Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Pest Control

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-06-2010, 01:31 PM   #16
Remodeling Contractor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 3,590
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


Quote:
Originally Posted by stuart45 View Post
It is indeed a thatched roof. Do you have any across the pond?
sure. the Mayans have them in the Yucatan

Bob Mariani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2010, 02:02 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Washington
Posts: 39
Rewards Points: 25
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Mariani View Post
sure. the Mayans have them in the Yucatan
They also have them in the nativity sets around Christmas time. Thatch roofs are definitely not common in the States, it's mostly shingles. And for the bird problem, I suggest putting a screen setup around your carport, kind of like a Florida room. Could be nice to sit out there and drink a beer in the summer, not having to worry about the 'squitos!

OH and if you do cage off the carport, I suggest buying something along the lines of a tiger, to sit in there, it will keep the birds from going to the car parked on the outside of the carport
lanemiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2010, 09:54 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


Quote:
Originally Posted by kawimudslinger View Post
a straw roof? People in the UK are really behind in times.
Yeah...thatch roofs that can last 80 years
Houses that have existed for hundreds of years
They really need to get with the times
Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2010, 10:01 PM   #19
Learning by Doing
 
Leah Frances's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Easton, Maryland
Posts: 3,156
Rewards Points: 2,000
Blog Entries: 7
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


Quote:
Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave View Post
Yeah...thatch roofs that can last 80 years
Houses that have existed for hundreds of years
They really need to get with the times



Yeah, I don't even try to explain to people why I'm not getting 'replacement' windows for our 200 year old house... They are 200 years old, people! They can be (and are being) maintained - and when well maintained work darn well. Try doing 'maintenance' on a 15 year old Anderson window.
__________________
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
Leah Frances is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 10:42 AM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Washington
Posts: 39
Rewards Points: 25
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


Old windows will start to, idk the correct word for it, droop? If you look at an old window from the side, it will take a vaguely triangular shape, where the bottom is thicker than the top. With age, glass starts to do this. Also, windows that old don't have the energy ratings that they do today. Sure you can't "maintain" them. But if a pane breaks, you can easily pull the broken one out and put in a new one.
lanemiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 03:37 PM   #21
Learning by Doing
 
Leah Frances's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Easton, Maryland
Posts: 3,156
Rewards Points: 2,000
Blog Entries: 7
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


Quote:
Originally Posted by lanemiller View Post
Old windows will start to, idk the correct word for it, droop? If you look at an old window from the side, it will take a vaguely triangular shape, where the bottom is thicker than the top. With age, glass starts to do this. Also, windows that old don't have the energy ratings that they do today. Sure you can't "maintain" them. But if a pane breaks, you can easily pull the broken one out and put in a new one.

Off topic but yes, glass is not solid but a supercooled liquid that 'flows' into a state that is thicker at the bottom. I've got some windows that need to be reglazed this summer and I'll put a micrometer to them and see how much distortion has occurred after 200 years. Of course, modern glass does this too, but I'm still betting that 200 years from now there won't be many 200 year old windows around to compare to - but my 400 year old ones might be....
__________________
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
Leah Frances is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 11:19 PM   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NOVA
Posts: 12
Rewards Points: 10
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


I got some damn birds going in and out of my side vent. I need a tall ladder to get them out and seal that hole. Any suggestion?
nick__45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 08:09 AM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Rewards Points: 500
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


Having the same problem with the cardinals and the side mirrors and windows. And their droppings! A few days ago, the window on my wife's car was down. I had to do a pretty good cleaning on the inside of the passenger sidedoor and seat!
They also fight, or whatever with the bumper.
Just a few min's ago, wife was watching one on her car. She siad it would peck or fight a little then crow like a rooster. I was like, "What?".
She said it would do its thing then do a chiroing routine. She finally said she thought it was having sex on here car with itself! LOL!
I used to cuss about cat paw prints on the cars along the door at the bottom of the windows and other places, but now I am concerned about the effects of bird droppings on the vehicles. Constantly having to clean it off.

If I had a garage to park in, I would definitely seal the ceiling. Years ago, my mother had a small carport built to parkher Caddy under. They used trusses. Needless to say, she got very little intended use out of the carport.

Last edited by boman47k; 05-01-2010 at 08:12 AM.
boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 08:19 AM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: central virginia mountains
Posts: 1,857
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

I'm going to shoot the birds if I can't


leah antique window glass has high resale value

__________________
The older I get the better I was
tpolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basement Coal Shoot Dom_Reno_Man Building & Construction 0 01-09-2010 02:15 PM
Weathervane (and how to keep birds at bay) proofer General DIY Discussions 1 07-18-2009 07:34 PM
Birds and Power Lines scott123 Electrical 5 07-09-2009 10:51 PM
Patching Lawn, Squirrels, Birds and Headache BigJimmy Landscaping & Lawn Care 7 06-20-2008 11:29 PM
Birds Mouth or Strong Tie? billinak Building & Construction 4 09-28-2007 11:18 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.