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Message 1882831 - Posted: 9 Aug 2017, 16:03:52 UTC

Not wanting any lava, the area is already too hot, yeah I know that wasn't mentioned, I just thought I would, for no raisin.
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Message 1882833 - Posted: 9 Aug 2017, 16:06:08 UTC - in response to Message 1882826.  

I just hope you have another money making source lined up.

It's in the works.

The new job is on hold for a couple of weeks. I haven't been a good boy with my CPAP.

However, I also have a discrepancy. When I read the SD card at home, it says my >=4 hours compliance for the last 6 months is 61%, but when I took it to the dr.'s office for an official printout yesterday it said 44%.

Anyway, I've used it every night for a week, so if I do it for another two weeks the 30-day should be over 70%, which will be good enough to start.

Hope all works out well for you, David.

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Message 1882837 - Posted: 9 Aug 2017, 16:35:55 UTC - in response to Message 1882833.  

I just hope you have another money making source lined up.

It's in the works.

The new job is on hold for a couple of weeks. I haven't been a good boy with my CPAP.

However, I also have a discrepancy. When I read the SD card at home, it says my >=4 hours compliance for the last 6 months is 61%, but when I took it to the dr.'s office for an official printout yesterday it said 44%.

Anyway, I've used it every night for a week, so if I do it for another two weeks the 30-day should be over 70%, which will be good enough to start.

Hope all works out well for you, David.

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Message 1882848 - Posted: 9 Aug 2017, 17:25:01 UTC

Yesterday I discovered the park had a visit from the volunteer Fire Department, why?

An older doublewide mobile caught fire, yellow tape is up, now the park has a real wreck to remove, the tape was there, now it's gone, and yes I need to take a better pic. The left front window is broken out.


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Message 1882899 - Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 0:25:59 UTC

Our cats barf often and we recently broke our little spot-wash carpet cleaning machine. Our new one arrived in a big box.

I opened the box.

Step 1 - Locate screw pack attached to handle.

I closed the box.

Another item for Eric's honey-do list.
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Message 1882901 - Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 0:37:41 UTC
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I have pic of a mobile home that was inhabited a few days ago, but on Tuesday a fire happened, it's only the 2nd that I know of in the park. It was a rental, now it's a worthless wreck. My place is a lot newer though, pre 1978 vs 1987. Possibly electrical if you ask Me, pig tails on older mobiles were used to go from aluminum wiring to copper, My place uses copper wiring throughout, I do have a problem with the breaker box, and the 2 bathroom breakers that are partly broken, the box just lets water in when it rains, the rain knocks out 2 bathroom GFCI outlets, there are other problems, but that is as serious as it gets here, even the disposal I selected on Amazon is prewired so that an electrician won't be needed, but the disposal is for either September or October, currently I don't have any house related problems that anyone else doesn't have, at least not serious ones, the rent bill is late, but that is out of our hands. Both bathroom outlets, 1 in each bathroom, have a GFCI outlet, 1 of which I hooked up Myself, both work as they are supposed to.

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Message 1882906 - Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 1:01:50 UTC - in response to Message 1882901.  

I do have a problem with the breaker box, and the 2 bathroom breakers that are partly broken, the box just lets water in when it rains, the rain knocks out 2 bathroom GFCI outlets

Both bathroom outlets, 1 in each bathroom, have a GFCI outlet, 1 of which I hooked up Myself, both work as they are supposed to.

Doesn't sound like they work right.
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Message 1882909 - Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 1:37:44 UTC - in response to Message 1882906.  
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I do have a problem with the breaker box, and the 2 bathroom breakers that are partly broken, the box just lets water in when it rains, the rain knocks out 2 bathroom GFCI outlets

Both bathroom outlets, 1 in each bathroom, have a GFCI outlet, 1 of which I hooked up Myself, both work as they are supposed to.

Doesn't sound like they work right.

Electrically they both do work, at least when it does not rain, when the breakers got wet last time, the outlets tripped, the breakers just need to be replaced, since the physical hold down is broken off.

To fix the breaker box would require a new box and a professional.
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Message 1882916 - Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 3:46:24 UTC

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Message 1882953 - Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 7:51:15 UTC - in response to Message 1882916.  

Help wanted.
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Message 1883109 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 3:47:13 UTC

What to do?
On our balcony there is often pigeons visiting us.
Despite that we are not feeding them.
Our dog usually make the birds to fly away.
Now it turns out that a pigeon family have made a nest and giving birth to two pigeon chickens on our balcony.
The guano smell is now awful but the chickens doesn't seem to mind sleeping in it together with their mum.

I want to get rid of them but how to do it?
I had some eye contact with the two pigeon chicken but I always chicken out when looking at them...
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Message 1883122 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 5:20:39 UTC

"Oh bother, what a mess"

Several possibilities, none pleasant:
- Ignore.
- Get a large broom and launch the whole lot over the side.
- Wait for them to go
- Get a BIG hungry domestic cat

You will probably have to evict them at some stage, Pigeons will roost at their nest site :-( Once gone clean up the mess, a grossly unpleasant task. wash and disinfect the area - up to waist height at least on the walls. Get some plants to obstruct their return, not large, stiff spiky ones are the best.
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Message 1883124 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 5:43:26 UTC

I had to demolish a building that had a pigeon nest with eggs. My biologist argued with me that we could not do it because of nesting restrictions. After months I was able to get a letter from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife saying that pigeons are not birds, they are rodents with wings. The building came down the next day.

Suggestion, a strong water hose.
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Message 1883125 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 7:02:43 UTC
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In much of the UK they are considered "pests", which means they can be evicted. Carlos' suggestion of a good sluice down with a strong hose is a good one, but it might be a bit unpleasant for anyone unfortunate enough to be walking on the ground below your balcony (but then, so too is "pigeon exhaust")
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Message 1883126 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 7:06:45 UTC

Fortunately pigeons don't nest here, though there are some nearby, My roof is metal, and so is the car port and awnings.
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Message 1883135 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 7:38:18 UTC

@Carlos and Rob.
Yes, my pigeon problem needs some none pleasant ways to evict them.
I can't say pigeons are pleasant to me either.
I have been to hen houses several times and one I have even cleaned.
That is moving out a lot of guano from it. Ca 2 cubic meter!
But the smell was nothing compared to my pigeons:(

Suggestion: A strong water hose. Pressure washers are even better:)
Problem: The balcony down below belong to our neighbors.

Suggestion: Ignore.
Problem: Guano smell(:

Suggestion: Get a large broom and launch the whole lot over the side.
Problem: The balcony down below belong to our neighbors.
Solved if collecting the guano in plastic bags.

Suggestion: Wait for them to go
Problem: Guano smell until pigeons are evicted and longer(:

Suggestion: Get a BIG hungry domestic cat
Problem: Does BIG cat's eat big fowls as a pigeon?
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Message 1883137 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 7:45:25 UTC - in response to Message 1883135.  

Suggestion: Get a BIG hungry domestic cat
Problem: Does BIG cat's eat big fowls as a pigeon?

I've watched a large "domestic" cat catch, kill and eat most of a large pigeon I would say it might solve your problem. You would probably need to borrow a few, in sequence, to do the job - so the cat was very hungry when "introduced" to its dinner.

When you do clean the place up don't forget the disinfect stage. The disinfectant (or strong bleach) removes the "this is a nice home" smell which gives you time to get the next layer of defense in.
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Message 1883142 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 10:35:58 UTC - in response to Message 1883137.  

Suggestion: Get a BIG hungry domestic cat
Problem: Does BIG cat's eat big fowls as a pigeon?

I've watched a large "domestic" cat catch, kill and eat most of a large pigeon I would say it might solve your problem. You would probably need to borrow a few, in sequence, to do the job - so the cat was very hungry when "introduced" to its dinner.
When you do clean the place up don't forget the disinfect stage. The disinfectant (or strong bleach) removes the "this is a nice home" smell which gives you time to get the next layer of defense in.
I don't know any big hungry cats...
I think I have to start removing the guano mess:(
It's a lot and very smelly:(
Maybe the pigeons will leave after that.
Or perhaps they will come back after doing that and enjoying their new clean "home";)
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Message 1883143 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 10:47:10 UTC

One simple trick to deter them is to make a mesh of fine line (fishing line) across the front of the balcony - the holes need to be about 75mm to stop pigeons - they aren't very good at seeing the stuff and once they've flown into it and bounced off a couple of times they generally get the message. It might be possible to get a pre-made mesh in a garden supplies shop (we call them "garden centres") as gardeners use this sort of stuff to protect their crops.
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Message 1883149 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 11:40:03 UTC - in response to Message 1883143.  

One simple trick to deter them is to make a mesh of fine line (fishing line) across the front of the balcony - the holes need to be about 75mm to stop pigeons - they aren't very good at seeing the stuff and once they've flown into it and bounced off a couple of times they generally get the message. It might be possible to get a pre-made mesh in a garden supplies shop (we call them "garden centres") as gardeners use this sort of stuff to protect their crops.

Yes. I have seen some other neighbors having a fishnet in front of their balconies.
Silly me not to paying attention to that:)
Well here I am with two pigeon chickens in a nest that I now at least almost have destroyed.
Just waiting for their parents coming back and see how they behave.
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