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Problems with bird crap on my kamado table.   The starlings started using my new steel kamodo table for a roost and a toilet.    I cleaned it up and hauled it into the shop, ground it off and painted the top gloss black..... looks  nice, but I couldn't let the birds trash  it.   Took an aluminum sign, and cut it to the shape of the available surface, and epoxied a bunch of nails to it standing straight up.... decorative black twisted nails about 2.5" long.    It does the job, but this is NOT the way to do it.  It was difficult to make them all stand up, and keep them standing.  Next time I do something like this, I'll drill   holes for each nail.   I had to add more epoxy around each nail to make them solid.  It is very effective, looks menacing to me and to the birds ;-)

     I also welded a tab with a hole to the bottom of each leg of the support frame for the kamado and bolted it down solid.... the table is also bolted down to the deck.  We see 80+ mph winds every year here.

 

                                                                                                  H.W.

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On 11/8/2019 at 9:29 AM, Owly said:

Problems with bird crap on my kamado table.   The starlings started using my new steel kamodo table for a roost and a toilet.    I cleaned it up and hauled it into the shop, ground it off and painted the top gloss black..... looks  nice, but I couldn't let the birds trash  it.   Took an aluminum sign, and cut it to the shape of the available surface, and epoxied a bunch of nails to it standing straight up.... decorative black twisted nails about 2.5" long.    It does the job, but this is NOT the way to do it.  It was difficult to make them all stand up, and keep them standing.  Next time I do something like this, I'll drill   holes for each nail.   I had to add more epoxy around each nail to make them solid.  It is very effective, looks menacing to me and to the birds ;-)

     I also welded a tab with a hole to the bottom of each leg of the support frame for the kamado and bolted it down solid.... the table is also bolted down to the deck.  We see 80+ mph winds every year here.

 

                                                                                                  H.W.

Sounds like it would look very cool. 

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