Lead Pipe Collars

I know many love them. I would, but they only last 2-6 years around here. This one is 4 years old.

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I find these many times every year, but for once, I thought to take pix of the thing.

What do you figure? Animals chewing through them? Sell them copper sleeves.

It’s squirrels Bob. Pix 3 and 4 clearly show the tooth marks. Squirrels seem to love them more than nuts for some reason. I either sell Plastic tower, or all copper collars.

It is definitely squirrels. We run into this all the time here in KS. They seem to think its a delicacy!! I have actually seen them gnawing away at one and the other reply is right the teeth makes show clearly in a couple of the pics. You can treat them with a squirrel repellant or paint them but copper is an easier fix.

Ya, I see the same claw marks & teeth marks on lead chimney flashings up here in New England too.

What do you figure? Animals chewing through them?

a BB gun can fix that!

Squirrels chew them like candy here. I’ve been called for a pipe leak and there wasn’t much more than the flange still there.

I just offer the client a choice of options and go from there.

I’ve only used them lead ones in Fla. I’ve never seen them up north here.