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Connecting two 55 gallon drums #6985471
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Any of you guys ever stacked one 55 gallon barrel on another? How’d you make em for? Did you slip bottom one into top one do prevent water from getting inside? I want to try and do this with the basic tools I own. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance

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No I haven't, but my two ideas would be welding them, or using 6" wide heavy sheet metal and bolting both barrels together while using epoxy on all holes.


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I looked in to it and some people welded them together and then installed the band for the legs just below where the weld line is so it won’t be top heavy. They also suggested on getting wide feet or pads for it and staking it down. One guy had a better idea after making one, he just went with making two 55gal feeders from the two barrels and set one to throw corn at night and the other set to throw corn in the morning. Here is a pic of one that was for sale on here. Looks like it would be hell to fill it if you didn’t have a heavy duty winch set up for it.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/462462/110_gallon_deer_feeder_dual_so

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hahaha! That would be awesome.

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Originally Posted By: bowbuilder1971
I looked in to it and some people welded them together and then installed the band for the legs just below where the weld line is so it won’t be top heavy. They also suggested on getting wide feet or pads for it and staking it down. One guy had a better idea after making one, he just went with making two 55gal feeders from the two barrels and set one to throw corn at night and the other set to throw corn in the morning. Here is a pic of one that was for sale on here. Looks like it would be hell to fill it if you didn’t have a heavy duty winch set up for it.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/462462/110_gallon_deer_feeder_dual_so
thanks for the info. I have two going now doing just as that guy suggested. Thanks again!

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I made legs with out welding the. used the lid for the motor housing


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weld 2 lid bands together.




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Best way is 2 single barrels on top of a platform. One throwing am and the other pm.


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I felt like two full barrels would be too heavy and too tall to be practical, but did extend one by one third a barrel. I cut the top rim off the top of one barrel, then cut another barrel at the first rib leaving a flared bottom end. I heated the 1/3 barrel flared end with a torch to expand the metal as much as possible, then using a section of 4x4 post and sledge on top hammered it down onto the full barrel. I then used construction adhesive around the joint to seal it. The legs are on a cradle that holds the barrel. I remember the tolerance of the cradle was so tight, that the cradle had to be heated with a torch to expand the metal enough to insert the barrel. There is a sheet metal funnel inside the bottom of the feeder with the air space under it filled with an expanding foam and construction adhesive around the edge to seal it further. The legs have axle grease or Vaseline on them in this picture and had to be added regularly to keep the coons off. Not pictured I have been testing on this feeder using a slinky slipped over each leg fastened at the top of the leg to find a way to get away having to maintain the grease on the legs. So far it seems to be working.
This extended barrel has given me 30+ years service.


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Why not buy an 85 or 110 gal drum. Much less work

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Originally Posted By: jimbob
Why not buy an 85 or 110 gal drum. Much less work


where do you find these?

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Why not buy an 85 or 110 gal drum. Much less work


where do you find these?


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Dallas drum. West tx feexer supply sells funnels and lids for 85 gal

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Well made 85 gallon barrel feeders. I think they hold around 11 bags of corn with their added funnel



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I used a double stacked 55 for years. Cut out bottom of one then weld them together. 85 is better use tho.
I also had them put funnel on outside to maximize amount of corn allowed.
Used a 10ft step ladder lol

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