8-Inch PVC Castle

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oneidalaker
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8-Inch PVC Castle

Postby oneidalaker » Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:07 pm

Some 10 years ago I remember seeing a homemade martin house made out of various length (e.g., 24" 18", 12") sections of 8-Inch PVC pipe topped with funnels which made the house resemble a castle. Each of the sections was bolted to an inner 3-4 inch PVC sleeve which rode up and down a 2-inch steel pipe via a pulley system. I am thinking of building one of these houses for next season and was wondering if any of you forum posters have/had such a house and if so how the martins took to it.

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8" pvc castle

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:10 pm

I talked to a landlord here in Decatur that took the 8" pvc and cut a slot that a piece of sheet metal would slide into for the floor of each cavity. Clean out is a snap just pull out the metal sheets, attaching 3 or 4 to a smaller slide member should be easy.

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Postby Guest » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:34 pm


oneidalaker
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thanks

Postby oneidalaker » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:58 am

Thanks for the website. I'll let you know next year how the house turns out.


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