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by BumBee
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Thank you, I based this design using stock 1"x6" (3/4"x5-3/8") cedar lumber, planed down to a 1/2" thick. If you use the next size 8"x1"(3/4"x7-1/8"), or a combination of the two lumber sizes,you can make the rooms much larger without having too many board joints. You can use the stock thickness but...
by BumBee
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 41444

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Flyin-Lowe,
What is the cavity size of the T14? Width? Depth? and Height?
by BumBee
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins Roost-Stafford TX at the Fountains-2019 VIDEO
Replies: 1
Views: 6086

Purple Martins Roost-Stafford TX at the Fountains-2019 VIDEO

I took this video yesterday evening, there was another fellow with his family and friends. he told
me that he came from Pearland TX. I don't recall his name, so if you see this, chime in.

Got CRS...

Click on the link below to watch.V V V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxFrRJF848c
by BumBee
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicadee Interference
Replies: 41
Views: 27000

Re: Chicadee Interference

Gotham, I trap and shoot those little buggers. I use two PMCA repeating traps with modified entrances. I made the entrance big enough so those little buggers can get and stop the white wings doves and squirrels from getting in. The third trap is a home made nest box trap mounted on top of a 4 inch P...
by BumBee
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Stage 04
by BumBee
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Stage -03
by BumBee
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Stage 02
by BumBee
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

4 stages of the build
by BumBee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

RAMSMARTINS, I sure did and I miss them. Those sneaky hawks are still here and it looks like there here to stay. We have lots of white wing doves and are nesting in the giant trees in the neighborhood. In early summer they feast on the young white wings. I have seen these hawks taking squirrels and ...
by BumBee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Another possibility, 8 or 16 gourd rack. This would be a lot faster to make
than the 12 room wooden house.
by BumBee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

If the 12 rooms does not attract PMS, here is what possibly it will look like.
The gourds are 12 inches body diameter.

I will more likely add 4 gourds to start out with.

It is much easier to do renderings in the 3D world than cutting wood. This saves me a lot
of time in the shop.
by BumBee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

After looking into my posts weather it will take the load, here is what I've decided
to build 12 rooms instead of the 8 rooms.
by BumBee
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Hey Brad, Flyin-Lowe Your food for thoughts is most welcome. I think most of the subbies that comes around were hatch in those Red Barn looking PM houses. I see them come around late evenings early in the season and I see them not able to figure out how to get in my PM houses. They just takes off ne...
by BumBee
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Hey Brad,
Your food for thought is well appreciated. I will give this wooden house a shot first before I do
something else.

If nothing else, I will have a good time doing this, away from my daily grind.

Thanks again.
by BumBee
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Hey Brad, I have 24 individual rooms flyin now, 12 per pole. 12 rooms are 8"x12" and the other 12 rooms are 12"x6" per room. I drove around my neighborhood and I see those Red Barn looking PM houses and almost all of them have way more PMs in them. Five years ago my PM colony was down to two nesting...
by BumBee
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

randyM,
Thank you,
It looks good in the 3D world. It will depend on wood working skills how well
the build goes specially I will learning how to use a wood thickness planer.

Looking forward to the build and flyin two wood PM houses.
by BumBee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Flyin-Lowe,
Thank you for your suggestion. I like it, I think will built it.

I will use a tried and proven BumBee Tunnel Entrance I have used in my aluminum houses.
I added and extra porch for each room, I'm not sure if it will help. I raised the attic an inch,
It change the looks some.
by BumBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

PMH-8R-LS-02.JPG Flyin-Lowe Placing the entrance hole on the long side of the cavity would take a little more tinkering. This will also make the cavities a little more wet (not sure). I don't have to worry about hawks and owls opening the access door for their is no ledge on it. this idea of yours ...
by BumBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Flyin-Lowe, The room is 5"W, 6-1/2"T, 10"D. The nest tray is half an inch away from the back wall. The floor is 1/2 inch away from the back wall as well. This creates a vent all the way up to the attic. The entrance hole and the attic vent should create a natural air flow through for all of the room...
by BumBee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 15313

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Morgan,
The hawk/owl guard can be made to look a five sided box. Hang it up side down that allows
the PM to slide in/out of it when the PM house raised and lowered. If a bottom screen is needed,
this part has to be attached to the bottom pf the PM house.