|To help make your backyard habitat exactly what
you envision, J.J.Cardinal has done a lot of the leg work for you. The field tested items
listed below have proven to be popular and effective, and may be just the ticket to
enhance the beauty, convenience & effectiveness of your carefully planned scheme.
Our collection of hardware from Erva Tool is sold "A la carte" - individual components that make up the perfect set-up for your situation.
To help you "pull it all together" we have
created this .pdf file illustrating a typical pole arrangement for bird feeding: hooks,
pole, with anti-squirrel baffle, and options for securing this set-up in the ground.
[click image to view]
Sur Stop - "Squirrel Proof" Your Bird Feeder!
Steel spring for existing pole-mount feeders. Legend has it these springs will stop squirrels from climbing poles to reach your bird feeder and devour your birdseed...at least that is what customers tell us. But when we showed 'em the steel Erva baffle solutions shown below, which are proven to work, some will object at the price and say: "Oh, I'll just get a Slinky ®." Forget that we've sold thousands of the Erva baffles over 20+ years. But in the spirit of awesome customer service we figured: "fine...if we can't beat 'em, join 'em." We're not making any claim Sur-Stop will actually work, and it's one of the few products in the store that we don't offer a money back satisfaction guarantee, but maybe we can save customers the trouble of scouting all over town to find one. Plus, these are made in the USA. Outside diameter: 2-5/8". Two zip-ties included. $9.95
|Manufacturer's instructions: 1. set bird feeder aside; 2. place the feeder's support wire or rod through the center of the metal coil. Another way is to thread the continuous loop on the support rod or wire until the entire coil surrounds it. 3. attach the upper end of the metal coil to the support with the zip tie(s) so it hangs securely. 4. Let the bottom end of the metal coil hang loose. When a squirrel tries to climb on the support the metal coil will spring, causing the squirrel to jump away. 5. Rehang your bird feeder knowing it will be "squirrel proof".|
by Erva Tool Co.
Foil those pesky squirrels from ravishing your feeder, and pilfering seed meant for your feathered friends. Folks, these really work when used correctly - following proper setbacks and clearances from trees, fences, etc. They are made of steel which offers far more protection than aluminum or plastic baffles! No contest. Erva baffles are available in several styles, sizes and finishes to meet your needs (see below). They are also made by some talented folks right here in the USA!
above action photo from Erwin at Erva Tool:
|For Round Poles up to 1-5/8"
Model SB-1 (shown) Cylindrical squirrel baffle made of galvanized steel sheet with collar that fits on poles up to 1-5/8 inch in diameter; Black semi-gloss powder-coat finish that resists rust and blends with all manufacturers' black garden poles . Squirrels won't nibble through this one! Baffle size: 14" x 7" $24.95
SB-2 designed to protect your feeders from raccoons and squirrel; it's the longer
cousin to the SB-1 above. Fits poles up to 1-5/8" dia.; black, steel.
28" x 7" $59.99
|Wrap Around Squirrel Baffle - ideal solution to
install on a shepherd's rod/pole. 17" diameter, inverted cone shaped steel baffle
effective in making your feeders critter resist. Mounting hardware included - no tools
required to install. Fits square and round poles up to 1" in diameter.
|For "4 x
4" Posts (actually - they are 3½" x 3½" but that's lumber
Model SB-4 - fits a 4 x 4 post, and used to stop squirrel & raccoon. Measures 23" x 8" tan powder coat finish, steel. $51.99
Model SB-3 - not shown, but similar to SB-4 above - Cylindrical baffle with a tan color, for a standard 4x4 post; measures 8" x 28" long, $59.99
Is your post smaller than 3½"? Click here for a potential solution >
Looking for a baffle to fit an actual 4" x
4" post? Erva makes one, though it's so rarely ordered from our shop we don't stock
it. But can special order it for you. Item #SB4-ACT-TRUE. Post cut-out is 4-1/8"
x 4-1/8". Outside dimensions 28" x 8". $54.99
Disc Baffle for 4" x 4" posts from Erva Tool. Wraparound 22½"
diameter disk made of galvanized steel with built in collar. Place the baffle on the post
at least 4-feet from the ground; close baffle by sliding the left tab into the right slot
until it snaps firmly shut (see illustration, right). Brass screws provided to attach
baffle to your post. Model SB-7 - Tan semi-gloss powder-coat finish
resists rust and blends with wood $29.99 enlarged
Is your post smaller than 3½"?
Coppertint steel disc baffle for 4" x 4" posts from Erva Tool.
Wraparound 22½" diameter disk made of copper plated steel with built
in collar. Place the baffle on the post at least 4-feet from the ground; close baffle by
sliding the left tab into the right slot until it snaps firmly shut (see illustration,
right). Brass screws provided to attach baffle to your post. Model SB-7-C. (Note: Erva
Tool changed the material design of this item - switching from solid copper, to a
"copper-tint" steel.) $33.95
enlarged view >
Model SB-5 Disk Baffle for hanging feeders. 22½" diameter galvanized steel disk. When hanging from tree branch use a hook or chain and suspend feeder underneath it. Best results are obtained when the baffle is 12" or more lower than branch and 4' from the tree trunk. Bottom of the feeder must be at least 4' from the ground. Forest green. Hardware is included (shown below). Erva Tool model #SB5 $31.95 enlarged view >
|"When you sold me this baffle it
saved a squirrel's life." -- Jerry P. of Grand Blanc, MI.
- steel, dual hanger, 8" long. Genuine replacement part for Erva SB-5 disk baffle.
(Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping)
Ant Mote by Songbird
hummingbird feeders >
oriole feeders >
Keep sugar ants out of liquid hummingbird and oriole feeders. The unique design slows down water evaporation requiring less frequent filling. 3¼" x 3¼". Item #DET. $7.95
We are proud to present Evans Lawn Ornaments birdbaths, stepping stones, fountains and benches - made in Michigan! Evans has perfected a unique blend of sand, stone, and cement that goes into the making of each product. The long-lasting finish they use brings out the color of the stone aggregate surface and it sparkles in the sunlight.
Due to the heavy nature of these items, they are available for pick-up only (no shipping option at this time).
Evans Lawn Ornaments Aggregate Birdbaths
Junior Superior Birdbath
(due to weight of these items - no shipping option is available: pick-up only)
Wee one piece aggregate birdbath 11" high, 35 lbs.
Item #AGG-010 (above left), $59.00
Red Clay Birdbath
enlarged view of lock-on-top dish >>
Please call for more information on what other Burley Clay designs we have available.
|Burley Clay bird bath
from Roseville, Ohio
Each bath is kiln fired and glazed. At Burley the art of glazing has become a master's skill of mixing earthy ingredients, hand applying to the piece, and perfecting with the heat of the kiln. Shown/right: "Loon" - 2-piece (pedestal + dish) with "lock-on-top" feature; 22” tall. $88.00
Fishing Bird Bath
You can almost visualize Opie and Gomer in the background, baiting their poles, whistling a catchy tune.
|Bird on a Branch Bird Bath
This lovely cast recycled aluminum bird bath will never rust, and the bird on the branch is also a fully functional sundial! Breaks down for easy shipping, 26½” tall x 16” in diameter.
|Bird on a Twig Sundial
26” x 15” diameter, cast aluminum with antique bronze finish. $159.00 (temp. out of stock)
|Fluted column pedestal-style birdbath
adorned with birds and leaves with branches - it all makes for some interesting perching surfaces! 24” tall x 12” diameter. Cast aluminum with antique bronze finish. $144.
Added thoughts from JJ Cardinal's
Whitehall Garden Feeder / Birdbath
|Whitehall Dragonfly Hanging Birdbath Dimensions: 15" diameter, 24" chain length. Packaged weight: 8 lbs. Cast aluminum - no rust. Verdigris finish. Made in USA. $44.00|
The Water Cooler Bird Waterer by Perky-Pet - provides 1½ quarts of fresh water to your thirsty backyard birds. The unique water cooler shape allows your birds to have their own type of water cooler to gather around! Ergonomic handle enables easy filling and carrying. Dimensions: 3½" x 3½" x 9½". Made in USA. $11.95
|Oakleaf Birdbath & Pedestal
This may be the last bird bath you'll ever buy! It is the durable Whitehall brand bird bath on a stand; "Oakleaf" pattern. Dimensions: 15" Dia. x 26" H. Cast aluminum - no rust. Made in USA. Available in 2 handsome finishes:
Verdigris (far left) $89.
by Couronne Co. of France
Made of recycled glass and metal, these birdbaths/feeders will attract many songbirds depending on your location and season, and they are sure to bring a nice touch of color to any garden. These larger flat hanging dishes are also a great container to use as a mealworm, fruit or suet feeder. The color glass is painted then baked on the bottom of the glass, strong enough to resist fading; this glass should be washed gently by hand with warm soapy water. 7¼" L x 7¼" W x 9¾" H. Available in 3 colors: blue, amber, grape green.
|Original Water Wiggler
- Attract birds to your birdbath and prevent the spread of West Nile Virus with the
Water Wiggler. Birds perceive moving water as more inviting, and mosquitoes need stagnant
water to lay and hatch their eggs. The Wiggler's unique, silent agitator action runs 24
hours a day, creating continuous ripples in water. Operates on 2 D Batteries (not
included). 2 lbs. Safe for use with heater. Model 4WW $33.95
||Solar Powered Water Wiggler
No wiring or plumbing required. Limited one year manufacturers warranty. Helps prevent spread of West Nile Virus by eliminating stagnant water (prevents mosquitoes from laying eggs in bird bath). Can be used in winter/cold climate with heated bird bath units. Allied Precision Industries item #8WW. $45.95
(Also available but not shown: Model 6WW $38.95 audio version - "rippling brook" )
|Each mister gently sprays a fine mist over foliage, elevated above most predators and attracting the delightful antics of hummingbirds. These flying sprites are normally hard to spot, but with an Avian Aquatics mister, you'll be amazed at just how many are attracted as they dart through the mist again and again, or rub up against the wet leaves to leaf bathe.||Junior
Mister by Avian Aquatics - Leaf and birdbath mister, includes 25 feet of ¼"
tubing, brass faucet fitting, mister nozzle, reusable Velcro straps. Item# AAJRMR
Mister & Dripper - Pebble base
With this mister/dripper combination, you will get the both features from a single water source. The dripper attracts many species and provides a constant water source; it can be set very conservatively so water receptacle won't overflow, and the mister will attract warblers and hummingbirds who love to bathe in the mist. This kit includes everything you will need: 1/4" copper dripper tube, dripper fitting, leaf-mister nozzle assembly, pebble base, 1/4" to garden hose adaptor, Y-Valve, 50' of 1/4" OD tubing, 2 PVC regulating valves, brass rock mister adaptor, 2 elbow connectors, and instructions. It sounds confusing, but it is so easy to follow the simple step-by-step, fully-illustrated instructions. $66.00
|Avian Mister - Pebble Base
These misters are simple to use and feature an exclusive custom water-saving valve. Each mister gently sprays a fine mist that attracts the delightful antics of hummingbirds and other species. Hummingbirds are normally hard to spot, but with this mister, you will be amazed at just how many are actually in your yard when you see them flying through the mist again and again, or rub up against the wet leaves to leaf bathe. Includes 50' of ¼" tubing, regulating valve, faucet fitting and a Y valve. Avian Aquatics Item# AAM430P
|Avian Mister & Dripper - Rock Base
Same as above with a layered rock base. Avian Aquatics Item #AAC420R. $66.00
Dripper without Mister $49.95 (not shown)
One customer said, "I turned on the mister, and it was like watching kids at the beach! All the birds were all underneath the fine mist dipping and flipping their wings in delight."
by Avian Aquatics -
Attractive granite finish along with a quiet water flow makes this waterfall fit with many modern landscapes. It also produces a pleasant water-falling sound. Includes a "quiet"120 GPH pump. Molded fiberglass waterfall rock is ingeniously designed with its own hidden water pump. The result in any water holder with at least an inch and a half of water is a carefree flow of water so all you have to think about is the best place to sit and watch the show of birds that come and go! Item # AAW313. $36.95
|to top||Cleaning Tip
When cleaning bird baths use products that are engineered for the task like Care Free Bird Bath Protector with natural enzymes. If you're using household bleach mix 2 Tbs.of bleach and 1 cup of water; scrub clean and rinse thoroughly...then rinse again. Depending on weather conditions, clean every 3 to 7 days.
Integrated Heated Bird Baths and Removable Bird Bath Heaters
Great year 'round...
on the surface of the water is normal when temperatures are this low, especially if there
is a breeze.
Your birdbath is not defective if ice begins to form around the rim.
Keeping your birdbath filled with water ensures the heating element will perform to its highest potential. As the water level decreases, icing will increase.
Experiencing freezing temperatures in your sector of this marvelous planet? Erva's heated 14-inch diameter birdbath keeps water open and fresh all winter long. The 60-watt heating element is sealed beneath the black plastic dish, insulated & thermostatically controlled. The heated dish rests in a durable steel frame featuring a handsome gray granite environmentally friendly, powder-coat finish. Guaranteed to provide birds with a water source down to -20 degrees! The heated dish has a one-year warranty. Come spring, it's a snap to convert this unit into a traditional bird bath by simply replacing the heated dish with a non-heated plastic dish. Made in the USA. Available in four models:
Erva Heated Clamp-On Bird Bath - model #BA1H, clamps to deck railing, with heated dish insert (see dish details above). $89.99
|Erva Tool's Famous "Low Rider" Ground heated bird bath - model #BA5H - three legged bird bath stands proudly at 5" tall, with heated insert dish (see dish details above/left). $89.99|
|Erva's Heated dish insert (no frame) - model #D14BH,
14" diameter (see dish details above/left). $59.99
Non-heated dish for spring, summer and fall - item #D14. $14.99 - available in green (not pictured).
Reasons why we have the Erva heated bird bath at our home:
1. Erva uses only BPA-free plastics (bisphenol-A)
2. Erva birdbaths are fully insulated, which sends heat directly upwards, conserving energy
3. Erva uses an energy-saving 60-watt heating coil
4. The Erva thermostat turns the unit on and off quickly, and only as needed
5. The cord is fully grounded (no need for an additional purchase of a GFI outlet)
6. Made in the USA. All assembly is entirely in their factory in Chicago.
7. All Erva Heated Bird Baths are made with material certified as flame retardant.
to see "action photos" of these heated bird baths
1 2 3
|Allied Bird Bath De-Icer
Aluminum base, 250 watts, multiple thermostat control, low-profile design. 10 foot cord. 3-year manufacturers warranty. Made in the USA. model #BDT250 $54.95
|Four Seasons Sand Coated, Heated,
Ground Bird Bath by Farm Innovators
Attractive sand-coated oasis can be used year-round. Its concealed heating element will keep water defrosted in winter. You can tuck the cord away for use in summer. Birds love its gentle slope to the water edge and the pebbly surface provides comfortable footing for birds. This heated bath is economical to use, too, thermostatically controlled (shuts off when weather is warmer). Made in USA! Model #FIFS1. $64.95
|Allied Precision Heated Bird Bath
Versatile! It may be mounted on a deck railing with its "EZ-Tilt" mounting bracket or mounted on its 37" PVC pole (included). Thermostatically controlled. 14" in diameter, Model #ALLIED-PR14B, Made in the USA! $76.95
|Kozy Bird Spa
Two-piece heated bird bath - thermostatically controlled, 150 watts. Durable polymer resists stains; sealed heating unit - power supply runs thru pedestal. Effective to -20 degrees (f). Holds one-gallon of water. Made in USA. Dish: 17½" diameter x 1½" deep; pedestal: 23" tall. $185.95 (just one in-stock)
|Simple Flat Heater - by Farm Innovators (heater model #P-9). Designed to de-ice shallow area (½" depth) in plastic bird bath dishes, only. Not recommended for birdbaths made of concrete or pottery. 1-yr. warranty. 44 watts, 9" diameter. $22.95||Thermo-Pond 3.0 by K&H Manufacturing - a great, efficient pond heater. Uses only 100 Watts & maintains a hole in backyard pond ice for just pennies a day. Floats on top of the water. Thermostatically controlled - fish friendly - assists the escape of toxic gases all winter long to help maintain a toxic-free environment for fish living under the ice. Tested in northern Wisconsin at temperatures of 30 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit). One-year limited warranty. Model #KH8001 was $70.25, NOW $53.95|
|Birdbath Heater and De-Icer by Birds'
Has an energy efficient, 80-watt, thermostatically controlled design. Maintains open water in sub-zero waters. Made out of durable cast aluminum. May be used in any birdbath design that would maintain a depth of at least 1¼". Safe for all birdbaths. Three year warranty against malfunctions with original dated receipt.
Regularly $46.95, special manufacturer's promotion: $39.95 while supplies last.
Import alert: Birds' Choice is a Wisconsin-based company but sadly this item is made in China
Weather-Resistant Cord Lock - Internal gasket assures a water-resistant connection between your birdbath heater cord, and an extension cord. Green. $4.95
|Heated Pet Bowl/Heated Bird Bath in One
by Farm Innovators
One quart capacity. Thermostatically controlled to operate only when necessary. Keeps water from freezing in sub-zero temperatures. Heavy-duty cord protector on 6 foot cord. Great for cats, dogs, rabbits and birds (place rocks in bowl when using for wild birds only). Made in the USA, $
|Over time, even the best made bird houses age and wear. The
entrance, or portal, often is enlarged by squirrels trying to move in during a cold winter
(left). Worse yet, critters are often found trying to get at young nestlings in
unprotected boxes. The predator guard increases the distance (and reach) required to do
harm to eggs or fledglings. Eventually, without a predator guard + portal protector, the
house will have to be replaced. But you could squeeze some life out of it, or
avoided part of the problem in the first place, with a metal portal protector
from Erva Tool Co. (right) as shown on many birdhouses that we sell from GoodPlanet™.
GoodPlanet™ Predator Guard
It's just a flat steel plate with screws - but it provides protection for bird house entrance holes. Add to new houses to stop squirrels from enlarging hole; also the perfect solution for some nest boxes with existing damage. Tan powder coat finish. Overall size: 2" x 2" Available in 5 different hole openings: 1" (wren), 1-1/8" (chickadee &/or wren), 1¼" (nuthatch), 1½" (eastern bluebird), 1-9/16" (western bluebird). Made in the USA. Item #PH $3.29 [click here to see an enlarged view]
(Minimum web/charge card order: $10 + shipping)
|Copper Portal Protector
Looking for something a bit fancier than painted steel? Erva Tool Company has developed these rich looking portal protectors. Overall size 2" square, entry hole: 1½". Screws included. Copper Item #PH1C $3.39
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Decorative entrance portal protector Solid steel and made in the USA. Screws included. 1.125" diameter opening (1-1/8"). Item #SUNP1 (Larger, 1-1/2" diameter size no longer available). $5.10 ea.
Sparrow Trap - Heavy Gage Galvanized Wire Netting, Fully Assembled, Easy to Set, Provides Years of Service. Reduce sparrow and starling populations so you can host bluebirds and purple martins! 10 x 7 x 18, $64.95. Includes complete instructions.
Looking for bird houses, nesting boxes and roosting boxes? See our "page" devoted to all things shelter >>
Bird House kits >>
|Our collection of hardware from Erva Tool is sold "A la carte"
- individual components that make up the perfect set-up for your situation. To help you
"pull it all together" we have created this .pdf file illustrating a typical
pole arrangement for bird feeding: hooks, pole, with anti-squirrel baffle, and options for
securing this set-up in the ground.
[click image to view]
5-Piece Bird Feeder Pole
enlarged view (but I've gotta' warn you, it just a picture of a box)
|Tubular Pole Extension - fits
standard 1" diameter pole (see right: FP1, FP3, FP5). Extensions are available in the
model #TE9 $7.25 (extends 7")
model #TE14 $9.25 (extends 12")
model #TE20 $9.50 (extends 20")
model #TE28 $11.99 (extends 25½")
"Ideal for situations where pole
needs to be just a wee-bit taller."
|Tubular Steel Poles
from Erva Tool Co.
1" diameter. Black powder coat finish, available in 2 lengths:
see ground sockets below
TE9X 5” double 'swedge' pole connector
|Decorative Basket Pole Extender -
Need to raise your pole set up slightly for better viewing, or want to give it a special
look? Try adding the Decorative Basket, a 6" extender for our 1" poles. Powder
coat steel, model #BASK. Made in USA. $22.99
Suggestion: You can put your basket to work...fill this decorative basket with nesting materials in spring and summer, and pack it with softened suet in winter!
Blue Bird House Pole - Two-part, 72" tall overall but once installed in the ground it will be 58" tall. It has screw holes drilled through the ½" shaft to which you can mount your wooden bird house (screws included). Generous installation foot 14" long keeps steel pole from tipping. Simple to install! Item #RT8. Made in the USA. (near right) $36.99
Butterfly Box Pole
- We sell so many of these we had Erva custom manufacture these for us based on a
Wrought Iron Series
Shepherd staff poles feature a sturdy ½" square steel-stock with durable powder-coated finish, an exclusive "Stability Blade®" which makes these poles uncommonly sturdy. The blade is designed to be sunk securely a full 12" into the ground.
"Erva products are the kind of equipment you buy once and use a lifetime," says Louise Dawson, owner and founder of J.J. Cardinal's.
"short single" - Model #RT4 (not shown), 73" tall,
13" reach $35.99
Note to web-shoppers - This item will cost extra to ship because it is what UPS considers to be "oversized". (We tend to think it's perfectly-sized for small hummers and small hummingbird feeders.)
hummingbird feeders >>
|2 Hook Pole Top Mounting hanger - the tapered end of this item fits a standard 1" diameter tubular pole. Solid steel, black powder coat finish. Decorative finial covering center fitting can be removed to add multiple units. Erva Tool model #FPDUO $19.50||4 Hook Pole Top Mounting hanger - the tapered end of this item fits a standard 1" diameter tubular pole. Solid steel, black powder coat finish. Made in the USA by Erva Tool - item #FPQUAD with decorative finial - the perfect hanger assembly for tubular poles (listed above). $39.50|
|Erva Extended 4-Arm Hook
This "knock-down" style hook assembly fits stand 1" diameter tubular poles. Sturdy 3/8" square steel arms extend 22" (in 4 directions). Will hold up to 10 lbs. per arm. Great for shipping (since the arms can be removed)...roughly 1/2 the ship weight of the 4-hook Pole Top (#FPQUAD shown above right). Made in USA. Item #ERQUAD. Includes decorative finial. $49.99 enlarged view
gardener alert: the #ERQUAD (left) is not recommended for tomato "topsy-turvey" hanging planters - too heavy
Erva Finial - a
note: minimum $10 credit card & web orders....how about adding a few suet cakes to your order?
|Steel Pole Mounting Flanges
by Erva Tool - steel mounting flanges have a durable, black powder-coat finish, and are perfect for mounting wooden bird feeders or houses on straight, tubular poles. Will accommodate ¼" to 1" diameter poles. Solid brass thumb screw secures feeder to pole. Zinc-coated screws included.
|Round Top Mounting Flange -
3" diameter. Made in the USA by Erva Tool. Black powder coated finish, mounting screws included.
Item #RNDTOP. $9.99
|Mounting Flange - Flat rectangle 3¼"
x 5-5/8". Made in the USA by Erva Tool. Item # FPTNF $10.00
Mounting Flange - This versatile connection helps mounting wooden bird
feeders or houses on either horizontal or vertical surfaces. The pole adapter,
accommodating ¼" to 1" diameter poles, is welded to a solid steel
"L-shaped" flange (2" x 2"). Solid brass thumb screw secures feeder to
pole. Made in the USA by Erva Tool Co. model # BBTOP $10.99
|Mounting Flange - Flat rectangle with center hole - 3-1/8"
x 5-5/8", ideal for mounting seed trays below your favorite feeder (see example on hopper feeder page).
Made in the USA by Erva Tool. Item # FPTNH $11.99
Fit Pole Top Flange Plate - by Erva Tool Co.
For pole mounting a variety of feeders and bird houses. Round flange attaches to feeder or house, narrow end "slips" into 1" diameter tubular pole (such as the Erva #FP1NF above). Threaded center hole. Dimensions: base 3" diameter, slip-shaft outside diameter: 7/8" x 3" long. Item #YSFF, made from steel right here in the USA. Powder coat matte black finish. $7.99
from Erva Tool. Attach Droll Yankee & Aspects tube style feeders quickly to 1"
diameter tubular poles. Adapter is threaded on one end which attaches to your feeder,
opposite end slides into pole. Easy to remove for cleaning or adding seed. Approx.
2½" tall. Item #POLADAP. $8.99
(please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping)
Erva Tool has designed their deck clamps to easily fit common deck railing construction where 2x dimensional lumber is horizontal. (Maximum thickness/opening: 2½")
|Deck Mounting Arm - straight
Adjustable twisting clamp (see detail left). Item #FP6 with rectangle or round mounting flange. Pole height: 20". $26.95
|Adjustable double deck hanger - clamp-on, solid steel, dual hanger. Swivel each hanger 360 degrees, and adjust height of each arm. Powder coat finish with decorative brass balls on the ends of each element. Height from top of clamp: 32", hanger arms extend 16" from main shaft. (See clamp detail above.) Made in the USA by Erva Tool model # RB2DCL. $59.95||Adjustable single deck hanger - clamp-on - by Erva Tool. Made from solid steel, powder coat finish with decorative brass balls on the ends of each element. Swivel each hanger 360 degrees, and adjust height of each arm. Height: 32", hanger arms extend 16" from main shaft. Erva Tool model # RB2CL $49.99|
|Stationary Off-Set Deck Hanger - ideal for decks
with railing, or fences and other wood surface where you need the off-set feature;
screw-mount. Solid steel, black powder-coat finish. Dimensions: 32" tall, reach:
hanger extends 12½". Made in the USA.
Erva Tool Item #RT2FD; "special order only" - please allow additional 2-3 days for order fulfillment.
|Adjustable tall deck railing
from Erva Tool
Extends 37" to 64" high and it has an 18" reach. Designed for the Brome Squirrel Buster and other "squirrel proof" feeders that require an 18" reach necessary to thwart the squirrels, but also great for anyone who needs a great quality hook to hang something from a deck railing. Powder coat finish - steel construction. See Deck Arm detail above regarding clamp dimensions.
Item #RT2BRO. $47.99
Coil Hanger by Erva Tool
16" reach, black powder-coat matte finish over steel. Strong: support up to 10 lbs. Fits standard 1" tubular poles (like Erva's #FP1, FP3 & FP5 above). This is item #FPWF2, and is made in the USA. $7.99
Swing Arm Bracket - Clamp-mount - Made from solid steel, powder coat finish with
decorative brass ball on the end of pole. Reach: 26", overall height: 17",
max weight: 10 lbs. Erva model #SSRB3CL. $38.99
Single Swing Arm Bracket - Screw mount - model #SSRB3SC (not shown) "special order only" - please allow additional 2-3 days for order fulfillment. $37.99
|"Branch" Style Hangers by Erva Tool
Coil pole-mount hanger simulated branch-style design (see left) with 3 leaf-like silhouettes effective reach: 27". Black powder-coated steel. Fits standard 1" diameter tubular poles; goes on with a twist! No tools required. Made in the USA. Item #FPWF3, 24" reach. $16.99
|Wall Mount Hanger - steel, powder coat finished (black) with brass cap. Reach: 16½", screw mount. Made in the USA by Erva Tool model #WB1 $16.99||Adjustable Wall Mount Hanger - steel, powder coat finished (black) with brass cap. Reach: 16½", screw mount. Thumb screw adjustments to swivel side-to-side and/or up-and-down. Made in the USA by Erva Tool model #WB2 $27.99|
The Hookery wrought
Import Alert: made in India. (Please respect our
|Solid Wall Hanger by Erva Tool - square steel stock, heavy duty, powder coat black finish, mounting screws included. Made in the USA. 20" #RT6 $14.99|
Erva "Arm Attachments" are the perfect solution when you need to add one more bird feeder or hanging planter to an existing pole. Made in the USA from sturdy steel, powder-coat finish. Attaches with thumb-screw bracket, included (see detail below); no tools needed to install. Supports up to 7 pounds and extends 9". $11.99 each. Two styles:
· Round Poles ¾" to 1¼"
Great Hang Up Window Hanger
Instructions for use: Clean window glass, soak suction cups two minutes in warm water, press center of cup to stick to window. To remove the Great Hang Up simply lift tabs on the side of the suction cups. Because the sun and elements are hard on plastics, we recommend that suction cups are replaced annually.
Arm Clamp Bracket
5 Position Adjustable Bracket
|Twister Ground Socket Auger for poles by Erva Tool. Perfect for pole-mounting feeders. Black powder-coat finish, all-steel. Auger shaft extends 21", pole socket interior dimension: 1". (shown above laying on it's side). $24.99||4 x 4 Twister Ground Socket by Erva Tool. Ideal for post-mounting projects. Tan finish, all-steel. Auger shaft extends 21", post socket: 3½" square x 6" tall. (shown above, item is laying on it's side). $35.50|
for mounting pole applications by Erva Tool Co.
A. Steel ground socket - 1" diameter pole fits tightly inside this steel ground socket. Designed to be completely inserted in the ground. 15" long; item #FPIGSX $13.95
B. Steel "cat-tail" ground stick for 1" diameter pole. Steel. Insert 18" into ground, remaining 6" above ground (slide 1" diameter pole over thick end of cat-tail for secure fit). Item #GRNDSTK $12.99
Hooks - genuine bronze
hooks and hangers by Erva. Ideal for light duty service such as small bird feeders or
hanging plants. (Please respect our
Hooks are 1/8" (dia.):
by Erva Tool of Chicago, IL
Stable & sturdy .25" Steel Wire, powder coat black finish, includes green vinyl end caps. Fits over branch limbs up to 6" in diameter. Ideal for hanging planters, bird feeders, and chimes. Available in 4 lengths:
· 12" Long, item: BH12 $ 7.50
Steel Hanging Cable - ideal for hanging wooden hopper style bird feeders - coated in plastic - durable. 26" hanger. No screws needed. Drill out a 3/16" hole, insert tip, mushroom out end, and that's it. Weight rated for 75 pounds. $2.95
(Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
Easy Lift Hanger - no ladder needed! Just use a broom handle...great for hanging planters, bird feeders, tools, windchimes. Holds up to 20#. Made in the USA. $8.50 (Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
Hanger by Wildlife Accessories
23" chain with snap swivel on one end, the other end has loop to secure your feeder. Ideal for suet cages, tube feeders and other gear that tends to get knocked off or dragged off by pesky critters. $3.95 temp out of stock
added benefit: lightweight - inexpensive to ship! (Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
Saver Chain Hanger by Wildlife Accessories
36" chain with snap swivel will support up to 24 lbs. Ideal to loop around a tree limb for securely hanging feeders. Protective plastic sheath covers 18" of chain to ensure it will not gouge tree. Item #S-10058 $4.95
added benefit: lightweight - inexpensive to ship! (Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
|J.J.'s Tips: Setting up
your backyard habitat is easier than you think. First consider placing feeders where they
can be seen from your favorite viewing area. Next, consider and accommodate the
functionality of the equipment. For example, placing a "squirrel-resistant"
feeder so close to a tree that the critter can reach the prize without leaving the tree
sort of defeats the purpose of the feeder's design. Lots of creative home-hobby gals &
guys have tried to rig up gadgets and gizmos for baffles, hangers and poles. If they are
attractive and functional, great, we love DIY. If not, give us a call...we've researched
the typical hardware needs and field tested most all commercially made stuff. If it works
as advertised, we carry it. If not, we let the slick marketing folks sell the junk to the
big box stores.
|Here's an example of
a well appointed Erva pole system - one pole for 5 items:
A. Color Dome Feeder mounted on a short pole extender to 1" diameter tubular pole;
B. Hummingbird feeder off one hook on the a double duo-hanger (item 2 #FPDUO HOOKS, above);
C. flowering basket hangs from 2nd hook;
D. thistle feeder hangs from 3rd hook;
E. suet cage hangs from 4th hook.
|The Big Dipper - This scoop makes those big jobs quick and
easy -- great for scooping birdseed, dog & other pet food, and for gardening chores. 2
Qt. capacity. It even will sit "upright" with it's nice, flat bottom & won't
tip over. $5.95
(Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
|Droll Yankees Transparent Blue Seed Scoop - flat section allows you to rest a partially filled scoop without spilling...freeing your hands to tend to other tasks (like opening a feeder lid). Wide mouth for scooping and a narrow funneled end for pouring. The well-positioned handle makes the transition from scooping to pouring quick and easy. 14" long and holds over 2 pounds of seed, pet food, or other grains. Durable plastic construction - designed to withstand years of daily use. Made in the USA. Model #SS2, $14.95|
|Funnel Seed Scoop - features a wide mouth for scooping and a narrow funneled end for pouring. The funnel doubles as a handle. A sliding cover prevents spillage before you are ready to pour. Simply open the sliding cover with your thumb or finger to pour. It can be used for bird seed, pet food, animal grain, ice melt, or whatever you need to scoop. It measures 10" long and holds 3 cups. Made of burgundy plastic and is designed to hold up to years of daily use. $5.95 (Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)||
<< see also, our durable steel
seed storage containers -
Seed trays and seed catchers >>
Long Brush - ideal
for cleaning tubular-style bird feeders. 24" long (shown) and only $5.95.
"Clean feeders attract more birds!"
Plus (right) a great brush by Droll Yankees.
(Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
The Perfect Little Brush (aka: PLB) - ideal for reaching tiny spaces like your favorite hummingbird feeder, 3½” long. $1.50
Test tube brush by Holland Hill, 9” long. $ 6.25
(Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
|Whisker Brush made in the USA by Wildlife Accessories - great
for cleaning bird baths, bird feeders - and other household projects. Stiff synthetic
bristle. Made out of recycled tires and milk jugs. $6.95 (Please
respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
see JJ's Cleaning Tip below
Brush - for cleaning hummingbird and other style feeders. 13" long, bristle
1½" diameter. Flexible steel wire handle. Wildlife Accessories item #S-10037. $6.95
Handy Brush (right) 12" long, 1¼" wide, Made in the USA. Part #S10057. $5.95
(Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping.)
|Okay, admittedly we're "low-tech"...but what we do - we do well, swift, accurate and honest. Your order should be in transit in less than 24-hours, often same day. See our orders page for more information regarding shipping carriers & nominal shipping charges.|
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