|Posted by p gordon on August 11, 19100 at 22:04:15:|
|In response to Re: Squirrels eating lead vent stack covers|
: Are you sure???? lead is just as bad for squirrels as it is for humans. They don't generaly bother it. lead stack covers generaly wear out at or near the top where they fold over the pipe. Rain, wind, dust, etc wear thru the lead in an irregular pattern. This could look like little teeth marks in some cases.
: We have thousands of squirrels in my front yard (well maybe only hundreds) and they show no inclination to eat lead.
: : Squirels are chewing up the seven lead vent stack covers on my house roof. It is not possible to prevent their access to the roof nor is repelant or any thing which has to be reaplied practical. I am due for a reroof and was wondering about copper or galvanized metal vent stack covers as replacements, or if I have to go with lead is there some kind of paint which may be effective. The vent pipes are cast iron and are 1.5 and 2 inch size.
Don't be so damn tight.
Feed them a few peanuts and they will probably leave your lead pipe alone.