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Smokehouse
LSU Fan
Natchitoches, LA
Member since Oct 2011
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Gravity Deer Feeders


I am wanting to convert my automatice deer feeders to gravity feeders. Two reasons for doing this. The first is where I can feed rice bran/protein in them and the second is to reduce the headache of timers not working when you go to hunt. Has anyone done this and if so, how did you do it?






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TigerDeacon
Wake Forest Fan
West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
24065 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


As mentioned in my thread about gravity feeders, you can buy the kits to convert the feeder from just about any outdoor outlet.





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xenon16
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Metry Brah
Member since Sep 2008
2420 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


I've got friend in MS and AL that do it this way







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tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
2402 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


Pro Tip:

When making them out of PVC, if you make the bottom part where they eat out of 6" PVC or bigger, and cut the pipe long enough where the corn isn't right at the edge of the pipe, the deer will stick their whole head in the pipe and the eyes will be covered while you draw back.






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633tiger
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Chackbay
Member since Jun 2007
1025 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


I just did this last weekend. Go to hardware store and buy a 4" PVC "T" and a 4" toilet base. Remove spreader, widen hole on feeder to 4". Screw toilet base to bottom of feeder. Glue "T" to toilet base. DONE!

Side note - I open the whole to 4" because i use "dirty" beans for feed and the trash tends to clog up the smaller hole on the feeder.

If your feedeing clean corn you don't have to widen the hole.






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4X4DEMON
Northwestern St. Fan
NWLA
Member since Dec 2007
11068 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


The way we made our gravity feeders was to take a piece of 4" pvc, glue a cap on one end then using the grinder cut a slit about half way through the pipe. Then, using the torch we heated up the plastic and bent it into the channel of the pipe to restrict the flow of corn, and held it there til it cooled and stayed in the shape we wanted. Do this in a well ventilated area because you "WILL" catch it on fire and those fumes are toxic as shite. Then just put a cap on the other end without glue for the top. Also, we drilled some holes through the pipe and tied them to trees with tie wire. The hogs could beat them up pretty good, but only rarely were they able to dislodge them from the tree.





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Smokehouse
LSU Fan
Natchitoches, LA
Member since Oct 2011
40 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


quote:

I just did this last weekend. Go to hardware store and buy a 4" PVC "T" and a 4" toilet base. Remove spreader, widen hole on feeder to 4". Screw toilet base to bottom of feeder. Glue "T" to toilet base. DONE! Side note - I open the whole to 4" because i use "dirty" beans for feed and the trash tends to clog up the smaller hole on the feeder. If your feedeing clean corn you don't have to widen the hole.


This sounds perfect. Thanks 633






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tkr1407
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Nawfiest Laweezianna
Member since Aug 2011
2953 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


quote:

633tiger


Any chance you could post a pic of this, so I can see if I might want to use this. It sounds like it would work for what I'm looking for though.






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mikeytig
LSU Fan
NE of Tiger Stadium
Member since Nov 2007
3205 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


quote:

tenfoe


have a pic of this?






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thetigerfan
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BR
Member since Feb 2013
43 posts

re: Gravity Deer Feeders


U can buy the gravity feed tube with three openings at academy for $25. It attaches to the bottom of ur existing feeders drum.





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