Old 01-07-2019, 09:22 PM   #58
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Looks great
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:42 PM   #59
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Awesome!
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:09 PM   #60
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Great family project! Great job!!
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:55 AM   #61
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Really nice work! Wish my kids would help on projects.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:46 PM   #62
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If this weather will cooperate tomorrow, Iíll see how many pounds of feed each opening provides so I can figure my needed open times.


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Old 01-17-2019, 08:04 AM   #63
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You come up with some crazy stuff! Good work.

What was your procedure for cutting open that little pressure tank? I have never opened one up before.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:11 AM   #64
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You come up with some crazy stuff! Good work.

What was your procedure for cutting open that little pressure tank? I have never opened one up before.
LOL.... Iíll take that as a compliment...


I just unscrewed the valves from the top to make sure there was no pressure. One was broke so it had been drained for what looked like years. (Refrigerant)
Then I just went to it with a cutting torch. No issues.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:54 AM   #65
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Exactly 4 pounds per feed dump.




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Old 01-17-2019, 12:04 PM   #66
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So if they eat 8-10 pounds per hour then I can leave it open an hour and that will feed about 14 pounds in morning and same in evening. That will get me 70 days between fills without going dry.


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Old 01-17-2019, 02:21 PM   #67
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:29 AM   #68
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Awesome build! Can wait to see some game cam pics


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Old 01-20-2019, 08:48 AM   #69
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wow - nice!
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:23 AM   #70
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Default Big Bertha #5 - Timed Release Protein Feeder

After I made sure everything performed flawlessly, I put a thick coat of XO-Rust paint on the inside of the feed head. I did forget to unplug the feed unit though and some leftover feed dropped into the wet paint. Oh well.... Painted in feed attractant I guess.






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Old 01-20-2019, 11:55 AM   #71
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Are you planning on drilling a few drain holes in the bottom of your feed tube? Might help if you get any hard rains to keep it from collecting in the tube.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:58 AM   #72
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Are you planning on drilling a few drain holes in the bottom of your feed tube? Might help if you get any hard rains to keep it from collecting in the tube.


Iíve drilled 6 holes in the bottom for a drain.




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Old 01-24-2019, 05:24 PM   #73
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Darn nice DIY!
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:20 PM   #74
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Darn nice DIY!


Thanks man. Iím excited to get it out there.


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Old 01-24-2019, 07:19 PM   #75
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That's a Great looking feeder. been wanting to build something like that. Are you bagging the protein to fill of getting a truck to fill ? how much you think it costs to fill up each time ? That's my biggest drawback ??? I'm spending about 300.00 for 3 months or so, which i know is chump change for some. Seems like my feed Bill is more that my Lease payment
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:37 PM   #76
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That's a Great looking feeder. been wanting to build something like that. Are you bagging the protein to fill of getting a truck to fill ? how much you think it costs to fill up each time ? That's my biggest drawback ??? I'm spending about 300.00 for 3 months or so, which i know is chump change for some. Seems like my feed Bill is more that my Lease payment


We haul bags. It will be going in a very remote area of west TX so thatís the only way. My feed bill is more than my lease as well, but just part of it for me. Spending money on what I enjoy. About $400 to fill it up every 70 days.


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Old 01-25-2019, 10:49 AM   #77
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Not sure what kind of tubes you are going to build to get your hopper to last 70 days....

Tim
Tim,

My tube holds 4 pounds per dump.... 70 days will be easily attainable.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:16 PM   #78
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