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Home made barrel feeder #7960682 09/03/20 07:25 PM
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How how long should I make the legs? They will rest on the bottom of the barrel.

Re: Home made barrel feeder [Re: Dropp-243] #7960735 09/03/20 08:10 PM
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Depends on the angle of the legs, and how high you want the top of the drum.

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Originally Posted by Txhunter65
Depends on the angle of the legs, and how high you want the top of the drum.

Good point

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I have made a variety of different lengths of legs based on the location I was placing them. Out near Ozona, I use 6-8' legs with 4" PVC pipe to coon proof. My places in Burnet county and Freestone county I go with 4' legs to make it easier to fill from the bed of my RTV (not near the coon problem at these places) with coon cages. The angle comes into play too as stated above, to get a wide enough stance to stabilize the feeder due to wind, hogs, livestock, etc.


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Re: Home made barrel feeder [Re: Dropp-243] #7962717 09/05/20 11:48 PM
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I've cut all my feeder barrel legs down to a height that I can lift and dump 50# bag in while standing. Stake all 3 legs really good and really good coon/hog cage. So much easier than ladders, steps, standing on back of utv etc for 55 gal feeders

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