Replacement Tube for the Yankee Flipper®, Dipper, Tipper, and Whipper Sunflower/ Mixed Seed Feeders (YF30-55)

$25.00

Replacement Tube for the Yankee Flipper®, Dipper, Tipper, and Whipper Sunflower/ Mixed Seed Feeders (YF30-55)

Rated 3.71 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$25.00

SKU: YF30-55

Has the tube on your Yankee Family Bird Feeder seen better days or had an unfortunate accident? This replacement tube is constructed of the same quality UV stabilized polycarbonate to bring you many more years of feeding wild birds.

TO INSTALL: Simply remove the hardware from your feeder and install this new tube using the included instructions or our downloadable digital version here.

THIS TUBE IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING FEEDER MODELS:

Please! For the sake of the birds, keep your feeder clean! Dirty feeders spread disease. Soak all parts in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Use a Droll Yankees Bird Feeder Brush to brush away grime inside the tube.

Weight 0.56875 lbs
Dimensions 17.25 x 4.75 in
Compatible Models

Yankee Flipper (YF), Yankee Whipper (YCPW-180), Yankee Dipper (YCPD-90), and Yankee Tipper (YCPT-360)

Feeder Type

Sunflower Seeds

Construction

UV stabilized polycarbonate

7 reviews for Replacement Tube for the Yankee Flipper®, Dipper, Tipper, and Whipper Sunflower/ Mixed Seed Feeders (YF30-55)

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    James pearce

    The feeder is “not” squirrel proof so I disagree with advertised expectation and after only a year the tube cracked around the screws where the tube attaches to the base. I plan to buy a tube for $25.00 and shipping, but will look for another brand for our next feeder.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello James,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry that you are experiencing cracking on the tube. Based on your review, it sounds as if there could be a manufacturing error with your feeder. Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am – 4:30pm (Mon-Thurs) & 7:30am – 2pm (Fri) EST.

      I am also sorry that you’re having no success at all deterring squirrels from your feeders. Squirrels are so clever and relentless and it seems sometimes that they’re smarter than most other animals. One of the biggest challenges to feeding wild birds—our own challenge too—is deterring squirrels. We work on a daily basis to create quality products and cultivate good advice that will help us all win this fight.

      I can completely sympathize with your squirrel frustration. My goal is to help restore your faith in our products by offering you some squirrel-proof advice. The key to successfully keeping a feeder squirrel-proof is its placement. Squirrels are agile and are able to jump up to 8ft horizontally and 4ft vertically. For this reason, we recommend that feeders be placed 8ft away from any structures that they can climb on, so that they do not reach across to access the feeding holes. It can be helpful to trim back and prune any nearby bushes or branches within 12ft of a feeder. We also recommend that feeders be placed higher than 4ft off the ground, preventing the squirrels from jumping and grabbing onto the bottom. If you are using a hook or pole, we recommend that the hook have at least a 16in distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole will also help to ensure squirrel-proofing success.

      If you make sure to properly place any of our squirrel-proof feeders, I am confident that you will start having success in deterring the squirrels. We hope this helps you get back to feeding birds and thwarting squirrels!

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    James Holloway

    Squirrels sit on top of feeder and chew hole in plastic tube.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello James,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Our warranty covers defective parts and squirrel damage (For more warranty information, please visit our website with this link: http://drollyankees.com/lifetime-warranty/ ). Would you be able to send a picture of the damage to drollbird@drollyankees.com? Please also include your Name, Address, and Phone Number for shipping purposes, so that if it’s covered we can send you replacement part(s) free of charge.
      If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). We look forward to helping you get back to feeding the birds!

  3. Rated 2 out of 5

    Tamyra

    I second the comment above that the tube cracks where screwed into the base. I have contacted customer service, as you suggest as a remedy, but was told that I have to pay $25 plus S&H for the replacement. It was not me that overtightened the screws. I’m very disappointed in your response.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank Borum

    Took around 8 years for my acrylic tube to start cracking a little around the screws. That’s in the Florida sun and saving many dollars of bird feed. Maybe our squirrels are stupid….but all they do is gnaw the aluminum top and give up. Gladly ordering a replacement tube for more years of “squirrel wars”. Thanks for a great product.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aaron Foster

    I have had both the whopper and flipper for about 13 years. In the N GA I have many squirrels who work hard every day trying to get the seeds. Both repel them most efficiently. The tops have teeth marks all the way around but doing their jobs. In the last year cracks around the screws of the sleeves have developed but still work fine. I hang mine on 30 inch arms. The squirrels ease out to the tops and set on the tops thinking how to get in. It is a funny site to watch them begin to stretch down realize they are about to fall off and scramble to get back to the top. They then realize that dining on seeds on the ground is much easier. A few years ago the clips holding the motor part in broke and they were promptly replaced. Both a great products. Raccoons want the seed so I ordered custom made trap and trapped and relocated 11 last year.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charlie

    Good feeder, but the tube didn’t survive a bear attack. Just another springtime in Maine.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Charlie,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Having bears at your feeders can ultimately be dangerous if not addressed before the bears become accustomed to a regular meal. I like to refer to this article when trying to answer this question. I would recommend reading that article to see if there is a way to help your particular issue. Some highlights from the article are:

      Alternative Foods: Bears are most attracted to suet and seed feeders, but will also sip at leaking nectar feeders or tray feeders where fruit is offered. Instead of offering these treats to backyard birds, offer bitter-tasting safflower seed and plant natural sources of food such as seed-bearing flowers, berry-producing bushes or flowers for hummingbirds.

      Eliminate Other Foods: Bears wandering into backyards for birdseed may find other easy foods that tempt them to stay. Remove outdoor pet foods, keep trash secure, tend compost piles properly to eliminate odors and speed decomposition, and keep barbecue grills clean so there are no other smells or foods that could lure bears.

      Lights On: Install motion sensor-operated lights of the highest safe wattage aimed at the bird feeders. Bears will trigger the lights when they approach and will not like the disruption to their vision. Most bears will then head for darker areas away from the feeders where they feel more secure.

      I hope this information helps you! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST).

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Schiller

    Our feeder is on a shepherd hook. The squirrels would climb it easily and perch on top. Vaseline on the shaft solved the problem! After the first BEAR attack, I found the feeder 25 yards away, neatly dis-assembled in 3 pieces. I simply re-assembled it, patched the tooth punctures with duct tape, and re-hung It! The second attack we were not so lucky. The tube is damaged beyond repair so I will be ordering another one. Oddly, once again I found it in three pieces. Bear #1 must have told bear#2 how to un-screw the bottom and un-hook the top. But #2 wasn’t as careful with the column. Two BEAR attacks in 5 years, I think our Whipper has served us well and surpassed expectations.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello James,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Having bears at your feeders can ultimately be dangerous if not addressed before the bears become accustomed to a regular meal. I like to refer to this article when trying to answer this question. I would recommend reading that article to see if there is a way to help your particular issue. Some highlights from the article are:

      Mount Feeders Properly: Bears will climb poles to reach feeders or may lean on poles to knock feeders down. A sturdy metal pole with the feeder 10-12 feet high is best to discourage bears, but the pole should be secure enough in the ground that it cannot be knocked over or easily uprooted.

      Alternative Foods: Bears are most attracted to suet and seed feeders, but will also sip at leaking nectar feeders or tray feeders where fruit is offered. Instead of offering these treats to backyard birds, offer bitter-tasting safflower seed and plant natural sources of food such as seed-bearing flowers, berry-producing bushes or flowers for hummingbirds.

      Eliminate Other Foods: Bears wandering into backyards for birdseed may find other easy foods that tempt them to stay. Remove outdoor pet foods, keep trash secure, tend compost piles properly to eliminate odors and speed decomposition, and keep barbecue grills clean so there are no other smells or foods that could lure bears.

      Lights On: Install motion sensor-operated lights of the highest safe wattage aimed at the bird feeders. Bears will trigger the lights when they approach and will not like the disruption to their vision. Most bears will then head for darker areas away from the feeders where they feel more secure.

      I hope this information helps you! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST).

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