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by Gun
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Here you go. He showed up Monday. Found a mate Thursday. Only been here twice today. Will see
by Gun
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New House visitor!
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: New House visitor!

Update: Late This morning he showed up w a mate. An added bonus was that I caught the female sparrow in a trap that was giving the male grief all week. She’s been disposed of an the male hasn’t been seen. So about 9:30 this morning the Martin shows up w his new gal. They’ve been in and out all day. ...
by Gun
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New House visitor!
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: New House visitor!

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by Gun
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New House visitor!
Replies: 2
Views: 175

New House visitor!

Those that followed my build a long this past winter may be interested to see the house up and in action. I had planned to donate it the Camrose Martin Festival for a raffle. Then Covid struck. We found a nice acreage to rent a 20 min walk from the world famous trout stream, Bow River. I new of some...
by Gun
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

That looks really nice Fuzz! I may have to try that. Are the compartments accessible somehow on that house?
by Gun
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Fuzz
It will get a piece of roll roofing or similar.
by Gun
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

The house rides up and down thru a hole in the middle. The star attaches to the top of the pole and acts as a stop besides a perch. It’s a 4x4 pole slotted at the top w a pin for a 3 1/4” pulley that the cable sits in. The cable attaches to the bottom of the house around the pulley and to a winch ab...
by Gun
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Finish product. Thanks for looking
by Gun
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Caulking corners and a bit of reinforcement tape.
by Gun
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Template for installing nest perch.
by Gun
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

House is pretty much finished. A few touch ups to paint.
Building nest boxes w scraps. Glue on edges and 5/8”x19ga brads I had on hand.
by Gun
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Star assembled. Perches aren’t as long as Bob recommends but it’s what I had left from last build.
by Gun
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

I’ve cut the holes in the same shape and size of Bob’s SREH plates. Give or take a bit from my shaky cutting skills. Just saving a few $$ on construction. Never had a problem w starlings on our colony.
This one is getting donated for raffle hopefully.
by Gun
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Thanks Dave The porches are close to 3/8” from bottom of hole. That’s the recommended height from Bob’s instructions. I have seen Martins dive right into the holes once used to their nest box. I notice those troyer entrances on ur cedar house look lower. I guess I could put a shim under the hole as ...
by Gun
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Been busy last few days w a sick wife and puppy shopping.
Installing doors.
by Gun
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Attaching trim.
by Gun
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Hi Curtis. Greetings from Turner Valley. Really missing our colony. Hoping to get back there in the next few years.
by Gun
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

While paint is drying, getting some of the other items going. Cutting the star.
by Gun
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Fitting trim on roof edge
by Gun
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin House build along
Replies: 54
Views: 10085

Re: Martin House build along

Attaching porches to doors