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Funnels for 55 gallon drums #7460255 03/16/19 11:28 PM
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Anyone make their own or find them cheap?

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7460384 03/17/19 02:35 AM
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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
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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
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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


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Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7462630 03/19/19 07:39 PM
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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
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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


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Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7474076 03/31/19 04:53 PM
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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
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I think the metal ones are adjustable

Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7478175 04/05/19 12:25 AM
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Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7479759 04/06/19 06:26 PM
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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
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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.


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Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7543142 06/27/19 02:58 AM
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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
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Elusive Wildlife has metal for 30, 55, 80 gallon barrels. Reasonable prices. They have a website so you can find their locations.


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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


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Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: Marshal] #7543411 06/27/19 02:16 PM
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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


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Re: Funnels for 55 gallon drums [Re: David7912] #7544489 06/29/19 02:32 AM
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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academy or buccees


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