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Offline bigGaloot

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Woodpecker Hole in Fluted Columns
« on: September 21, 2014, 12:15 PM »
Well, I went to the clients house to install some custom shutters I had built to replace a few that had rotten, and he walks me over to the main entrance.



One hole in each column... freshly made.

My question is, what would you folks do, cut a dutchman and carve flutes or use an abatron epoxy? 

Thanks for any responses.

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Offline carlb40

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Re: Woodpecker Hole in Fluted Columns
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 12:51 PM »
Before any repairs are made i would make sure the woodpecker isn't inside and won't come back? Or you could be there doing repairs very often.  [eek]

For a small hole like that i would probably go with the epoxy, but then i have not had to patch repair columns before.  [wink]

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Offline ewils91

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Re: Woodpecker Hole in Fluted Columns
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 03:48 PM »
We have repaired about a dozen columns over the past 11 years. We have always used a poly glue and Dutchmen, with a little patience and care you can't see the repairs. All of our clients have been very happy with the workmanship. Eleven years later you still can't detect any repair evidence of the first two columns we did. We bade the Dutchmen to stand out a little proud then carefully sanded them to size.I hope this helps.

Eddy Wilson

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Woodpecker Hole in Fluted Columns
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 04:22 PM »
The base looks like a good candidate for Abratron, and a patch or Dutchman for the fluted section in the main of the column.
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Offline jmarkflesher

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Re: Woodpecker Hole in Fluted Columns
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 08:04 PM »
Can the owners say if it was a repetitive tapping or was it an irregular tapping. If irregular, tap tap stop tap tap tap stop, It may be a pileated woodpecker, full red crown and could be up to 18" long. MARK
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Woodpecker Hole in Fluted Columns
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 02:04 AM »
A little late but Id use bondo