Parts you'll need:
- A cap off of a spray can - like a paint can.
- Something to hang it with. I chose a piece of solid wire used for house wiring. 6" or so should be long enough. You can always cut it shorter if it's too long.
- Something to make a hole with, like an awl or drill bit. An 1/8" bit worked perfect for me.
- Something to seal around the wire to prevent leakage. I used a 3/8" glue dot available at craft stores.
- Two water bottle caps from 1/2 Litre bottles.
|(Glue Dot "seal" and bottom hook.)|
Make a hole in the center of each water bottle cap, and slide them down the wire on the inside of the spray can cap. Put the first water bottle cap with the open end down, and the second one on top of it, open side up. This will keep the spray can cap moat from tilting excessively.
|(View of water bottle caps in center of moat and upper end of wire.)|
Trim the wire to a suitable length and bend a hook in the bottom (feeder end), and an eye at the top - big enough to accommodate your hook/hanger or whatever your installation requires.
Hang the newly constructed moat on your mounting means, and hook your feeder onto the moat's bottom hook. Fill moat with water.
|Add water to the moat when you clean your feeder and change your nectar.|
The glue dot didn't last very long for me, so I tried another route. I got some E6000 adhesive and applied it inside and outside the cap where the wire went through. After a couple days (I was making sure), it was well set and I put it back in service. Seems to be working pretty well now.