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Old 03-24-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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If anyone has made one of these could you post a list of what you made it out of and what it looks like. Im looking to make one , but there are so many different ways to make one. I want to make a good lasting one.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
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Buckmaster I decided to build and start using feeders last summer and was going to build 2 gravity feeders using PVC. pipe like you are talking about, but I decided to (and glad I did) spend $50-$60.00 more on each one and build feeders that had feeder kits, timers etc. that I could control when, how many times per day and how much feed they put out. I know for a fact that the amount of extra money it cost to build each one was made up during the first month because of not having to purchase as much corn as I would have if the deer, coons, squirrels etc. could feed at them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By using a gravity feeder you will spend hundred's more every year than you would if you made a feeder that has a feeder kit, timer etc. And they took less than an hour to build and have worked great.Pike

55 gallon drum = free
American Hunter photo cell feeder kit from Ebay = $20.50
American Hunter leg bracket kit from TSC = $15.00
American hunter stainless steel lid from TSC = $15.00
Three 7 foot stainless steel fence post's from Lowes = $24.00
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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thats a nice feeder except im talking more of a trough were more than 1 deer can eat from. like a cow trough
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:40 PM   #4
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If you can find a plastic 55 gallon drum, cut it in half lengthwise (put some self tapping screws in the side of lids so it stays in place). Put 4 post in the ground using the size of the 1/2 drums to build around. Make a simple frame on your post, screw the drum halves to the frame and put a metal top on it (you might put a concrete block under the drum to support it). You can either make a long trough or two smaller ones.
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yea thats what i was thinking about. How bout the roof. How much clearance should it have?
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I made several & they cost about 50 cents each for the screws. Ii found some old privacy fence boards. Cut them to the length you want. Cut the two ends and you have a feeder the depth & width of a piece of privacy fence (about 9"). Works perfect for me, but like previously stated, once the game finds it, you can't keep it full.
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how high should the roof be?
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I would allow about 3 feet from the top of the trough and would use 5 foot or so sheets of aluminum or tin to cover it. If you have a place that is more protected from the wind it will help some.
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thanks alot
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