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    My pigeon problem solved

    I had a problem with pigeons, using my waterfall as a daily spa for them to wash in, the most I saw at one time was six pigeons, happily washing themselves and after chasing them off, the pond looked like it had an oil slick across the top so I had to find a way to deter them. I tried several different types of bird scarers but nothing seem to work until I found this.

    https://www.diy.com/departments/pest...2304640_BQ.prd

    and it worked a brilliantly. Itís marketed as a cat scarer, but seems to work just as well on pigeons and I would imagine anything else it detects. Itís sprays, a short burst of water across the waterfall, only for about two seconds but enough to scare the pigeons off. It took a bit of time Setting it up and getting it in to the right position, but once they are it certainly did the job.


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    Looks like a good idea.

    Be interested to know how you get on with it long term as it works off a garden hose so you'd need to set up the correct or appropriate water pressure feeding it or it will just dribble water out or fire it into your neighbour's garden now there's a thought if you don't like your neighbour

    You might need to watch your garden hose in the warmer weather as the constant water pressure could cause the hose to bulge? If it's not triggered that often in the summer it could be shooting hot water across the garden.
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    I’ve installed it temporarily at the moment to see if it works, when I know it definitely works then I will plumb it in with 25mm MDPE.
    Soaking the neighbours is interesting though. Hadn’t thought of that

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    If you do get the neighbours make sure you get it on video lol

    MDPE pipe is a good idea. Wish I'd used 25mm not 20mm on my last top up system as by the time you fit the pipe inserts on each fitting you'd have been better using 15mm JG Speedfit due to the size of the inserts !!
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