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Old 11-01-2014, 02:22 PM   #321
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Squirrel baffles are great! I have three of them on feeder poles around the house, and I've found that they baffle the raccoons as well.

Mine are the cylindrical type, and it's great fun to watch a squirrel or coon try to get at the feeder by climbing up the pole, only to find itself inside the cylinder. Endlessly frustrating for them, and endlessly amusing for us. This is the type I use:

Heath Squirrel Stopper Baffle, Black, 6" dia. at BestNest.com
Right now I have a 5' length of aluminum dryer duct around the feeder pole. Seems to work well but butt-ugly. I like the looks of this baffle - is there some way to put it on a pole with a shepherd's crook top?
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I would take the pole out of the ground and slide it up from the bottom, then plant the pole again.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:51 PM   #323
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I would take the pole out of the ground and slide it up from the bottom, then plant the pole again.

Unfortunately the pole has a bracket at the bottom to stabilize it - sort of like a mini pitchfork.


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Unfortunately the pole has a bracket at the bottom to stabilize it - sort of like a mini pitchfork.


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Is the bracket removable? If so, can you take it apart at the base and slide the baffle up it?

Is the vertical pole steel? Maybe you can cut it in half, install the baffle and then fit a coupling to hold the two halves of the post together.

Can you weld?
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I'm familiar with the pole that MBAustin has. I think you would have to snake the baffle over the hook side of the pole and slide it down the pole to the appropriate place on the vertical and then somehow secure it
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If it's the pole I'm thinking of (I have one of them too), this wouldn't work for a couple of reasons. Not least is the fact that it's only about a centimeter in diameter, so not really sturdy enough to support the baffle. Those poles are decorative, but not too practical.
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Found something that really does the job for mending jeans or other porous fabric: https://www.thegrommet.com/tear-mender-tear-mender-6-oz There are video instructions here https://www.tearmender.com/howto.php Works best on heavy fabric. May soak through thin or loose weave fabrics, leaving rubbery residue.

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I've got to admit that I love my Teva "Tirra" sandals, that I bought about a month ago from Amazon without ever trying on any Tevas before.

I know, I'm almost the last person on earth to discover Teva...

Anyway, they are completely waterproof, provide my foot with great support, and my knees love the extra cushioning that they provide. They look good, too, and seem sturdy for women's sandals. I think they qualify as a superior product.

After my move, I plan to buy the same sandal in another color too, just for fun. They come in a gazillion colors.
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I know, I'm almost the last person on earth to discover Teva...

If you are almost the last, that must make me the very last.

Purchased a pair of Teva hiking shoes a couple of weeks ago. They may be the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn.
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If you are almost the last, that must make me the very last.

Purchased a pair of Teva hiking shoes a couple of weeks ago. They may be the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn.
Teva, hmmmm...I going to look at the hiking shoes now, so I'm in line to be last.
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If you are almost the last, that must make me the very last.

Purchased a pair of Teva hiking shoes a couple of weeks ago. They may be the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn.
Mine are very comfortable, too! I forgot to say that. I wore them all day and for long walks right from the very first day, and no blisters or discomfort.
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Teva, hmmmm...I going to look at the hiking shoes now, so I'm in line to be last.
Hard to believe how competitive some people can be...
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Hard to believe how competitive some people can be...
I'm off the list (you are now officially last ), I'll be going with Merrell's!
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Not cheap but looks like a useful tool. I like the one's with the nipple/hose option, would definitely help to take a lot of the mess out of oil changes.
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Not cheap but looks like a useful tool. I like the one's with the nipple/hose option, would definitely help to take a lot of the mess out of oil changes.
That's what I bought (nipple option) for my new Passat. I also bought the lock clip for $2 extra. All of this for about 1/3 the cost of a synthetic oil change.
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I'm off the list (you are now officially last ), I'll be going with Merrell's!
Good choice! I really like my Merrell hiking boots. I have put a few hundred miles on mine and they are still very comfortable.
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Good choice! I really like my Merrell hiking boots. I have put a few hundred miles on mine and they are still very comfortable.
These are the ones:

http://www.amazon.com/Merrell-Mens-V...cm_wl_huc_item
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Yep, I have those (which I use as my everyday walking shoes) and I have the boot version for hiking.
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Very handy kitchen utensil (straining ladle from Joseph Joseph) is great for dipping black beans out of the saucepan or slow cooker. Kindest regards.

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