Nylon Push Pins, where else to find them ?

Welcome to the internet's gathering place for Purple Martin enthusiasts
Post Reply
Anthony Neira
Posts: 1317
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 pm
Location: San Antonio /Texas
Martin Colony History: Started in 1992 From neighbors old 1950-60's colonies. Have 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 4 MPP Poles, 1 Heath Deluxe Gourd with Troyer Porch, 8 NatureLine Gourds with Troyer Porches, 5 Troyer Horizontals ,& 2 S&K 11" WITH Troyer Porches ready for 2019 Season !

I looked in the PMCA Shop & could not find the Nylon Push Pins ( that are made in the U.S.A) that are used on gourds & tunnels. Does anyone know where to find them ? :???: Thanks in advance, Anthony
PMCA Member, 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 1 Heath Deluxe Gourd with Troyer Porch, 8 NatureLine Gourds with Troyer Porches, 5 Troyer Horizontals + Tunnels, & 2 S&K Bo 11"s WITH Troyer Porches ! 4 MPPs, For 2019 Season !! :grin: Started in 1992 from Older '50-'60s Colonies.
Don Troha
Posts: 353
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:14 pm
Location: Texas/Houston

Do a web search for "auto panel retainers". No guarantees on where they are made.
These screw/rivet type retainers work better in my opinion for quickly swapping out a porch with a trap:
https://store.skmfg.com/House-Gourd-Sna ... nfo/PMDHS/ I found some of those locally at Lowes or Home Depot.
2020 - 16 pair, 70 fledged
2019 - 14 pair, 61 fledged
2018 - 15 pair, 63 fledged
2017 - 11 pair, 46 fledged
2016 - 5 pair, 22 fledged
2015 - 3 pair, 13 fledged
2014 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2013 - 3 pair, 12 fledged
2012 - 2 pair, 8 fledged
2011 - 1 pair, 2 fledged
BioJoe
Posts: 133
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:18 pm
Location: PA/Erie

Give us a call. We have some available. They're just not listed on the website.
PMCA Pres/CEO
Erie, PA
sssSMOKING
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:26 pm
Location: Verona / VA
Martin Colony History: >>>>>>>>
2020 > 20 pairs, 39 Fledged
2019 > 20 pairs, 92 Fledged
2018 > 15 pairs, 39 Fledged
2017 > 12 pairs, 43 Fledged
2016 > 9 nesting pairs, 25 Fledged
2015 > 5 nesting pairs, 23 Fledged
2014 > 4 nesting pairs, 15 Fledged
2013 > 4 nesting pairs, 15 fledged
2012 > Several Lookers

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
Low~n~Slow that's sssSmoking
sssSMOKING
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:26 pm
Location: Verona / VA
Martin Colony History: >>>>>>>>
2020 > 20 pairs, 39 Fledged
2019 > 20 pairs, 92 Fledged
2018 > 15 pairs, 39 Fledged
2017 > 12 pairs, 43 Fledged
2016 > 9 nesting pairs, 25 Fledged
2015 > 5 nesting pairs, 23 Fledged
2014 > 4 nesting pairs, 15 Fledged
2013 > 4 nesting pairs, 15 fledged
2012 > Several Lookers

I see the link did not go through.
PM sent to your email.
Richard
Low~n~Slow that's sssSmoking
bird fan
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 12:13 pm
Location: Wisconsin/Sheboygan Falls

most hardware stores carry them
Greg Z
Chris B
Posts: 379
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:10 pm
Location: AL/Toney

It looks like S&K have changed to nylon screws. I find the porches need re-riveting each year cause the porches droop as the rivets get worn. Maybe these screws will work better.

https://store.skmfg.com/House-Gourd-Sna ... nfo/PMDHS/
2014 8 gourds, 3 pairs nested. Ended w/ 24 total
2015 24 gourds, 22 nests. Lotsa birds!
2016 24 gourds and good activity.
2017 32 SREH gourds. Great activity.
2018 40 SREH gourds. Good finish despite big storm damage. No more dangling gourds.
2019 56+ SREH gourds, all on 3/8 rods. Birds did very well.
2020 56 SREH gourds.
Post Reply