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by Hanaho01
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T-14 Contruction Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: T-14 Contruction Questions

Nice......are those the S&k tunnels. Actually since my first try at martins thinking I may only build the 2 - 3 room units and add gourds...save weight seeing mostly gourd setups close to me. Went to Amish area today one family had a T-18 setup
by Hanaho01
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: T-14 Contruction Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 161

T-14 Contruction Questions

1. Looking over plans for T-14. Am thinking i might use either a troyer or S&k tunnel vs hole.. Not having either in hand was wondering about the setup for the tunnel. Would I still use the same hole layout as noted in the plans just drilling a 3 in hole vs a 2 in? 2. Has anyone done a mod to the pl...
by Hanaho01
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Closing our site
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Closing our site

A loss for you and the martins, sorry to hear
by Hanaho01
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another question on housing
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Another question on housing

Interesting Dave. 16 ft is what is available around here
by Hanaho01
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another question on housing
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Another question on housing

Wow, knew t14 would be heavy. My t14 plan book just arrive yesterday so have been looking through it. Cedar suite is nice but it think I would mod to make the nest boxes just a little bigger. I like the idea of the slide out nest insert to make nest changes easier and faster. I do have some clear pi...
by Hanaho01
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another question on housing
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Another question on housing

Have been looking over plans for cedar suite and t-14 housing. Being as this will be first year of trying to attract martins I thought I might offer them a choice of housing. If I built either one I would modify the entry and use Troyer tunnels. I would then hang Troyer gourds under the the wood hou...
by Hanaho01
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Questions about my location
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Questions about my location

Thanks for the input. Going to give it a try. Going to talk with neighbor about putting starling excluders on his house. BuildIng a hosp trap and a starling trap. Should keep me busy this winter.
by Hanaho01
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Questions about my location
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Questions about my location

thumbnail1.jpg well image came out larger then expected. Before i move forward wanted input on my location to get thoughts on if i should put up martin gourds. Understand from neighbor their was an active colony at one time in neighbors house behind me several years ago. Tree grew up next to martin...
by Hanaho01
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Timer planning for Spring 21
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: First Timer planning for Spring 21

Thanks for all the input. The Troyer pole system does seem like the way to go. I even like the troyer gourds being they are one piece construction. Now I just have to convince the wife To let me spend the extra money. My plan is to have something ready to go by January .
by Hanaho01
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Timer planning for Spring 21
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: First Timer planning for Spring 21

May have found solution to pole. Was thinking last night about building my own pole and lowering device Found this plan this morning https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/Documents/plan7.pdf Think this way to go. All I need is 4x4. I know I can get 16 ft pole. Would still leave about 13 ft abo...
by Hanaho01
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Timer planning for Spring 21
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: First Timer planning for Spring 21

Wow very nice.
by Hanaho01
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Timer planning for Spring 21
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: First Timer planning for Spring 21

Thanks for info.....will look to get stronger pole. Straight line winds of 50-60 mph not unusually fronting a thunderstorm. I do have a tri pole setup for bat house that has held up well, but it is a chore to lift the pole with box on top
by Hanaho01
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Timer planning for Spring 21
Replies: 14
Views: 665

First Timer planning for Spring 21

First would like to say hey from middle Tennessee as this is first post. Planning on putting up my first Martin housing for next spring and had a question(s). Have been reading questions and information on this forum and just finished Stokes Martin book to have some background knowledge. limited as ...