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 3.20 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 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:
Yankee Flipper (YF), Yankee Whipper (YCPW-180), Yankee Dipper (YCPD-90), and Yankee Tipper (YCPT-360)

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

5 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.

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