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Old 04-05-2021, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default HB 1000 EZ Reach Feeder - Leaking?

Picked this up used for a good deal but as you can see had quite a bit of old moldy rotten corn in it. Bottom is even starting to rust slightly on the inside . Question is has anyone else found their HB feeders to leak or do you think it just had bad and/or wet corn put in it?


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Old 04-05-2021, 09:43 AM   #2
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do you know where it leaked from? I usually spray flex seal on the inside of the welded seams to prevent leakage. Nothing sucks more than cleaning out a feeder full of molded corn.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:13 PM   #3
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do you know where it leaked from? I usually spray flex seal on the inside of the welded seams to prevent leakage. Nothing sucks more than cleaning out a feeder full of molded corn.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:31 PM   #4
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Is the box welded or riveted together? If it's leaking I would think you would see a rust line. Could be sweat too.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:00 PM   #5
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Is the box welded or riveted together? If it's leaking I would think you would see a rust line. Could be sweat too.
Definitely not riveted but couldn't see any welds either. Appeared seamless with no rust line apparent. That's why I am wondering if it was just corn that maybe already got wet put in it? Was really wondering if anyone else experienced this with HB feeders as that would give me a better idea what's going on.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:03 PM   #6
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I have been running the same model for 8 years with no problems
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:24 PM   #7
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I bet it sweated inside. I had an old feeder that shut so tight that if the feed had the least bit of moisture, it would mold. Once I started leaving room at top to vent, never another problem.
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