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Old 11-16-2006, 08:44 AM
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I was just wondering if anyone has made a home made feeder and if so how did you do it?
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:25 AM
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Took a 3" diameter PVC pipe 4' in length. Cut a 3" long slit in it with a saber saw. Glued cap on bottom. Attach to an electic fencing post with large hose clamps. Fill with corn, place cap on top for easy refilling.

Very simple idea. We have visible marks where the deer have scraped their teeth on the PVC to knock the corn out. Doesn't take much to knock the corn out either. just a basic gravity feeder. I placed some of mine about 2 1/2' up off the ground so the squirrels and possems can't get at it. Raccoons are still a bit of a problem, but we work on them ;-)
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:40 AM
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I use a 4" PVC pipe, glue a cap on 1 end. Take a 3/4" hole saw and drill a hole in the center of the cap. Then take an 18" long piece of 1/2" PVC and drill a small hole through the end. Take a 10 penny nail and slide it through the hole in the end of the 1/2" pipe, this will act as a hanger. Then drop the 1/2" pipe into the 4" pipe so it sticks out the hole in the cap. Place another cap on the open end but do not glue. This will need to be removeable for filling. When hanging from a tree, deer will knock the small pipe sticking out of the bottom, causing corn to fall out of the hole. I have 4 of these and they work very well. Oh you will need to drill a couple of holes through the top of the 4" pipe below the cap for a hanger rope. If this is not clear to you let me know. If you want I'll post pics of one of the finished feeders.
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:51 AM
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I make them a little differently. These are made from sheet steel and square tubing. These are 600 LB capacity feeders and are on timers with solar panels. They come in handy when distances are far away from home.


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Old 11-16-2006, 11:39 AM
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very nice feeders doubleA, I like the nice wide steps and the platform for refilling. After another look I bet you could hunt off of the platform I guess the weight would also make em harder to steal. Would you believe that someone stole a pvc feeder and half of an old salt block!
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I use a 4" PVC pipe, glue a cap on 1 end. Take a 3/4" hole saw and drill a hole in the center of the cap. Then take an 18" long piece of 1/2" PVC and drill a small hole through the end. Take a 10 penny nail and slide it through the hole in the end of the 1/2" pipe, this will act as a hanger. Then drop the 1/2" pipe into the 4" pipe so it sticks out the hole in the cap. Place another cap on the open end but do not glue. This will need to be removeable for filling. When hanging from a tree, deer will knock the small pipe sticking out of the bottom, causing corn to fall out of the hole. I have 4 of these and they work very well. Oh you will need to drill a couple of holes through the top of the 4" pipe below the cap for a hanger rope. If this is not clear to you let me know. If you want I'll post pics of one of the finished feeders.
I would like to see the pictures ,thanks
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:30 PM
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ORIGINAL: txjourneyman

I use a 4" PVC pipe, glue a cap on 1 end. Take a 3/4" hole saw and drill a hole in the center of the cap. Then take an 18" long piece of 1/2" PVC and drill a small hole through the end. Take a 10 penny nail and slide it through the hole in the end of the 1/2" pipe, this will act as a hanger. Then drop the 1/2" pipe into the 4" pipe so it sticks out the hole in the cap. Place another cap on the open end but do not glue. This will need to be removeable for filling. When hanging from a tree, deer will knock the small pipe sticking out of the bottom, causing corn to fall out of the hole. I have 4 of these and they work very well. Oh you will need to drill a couple of holes through the top of the 4" pipe below the cap for a hanger rope. If this is not clear to you let me know. If you want I'll post pics of one of the finished feeders.

I would love to see the pictures of this feeder!
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just four inch pvc pipe bungee corded to the tree with a cap on top. dontmatter how tall as long a sits still short enough to refill. let it sit flush with ground. if it dont flow out right, just cut a notch in the bottom.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:57 PM
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you can use 3" or 4" pvs pipe .and an elbow on the bottom.cap on the top(not glued) strap it to a tree..dig a small hole so that the opening of the elbow is not completely open.. fill with corn.corn will gravity feed out....Ive also seen people do this with a piece of duct tape over the opening to limit how much corn comes out

I have one Kenco straight shotter mounted on the bottom of a 5gal bucket...... works well I also have a Remington dispensor mounted on the bottom of a 30gal steel drum...I have it hanging in a tree and used a hand crank(boat) winch attatched to the tree to raise it up and down
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