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Dripping gutter down pipe - use string!



 
 
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Old May 2nd 08, 08:30 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Dripping gutter down pipe - use string!



Broadback wrote:
Steve Walker wrote:
LSR wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 9:25 pm, "Steve Walker" wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 7:37 pm, Les Desser wrote:
Just a word of thanks for the advice to run a length of string
down the inside.
Did that yesterday with 1/4" nylon rope and it seems to have
solved the problem!
That will also greatly help the rats to climb up the pipe!
for a rooftop protest about their conditions?
The rats go up the pipe to the roof and look for holes to go into.
Corrugated iron has lots of rat-sized holes especially for rats!
Tie a slip-knot every so often in the rope so the rats snare
themselves in the noose. (Use the rope to pull the bodies out when
necessary).


With a piece of cheese by each loop, so that the rats stick their
heads through to eat it.


Does the string need to go to the bottom of the drain pipe?


No good - the rats will use ladders to reach the rope.


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Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk


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Old May 2nd 08, 11:03 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Dripping gutter down pipe - use string!

The Medway Handyman wrote:
Broadback wrote:
Steve Walker wrote:
LSR wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 9:25 pm, "Steve Walker" wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 7:37 pm, Les Desser wrote:
Just a word of thanks for the advice to run a length of string
down the inside.
Did that yesterday with 1/4" nylon rope and it seems to have
solved the problem!
That will also greatly help the rats to climb up the pipe!
for a rooftop protest about their conditions?
The rats go up the pipe to the roof and look for holes to go into.
Corrugated iron has lots of rat-sized holes especially for rats!
Tie a slip-knot every so often in the rope so the rats snare
themselves in the noose. (Use the rope to pull the bodies out when
necessary).

With a piece of cheese by each loop, so that the rats stick their
heads through to eat it.

Does the string need to go to the bottom of the drain pipe?


No good - the rats will use ladders to reach the rope.


Good point - important to make sure the surface undeneath is uneven (only a
small % of them have stabilisers for their ladders, due to cost)

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Old May 2nd 08, 11:28 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Dripping gutter down pipe - use string!

In message , Steve Walker
writes
The Medway Handyman wrote:
Broadback wrote:
Steve Walker wrote:
LSR wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 9:25 pm, "Steve Walker" wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 7:37 pm, Les Desser wrote:
Just a word of thanks for the advice to run a length of string
down the inside.
Did that yesterday with 1/4" nylon rope and it seems to have
solved the problem!
That will also greatly help the rats to climb up the pipe!
for a rooftop protest about their conditions?
The rats go up the pipe to the roof and look for holes to go into.
Corrugated iron has lots of rat-sized holes especially for rats!
Tie a slip-knot every so often in the rope so the rats snare
themselves in the noose. (Use the rope to pull the bodies out when
necessary).

With a piece of cheese by each loop, so that the rats stick their
heads through to eat it.

Does the string need to go to the bottom of the drain pipe?


No good - the rats will use ladders to reach the rope.


Good point - important to make sure the surface undeneath is uneven (only a
small % of them have stabilisers for their ladders, due to cost)

yeah, litigious little buggers that they are


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Old May 3rd 08, 12:13 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Dripping gutter down pipe - use string!



Steve Walker wrote:
The Medway Handyman wrote:
Broadback wrote:
Steve Walker wrote:
LSR wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 9:25 pm, "Steve Walker" wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 7:37 pm, Les Desser
wrote:
Just a word of thanks for the advice to run a length of string
down the inside.
Did that yesterday with 1/4" nylon rope and it seems to have
solved the problem!
That will also greatly help the rats to climb up the pipe!
for a rooftop protest about their conditions?
The rats go up the pipe to the roof and look for holes to go
into. Corrugated iron has lots of rat-sized holes especially for
rats!
Tie a slip-knot every so often in the rope so the rats snare
themselves in the noose. (Use the rope to pull the bodies out when
necessary).

With a piece of cheese by each loop, so that the rats stick their
heads through to eat it.

Does the string need to go to the bottom of the drain pipe?


No good - the rats will use ladders to reach the rope.


Good point - important to make sure the surface undeneath is uneven
(only a small % of them have stabilisers for their ladders, due to
cost)


Hmmm. Can't rely on that. I reckon it could be an escalade by a forlorn
hope of hand picked rats. They won't worry about uneven ground or HSE.


--
Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk


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Old May 4th 08, 01:20 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Dripping gutter down pipe - use string!

In article , The Medway
Handyman Fri, 2 May 2008 19:30:56
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Does the string need to go to the bottom of the drain pipe?


No good - the rats will use ladders to reach the rope.


I hope not. It is a difficult to reach sloping tiled roof. I don't
fancy going up there to replace tiles.
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Old May 4th 08, 01:11 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Dripping gutter down pipe - use string!

The Medway Handyman wrote:
Steve Walker wrote:
The Medway Handyman wrote:
Broadback wrote:
Steve Walker wrote:
LSR wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 9:25 pm, "Steve Walker" wrote:
Matty F wrote:
On May 2, 7:37 pm, Les Desser
wrote:
Just a word of thanks for the advice to run a length of
string down the inside.
Did that yesterday with 1/4" nylon rope and it seems to have
solved the problem!
That will also greatly help the rats to climb up the pipe!
for a rooftop protest about their conditions?
The rats go up the pipe to the roof and look for holes to go
into. Corrugated iron has lots of rat-sized holes especially for
rats!
Tie a slip-knot every so often in the rope so the rats snare
themselves in the noose. (Use the rope to pull the bodies out
when necessary).

With a piece of cheese by each loop, so that the rats stick their
heads through to eat it.

Does the string need to go to the bottom of the drain pipe?

No good - the rats will use ladders to reach the rope.


Good point - important to make sure the surface undeneath is uneven
(only a small % of them have stabilisers for their ladders, due to
cost)


Hmmm. Can't rely on that. I reckon it could be an escalade by a
forlorn hope of hand picked rats. They won't worry about uneven
ground or HSE.


Oh yeah - those cowboy rats that offer to repair your roof or tarmac your
drive and then do a shoddy job. You're right, H&S won't scare them.
Better attach a big cat somewhere on the rope too.



 




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