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Funnels in your feeder? #7956482 08/31/20 03:55 PM
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Do you all use funnels in your 55 gallon Barrel Feeders?

Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7956489 08/31/20 03:58 PM
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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7956523 08/31/20 04:18 PM
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Yes but only the ones with varmint proof plates. Funnels help the wind and varmints empty a feeder fast.


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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7956524 08/31/20 04:18 PM
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Yes, but I metal screw it to the sides.

Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: dogcatcher] #7956544 08/31/20 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
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Yes

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Well thank you all, i had been putting it off. I just ordered for all 4 of my feeders.

I have a baby girl coming in October, I only have one weekend to get everything back up and running in a couple weekends.

October and November Hunting are out, so I will get a weekend in December and then maybe one early January. I guess we will see.

Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7956572 08/31/20 04:41 PM
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Always used funnels in ours. Never used a varmit plate. Never had issues with wind/critters emptying it.


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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7956581 08/31/20 04:46 PM
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I've done both but prefer with funnels; the corn flow is a lot better less opportunity for clumping to try to occur..

Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: dogcatcher] #7956590 08/31/20 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
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Yes

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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7956676 08/31/20 05:39 PM
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nope, no funnels in my feeders, rarely have an issue with them down to the last pound or so, hogs usually shove enough to shake the last bit out ... Congratulation on the new family addition!


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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7956990 08/31/20 10:07 PM
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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7957009 08/31/20 10:29 PM
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When I hunted on a place where feeders were in use, we only used metal funnels with a spout that passed through an opening in the bottom of the barrel. Never plastic.

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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7957106 08/31/20 11:55 PM
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Get some poster board from the school supplies section of the dollar store. The pattern needs to be bigger than the diameter of the barrel. Make a pattern like the top pic. Then make your paper funnel to fit the barrel, once you have the pattern finalized take it to a AC tin shop, a good tin man can make it or you can make it yourself.

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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7957194 09/01/20 01:03 AM
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Years back when I built all my own feeders including timers I didn't use funnels. Now I do, cause corns can set up like a rock, still can with a funnel but not as bad. We get a lot of rain in East Texas/Humidity etc.


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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7957210 09/01/20 01:18 AM
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Yes and no...the flow is better with and you wont have accumulation of corn on bottom. Have one that has been in operation for years without a funnell. From time to time I clean the old corn out.

Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7957249 09/01/20 01:49 AM
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Re: Funnels in your feeder? [Re: Ktexas14] #7957776 09/01/20 02:50 PM
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I went ahead and ordered some to make it easy, with just a weekend i am trying to make everything quick.

I appreciate all of the feedback from yall.

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