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How do I build a squirrel shocker for my bird feeders?

Re: diy squirrel shocker
On Thu, 04 Jun 2015 01:37:59 +0000, jaepa wrote:

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With great difficulty. They need to be grounded when they touch what is
live. As they jump between places they won't be grounded.

Best is to get one of the squirrel proof feeders. It should work for a few
years. Then, after they figure out how to get the food, you need to
relocate all the local squirrels that have this knowledge. Then you have a
few years again of the squirrel proof feeder actually being squirrel proof.

Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).

Re: diy squirrel shocker
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:38:01 PM UTC-5, jaepa wrote:
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Couldn't you hand the feeder from a PAIR of cables, one ground, one hot, close enough together that squirrel would contact both to climb down, but kept seperate from eachother with non-conductive spacers?

Or, make a pole that is an insulator sandwiched between two conductors.  I can envision a copper pipe, split lengthwise.  Attach each half to a "core" of wood or PVC sized so that the copper pieces wrap snugly but without touching...

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Re: diy squirrel shocker
On Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:09:55 AM UTC-5, Noel Versten wrote:
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*Hang* not hand.  (where is the "edit post" button?)

Re: diy squirrel shocker
On Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:12:44 AM UTC-6, Noel Versten wrote:
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, close enough together that squirrel would contact both to climb down, but
 kept seperate from eachother with non-conductive spacers?
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  I can envision a copper pipe, split lengthwise.  Attach each half to a "c
ore" of wood or PVC sized so that the copper pieces wrap snugly but without
 touching...
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We did basically that to keep our cat from jumping over a brick wall and le
ave our courtyard.

6 wires closely spaced apart at the top of the wall alternating between gro
und and hot....fed by a 6,500 volt cattle fence charger (the 500v version d
idn't phase the cat).  the fence charger pulses every second...she got her  
head between 2 wires and ZAP, she flew off that wall and hasn't even glance
d up at the top of the wall since.

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I like it.

Now, assuming the goal isn't to kill them, you need a fence charger:
http://myagway.com/catalog/product/119594/agway-fence-charger-3-mile-range

Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).

Re: diy squirrel shocker
On 6/15/2015 12:43 PM, Don Wiss wrote:
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Why don't you mount the bird feeder on a 6-8 ft smooth metal pole which  
you also grease with something really slippery? That way at least you  
also get some entertainment value from watching the frustrated squirrles  
sliding down the pole.

Re: diy squirrel shocker
I tried K y (had to space auto correct changed spelling).  Did not stop them.

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