Advice needed on what to order

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BillieJR
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Location: Monroe, WI

I have 4 Troyer vertical gourds with round holes on the tunnel. What do I order to replace these with SR holes? Would it be the same item as for the Troyer horizontals? I can find that easy enough - but I can't see what I need to order for the veritcals. Thanks!
Billie from south central Wisconsin
MartinBoy14012
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Location: Barker,NY

I would assume that Troyer's tunnels fit both their horizontal and vertical gourds. It only makes sense from a manufacturing standpoint. The part number for the Conley ll tunnel is TTC. You may want to call Troyer at 800.872.0103 to confirm
flyin-lowe
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Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

If it were me I would just order some crescent SREH plastic plates and adhere them over the factory entrance plate. Then from here on out just order gourds with SREH. I used these plates on the first T14 I built close to 15 years ago and they are still in use. I used them again on the one I built last year. You will just have to cut your existing hole out to make sure the SREH is not obstructed anywhere.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
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BillieJR
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Thanks MartinBoy and elyin-lowe........I appreciate your advice.

So - how did you attach the plates to the factory entrance plate? With screws or glue?

Thanks again!

Billie
Billie from south central Wisconsin
flyin-lowe
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I attached mine to the T14 with screws. I would assume plastic on plastic if you scuffed both surfaces a decent glue or epoxy would bond them permanently.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.
Brad Biddle
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Location: Marshall County AL

BillieJR wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Thanks MartinBoy and elyin-lowe........I appreciate your advice.

So - how did you attach the plates to the factory entrance plate? With screws or glue?

Thanks again!

Billie
Aluminum pop rivets are the best way of attaching an entrance plate to your existing tunnels. It's very hard to find an adhesive that bonds well to the PE plastic that they tunnels are made from. Pop rivets work great.
Martin landlord since 2003. Currently offering 132 plastic gourds with tunnels and all SREH.
BillieJR
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Billie from south central Wisconsin
Brad Biddle
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BillieJR wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:15 am
Would these work or no: https://www.purplemartin.org/shop/produ ... er-gourds/
Likely so
Martin landlord since 2003. Currently offering 132 plastic gourds with tunnels and all SREH.
BillieJR
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Location: Monroe, WI

Thanks
Billie from south central Wisconsin
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