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#6810644 - 07/02/17 07:12 PM Home made Protein feeder question
Normanpig Offline
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Registered: 08/29/11
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Loc: Dallas area
Making one out of a 55 gallon and a game winner feeder tube. Trying to Build a few on the cheap. Do I need a funnel? They are about 20 each. Not a huge expense but I'm building 5 soooooo...... any experience?
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#6810756 - 07/02/17 09:36 PM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
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Loc: The Island Cres
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

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#6810782 - 07/02/17 10:59 PM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
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Thank you! I should have read further back in the posts.
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#6810798 - 07/02/17 11:33 PM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
BigCohiba Offline
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Registered: 11/23/11
Posts: 28
Loc: Huffman, TX
I had hogs break the welds on the tabs that bolt to the bottom of the barrel on mine. Weld repairable - but weak as designed.

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#6810812 - 07/03/17 05:57 AM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/Boss-Buck-Barrel-Band-Leg-Kit/2066388.uts?searchPath=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D734095080%26CQ_search%3Dbossbuck

Use this, I wish I would have found this before I built my protein feeder.

I built a large crank up feeder also and used it on that. A barrel with no holes in it has fewer places to leak water IN.
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#6811818 - 07/04/17 08:42 AM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
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Built a few, yes you need a funnel. With that said the bottom need to fit through whatever size hole you cut in your barrel.

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#6812041 - 07/04/17 12:20 PM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
olinecoach Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 137
Loc: Del Rio Texas
Yes funnel is needed.

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#6833644 - 07/25/17 10:49 AM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
JHeflinland Offline
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Registered: 12/11/12
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I know it has been mentioned, but make sure you cut the hole at the bottom of the funnel out bigger than how it comes. I would recommend same size as the tube. The funnels are all perfect for corn, but the protein will clog if you leave the hole the size it comes in.
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#6833881 - 07/25/17 02:04 PM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: JHeflinland]
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Originally Posted By: JHeflinland
I know it has been mentioned, but make sure you cut the hole at the bottom of the funnel out bigger than how it comes. I would recommend same size as the tube. The funnels are all perfect for corn, but the protein will clog if you leave the hole the size it comes in.



He's right, I've got a large hole saw I bought to make mine you can use...
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#6834329 - 07/25/17 09:28 PM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
Normanpig Offline
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Originally Posted By: JHeflinland
I know it has been mentioned, but make sure you cut the hole at the bottom of the funnel out bigger than how it comes. I would recommend same size as the tube. The funnels are all perfect for corn, but the protein will clog if you leave the hole the size it comes in.



He's right, I've got a large hole saw I bought to make mine you can use...


Thanks for the offer! I used a jig saw and a metal blade. I got two set up over the weekend. I'm going to see how they work before I build more.


Thanks everyone for the help!
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#6834637 - 07/26/17 09:10 AM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: JHeflinland]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 158
Originally Posted By: JHeflinland
I know it has been mentioned, but make sure you cut the hole at the bottom of the funnel out bigger than how it comes. I would recommend same size as the tube. The funnels are all perfect for corn, but the protein will clog if you leave the hole the size it comes in.



All Seasons makes a protein funnel with a larger diameter hole.

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#6834835 - 07/26/17 12:06 PM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
QuackerJacks Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 261
The funnels from Academy are perfect, just cut at the top of the downspout (leave a short lip) to widen it for protein.

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#6842110 - 08/02/17 05:36 AM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
hammer63 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 42
Loc: south of north
And when or if you get ready to go to a controlled feeding regimen...

www.thehammerfeeder.com

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#6871339 - 08/28/17 10:59 AM Re: Home made Protein feeder question [Re: Normanpig]
hammer63 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/01/10
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