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thylantyr
11-03-2005, 05:37 PM
... the bugs in the homestead crawlspace before I start HT room electrical work.

The attic electrical install is out of the question. Plan B is under the house,
in the crawlspace.

A few years ago the cable guys came to install digital cable and the requirement
was that you needed a phone line in the room and there was none. So the installer had to go under the house to tap a phone line. We peeked under
there and all you see is spider webs everywhere like an invasion.

I gave the dude a stick to beat his way through to clear a path and
the stick came back black. It's nasty.

So.... today I went to the home center to snag 24 bug bombs, 4 cans of
concetrated bug killer for my 3 gallon sprayer, today is D-Day for them bugs.

:woot:

... long live loud music :cool:

ngsm13
11-03-2005, 05:43 PM
w00t!!!

NG

azbass
11-03-2005, 05:45 PM
bug bombs.... good times

req
11-03-2005, 05:57 PM
careful with that **** man. its an aerosol, and is extremly flamable. mythbusters tested weaither they could explode like bombs, and yes, they can.

just dont kill yourself of essplood your house :p:

but have fun!

swc204
11-03-2005, 05:58 PM
i hate spiders........found a black widow on my towel yesterday when i got out of the shower.....im paranoid now

PV Audio
11-03-2005, 06:11 PM
i hate spiders........found a black widow on my towel yesterday when i got out of the shower.....im paranoid now
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

j3bus2k3
11-03-2005, 06:40 PM
Dude a black widow is nothin...ever heard of those camel spiders in Iraq....take a look...http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1599594/

PV Audio
11-03-2005, 07:06 PM
meh, brazilian bird eating spider > camel spider

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/chimage.php?image=science/goliathbirdeatingspider.JPG

seth350
11-03-2005, 07:13 PM
I am afraid the camel spider is a tad bit bigger.
And we all know around here, size is the glorious winner.
There for, ,the camel spider is teh win.





Plus the s.hittin a.ss thing is eating a f.uckin eguana lizard wtf ever it is......

tRiGgEr
11-03-2005, 07:15 PM
hope there are no brown recluse spiders down there.

Have fun.

Ignatowski
11-03-2005, 07:17 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/excelerater/trinity4.jpg

PV Audio
11-03-2005, 07:23 PM
I am afraid the camel spider is a tad bit bigger.
And we all know around here, size is the glorious winner.
There for, ,the camel spider is teh win.





Plus the s.hittin a.ss thing is eating a f.uckin eguana lizard wtf ever it is......
youth ;)

goliath bird eating spider is the largest in the world.

tRiGgEr
11-03-2005, 07:30 PM
goliath bird eating spider is the largest in the world.
You havn't seen the chamber of secrets have you???

PWND by Aragog

j3bus2k3
11-03-2005, 07:39 PM
You havn't seen the chamber of secrets have you???

PWND by Aragog


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

XtrmAudioCncpts
11-03-2005, 07:41 PM
careful with that **** man. its an aerosol, and is extremly flamable. mythbusters tested weaither they could explode like bombs, and yes, they can.

just dont kill yourself of essplood your house :p:

but have fun!
That's what I though when I read the thread. You have to love mythbusters

johnecon2001
11-03-2005, 08:08 PM
you ever shot a bug bomb? shits loud when it ruptures.

ballstothewall
11-03-2005, 08:38 PM
you ever shot a bug bomb? shits loud when it ruptures.

hmm....how much are bug bombs....I might have to try that.

Nukedsodapop
11-03-2005, 10:20 PM
You havn't seen the chamber of secrets have you???

PWND by Aragog


:eek: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

thylantyr
11-04-2005, 03:50 AM
Phase 1 nuking complete.

1. Snagged four six packs of bug fogger and sprayed the stuff through the crawlspace
air vents around the perimeter of the house. As I sprayed one side, the ants on the
other side of the house were exiting the vents and staggering climbing up the walls .. help me! Worked pretty good it seems.

2. Snagged various concentrated chemicals and made a potent mix of deadly bug juice
in my 3 gallon bug sprayer mixed with water. Punched a hole in the crawlspace screen
and injected the bug booze inside near the perimeter.

{windows in house closed} + {fan on} to remove cah cah smell.

Phase 2 - tommorrow

1. Snag one of those garden hose sprayers that you place chemicals or what not inside
the can. Going to pour chemical inside the cup and shoot a stream through the hole
on each screen to reach deeper into the crawlspace, just in case the bugs found an
underground nuke bunker waiting for the torment to go away.

Phase 3 - Saturday

1. Open hatch door that leads to the underground burial site cautiously placing
three 500w halogen shop lights underneat to strategically blind any remaining critters,
{deer in headlights} as I drop down below in my navy seal wetsuit with bug sprayer
in one had, small broom in other to clear a path of spidy webs and hopefully not find
any Iraqi suicide bug bombers.

PV Audio
11-04-2005, 07:23 AM
lol suicide bombers

tRiGgEr
11-04-2005, 10:29 AM
Man, way to dramatize a simple cleaning project:laugh: classic. If any survived, you're going to have some mutant bugs to deal with.

ballstothewall
11-04-2005, 10:39 AM
:laugh:

That is great how you describe it, good thing, made me laugh after morning class.

ndnbolla
11-04-2005, 10:48 AM
:laugh:

That is great how you describe it, good thing, made me laugh after morning class.

x2...


did the cable guy ever tap the phone line?

another thing is to make sure they don't move up instead of out, that is if there are any remaining. hehe.

PV Audio
11-04-2005, 11:33 AM
dude that's so hard core lol, i wanna fumigate my house (my mom loves potted plants, but they like BREED gnats and centipedes....)

thylantyr
11-04-2005, 12:04 PM
re: Mutant bugs.

I wonder sometimes. I started routine spraying with chemicals around the house
a few times a year. You get those killer chemicals that say "add 1 tablespoon per
gallon of water'... I usually pour 1/4 of the container in the bug sprayer. Then I add other
chemicals too. It's concentrated nasty.

I would see some spiders crawling out of the cracks and soak them with this mad scientist
brew and the bug keeps crawling away as if it's just a rainy day.. 10 minutes later it dies
but it's freeky to see it kicking back for a long time, perhaps it thinks it's a margarita ....sipping
the juice and saying 'yum'.

The fogger seems to work well. I blasted one spider when the container was almost empty
with a mist of spray and the spider was tweaking after a few minutes so that generation
of bug didn't have immunity built up.

If you see spiders in your house on a routine basis, guaranteed your attic or crawspace is
infested. Go take a peek one day.. Get a RC car with a spy cam installed and make your
own 'mars rover' to check the underneath of your house, might look like an alien planet.
'Starship troopers'.

DBfan187
11-04-2005, 12:15 PM
Go take a peek one day.. Get a RC car with a spy cam installed and make your
own 'mars rover' to check the underneath of your house, might look like an alien planet.
'Starship troopers'.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

LOL

thylantyr
11-04-2005, 05:52 PM
Today is the day to examine the burial site. Maybe I'll find a treasure chest with gold.. but then I have to fight off the cave trolls guarding it.

PV Audio
11-04-2005, 08:11 PM
lol t his thread is a classic haha

MastaFlex
11-04-2005, 08:15 PM
Take Them Down For Me Buddy!

thylantyr
11-04-2005, 11:52 PM
Check list;

*coveralls
*small handle broom
*3 500w halogen lights

The hatch opens to reveal the entrance. Unlike LOTR, I didn't have to holler the
password to get it open.

Lights placed on the ground, some webs in the area.. use broom to rid them.

aha ... area seems clear...

A couple of years ago, 'they' did some installs in the home that required under
housing roaming so that area is cleaned out, akin to playing Doom and clearing a room, but off yonder is nasty.

Found a stick with black stuff caked in it... them be webs.... the previous installer
left his warez here...

Why do they call this a crawlspace, I can't even crawl, I'm on the ground
skooting like a snake.. I see the source area, the area where the main
electrical panel lies.. I see the distination area, blocked by shower/bath pipes
and other large ducts from the furnace. The only way to get to the other side
is to venture into the other section and skwerm under the duct, that is where
it's nast. Lot of spider carcass dried up from previous eons. fuggg..

I did see one spider alive down there so he must have been the lucky one
to survive 24 foggers....

Plan B. Snagged 12 more foggers to concentrate on ground zero over there,
to ensure no survivors. I'm bailing..

If you ever wanted to be an electrican, first peek your head in the attic
and then your crawlspace, then determine if learning that trade is worth it.
Even cable installers have to get underground sometimes... yuk..
I like my desk job better..

ss3079
11-04-2005, 11:58 PM
:laugh: ... this thread is awesome.

You > bugs.

thylantyr
11-06-2005, 12:00 AM
24 bug foggers in the crawlspace later and three 500w
shop lights, I went down to check it out. uggg... not much
room to crawl, I feel like a snake belly wiggling to move
down there simultaneously using a broom to sweep away
old spidy webs. 1/3 of the floor plan isn't so bad as other
people were down here a few years back, but off yonder
it's pretty nasty with old webs. Basically, I cleared
50% of the area I need to be in.

Unsure about the uncharted territory, I snagged 12 more
foggers and concentrated them in that sector to ensure
bug batterment.

Knocked down another wall section to verify if the flex
cable can run from source to destination, looks hopeful
so far.

How do electricians do this job daily, attic and crawlspaces
exploration?

After watching the haunted house show, demonic house possessions, I don't
feel like going there today.

[looks around] "here kid, here's $50 to run the pipe under the house .. shhh ...."

I have a plan now.

Three #2 THWN wires, one #4 wire for ground, inserted into 1" waterproof
flex pipe. The cables fit, cool.... Now, I gotta calculate accurate distances
for cable length.

DBfan187
11-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Have you thought about those fishing guns?

They have twine, you shoot them throughsmall spaces, assuming you can get to eithend, attach wire - fish it through w/o ever going down there.

infamousZ71
11-09-2005, 02:45 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: You sound like one of those shellshocked Vietnam veterans. Seems like you have the upper hand there Braveheart.

DBfan187
11-30-2005, 03:17 PM
updates?

thylantyr
11-30-2005, 06:13 PM
As far as installing the electrical feeder cables, I got it installed from the bedroom
[wall] under the house to the audio room, after nuking the bugs, and clearing
out webs, it was easier than I imagined. Found a rat carcass all dried up under
there. I should get it and do a lacquer mod on it - :eek: ........... /jk

The next step is to wire it up, but I have to figure out some details first.

I'm working on the homestead winter projects first before I can focus on
audio again. :( bah humhug.. new bedroom, paint other rooms, install new
kitchen floor, etc.

I need to kill these lame projects before the fun stuff begins otherwise there is
no peace in the house.

In the meantime, I am planning on what can be done in that room since it's
a 'free for all'.

What do you think of these wall sconces for lighting?
http://www.lightspann.com/sconces.html

Specifically,
http://www.lightspann.com/sconces/tuscany_sc.html

I plan to make a dark room with burgundy [fabric. got samples yesterday] wall treatments and maybe a black
ceiling/floor, add the dungeon 'like' sconces on the wall and hide the audio
system behind the movie screen.

I wanted to install black 12"x12" [or larger] tiles in that room on the floor, but I'm unsure
if it will support 2000 pound speaker cabinets on metal wheels, plus keeping the floor
planar so the cabinets can be moved properly. ... or keep the dungeon theme, spray paint
the concrete floor black, sprinkle dirt and install some animatronic trolls guarding the treasure chest..

Truth be told, I'm no decorator... just an audio madman -- bleh

ballstothewall
12-01-2005, 12:40 AM
Hmm...with the dungeon theme, them lighting things would look pretty cool. And I say go for the dungeon theme, would look cool, but be sure to post some pics!