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  • palombo5050 commented on palombo5050's instructable Wood Bee Trap

    Interesting concept...

    Thank you. They're definitely a menace.

    The bees are called carpenter or wood. The image specifies the scientific specifications.

    They call that trolling.

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  • palombo5050 commented on palombo5050's instructable Wood Bee Trap

    There's always a technical guy in the group.

    I already knew the correct name, size hole, and "hit or miss".

    I have a few also. You can see a smaller one in one of the last step images. However, you can't empty them. I wanted to build a very simple one that had the ability to be emptied. "Chicken protein" Thanks for the comment.

    They don't have anything to grap ahold of when flying up to try and escape.

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  • palombo5050 made the instructable Wood Bee Trap
    Wood Bee Trap

    I have a wood bee problem. They're eating me out of my house. I needed a simple method of catching them. There's other traps that are similar and function the same way. However, this is, by far, the simplest way of building one.

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  • I usually find the power supplies at garage sales or Goodwill type stores. From there I search on eBay for the dc-dc converter to match the power supply. EBay really has a good selection of converters nowadays.

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  • You're welcome. Good luck.

    Probably about 15 feet because I routed it around the walls. The washer was on a pedestal. Nothing ever drained backwards.

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  • This is definitely something I can use. I live in a tiny house with solar/battery lighting. I currently use a 120v battery maintainer to keep the batteries topped off. I don't use the solar to charge because I didn't have an automated control switch to turn it off when charged. I risk killing the batteries if I forget to turn the charging off. I'll be looking to repurpose components to build this.

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  • I just love how simple projects upset the EE's, Engineers, and scardey cats. This setup worked for 10 years and saved me several thousand dollars. I admit I was wrong about the back feeding voltage. I did my own "Home experiment". Check out my "let it glow safety. Also... the last EE'S comment indicated that it might save his life... lmao. EE'S don't work on power lines. Some people, even smart EE'S, have a problem with DIY people. OSHA is so far up their rear, they can't smell themselves. If you need a disclaimer to make yourself feel safe in life... get off instructables. Ideas and inventions are created by people with inspiration. Don't let these cowards stop your imagination. Sure people can die. We're all going to end up that way one day. Be as safe as best you can.…

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    I just love how simple projects upset the EE's, Engineers, and scardey cats. This setup worked for 10 years and saved me several thousand dollars. I admit I was wrong about the back feeding voltage. I did my own "Home experiment". Check out my "let it glow safety. Also... the last EE'S comment indicated that it might save his life... lmao. EE'S don't work on power lines. Some people, even smart EE'S, have a problem with DIY people. OSHA is so far up their rear, they can't smell themselves. If you need a disclaimer to make yourself feel safe in life... get off instructables. Ideas and inventions are created by people with inspiration. Don't let these cowards stop your imagination. Sure people can die. We're all going to end up that way one day. Be as safe as best you can. Stay creative and outside the box of other thinkers. They just don't get it. What people like us imagine and create naturally, others have to try and get educated through schools. Keep up with your imagination.

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