texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
JGHorn, Bbq74, Chefkristoffer, ckeith, Crazy
65645 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 94,006
bill oxner 56,715
stxranchman 55,095
SnakeWrangler 46,530
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,436
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics436,154
Posts6,329,882
Members65,645
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Funnels for 55 gallon drums #7460255 03/16/19 11:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 72
D
David7912 Online Content OP
Outdoorsman
OP Online Content
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 72
Anyone make their own or find them cheap?

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7460384 03/17/19 02:35 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 346
llbts1 Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 346
20 at Academy. It is plastic, but a very thick plastic. I just bought one the other day.

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7460438 03/17/19 03:55 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,024
J
jimbob Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
J
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,024
West texas feeder supply. Fits like a glove and on sale now. Good steel funnel.

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7460489 03/17/19 05:40 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,527
T
TEXASLEFTY Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,527
Iíve used the academy style plastic funnel on many feeders (there are two different styles) get the thicker one.

The metal ones are better but, Iíve never had one break and you donít have to order or drive across town to get one from academy


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7462630 03/19/19 07:39 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 77
P
pigslayer10 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
P
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 77
Bass Pro used to carry the metal ones, not sure if they still do or not but worth checking into.

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7463265 03/20/19 03:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 9,310
P
PMK Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 9,310
I made a few years ago ... used wide roof valley flashing and pop rivets. takes some time to snip and form but worked well. it was a bit of a PITB actually


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7474076 03/31/19 04:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 535
G
gollygee Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
G
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 535
Buy the funnel first. Not all barrels are the same size.

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7474426 04/01/19 01:13 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,997
D
Dalee7892 Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
D
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,997
I think the metal ones are adjustable

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7478175 04/05/19 12:25 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 174
T
TruckMan66 Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
T
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 174

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7479759 04/06/19 06:26 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,745
O
Old Rabbit Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
O
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,745
Plastic will split and collapse over time. I changed one out last year to a metal one due to having several inches of corn that turned to mush. But the plastic did last for about 8 years.

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7480747 04/07/19 06:36 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 55,095
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 55,095
Depends on where you live but a lot of the larger feed stores south and west of San Antonio keep the metal and high density plastic funnels in stock. You can order directly from All Seasons also.



Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7543142 06/27/19 02:58 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 11
M
Marshal Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
M
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 11
I just bought the Wildgame Innovation Poly Funnel from Academy. I spent yesterday for over an hour trying to get the darn thing in my 55 gallon barrel feeder. I tried the straight in technique but it's about an 1/4 inch too big to fit that way. I then tried to put it in sideways and then line it up down at the bottom and that didn't work either. I even sprayed the inside of the barrel with WD-40 and it helped but I still couldn't get it to align. I know it will fit but I need to modify it somehow. I've left it out in the sun to get flexible but it's not quite enough. Does anyone else have any history putting one of these in? I think I can trim it down but I don't want to screw it up completely. I've got a really well built homemade stand and fill feeder. The barrel is welded to the base so removing it is not a option. Thanks in advance for the help.

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7543268 06/27/19 11:39 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 334
P
phathawg Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
P
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 334
Elusive Wildlife has metal for 30, 55, 80 gallon barrels. Reasonable prices. They have a website so you can find their locations.


There's only 2 seasons in a year. Deer season and getting ready for deer season.
Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7543409 06/27/19 02:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,743
D
David Maas Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
D
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,743
Measure the ID, add a few inches, buy tin snips, aluminized duct tape and galvanized flashing in appropriate width, cut your own. Have enough material to make/sell them for/to your buddies and make your money back.

Marker and a piece of string and you're ready to go


NRA Life Member
GOA Life Member
NSCA Life Member
Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: Marshal] #7543411 06/27/19 02:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,743
D
David Maas Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
D
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,743
Originally Posted by Marshal
I just bought the Wildgame Innovation Poly Funnel from Academy. I spent yesterday for over an hour trying to get the darn thing in my 55 gallon barrel feeder. I tried the straight in technique but it's about an 1/4 inch too big to fit that way. I then tried to put it in sideways and then line it up down at the bottom and that didn't work either. I even sprayed the inside of the barrel with WD-40 and it helped but I still couldn't get it to align. I know it will fit but I need to modify it somehow. I've left it out in the sun to get flexible but it's not quite enough. Does anyone else have any history putting one of these in? I think I can trim it down but I don't want to screw it up completely. I've got a really well built homemade stand and fill feeder. The barrel is welded to the base so removing it is not a option. Thanks in advance for the help.



lay the funnel in full sun, let it get good and hot and it will go down in there with some effort


NRA Life Member
GOA Life Member
NSCA Life Member
Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7544489 06/29/19 02:32 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 644
J
jakebunch Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
J
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 644
I used a length of 2x4 and big hammer to help it move down into the barrel. Worked very nicely.

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: jakebunch] #7544688 06/29/19 02:27 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 11
M
Marshal Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
M
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 11
Finally got it to fit. Had it in the sun all day and still couldn't get it down. I cut the top rim and bottom rim off and forced it down with gentle persuasion from a hammer. Nice a snug now.

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7544749 06/29/19 04:37 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,543
R
Ron H Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
R
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,543
I bought one of the metal ones from WesTex. It i is flat and you form it then tape it. I had a challenge but got it in successfully. I also have a plastic one that had to be cut at the relief cuts to fit. In both cases it helps to have orang utan arms!

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David Maas] #7546039 07/01/19 08:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 331
T
TiggerV Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
T
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 331
Originally Posted by David Maas
Measure the ID, add a few inches, buy tin snips, aluminized duct tape and galvanized flashing in appropriate width, cut your own. Have enough material to make/sell them for/to your buddies and make your money back.



Can I be your buddy? Make me one? What do you sell yours for?

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7553430 07/10/19 10:37 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 122
WendlingKnives Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 122
academy or buccees


Follow on facebook for current builds https://www.facebook.com/WendlingKnives
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