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#5528536 - 01/08/15 04:23 PM Feeder lids
JTS Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 315
Loc: Wichita Co.
I am tired of taking off the compression ring and popping the lid on and off my 55 gallon feeders so I ordered some of the galvanized ones that have a 3" lip on them that just set on top of the barrel.

Do you guys attach the lid to the barrel with any hinges or brackets or do they stay on pretty well without anything?

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#5528540 - 01/08/15 04:27 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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#5528589 - 01/08/15 04:45 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
Flatcreek Offline
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Registered: 09/02/09
Posts: 334
Loc: Lewisville, Denton County
I got a couple of those lids, some baling wire put on opposite sides of the lid, ran it down to the leg bracket, secured. No more bigfoot, coon, or wind/rain problems. Hogs on the other hand...

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#5528627 - 01/08/15 05:00 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
MEXICOHUNTER70 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 364
Loc: central TX
All our feeders have those lids they work really well but we just put a decent size rock on top of them and ain't never had an issue. Before that we never had one fly off for about 2 yrs then we had some real high winds that blew one off so we just put the rocks on all of them.

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#5528658 - 01/08/15 05:18 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
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All Seasons galvinized feeder lids for 55 gallon drums really work great and come with mounting hardware(or used to). The slip over the top and have a 4" lip then have the springs to keep them on. Fit a bit loose to allow air to circulate.
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#5528732 - 01/08/15 05:53 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
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I use them. The rock on top method has never failed me.
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#5528754 - 01/08/15 06:03 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
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#5528764 - 01/08/15 06:12 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
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I have two and have never used anything on top of them without issue. They weigh 5-10 lbs. so not going anywhere.

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#5528766 - 01/08/15 06:13 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: DQ Kid]
JCB Offline
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
I have two and have never used anything on top of them without issue. They weigh 5-10 lbs. so not going anywhere.


I have had the heavy deep lip ones blow off before putting rocks on top.
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#5528859 - 01/08/15 06:54 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: DQ Kid]
stxranchman Offline
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
I have two and have never used anything on top of them without issue. They weigh 5-10 lbs. so not going anywhere.

I have had feeder lids sucked off the top of a feeder with hood latches holding them on in strong winds. I would say you have been very lucky so far.
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#5528927 - 01/08/15 07:27 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
Cajunrotor Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 312
Loc: Fairview, TX
Going on 5 yrs with the galvanized ones with 3" lip and have had a couple blown off in foul weather. Put a small, self-tapping screw on one side so that it barely catches barrel lip. Tilts off without tools and stays on now under all conditions.

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#5528937 - 01/08/15 07:36 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JCB]
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
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Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Originally Posted By: JCB
I use them. The rock on top method has never failed me.


This ^^

We had some issues this past season with wasps trying to stay out of the cold but some wasp spray around the edge will take care of that.
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#5529334 - 01/08/15 10:55 PM Re: Feeder lids [Re: Cajunrotor]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Originally Posted By: Cajunrotor
Going on 5 yrs with the galvanized ones with 3" lip and have had a couple blown off in foul weather. Put a small, self-tapping screw on one side so that it barely catches barrel lip. Tilts off without tools and stays on now under all conditions.


have used the rocks and screw as described above, both work but the screw is easier IMO
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#5529392 - 01/09/15 12:18 AM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JCB]
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Originally Posted By: JCB
I use them. The rock on top method has never failed me.


I haven't bought a feeder lid in forever, luckily have access to insulators at work that cut/bend/rivot whatever you want for a pig or a bottle of Don Julio. Galvanized lids with a handle on top and a 3-4" overhang, work great and the corn can breath a little. Yes I get yellow jackets in them sometimes but I always watch for them and have spray handy to deal with them when filling feeders. A brick or big rock or two on top and have never had one blow off.
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#5529430 - 01/09/15 05:29 AM Re: Feeder lids [Re: JTS]
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Registered: 01/11/09
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Loc: Germany
My lids are simply the top four or five inches of the drum (sealed lid) cut off like the All Seasons posted above. Cut/bend in the edges of the drum a little and the new lid fits tight but still has good ventilation.
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