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CARPENTER ANT DAMAGE TO OUR GAZEBO SHED ROOF

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Blog series by Dick, & Barb Cain updated 10-12-2009 07:22 PM 3 parts 8312 reads 57 comments total

Part 1: Discovery of the Damage, Demolishing old roof, & Rebuilding

08-29-2009 04:35 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 24 comments »

I opened the shed door the other day, & discovered water on the floor. I had just made a new shed door about a year ago. I thought the wind had blown water in from under the door. Then I noticed sawdust on the floor with drip marks coming from above. I looked up, & saw some funny looking white stuff coating the ceiling up in the corner above the door. The top plate of the wall studs also had piles of sawdust on it, & ants galore! Right away I knew I had some work c...

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Part 2: This is the completed new shed roof.

10-11-2009 12:05 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

I finally had some time today to post this. It’s been done a couple of weeks now.With the fresh snowfall, it’s a nice cool day to cuddle up to the computer. I got the new roof section to blend in with the gazebo fairly well. Some images:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I finished the facia with 1 X 4 Cedar Now it’ll have to age with the rest of the building.

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Part 3: The Grand Finally! SKUNK TRAPPING!

10-12-2009 07:22 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 17 comments »

While doing this remodeling job, every once in awhile we could smell a faint odor of Skunk. When I was cleaning up the area, & picking up scrap chunks of wood, I discovered digging in an area at the edge of the deck next to the shed entrance. I figured this must be from a Skunk. So I dug out the Skunk trap I had made years ago, when we had a Skunk incident. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First I had to repair the trap, because the tripping mech...

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