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Probably an elementary question here, but what is the best way to attach a wire varmint guard to the bottom of a barrel feeder?

I'm guessing self tapping screws...but what do you use between the screws and the wire on the guard?

Also, I'm thinking of convenience (easy removal) as well so that I can test the timer on occasion.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Get the one from Academy.

It's made by Everlast. It's a large cage that comes with the self tapping screws and has a door that opens to the front so you can have easy access to the timer. I further secured mine with zip ties to eliminate even the smaller creatures from getting into any potential gaps.

My new setup has been out for three weeks and the *****, birds and squirrels have not been able to get to the spinner. My new Spin Tech timer is the shiznit!
 

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Thanks James, P.S., nice hog you stuck over the weekend.

To clarify a bit, I have a couple of these guards...according to the photo, each has two brackets. Not sure where my brackets are. Time to improvise.
 

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they make a flat little wire clip that looks like a conduit clamp. you can mount them to the barrel w/ self tapping screws
 

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I didn't want to chance it. If the ***** could still get to the spinner or solar panel they may do damage just trying to get it loose. Too much money to invest to let them yank out wires or bend my spinner plate.

El Cazador said:
Do Spin Tech timers need gaurds? I thought the benefit of getting the ST's was not needing the varmint gaurds.
 

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My first one came with clips. The second one was missing clips so I bought some small hinges. They worked great. I use self tappers.

Gary
 

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I put 4 point barbwire around the legs and the ***** have not been back on the feeder since. I wasn't sure if it would work but I now only have a few pics of a single **** eating from the ground where I did have several up on the feeder.
 
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