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by BumBee
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another Year Full of HOPE
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Another Year Full of HOPE

None, so far. I have not seen any flying around in my area.
by BumBee
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet

The PVC Expanded Foam come in white and black. It does not matter for you can paint it
any color.

The pictures you see in my post are 3D computer models.
by BumBee
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Liquid Sprays for Mite Control
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Liquid Sprays for Mite Control

There is a product named ZEVO. They claim it is safe to use around people and pets.
Can be found at Home Depot where bug and insects killer are found.
by BumBee
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another Year Full of HOPE
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Another Year Full of HOPE

Thanks, The one on the left was built back in 2000, the one on the right is newer. At one time I had 18 pairs, because of the hawks in my neighborhood, It's been down to zero occupancy. Amazingly I don't see the starlings nor the sparrows. It's a little boring sitting behind my blind waiting for som...
by BumBee
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Another Year Full of HOPE
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Another Year Full of HOPE

I sent them up hoping for some residents.
by BumBee
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet

Endless options with this system. From 4 rooms (1 tier) to 16 rooms (4 tier). Build
them how you see fit.
by BumBee
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet

My X16RMS, this can be made to how big the floor space is, with out having to change
the size of the elevator.
by BumBee
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet

Here is my 12 room PM house. W20"xD20"xH22".
Room = W6-1/2"xD10-1/2"xH6-1/2"

This can be made to a 16 rooms by adding 6-1/2" to the height to three walls of the 3 room frame
and adding 6-1/6" to the height of the elevator.
by BumBee
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet

I think this material would be good for those who like the T14 Martin house. All is needed is a 2 inch square pole, the smallest winch that is available on the market. I am working on a look alike 3D model of the T14. This will be an easy build. all of the parts are rectangular in shape. The most d...
by BumBee
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet

I think this material would be good for those who like the T14 Martin house. All is needed is a 2 inch square pole, the smallest winch that is available on the market. I am working on a look alike 3D model of the T14. This will be an easy build. all of the parts are rectangular in shape. The most di...
by BumBee
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet

Dave, Thank you. Next time you are at Home Depot, Go where you can find small sheets of plexiglass. You can find 1/8" thick sheets of PVC Foam. They are not like the home insulation foam board. They are a lot more dense. I think its the same material used in those plastic moldings. I thought about u...
by BumBee
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet

DIY Purple Martin-made of PVC Foam Sheet Has anyone thought of using this material for making a Purple Martin House instead of solid sheet or wood laminate sheet? I've used this material for making feeding trays for my caged birds. it's ultra light weight I used PVC cement (glue) for all of the join...
by BumBee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 22745

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

Here is another .177 Spring air rifle similar to a Break Barrel. This is one is cocked
and loaded like a Break Barrel except it uses a separate coking lever, not the barrel.

This is a full size air rifle. Personally I like the Bull-pup size air rifle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCLqOGIoWCI
by BumBee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 22745

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

I live in a subdivision where neighbors are close by. This is where a .177 caliber air rifle shines specially if there large tree as backdrop for the shots. If and when you miss a shot, the 10 grain plus pellet will disappear and go no farther. It will go through a pine or cedar fence board though. ...
by BumBee
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 22745

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

Target peny size hole.JPG I've used a multi pump, break barrel and Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP). The multi pump air rifle was too inconsistent and losses power too soon. The break barrel was consistent enough to do the job. They are full size air rifle and have good balance. In my crowded hid out, i...
by BumBee
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gadget to use your Cell Phone: Film your birds
Replies: 6
Views: 4707

Gadget to use your Cell Phone: Film your birds

I think this gadget will be a useful tool to film your martins close up while sitting at a distance. For those that do not want to shoot even the dreaded Sparrows or own a pellet rifle, find a way to get a thing to mount a rifle scope to attach this gadget. https://www.side-shot.com https://www.yout...
by BumBee
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 41435

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

BumBee wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Flyin-Lowe,
Do you paint the inside of the PM housing you make? What color?

Would it be better to leave the inside not painted?

How do you vent each room?