Hang Feeder from a Long String?

eigdeh(z6 NJ)July 13, 2009

Has anyone hung a feeder from a long string? My house is a ranch and I just hung a Droll Yankee lf-3 feeder from the gutter so it hangs down in front of a window. The gutter is 10 feet from the ground and the feeder is about 2 feet from the window. The string is about 5 feet long.

Reason I ask is that I am wondering if the feeder will act like a pendulum in windy conditions and end up breaking the glass in the window. Anyone have any experience with a feeder hanging from a long string?

Thanks!

Ken

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hummersteve

Ken

Im not sure about breaking a window but Im sure it would do a lot of swinging. Im going to show you what I have on my window, got it at walmart or you could find an extender S type you could hang from your gutter. These are just suggestions.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2009 at 7:56PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

I bought a length of copper wire (16 ga. I think) and fashioned it into a long S hook to hang my feeders rather than using string. You can get any length that you want cut at any home improvement store. They look nice too.

Penny

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 10:15AM
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mimidi(z8)

I have used string or cord. I have most of my feeders hung from small chain that I bought at Wal-Mart. I just buy the chain and cut the length I need. I am looking at one now that hangs down at least three feet from the top of my front porch. I have never had any problem with it swinging. I will say I take it down when a hurricane is predicted to come though.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 2:22PM
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eigdeh(z6 NJ)

Wow Steve... looks like I have to visit Walmart!

Great idea about the cooper wire Penny! I will give it a shot.

mimidi, it is good to know they will not swing in normal weather!

Thanks everyone!

Ken

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 8:47PM
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