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by sssSMOKING
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Does Offering Different Types Of Cavities Help Attract Martins ?
Replies: 11
Views: 5929

Re: Does Offering Different Types Of Cavities Help Attract Martins ?

From my own experience this is what I had to do. I had a beautiful 16 compartment house my brother-in law made me. It was up for 2 years and martins would just fly around it but nothing else. People say and I agree with them that martins don't like new. They like for your houses to look used and old...
by sssSMOKING
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY winch system?
Replies: 21
Views: 9519

Ground Sleeve

This is what I have and has worked well for 5 + years. This is a great way to add a ground sleeve for a round pole. I would highly recommend schedule 80 for your main steel pole if you go this way, they do come in 21 foot sections. Here is the link and path for "Ground Socket". http://www.chuckspurp...
by sssSMOKING
Sun May 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Entire clutch did not hatch
Replies: 17
Views: 6865

Re: Entire clutch did not hatch

Yes it happened to me. She remained on the nest for 3+ extra weeks . The male stayed there and was busy bringing leaves in. I had a camera in the gourd so I could see everything going on. Finally one day the female was gone. She never came back, the male stayed around any left with the other martins...
by sssSMOKING
Sun May 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Opinions on my setup
Replies: 26
Views: 9515

Re: Opinions on my setup

I think what you have looks great. Maybe too new, Martins like old and used. I will say when I was having problems have Martins come to my new PM houses here is what I did. I drove around and looked to see what my closest neighbors (with Martins) were using for housing. In my area they were using Su...
by sssSMOKING
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nest cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

Re: Nest cameras

I have a camera in my Super Gourd under my 16 compartment house.
This is how I security the cable at the house.
by sssSMOKING
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 37016

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

It has been sow long since I bought the brake winch that I use for my current T-14. It is a Dutton-Laison and has worked fine for many years. I see they have 600 lbs, 800, 1200, 2500. I know the T14 will weigh less then 150 pounds or so, but for some reason I was thinking it was recommended to get ...
by sssSMOKING
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: nest trays
Replies: 9
Views: 1811

Re: nest trays

Martins took right to my nest trays. Last year was the first year, I added more for this year. Makes nest cleaning much easier.
Richard
by sssSMOKING
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Stacked Gourds
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Stacked Gourds

For posting photos give this a try.
http://www.purplemartin.org/forum/viewt ... =2&t=32984
Richard
by sssSMOKING
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Suggestions? Cleaning stained PVC gourds
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Suggestions? Cleaning stained PVC gourds

Give Mr Clean Magic Eraser a try.
They are amazing!!!!!!
by sssSMOKING
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Off season projects Venting gourds.
Replies: 14
Views: 7256

Re: Off season projects Venting gourds.

About half of my gourds had venting pvc ell's on them, at the end of this year I took the rest and added ell's. It has to help and the cost is minimum, takes a little time but not bad. Anything to keep the babies a little cooler is a plus!
Richard
by sssSMOKING
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nylon Push Pins, where else to find them ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4810

Re: Nylon Push Pins, where else to find them ?

I see the link did not go through.
PM sent to your email.
Richard
by sssSMOKING
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Nylon Push Pins, where else to find them ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4810

Re: Nylon Push Pins, where else to find them ?

https://link not allowed.com/nylon-pus ... 8f5vuuug37

I saw these two weeks ago when I was looking for gourds. Are these the Push Pins you are looking for?
Let me know if you are not able to open link.
Richard
by sssSMOKING
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fulton Winch
Replies: 12
Views: 4126

Re: Fulton Winch

TheSmiths, thanks for the info. I'm like you, I would either forget the drill or the battery would run out during checks. I have 6 poles with houses and gourds I manage. Yes, I could put the handle back on but it would be terribly slow and not fun. I've got enough stuff I haul out to the colony alr...
by sssSMOKING
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banding Martins, how to find someone
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: Banding Martins, how to find someone

Thanks Spiderman,
Hate to hear that, i would think there would be more people.
I will check with the Game Commission and see what they say.
Thank you for your reply.
Richard
by sssSMOKING
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Banding Martins, how to find someone
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Banding Martins, how to find someone

How do I find someone to band my fledgling for next year? I live close to Harrisonburg VA.
Any thoughts or comments?
Thanks Richard
by sssSMOKING
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fulton Winch
Replies: 12
Views: 4126

Dutton-Lainson, Winch

This is what I use. I am lifting about 200# this is a 2000# winch. Go to. https://www.dutton-lainson.com/proddetail.php?prod=11001 Product ID: 11001 WG2000 w/HEX drive, bronze Cable capacities: 7/32 in (up to 82 ft)... 1/4 in (up to 59 ft)... 9/32 in (up to 49 ft). Special reel required for 9/32 cab...
by sssSMOKING
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Video of my chalet site from the air
Replies: 14
Views: 4271

My experience, How to attract Purple Martins

First of all what a great looking set up you have and I know you have a tremendous amount of time and money invested in your set up. From my own experience this is what I had to do. I had a beautiful 16 compartment house my brother-in law made me. It was up for 2 years and martins would just fly aro...
by sssSMOKING
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trying again to post a pic
Replies: 5
Views: 1710

Re: Trying again to post a pic

https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/view ... 81#p267881

This has worked for me hope it helps you.
Like your set up. Looks Great!!
I have a Chuck Abare 16 compartment house. Finally had 4 pair fledged babies from Chucks house.

Richard
by sssSMOKING
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY IN VA /THIS SATURDAY; 23JUN
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY IN VA /THIS SATURDAY; 23JUN

Is this event on for today? Web site does not say it's canceled.
Anyone with info please reply.
Thanks
Richard