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Posted October 23, 2016 - 08:07 PM

In another thread http://gardentractor...-the-fire-also/ we were talking about the projects piling up. More room should make it easier to progress but with cold weather coming there will be less room. I've put up several tent garages which now keep about thirty machines out of the weather but the garage is still full.

I was going through CL and came across an ad for 5 - 6' x 25' new concrete blankets. The light bulb went on over my head. I can set up a good closed tent garage. With these blankets over the tent, it will stay much warmer and be a good place to work in cold weather. I hope that this helps some of our members to come up with ideas for their needed room. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 08:32 PM

Won't Concrete blankets be hard to move and bend your frames?? :D :rolling:


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 08:41 PM

Won't Concrete blankets be hard to move and bend your frames?? :D :rolling:

It is that new lightweight concrete


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 09:24 PM

If you're talking insulated blankets, make sure you repair any rips or holes quickly, they can turn into mice dens overnight.
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 11:13 PM

If you're talking insulated blankets, make sure you repair any rips or holes quickly, they can turn into mice dens overnight.

I'm so over run with mice and chipmunks that hawks are sitting on my garden fence to wait for the easy pickens. You're right, I've got to do something about my rodent problem before trying the blankets. I did get them. They're dusty but in excellant condition. He has a new 40' by 60' garage and was getting rid of left over materials. The place was beautifull. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted October 24, 2016 - 05:01 AM

Get some 'Tom Cat' baits. They work!


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Posted October 24, 2016 - 06:23 AM

Or just a really mean tom cat


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Posted October 24, 2016 - 06:41 AM

Bucket traps up on a shelf with a little peanut butter on the bottle

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Posted October 24, 2016 - 07:00 AM

Get some 'Tom Cat' baits. They work!

I put out 12 of them. Cleanned out in a couple of days. Still lots of rodents. I'm also afraid that the poison may get into the hawks. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted October 24, 2016 - 07:03 AM

Bucket traps up on a shelf with a little peanut butter on the bottle

I haven't been able to find any 5 gallon steel buckets. I set up a 5 gallon plastic bucket but, they just climb out. I may have to sacrifice a big old pot. Please post a pic of your design. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 24, 2016 - 07:04 AM

Or just a really mean tom cat

Very few cats nor small dogs around. Coyotes and fischer cats have cleanned them out. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted October 24, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Very few cats nor small dogs around. Coyotes and fischer cats have cleanned them out. Good Luck, Rick

You need a better cat

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Posted October 24, 2016 - 07:56 AM

If the mouse/rat bait is placed inside your buildings the critter will probably stay inside.  I don't think there would be any problem of poison transfer to the hawks.  I have used the bait packets for many years and have always had cats and have not found any dead cats from poison transfer.  Dog may have killed a couple young cats.

 

If you think the mice are crawling out of the plastic pail, spray the pain down with silicone first.


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Posted October 24, 2016 - 08:44 AM

If it is the foam liner type, keep them dry. They are a moisture trap and feel like a ton when wet.
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Posted October 24, 2016 - 08:05 PM

I replied to another CL ad. A Shelter Logic 12' x 20' garage in good condition for $100. I'm second in line. It will bring alot of room when set up. We'll see. Its like it was meant to be. Good Luck, Rick




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