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Hummingbird Feeder Heater
12/8/2013 Joseph V Higbee

Hummingbird Feeder Heater

Spanaway, Washington

Here is the build description:
Cut both ends from a large fruit (or tomato) juice can.
Bend some two pieces of wire with a hook on one end and a loop on the other
Make the wires so the can will hang about 1/2 below bottom of feeder and pop rivet in place
Using a clamp light (such as the one in the link below) notch and bend the upper part of shade to fit inside can
Pop rivet in place so the off/on switch on socket is just inside the bottom of the can
(I had to pinch the shade slightly to get it to hold onto socket firmly)
Wrap in reflective insulation such as shown in link below
Use nothing bigger than a forty watt bulb or it will melt the feeder bottom
Clamp Light link
Insulation link

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
1/80s f/5.6 at 37.3mm iso320 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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