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Posted June 23, 2012 - 09:06 PM

We had the same problem when we were in N.C., the forest service had dumped millions of those things to kill out another bug that is eating and killing the pine trees in the mountains. Joey would fill up a vacuum bag nearly everyday when it turned cold outside, I don't know how they got in, but there were thousands of them in our house. Like to have never got rid of them. Leave it our Gov. to help us out thinking they know better then Mother Nature..

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Likely our ladybugs migrated from your area. I knew they were released years ago in another state, I didn't know which state, then slowly they made their way to KY. We would also have to vacuum them up inside, but this last fall they were very few, most likely due to me tightening the lower half of my house.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 04:22 AM

Looking good, Daniel! Lady bugs are good for garden pests, sounds like you have enough to take care of yours around!

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 06:08 AM

Daniel, I hope you've solved the "J" issue surrounding the Octagon-It could be challenge. Is a J build-in to the factory window frame? I hate "J"-its evil-not only getting the 135 degree angles cut but where to cut and install without it leaking is a puzzler-

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 06:23 AM

I have had good luck using this to seal situations like yours:
http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?BrandID=192&SubcatID=27

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 08:28 AM

Daniel, I hope you've solved the "J" issue surrounding the Octagon-It could be challenge. Is a J build-in to the factory window frame? I hate "J"-its evil-not only getting the 135 degree angles cut but where to cut and install without it leaking is a puzzler-


No, the window does not have anything built in for a J-channel...just a wood frame with a lamination on the exterior. Yes, it's gonna be fun.

I have had good luck using this to seal situations like yours:
http://www.dap.com/p...192&SubcatID=27


Kenny, something like that will definitely come into play. The good thing is I have the foam & stuff under the J-channel which will prevent any possible leaks from getting into the wood underneath. It can run on down between the siding & foam, then simply drip to the ground....hopefully.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 11:43 AM

We had the same problem when we were in N.C., the forest service had dumped millions of those things to kill out another bug that is eating and killing the pine trees in the mountains. Joey would fill up a vacuum bag nearly everyday when it turned cold outside, I don't know how they got in, but there were thousands of them in our house. Like to have never got rid of them. Leave it our Gov. to help us out thinking they know better then Mother Nature..


Sounds like multiflora rose up here. Advertised as a living fence, it's a real nuisance.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Sounds like multiflora rose up here. Advertised as a living fence, it's a real nuisance.


Or Kudzu in the south!

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 01:07 PM

Well, I just finished J-channel on all but the top side of the large windows, and even finished J-channel around one of the octagonal windows, and it wasn't bad at all! I had myself scared to do it, but I did ok. Not pro, but ok.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 01:19 PM

Hey Brian (TD&H), pretty darned hot here, but even hotter your way. Maybe flexible J-channel glued to our foreheads would keep the sweat out of our eyes. This bandana gets soaked in a hurry!
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 01:24 PM

Daniel, That "J" turned out very nicely. I can do anything you put your mind to my Friend. Coming along very nicely. :thumbs:
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 01:28 PM

Sounds like multiflora rose up here. Advertised as a living fence, it's a real nuisance.

Or Kudzu in the south!


Kudzu is a destroyer of anything in it's path. Thousands of acres have been lost to this stuff. The beetles were brought in to get rid of another problem, some other small bug that I can't remember the name of, it was killing the pine trees.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 01:38 PM

Awesome J-channel work, Daniel. Got another side line if needed!

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 01:44 PM

The beetles were brought in to get rid of another problem, some other small bug that I can't remember the name of, it was killing the pine trees.


I think they are commonly referred to as simply "Pine Beetles".
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Got some more done today & will do some more tomorrow morning after milking. After lunch I have to bale a little load of square bales & other farm stuff. I'll be tickled pink to finish this side, but I still have to finish a little on the far side of the house too. Getting high for me on that ladder & going higher tomorrow. A few years ago I could hardly get over 10' on a ladder for some odd reason, but it's getting easier.
Can't wait to see how this side looks after the new shutters go on.....they make things "POP"!

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