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Homemade fish feeders
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Poster Tentmaker Farm Offline
Posted 03/21/17 09:50 AM
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Homemade fish feeder made from a deer feeder and trash can. Use "the eliminator" as the spinner to help prevent moisture problems. The eliminator ,which can be found on the internet, requires a high torque motor. Use metal flashing to build a funnel for the inside of the trash can. Solar charger is a must. Most any feeder timer will work. Use bungee cord to keep lid on. Metal flashing is used for fear deflector.
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#467257 - 03/21/17 10:01 AM Re: Homemade fish feeders [Re: Tentmaker Farm]
Bill Cody Offline
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You can also buy the spreader & timer as a kit from Texas Hunter and mount the unit on a container. They had a sale on the kits a few weeks ago.
http://www.texashunterproducts.com/feeder-kits/


Edited by Bill Cody (03/21/17 10:02 AM)

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#467779 - 03/27/17 09:45 AM Re: Homemade fish feeders [Re: Tentmaker Farm]
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The key to minimizing moisture, that will clog the feeder, is to use a spinner that will close on the feed funnel. The eliminator uses centrifugal force to lower the spinner and a spring to close the spinner on the funnel. Any holes in the container should be sealed and the lid should be a tight fit. The main reason that spin deer feeders do not work well on deer pellets or fish food is moisture clogging the funnel opening.

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#468012 - 03/28/17 07:29 PM Re: Homemade fish feeders [Re: Tentmaker Farm]
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Hey David; how are you?
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#468106 - 03/29/17 04:53 PM Re: Homemade fish feeders [Re: Tentmaker Farm]
Tentmaker Farm Offline
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Dave,
Doing good thanks for asking., Grandkids soccer has replaced a lot of pond time. I wouldn't have it any other way. New project is converting 40' shipping container into a bunkhouse. Son n law putting up zip lines. Still on old man time, but is is getting a lot slower.. Sounds like you have a great trip planned with the grandkids.
Hope you and yours are enjoying good health.

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