texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Pkmc03, bobby38, wingmaster23, 4x4erik, Everydaylimits
66655 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 101,031
bill oxner 67,649
stxranchman 55,616
SnakeWrangler 51,673
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,064
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics453,348
Posts6,584,347
Members66,655
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Funnel Very Tight inside 55gal. Drum #5261396 08/19/14 03:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 11
B
Buckstalker Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
B
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 11
I am having fits trying to insert a Moultrie funnel in the bottom of a metal 55gal. drum. It is very tight and I can't get it into position. Is it just me or has anyone else had this problem with this funnel? Thanks

Re: Funnel Very Tight inside 55gal. Drum [Re: Buckstalker] #5261460 08/19/14 04:11 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 807
B
bholt Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
B
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 807
As someone who has installed many of these I can appreciate your frustration. I like to use the HCR funnels on my equipment because they not only fit snug/tight. They also have a 6" flat bottom which keeps the from slipping side to side out of position. I would block up the barrel and find something that will contour to the bottom of the funnel, then "tap" it into position until it fits through the hole. I use a piece of 4X6" wood about 3' long on mine tapping the bottom from side until it is seated. I assume Moultrie does not have a flat bottom so you might try using round such as PVC 3-4"capped with a 2" adapter then insert a piece of 2" PVC pipe to strike on.

Re: Funnel Very Tight inside 55gal. Drum [Re: Buckstalker] #5261554 08/19/14 05:17 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,970
CharlieCTx Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,970
I put mine in the barrel sideways, run it to the bottom of the barrel, then turn it into position. Tap the edges with a 2x4 to get it in final place.

Charlie

Re: Funnel Very Tight inside 55gal. Drum [Re: Buckstalker] #5261596 08/19/14 05:35 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 55,616
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 55,616
Not all barrels are 55 gallons or the same diameter.


[Linked Image]
Re: Funnel Very Tight inside 55gal. Drum [Re: Buckstalker] #5263444 08/20/14 03:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 11
B
Buckstalker Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
B
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 11
Thanks for the input. It was a Wildlife Innovations funnel and not Moultrie. I finally found something that worked. I used a crosscut saw to cut a slit down the funnel and it worked great. The funnel is thick enough to overlap and still be strong enough.

Re: Funnel Very Tight inside 55gal. Drum [Re: Buckstalker] #5266867 08/22/14 03:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 807
B
bholt Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
B
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 807
Good to hear you got it in.

Re: Funnel Very Tight inside 55gal. Drum [Re: Buckstalker] #5266918 08/22/14 04:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 33,372
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 33,372
One of my buddies favorite quotes... "if it aint tight it aint right"

A little snug is better than loose. Glad you got it in.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Funnel Very Tight inside 55gal. Drum [Re: Buckstalker] #5266920 08/22/14 04:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 7,402
T
TooLow Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
T
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 7,402
Yep I had the same problem on my feeder. It is extremely tight and actually not down far enough really. The coons and pigs have a field day bumping it. Have to redo it one of these days.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3