Building a feeder from found material

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    markT
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    I found a piece of 6” pvc “drain” pipe. I’d like to build a squirrel feeder or two with what I found. Anybody built a feeder with 6” pvc pipe? 

    Im thinking I need to slope the bottom to get the seed to one side of the pipe. Maybe do that with cutting the pipe at an angle and capping it with wood and also provide a place for squirrels to sit while they crack sunflower seed. Thought suggestions ideas? 

    Thanks

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    socaloldman
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    We used a 90 degree elbow at the bottom then put a stubby 4" pipe on the outflow and built a little wood deck for them to sit on and pose for the execution.   We also used peanuts in the shell so they worked a little harder and longer .  The top is capped to keep them from going down the tube. I think we used 3" pvc.   Works great, gravity feed and a 50 lb bag of raw nuts is cheep and lasts a long time.  Let it go empty for a few days between then refill a day before you want to hunt.

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    markT
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    That’s a good idea socaloldman. Thanks! I remember I bought one years ago with a hinged top and clear acrylic front so they can seed the food. That makes em work a little so I can get the cross hairs on them. 

    I may try and cut a plug to slope the food to the front with a slot for the food to slide out and put a bottom on it with a platform for eating. 

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    markT
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    Hers what to cobbled together. I’ve got it up and full of black oil sunflower seed. 

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    SquirrelWar2
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    That ought to do the job!  😎

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    markT
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    Just got home and my first “com’er” was on the feeder. 

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    Yote
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    markT

    Hers what to cobbled together. I’ve got it up and full of black oil sunflower seed. 

    I like that feeder diffinitly 

    markT

    Hers what to cobbled together. I’ve got it up and full of black oil sunflower seed. 

    Like it gonna be a copycat and make a few 👍👍

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    markT
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    Yote glad u like it copy, duplicate make many…. the ttop  is an old discarded street sign I found in a ditch. 

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    SkwerlSniperTony
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    I love this type of ingenuity.  No one needs to spend money on a fancy feeder.  Free is always good in my book.  I killed a bunch of squirrels this fall off of a simple cardboard mail tube with a hole cut at the bottom.  The rain ruined it though so I gotta make something more weatherproof.

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