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#829823 - 07/20/08 08:47 PM PVC feeder
jdyer
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I am looking to build a PVC feeder any suggestions or pics?
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#832791 - 07/22/08 03:09 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: ]
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two 5 gallon plastic buckets stacked on top of one another with the bottom cut out of the top one and a filler added to take up the space between the two makes a good cheap feeder. use the regular lid as a top. will hold about 40 -something pound of corn. cheap-cheap
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#833631 - 07/22/08 11:11 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: SAWDUST]
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Another cheap way to make a great deer feeder is to get you a 10 foot section of 4 or 6 inch black sewer pipe with two caps. You can strap this to the side of a tree leaving about 10 inches of it turning out from the bottom of the tree. Put a cap on the bottom securing it good so animals can't paw it off, then cut you about a 4inch hole right above the cap, then fill it up with corn or your favorite type of deer food. Put the other cap on the top to keep rain out. Also be sure on the piece turned down on the ground to drill a small drain hole on the bottom side so it can drain out when it rains. I have been using feeders like this for several years now. Just remember to buy the solid black sewer pipe without holes. This also works great for salts and minerals that deer love so much. You can take a mineral block and crush it up some and feed it right down the tube also. Works great. Hope this has helps you with buiiding some cheap feeders. Can buy a whole 100 foot roll of black sewer pipe pretty reasonable, that will make roughly 12 to 14 feeders. Best of luck. Lake County Deer Hunter
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#834599 - 07/23/08 01:45 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: 12 Point]
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I did mine a little different. I went up about 4"to 6" from bottom cap and cut half way threw then heat above cut with propane tourch and pushed it in to hold corn back. Push it almost all the way back and then i painted it gray and striped it black. I also drilled small holes in bottom cap to let any water out in a bad rain.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/konecny/deerfeeder.htm

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#836140 - 07/24/08 12:51 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Coffee Break]
Camp
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Just take a piece of 6"-10" diameter PVC, add a cap to one end (not glued on, so it can be removed) glue a 90 degree elbow piece on the other end and put a glued on cap on that. Cut a small hole in the cap to allow corn to flow out. Fill the length of the pipe with corn, place cap on completely open end, stand upright, with elbow and hole end down, bungee or rope pipe to a tree. With the pipe camo painted it blends perfectly with the tree, can not be knocked over and believe me a 10' or longer piece of pipe filled with corn can hold quite a bit.......

To determine what kind of volume and size you need.....
6" x 10' = 2 cubic feet = 90 lbs.
8" x 10' = 3.5 cubic feet = 158 lbs
10" x 10' = 5.5 cubic feet = 248 lbs

By Google measure search, standard shelled corn weighs 56 lbs per bushel or 45 lbs. per cubic ft. I'm sure that varies but that's where I got it.

These feeders last forever, can be made in a few minutes and wildlife can't knock 'em over, they hide well against the tree bark. Hope this helps.



Just strap it to a tree and you're done. To refill it easier....take it loose from the tree and you can angle the top end down to reach it better. Fill it up and re-bungee upright.

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#838141 - 07/25/08 05:44 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: jdyer]
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Go to the tndeer main menu http://www.tndeer.com/do-it-yourself.shtml plans for a PVC pipe feeder.
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#838672 - 07/26/08 06:40 AM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Marshal Dillon]
jdyer
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Thanks guys I appreciate the input...looks like I have a new project
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#839240 - 07/26/08 07:11 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: jdyer]
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Awesome!
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#847830 - 07/31/08 07:56 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Boone 58]
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ok, I read this thread and had to make one. I had some 4inch landscape/drain pipe. I figure anyone can find a piece for nothing. I spent 10 bucks at Home Depot for the rest. I bought a "y" connector ($6) and two end caps($2ea).


I measured 4 and 1/2 inches from the clean cut end of the pipe and cut it to give me a 4 and 1/2 inch piece of pipe for the "connector" from the "y" fitting to the end cap at the bottom(ground). I drilled many holes in the ground side end cap (holes smaller then corn).

Then with a small piece (about 4 inches) of pipe I cut it in half long ways, and put half of it inside of the (connector piece/end cap ground side) so that the corn wouldn't sit in the bottom and clog the drain holes or sit in possible water and let the water drain easier. I used the other half that I had cut long ways and screwed it to the bottom of the end cap(ground side) to keep the drain holes off the ground for good drainage. With the weight of the loaded feeder a small rock or piece of wood under it will keep the cut "spacer from ground" from hitting the ground.


It's very simple and untested, but I think it will work well. I plan on maybe having to trim some of the Y connector "feeding opening" for better access, but can't really check that until I fill it with corn. I have never "feed deer" and am not taking this into the woods. I built this for my fiance's back yard where she has seen one deer for the first time about a month ago in over 2 yrs. I hope to get some pics of it working \:\)



**NOTE** BTW, a PVC "Y" fitting (4inch) was $16 compared to $6 outside in the landscape plastic section \:\) like someone posted above. Also this pic was taken at my house, I dont plan to set it in a flower bed against a fence lol.
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#849411 - 08/01/08 07:51 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Jason Eldridge]
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sweet
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#853323 - 08/05/08 12:12 AM Re: PVC feeder [Re: ]
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jdyer if you ask 10 people on how to build one you will get 10 ways of doing it
I like 8 inch pipe about 4 feet long
it will hold almost a full bag of corn
But I have also used those big water jugs you see on coolers and even a phone switch cover
best tip I can give you is make sure its secure
I have pics of feral hogs carting away one of mine
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#871065 - 08/15/08 10:40 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Jason Eldridge]
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it looks good...but....i use the same top on a pvc feeder and the squirrals keep chewing through them. so the thin plastic may not be worth it, due to that. i will have to go strictly pvc to keep the squirrals from chewing them up.
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#871832 - 08/16/08 08:49 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Jason Eldridge]
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yep gotta try it
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#954879 - 10/06/08 07:36 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Boone 58]
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Built three this year for the first time.
Used 6" pvc like everyone else said.
Put a cap on the top unglued for filling the feeder.
Instead of putting a $30 fitting on the end though, I found that with very little tweaking the adapter for a gas water heater vent will screw right onto the end of your pvc and serve as a funnel.

Then just mount an inch or two from the ground, strapped to a tree.

Deer and turkeys loved them. Wish my free pvc had been a little longer. Three foot section only holds about 2/3 bag of corn (so about 35 pounds).

BTW, krylon makes an ultra-flat paint for doing camo that makes these thing hard to spot in the woods if you think someone might walk off with them. You never know.

I'll try to post pics asap. Never got around to taking any so I'll carry camera with me next time I check the camera on this property.
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#994129 - 10/27/08 09:19 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: winchester77]
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I use a 3 or 4" pvc and put a cap on the top and mount to the tree about 2" from the ground. The corn flows out around the pipe and stops after a small amount is on the ground. As the corn is eaten more falls out. The trick is to not mount it to far off the ground.
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#995931 - 10/28/08 05:49 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Doe killer]
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very interesting! Hey to all the Hunters also, it has been a while since I visited the site. Good luck and Godspeed to all.
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#995934 - 10/28/08 05:53 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: 700rem]
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put a damper joint in to adjust the flow.It works well. Put a spring behind the PVC so as the animals head hits it , the PVC moves to release more food:)
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#1033570 - 11/16/08 09:29 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: jdyer]
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Here's one of mine: Works great, too!

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#1038124 - 11/18/08 08:21 PM Re: PVC feeder [Re: Knothead]
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these make great feaders i just cut a v at the bottom of mine.
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#1111882 - 01/04/09 01:54 AM Re: PVC feeder [Re: cuppedup50]
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get ya a five gallon bucket with lid. cut hole on bottom. get some fencing staples and nail handle to tree. last for ever.
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