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Offline cinch123

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Sealing the inside of a top feeder
« on: August 10, 2012, 02:48:47 PM »
I am going to build a couple top feeders from the plans on the site. Those of you who have built them: What did you seal the inside with, if anything, and how have they performed, leak-wise?

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Re: Sealing the inside of a top feeder
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 06:01:03 PM »
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Re: Sealing the inside of a top feeder
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 11:50:08 PM »
I've built a few. I use Gorilla glue on all the joints and two coats of polyurethane to seal the wood. One feeder is three years old and has not leaked a drop.

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Re: Sealing the inside of a top feeder
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 11:13:00 AM »
Deck screws & tightbond 3 for the joints.  Beeswax & paraffin for the entire inside.  Including the floating grates.  
(hint) stick a galvanized finishing nail in each grate; if you make that kind.  Use it as a handle when you're wearing gloves

My neighbor bought a wooden one that got moldy inside very quickly.  The black-green mold that gets into the wood. I painted the inside of mine with the hot wax mix.  Not just where the syrup is in contact with the wood but everywhere inside.  Year and a half later no mold and it looks like new.  Nicest thing is it can be rinsed when it gets dirty.

No leaks
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Re: Sealing the inside of a top feeder
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 01:37:50 AM »
I also coated the inside of mine with paraffin wax.  Works great, although a little slow without a dip box.

 

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