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bug zapper for midges



 
 
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Old July 9th 03, 02:05 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Keith Thompson
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Default bug zapper for midges

I'd like to buy one of the WeatherRite bug zappers, but can't find a
retail outlet either on or off line. Can anybody help? This morning is
a _bad_ midge morning here They've come into the house on our clothes
and hair, and on the dog. They're floating around in front of me as I'm
typing - I'm seeing little black dots floating around in front of my
eyes. One of the zappers indoors would be a good idea. I'm like Mary,
I don't like using chemicals, so thanks for the information regarding
this device.


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Old July 9th 03, 04:42 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Dave Fawthrop
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On Wed, 9 Jul 2003 14:05:27 +0100, Keith Thompson
wrote:

| I'd like to buy one of the WeatherRite bug zappers, but can't find a
| retail outlet either on or off line. Can anybody help? This morning is
| a _bad_ midge morning here They've come into the house on our clothes
| and hair, and on the dog. They're floating around in front of me as I'm
| typing - I'm seeing little black dots floating around in front of my
| eyes. One of the zappers indoors would be a good idea. I'm like Mary,
| I don't like using chemicals, so thanks for the information regarding
| this device.

For the indoor one I got mine from the local shopfitting suppliers, Duram
Ltd http://www.duram.co.uk/. But that is in Bradford Yorkshire. You
will have the equivalent locally.

For a battery driven/12V one I would like to know of a UK supplier.

Dave F
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Old July 9th 03, 08:03 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Neil Cairns
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On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 16:42:04 +0100, Dave Fawthrop
wrote:

On Wed, 9 Jul 2003 14:05:27 +0100, Keith Thompson
wrote:

| I'd like to buy one of the WeatherRite bug zappers, but can't find a
| retail outlet either on or off line. Can anybody help? This morning is
| a _bad_ midge morning here They've come into the house on our clothes
| and hair, and on the dog. They're floating around in front of me as I'm
| typing - I'm seeing little black dots floating around in front of my
| eyes. One of the zappers indoors would be a good idea. I'm like Mary,
| I don't like using chemicals, so thanks for the information regarding
| this device.

For the indoor one I got mine from the local shopfitting suppliers, Duram
Ltd http://www.duram.co.uk/. But that is in Bradford Yorkshire. You
will have the equivalent locally.

For a battery driven/12V one I would like to know of a UK supplier.

Dave F

INDEX the littlewoods store Catalouge Shop about 10.00 then the price
of 4 large round Batteries,had to buy an extra set on day 9 of 16day
holiday. well worth it.
Neil the Chef
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Old July 9th 03, 11:34 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
CampinGazz
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Default bug zapper for midges


"Dave Fawthrop" wrote in message
...
For the indoor one I got mine from the local shopfitting suppliers, Duram
Ltd http://www.duram.co.uk/. But that is in Bradford Yorkshire. You
will have the equivalent locally.

For a battery driven/12V one I would like to know of a UK supplier.


I've got a 12 volt one, bought it from a caravan accessory shop a few years
ago, it's only a small one mind, argos and the like sell a round lantern
type mains version, this is the same but 12 volts, single 8 watt blue
flourescent in the middle, and a coil of wire around the tube.. protected by
a plastic mesh all around,

Hanging hook, removable bottom tray to empty the flies out, or add something
like jam to attract the flying buggers even more, and about a 10 foot lead,
prolly had a fag lighter connector on it once, they get cut off and binned
as soon as i get them, i put a proper 12 volt plug on my 12 volt stuff,

anyway, in use it's ok, the flies do get attracted to it, but they dont tend
to explode with a crack as they hit the electrified wire, more a faint
bbzzttt, if that, usually they just smoulder,
there are 2 variable resistors in the top tho, one of them for the tube
brightness, the other for the voltage of the wire, i turned mine up a bit..
to something like 700 volts or so, and it made the flies crack a little
more, but still not as good as the mains ones, i guess it just dosent have
the current to fry the flies fast... sorry, i just like to know when it's
got a fly.. but i guess for light sleepers the way it kills them quietly
will be of use, some people complain of the crack nosie mains ones make if
left on over night,

I'm sure i've seen the 12 volt ones again after i bought mine, i've never
measured the current draw of the bug killer tho, i have everything else, but
i wouldent imagine it would be much, it'd go up a bit when a fly is
smouldering, but once it's dried it's guts out the current should stop
flowing, (sorry, you werent after a nice way to kill them were you? )


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Old July 10th 03, 10:13 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
ted ashby
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Default bug zapper for midges

Towsure do both 12V and 240V types at 13.75 and 18.95 respectively.
www.towsure.com



"CampinGazz" wrote in message
...

"Dave Fawthrop" wrote in message
...
For the indoor one I got mine from the local shopfitting suppliers,

Duram
Ltd http://www.duram.co.uk/. But that is in Bradford Yorkshire. You
will have the equivalent locally.

For a battery driven/12V one I would like to know of a UK supplier.


I've got a 12 volt one, bought it from a caravan accessory shop a few

years
ago, it's only a small one mind, argos and the like sell a round lantern
type mains version, this is the same but 12 volts, single 8 watt blue
flourescent in the middle, and a coil of wire around the tube.. protected

by
a plastic mesh all around,

Hanging hook, removable bottom tray to empty the flies out, or add

something
like jam to attract the flying buggers even more, and about a 10 foot

lead,
prolly had a fag lighter connector on it once, they get cut off and binned
as soon as i get them, i put a proper 12 volt plug on my 12 volt stuff,

anyway, in use it's ok, the flies do get attracted to it, but they dont

tend
to explode with a crack as they hit the electrified wire, more a faint
bbzzttt, if that, usually they just smoulder,
there are 2 variable resistors in the top tho, one of them for the tube
brightness, the other for the voltage of the wire, i turned mine up a

bit..
to something like 700 volts or so, and it made the flies crack a little
more, but still not as good as the mains ones, i guess it just dosent have
the current to fry the flies fast... sorry, i just like to know when it's
got a fly.. but i guess for light sleepers the way it kills them quietly
will be of use, some people complain of the crack nosie mains ones make if
left on over night,

I'm sure i've seen the 12 volt ones again after i bought mine, i've never
measured the current draw of the bug killer tho, i have everything else,

but
i wouldent imagine it would be much, it'd go up a bit when a fly is
smouldering, but once it's dried it's guts out the current should stop
flowing, (sorry, you werent after a nice way to kill them were you? )




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Old July 11th 03, 08:09 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Neil Cairns
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Default bug zapper for midges

On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 22:13:02 +0100, "ted ashby"
wrote:

www.greenfingers.com

summer 2003 catalouge page 5 has a rechargable 12 volt plastic cased
zapper 29
Neil the Chef

 



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