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#6839165 - 07/30/17 06:55 PM 55 gallon drum
Alex49 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/16
Posts: 60
Loc: DFW
OK guys I've looked and couldn't find anything so here it is. I got my hands on a 55 gallon barrel from a local dealership that's been thoroughly cleaned out that I'm gonna build a new feeder with. Problem is the barrel doesn't have an opening but I can cut the top off just want to be able to seal it back up after filling and can't find a way to do that. And also how would I go about attaching my legs to the barrel? I'm pretty sure I've got the motor and battery situation covered but I'll see. Thanks in advance

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#6839177 - 07/30/17 06:59 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
Dave3575 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/12
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weld 3 receivers to the barrel for the legs; use square tubing that has an ID bigger than the OD of your legs. make sure you use a cone inside the barrel and get a slip-cover for the top from academy.

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#6839213 - 07/30/17 07:16 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Dave3575]
MoTex Online   content
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 440
Loc: Allen Texas
Get the kit for legs (barrel band) or bolt the reciever legs on the barrel. I agree with a lid that slips on, much easier.

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#6839225 - 07/30/17 07:28 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/Boss-Buck-Barrel-Band-Leg-Kit/2066388.uts

Use this. Simple, easy, cheap and no new places too leak.
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#6840075 - 07/31/17 01:14 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
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http://www.bossbuck.com/products/parts/lids.html

I have 2 of these lids and no problems so far. I keep a brick or good sized rock on top just cus....
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#6840089 - 07/31/17 01:24 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
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Get a lid from Amazon. 15 bucks if I remember right. Took the original lid and mounted the motor to it on the bottom of the feeder. Help keep the racoon out. Then on the legs I just bolted to the feeder at an angle .


Edited by YellowDog (07/31/17 04:49 PM)
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#6840957 - 08/01/17 06:28 AM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
magspa Offline
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I like to use 1.5" conduit for the legs instead of those 3-piecce legs that rust quick or hogs can knock apart. Their the same price anyway.
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#6850921 - 08/09/17 03:26 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
SouthWestIron Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
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Loc: Texas
I cut out the centers of some old saw blades I had laying around and just made some thick welding tabs for square tubing. Drilled them and welded onto them at an angle. Feeder I made is still working fine.

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#6852657 - 08/11/17 07:53 AM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
huntindude Offline
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make sure you attach the legs half way up the barrel. Prevent rodents from reaching the spinner from the legs. It works.

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#6852660 - 08/11/17 07:54 AM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
huntindude Offline
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Loc: Trinity county
critter too.

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#6853400 - 08/11/17 07:12 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: YellowDog]
Wilhunt Offline
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Originally Posted By: YellowDog
Get a lid from Amazon. 15 bucks if I remember right. Took the original lid and mounted the motor to it on the bottom of the feeder. Help keep the racoon out. Then on the legs I just bolted to the feeder at an angle .


How about a picture, I have thought of doing the same.

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#6898429 - 09/25/17 02:14 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
YellowDog Offline
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#6899419 - 09/26/17 10:24 AM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: YellowDog]
TiggerV Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 190
^^^^^^^
Simply Brilliant.


Edited by TiggerV (09/26/17 10:24 AM)

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#6899680 - 09/26/17 01:05 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
nate33 Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/16
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in reality, if you dont know how to put a top on it, and you dont know how to attach legs to it,,,you probably would be better off buying one already made.

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#6899755 - 09/26/17 02:17 PM Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49]
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8061
Loc: bastrop county
I would find the barrels with removable lids with the locking rings
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