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55 gallon drum #6839165
07/30/17 11:55 PM
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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

Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6839177
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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.

Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Dave3575] #6839213
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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.

Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6839225
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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.


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6840075
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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....


Originally Posted By: BMD
No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge


Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6840089
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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 .

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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.


Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6850921
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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.

Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6852657
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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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critter too.

Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: YellowDog] #6853400
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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.

Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6898429
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^^^^^^^
Simply Brilliant.

Last edited by TiggerV; 09/26/17 03:24 PM.
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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.

Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6899755
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I would find the barrels with removable lids with the locking rings


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: 55 gallon drum [Re: Alex49] #6901240
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buy a kit from ACADEMY...Best Way

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