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Old 01-05-2019, 08:28 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, 01:12 PM   #52
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:44 PM   #53
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Heís taking so much pride in it!


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Old 01-07-2019, 02:07 PM   #54
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Sheís finished.....












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Old 01-07-2019, 02:32 PM   #55
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awesome build!
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:43 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, 06:40 PM   #57
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My favorite part!




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Old 01-07-2019, 08:22 PM   #58
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Looks great
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:42 PM   #59
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Awesome!
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:09 AM   #60
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Great family project! Great job!!
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:55 AM   #61
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Really nice work! Wish my kids would help on projects.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:46 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, 07:04 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, 08:11 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, 10:54 AM   #65
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Exactly 4 pounds per feed dump.




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Old 01-17-2019, 11:04 AM   #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, 01:21 PM   #67
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:29 AM   #68
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Awesome build! Can wait to see some game cam pics


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Old 01-20-2019, 07:48 AM   #69
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wow - nice!
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:23 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, 10:55 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, 10:58 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, 04:24 PM   #73
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Darn nice DIY!
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:20 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, 06:19 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, 06:37 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, 09:49 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
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My tube holds 4 pounds per dump.... 70 days will be easily attainable.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:16 PM   #78
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:06 PM   #79
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Gonna be 400 miles of EPIC!



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Old 02-23-2019, 06:36 PM   #80
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Awesome look forward to seeing how it does out there. CoonHoods still working out for ya?
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:01 AM   #81
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Awesome look forward to seeing how it does out there. CoonHoods still working out for ya?


Excellent!.....we are loving them.


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Old 02-24-2019, 03:21 AM   #82
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West of DelRio.... Load is pulling good.




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Old 02-24-2019, 04:33 AM   #83
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nice build
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:26 AM   #84
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I think you have the ultimate feeder idea. I like it.

Any problem with lack of ventilation on feed stored that long?

Thanks for the great build thread
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:35 PM   #85
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Great job, that bad boy should last forever!
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:42 PM   #86
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Feeder in place.

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Old 02-24-2019, 07:43 PM   #87
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I think you have the ultimate feeder idea. I like it.

Any problem with lack of ventilation on feed stored that long?

Thanks for the great build thread


Never out west, but thereís very little humidity there. On our place in Lavaca Co that might be a different story.


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Old 03-01-2019, 12:34 PM   #88
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:17 AM   #89
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Wow
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:59 AM   #90
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A job well done.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:06 PM   #91
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Finally got to head west and check out Bertha #5....

SUCCESS!!!




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Old 05-06-2019, 09:00 AM   #92
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Finally got to head west and check out Bertha #5....

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How much protein was left?
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:26 AM   #93
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Zero.... I had it set open 22 hours a day. Not I have it 2 hours a day.


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Old 05-06-2019, 09:36 AM   #94
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Go big or go home! Looks awesome.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:07 AM   #95
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She worked great! No issues with feed flow at all and the deer are hitting it hard. Took 3 days for the first deer to eat from tube, it after that it was constant.

Due to a small issue I had the feed port open 22 hours and only closed 2 each day, but Iím sure that helped the deer get used to it with almost unlimited access. Now itís set as planned for 2 hours during the day so they can get in my set feeding times. Anxious to see how antlers progress this summer-fall.


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Old 05-07-2019, 11:02 AM   #96
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:32 PM   #97
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Gotta brag on my 13 year old son Gus.... He muscled up over 100 bags of deer protein this past Sunday. Never complained once and had a smile on his face the whole day. He is the source of most my grey hair, but he also makes his daddy proud. God is so good....




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Old 05-09-2019, 09:24 PM   #98
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you need to build a platform for him to stand on and hand them up to him. that looks like serious hard work.
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:54 PM   #99
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you need to build a platform for him to stand on and hand them up to him. that looks like serious hard work.


There is a platform. He just canít lift them up high enough to puke them in (safely) so he got as high as shown in the pic and Iíd grab them from him.


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Old 08-02-2019, 10:19 AM   #100
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Sheís performing flawlessly. All the other feeders had some sort of clog or clean-out of the feed tubes needed because of a few hard rain storms, but the Hammer kept my tube perfect. Really happy with this feeder.




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