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by Mark Scott
Sun May 24, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Brake Winch
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Brake Winch

What is the best brake winch on the market. I have tried several, they are either hard to crank or jerk bad.Have the Super System 24 with 24 gourds on it
by Mark Scott
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Freezing Crickets
Replies: 1
Views: 2641

Freezing Crickets

When do you order your crickets and who from? What size do you order? Do you freeze them as soon as you get them and the best way to unthaw them before putting on the bed and breakfast tray for bad weather. Thanks
by Mark Scott
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird netting
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Bird netting

flyin-lowe wrote:I typed in 1/2 inch bird netting in Amazon and several came up. Not sure if we are allowed to post links here so I won't. But they have it......
yes, but not paying the $100-$200 for that big roll.
by Mark Scott
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird netting
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Bird netting

Does anybody know where you can find 1/2” x 1/2” bird netting? I can find 3/4” x 3/4” but not the 1/2” x 1/2”. Local stores & Amazon does not have it.
by Mark Scott
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Re: Camera

yes, thanks
by Mark Scott
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Re: Camera

Hope so, I hate it when working 12 hours day shift and thinking what is going on at my setup. I can check my phone at work and know.
by Mark Scott
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Camera

Has anybody used a outdoor camera showing their Martin gourd rack and able to view it on their cell phone. I work 12 hour days and nights and heard it was possible to view your setup using a camera and your cell phone. If so, is there a service for this or just the cost of a outdoor camera? Are the ...
by Mark Scott
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bird Magnet
Replies: 0
Views: 1752

Bird Magnet

I bought a song magnet last fall and I cut a supergourd in half, mounted the bird magnet inside, used lexel to glue it back together, ran the power cord thru elbow vent. I mounted a decoy on perch in front of hole so a purple martin can't get in but it will think a Martin is inside. That will be on ...
by Mark Scott
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree Swallow gourds
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Tree Swallow gourds

I have heard both ways, is it best to point tree swallow gourd towards the Purple Martin rack or opposite. I've heard it's best to point towards to protect your rack from other tree swallows and opposite so trees won't see your investigating martins. What do the experts say? Had one pair that raised...
by Mark Scott
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tri Flow
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Tri Flow

Has anyone used the Tri Flow teflon spray on their aluminum poles to help when lowering and raising the rack. I read a while back in forum it helped. I was wandering if it left the pole sticky and would cause nats, bugs and dirt to stick to it?
by Mark Scott
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Off Season Purple Martin Projects
Replies: 32
Views: 5391

Re: Off Season Purple Martin Projects

Does the tri flow spray leave a sticky residue that nata and bugs will stick to it?
by Mark Scott
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winch
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Winch

Landlords with predator guards, do you mount your winch below the guard (1 foot off the ground) or above the guard? Pros and cons either way? I have been taking the guard off everytime I lower the rack with the winch below the guard but affraid if above the guard I wont be able to lower the rack low...
by Mark Scott
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout-Arrival Study - current status
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: Scout-Arrival Study - current status

I have a I-Phone 5, when I click on the colored map, nothing but purple dots and no locations, when I click on Florida on the white map, Missouri always comes up??
by Mark Scott
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas from Archer Lodge NC
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Merry Christmas from Archer Lodge NC

Looking good Debbie!! I usually put a star on mine, but this Fall I took down my whole rack system and brought in basement. Greased, two coats of wax and leaving in basement til March 1st. Hoping for a break out year. Hoping Barney and Clyde will bring back lots of friends.
by Mark Scott
Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: brake winch maintenance
Replies: 16
Views: 6632

Fulton K650

John, I took the Super System 3" aluminum pole down for the winter and brought into basement. I ordered the Fulton K650 winch, and replaced the brake winch. My Question? I have two poles laying side by side, one with DL brake winch and one with Fulton K650, the DL turns clockwise and counter clockwi...
by Mark Scott
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: brake winch maintenance
Replies: 16
Views: 6632

Ray, I'm having the same problem with my brake winch, especially when lowering. It jerks bad. Can you give me more information on the winch you have? I will be getting two. Thanks for your help.
by Mark Scott
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: brake winch maintenance
Replies: 16
Views: 6632

brake winch maintenance

does anybody have advice for the yearly maintenance on brake winches, I have 2 and need to know to use oil or grease and where? a picture would be a big help.Thanks
by Mark Scott
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Color nest camera
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Color nest camera

Has anybody bought the PMCA color nest camera? Im planning on putting it inside the inspection top. Has anybody done this and how is the picture inside of a gourd and does it bother the birds? Hard to hook up? Any info would be helpful before I order it.
by Mark Scott
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Suppose to be hatch day
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Suppose to be hatch day

I have a ASY pair that layed 3 eggs 16 days ago, did a nest check today and found the 3 eggs burried under about 1" of green leaves. No way the female could incubate those eggs. The pair continue to guard the gourd and she stays in gourd like she is incubating. Could something be wrong with those eg...
by Mark Scott
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Browning Trail Camera
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Trail Camera

Yes, thanks Kathy