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PVC Pipe on legs,,,, #7456847 03/12/19 08:12 PM
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How are they mounted. Is it as simple as a drill a hole on the PVC, run some rope/bailing wire through the hole, and tying it up to top of leg?

Once again, what am I missing? Am I trying to over complicate it?

Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: TiggerV] #7456869 03/12/19 08:52 PM
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I'd go with at least wire, the longer the better. I buy the small chain that you can open each link with a pair of pliers and bolt it to the PVC. Hook the chain wherever you can, or through something and to itself. Make the PVC and whatever is holding it as long as possible. You're trying to maximize the swing effect when the little demons get on the PVC. I do a varmint cage too.

Of course the obligatory "get an eliminator plate and be done with it" post is coming. rolleyes


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Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: TiggerV] #7456913 03/12/19 09:56 PM
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I just used bungee cords. Hook it to the top of the leg and in a hole through the PVC. $3 at harbor freight and you can do about 3-4 feeders.


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Yup.....I was obviously overthinking this at first

Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: TiggerV] #7459740 03/16/19 11:27 AM
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Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: Dave Davidson] #7459904 03/16/19 03:49 PM
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silicone carpet tack strips to the legs....easy to pull off when needed but will keep everything off the legs

Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: TiggerV] #7459927 03/16/19 04:12 PM
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I use the 4" PVC, it seemed the 3" the critters could get up them. I cut the 10 ft zsections in half giving me a 5 foot. They really help keeping the coons and squirrels off my feeder.

Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: TiggerV] #7462671 03/19/19 08:33 PM
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I use two holes at the top and two small chains so that it will twist when the jump on it. 4"pvc cut to 4 feet. I try to keep the bottom of the pvc about 2 feet off the ground.
It has stopped the coons.
I think the bungee cords would also work great, maybe even better.
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Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: TiggerV] #7462781 03/19/19 11:01 PM
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I know some have had the pvc work for them, but not for me. I have used grease, pvc, tack strips, buckets, etc. I am done with trying to outsmart an animal that has to fight to survive. Cry once and buy something that works. I am tired of driving 2 to 6 hours to hunt, only to find out your setup is broke and no feed to draw in the hogs. I save enough in corn alone to pay for the better feeders that are really coon proof in less than a year.

If I lived close to my place, I can see working on the feeders each trip to keep them going......no, cry once and do more hunting and less jury rigging.

Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: Pittstate] #7462989 03/20/19 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Pittstate
Cry once and buy something that works. I am tired of driving 2 to 6 hours to hunt, only to find out your setup is broke and no feed to draw in the hogs..... cry once and do more hunting and less jury rigging.


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Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: TiggerV] #7463028 03/20/19 06:37 AM
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I to use 4" PVC, but I used thin wall as it is lighter and moves more freely. I picked up basic swing set chain and drilled a small hole in the PVC and used a washer on both sides of the chain before sliding the bolt thru to give it more strength. I cut the chain link on the other end and just used the natural hook that was created to hang it on top of the feeder leg. As stated above, about 2 feet off the ground is where the bottom of the PVC should start. My pieces were only about 3 feet long. Works great!

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the coons were working overtime out at my Ozona place where the LO won't allow me to rid the little devils other than live trap & relocation (I have hauled off probably 3-4 dozen over a couple year time). They destroyed cages, eliminator plates, timer boxes, eaten solar panel & wires (in metal flex conduit) ... 2 years ago, I started using the PVC on the legs and haven't had an issue with coons tearing up feeders since. I just bought a section (10') of 4" PVC and evenly cut it down to 3 roughly equal pieces (about 3'4" each), drilled a small hole a few inches from the end, used stainless steel electric fence wire to attach thru the small hole and then attach the other end up around the top of the feeder leg to secure making sure to leave a pretty good gap between the top of the PVC and the bottom of the feeder to allow as mush swing/twist as possible on the wire. The bottom of the PVC varies depending on the length of the feeder leg but around 2.5-4' off the ground.

I tried vasoline and grease from a grease gun, but it only takes a few days for the massive number of coons to get it muddy enough to remove enough to where they can shuttle right on up.


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Re: PVC Pipe on legs,,,, [Re: TiggerV] #7469594 03/26/19 05:31 PM
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A buddy of mine put Slinkees on his feeder legs. Only attached at the top. Coons and squirrels haven't beat it yet. He says it's also very entertaining to watch squirrels and coons trying to get to the corn.


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I use the 4” sewer pipe (thin wall) and the small diameter bungee cord that are around 7” long with great results. Like stated earlier cut a 10’ piece into (3) 40” pieces. Drill small hole about 1/4” from end of pvc. Put bungee hook through hole and crimp with pliers. Do same at top of feeder leg. The bungee allows the pvc to bounce and spin when the coon is trying to get a grip. I used standard size bungee at first but the pipe hung so low the coons could stand on their hind legs and get a good grip then climb up. The short bungee ensures they are already climbing the leg with all 4 legs and they can’t seem to keep their grip when moving onto the pvc. The bungee is also less likely to twist and end up in a bind like a chain can. I replace all bungees annually.

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We have also used PVC for the legs with good success. The coons can’t get a good enough grip/balance on the moving legs and eventually just fall off. As others have said, make the PVC 3-4 feet long and attach with cable at the top.

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PvC works for a while, they will learn to climb the down side of the PVC. If you live close enough use DP traps or even use them only when at the lease. The coons cant resist the marshmellow.


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I guess I'm not getting it. If you have a varmint cage, why would you care if they can climb the legs? Only thing that works to put the kabosh on those vermin, are 'Dukes dog proof traps". Anything else is a waste of time and $.


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Originally Posted by Erathkid
I guess I'm not getting it. If you have a varmint cage, why would you care if they can climb the legs? Only thing that works to put the kabosh on those vermin, are 'Dukes dog proof traps". Anything else is a waste of time and $.

I need both because my coons climb on to the varmint cage and reach through with very long arms to spend the plate and drop lots of corn on the ground.


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Cage + PVC + Duke's when you're there. You're basically fighting Mother Nature, after all. And in the end...she wins. laugh


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