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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jul 7, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Does anyone have an idea where i could find 1. I got a bat house and want to mount it one o e opposed to pvp or metal considering the wind.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 7, 2016 12:01 PM CST
I'd start by calling your power company. Sometimes they sell used poles. You could also ask on Freecycle or look on Craig's List. Do you have a tree you could use as a mount? You could also mount it on an exterior house wall or shed.
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 7, 2016 12:17 PM CST
also check craigslist I see them on there in my area from time to time so it may be worth looking into
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 8, 2016 8:33 AM CST
@bhart90 I like Karen's ideas for mounting. Please consider any telephone or electric pole will have been heavily treated at one time. Although they usually only get rid of old poles, some of those chemicals could still be in the wood. Many blessings for the completion of all your projects.
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drdawg
Jul 8, 2016 9:32 AM CST
Your Co-op may have some poles too.
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Moonhowl
Jul 8, 2016 10:19 AM CST
A fence company would have both metal and wooden posts. Here is some info from Batcon that you will need to give the bats a good start, including the best time to install your bat house to attract a colony.

https://www.batcon.org/pdfs/bathouses/InstallingYourBatHouse...

This company specializes in equipment for mounting Bat and purple Martin houses

http://www.bestnest.com/bestnest/RTProduct.asp?SKU=SK-TTP-15...

Here is a general price listing for buying a telephone pole

http://www.howmuchisit.org/telephone-poles-cost/

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