How to Secure a Rope Pulley System on a Bird Feeder

Many people enjoy bird watching. A simple way to invite more birds to your yard is to hang a bird feeder. The bird feeder's location and safety for the birds play an important role in how many birds come. One important location factor is the bird feeder's height. A bird feeder should be at least 4 feet above the ground. This can make filling the bird feeder a challenge. Attaching a pulley system to the bird feeder allows you to quickly lower and raise the bird feeder.

Use a rope pulley system to lower the bird feeder so you can fill it.

Step 1

Drill a 1/8-inch pilot hole through the center of the bird feeder's top if it does not have a metal hook. 

Step 2

Screw a small eye bolt into the pilot hole and hook the rope pulley system's clamp onto the eye bolt.  If the bird feeder has a metal hook, attach the clamp to this instead.

Step 3

Set a ladder underneath the area you are hanging the bird feeder.  Place an "S" hook over the tree branch.

Step 4

Hook the rope pulley system's second clamp onto the "S" hook.  Follow the manufacturer's directions on how to operate the pulley system.

Things You Will Need

  • Drill
  • Drill bit, 1/8-inch
  • Eye bolt
  • Ladder
  • "S" hook

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