Rehabbing some old Trios - need specs

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Rehabbing some old Trios - need specs

Postby Courtney-NC » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:15 pm

Hi all, I am going to be working with a retirement community, helping them to rehab some old Trios. I need to know what model they are so I can get the right replacement parts, if necessary. If one of these is indeed a M12K, is it possible to use them with a winch/cable or rope/pulley without putting them on a multipurpose pole? I really dislike telescoping poles. I'm not a trio expert, so I don't know how different they are from a MSS12, which I think uses a Rope/pulley but can be converted to a winch/cable, correct?

Please ID the model of these Trio houses if you can, from these photos I got from the center. I know they aren't the best photos... I plan to go out there tomorrow and will be taking more photos.

#1, MSS12 ?
https://flic.kr/p/NrLa8b

#2, M12K?
https://flic.kr/p/2auSd73

#3, M12K?
https://flic.kr/p/LPiEcv

Thanks :-)
-Courtney
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When I settled into my own home, I started my first colony with an original Trio Castle and Trio Grandpa. When I moved again, I did not put up any martin houses. Frustration with European Starlings in the Southeast US was overwhelming.
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Trio Houses

Postby 4th Gen Martin Fan » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:12 pm

Courtney,
You have correctly identified all three Trio houses from the pictures provided.
You are correct the MSS12 can easily be converted with a Trio Winch Conversion Kit available from the PMCA Shop.
The 2 M12Ks cannot be converted to winch/pulley system. But your idea of mounting them on Multipurpose Pole (3" pole and winch add on is available) is an excellent idea and is available through the PMCA Shop.
Mark.
Firm believer in Enlarged Compartments, SREHs, S&S Control, Pole Predator Guards, Owl/Hawk Guards, Mite/Parasite Control, Housing Insulation, and Vents for Compartment Cooling.
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Courtney-NC
Posts: 572
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:28 pm
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Martin Colony History: 2009-2015-Helped to manage Raleigh site, 36 cavities
2016- 33 pairs at Raleigh site, 1 pair at home site.
2017- 34 pairs at Raleigh site, 3 pairs + extra SYs at home site
2018- 33 pairs at Raleigh site, 5 pairs + extra SYs at home site

Re: Rehabbing some old Trios - need specs

Postby Courtney-NC » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:27 am

Thank you, Mark!
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Re: Rehabbing some old Trios - need specs

Postby Dave Reynolds » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:20 pm

I had fun this year.. i mounted two Trio’s on a 3 inch MPP pole, with winch..

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