Gaffer tape

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    morning all, the bloody seagulls are attacking my solar cables on the roof, a temporary salution has been gaffer tape. But I am looking for something with stronger adhesive power and wider. Ideas please. Thanks in advance Barrie
     
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    Or gaffer tape a pasty onto your (or better still other halfs ) head and go for a walk
     
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    has anyone found a plus to the existence of gulls ,inedible eat our fish and crap everywhere
     
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    Gorilla tape.
    http://uk.gorillaglue.com

    If what you are using really is gaffer tape, not duct tape, then you are right - it won't stick well. True gaffer tape is designed NOT to stick well, and for use as a very temporary fix on film sets/stages etc. Hence the name. Gorilla tape is very strong - be warned!
     
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    I would have thought plastic conduit attached using sikaflex would be the answer ?
     
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    Go to Screwfix or other supplier of electrical stuff and buy some self adhesive cable channeling sick it down and put the cable inside it . It is neat and protective keeping the sun off the cables as well as being whit and not showing up. If it does not stick well use a tube gun adhesive to hold it down. It is available with and without the adhesive backing.
     
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    Can you put any metal / wire upright "spikes" on the roof? Flexible so they move while you're driving, it's how we keep seagulls off chimneys ( if they build a nest on your chimney, you can't move it if it has eggs/ young so you're stuck with it til they fly off)
    I have lengths of wire on my fence which stops birds landing on the fence.m
     
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    Put mine in mini trunking, live by the coast seagulls everywhere not been attacked so far.
     
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    Second that. It's very, very, VERY strong.
     
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    do they realy not something ive heard of before will have to look in tescos for them :)
     
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    You've not had many @ £7.50+ per egg each Im sure
     
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    Going back many years my father used to collect a few from the cliffs and also we searched the marshes for pheasants eggs . We had no money and these were gratefully received by my mother .
     
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    If you do decide to put on trunking, don't forget to leave some way for rain to drain out (little gaps at the bends?), as it will surely get in!!!
     
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    NO chance !!
    Move them !!
     
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    I was going to suggest conduit or trunking of some sort, depending on how you want to put it on, either a tube type where you put the cable through or a 2 part type where you stick the base down first, then lay the cable in and clip on the top piece.
     
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    That's what I use.
    It's on the roof and unless you're very tall it can't be seen.
     
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    Yuk !!!
    Fish omelette....no thanks
     
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