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Posted: 9/28/2001 8:45:13 AM EDT
Some pigeons have decided to start roosting by my chimney above the back door of my house which is right outside the kitchen nook. Every time I sit at the table now, I've got a prime view of bird shit outside my door. I decided to start shootin' them with my pellet gun and hit one yesterday afternoon. It plopped off the roof and landed on the patio cover. No prob. This morning I heard them coo-ing up there again and went out with the Daisy. I pumped it up 15 times and loaded a pointed hunting pellet into my urban high powered assault sniper pigeon killer. Not having had enough time to put on my ghillie suit, the roof top shitter caught sight of me, or maybe the reflection off my scope, and started to fly. At this point, I figured there was no way I'd hit it, so I led it by a few feet and pulled the trigger anyway. I just about shit a Twinkee when it folded it's wings and started to tumble! Problem is, by this time it was about 20' above the fence that separates my yard from the neighbor. It tumbled and fell onto my neighbors back yard patio. They laid the concrete about four months ago and are in the process of putting up a patio cover now. I heard it flop a couple of times after it hit the patio, then it was silent. I went next door to tell them and offer to pick it up, but they had already left for work. Since nobody was home, I went back into my yard and looked over the fence. The damn bird landed smack dab in the center of their new, unstained patio and splattered blood over about a 2 1/2 foot diam. area. I grabbed a garbage bag and hopped the fence (not easy when you're my size), and scooped up the bird then hosed down the patio. Unfortunately, there are still stains in the concrete. What's best? Detergent? Bleach? I sure as hell hope the stain comes out before they get home.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:48:28 AM EDT
3500 PSI pressure washer.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:51:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tras: 3500 PSI pressure washer.
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Ditto. If not, try some muriatic acid.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:55:06 AM EDT
Muriatic acid - available at any pool supply store, and many hardware stores - will probably do the trick if you don't have a pressure washer. Just be sure to do a test patch on a small area of concrete first so you're sure it won't noticably discolor the concrete. Scrub and wash it all off with a lot of water.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:55:22 AM EDT
You should have left it. [:D] Try Era or straight bleach.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:55:51 AM EDT
Oxy-Clean works well
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:56:00 AM EDT
I don't have any clue how to get rid of the stain, but I have to tell you I nearly wet my pants reading your story. Kiwi
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Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:24:57 AM EDT
Muric acid will eat away at the concrete. If you've ever ben in a pool with a very rough bottom and sides you will know what I mean. Beach will wouk, but you'll make a "clean spot" and probably have to do the entire deck, which probably won't come out uniform in either case. I'd stick with the Hydrogen Peroxide and a brush.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:24:58 AM EDT
Probably the best thing to do at this point is to chalk the outline of a person's body on their patio, so it looks like a crime scene. That way they don't worry about someone shooting birds, and the bloodstains don't look out of place.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:50:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TREETOP: Probably the best thing to do at this point is to chalk the outline of a person's body on their patio, so it looks like a crime scene. That way they don't worry about someone shooting birds, and the bloodstains don't look out of place.
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That was funny as sh!t.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:15:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HiramRanger: :rolling eyes: or you could go to the drugstore and buy a couple of bottles of hydrogen peroxide which will break it up along with a scrubber sponge.
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But it is not as cool as using acid! [}:D] Kyle
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:22:18 AM EDT
Kyle, Not that kind of Acid. Ice
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 11:40:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 11:54:29 AM EDT
Definitely peroxide...no doubt in my mind.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 11:58:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2001 12:06:07 PM EDT by JRStrines]
Originally Posted By brouhaha: Muriatic acid is just a friendlier name for HCl. But it does make for some good coke bottle bombs! Ever try it?
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Never heard of it but sounds like fun to try. Too bad I don't know how [grenade]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:00:00 PM EDT
As a Paramedic of 12 years let me 2nd the vote for Hydrogen Peroxide, it breaks up the protiens in blood (out of new carpets, clothes, concrete and even white cats, don't ask) pour it on let it soak for about a minute or two dab up, repeat as nessesary. SDnR ;)
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:06:49 PM EDT
Job Done! Well, sort of. There is a little hint of a stain left, but not too bad. I waited long enough to let the concrete dry and hopped the fence again to check. Fortunately their patio is in full sun and it's a hot day here (about 85-90). I think that if I hadn't flushed it as well as I did right after the bird landed, the blood would have soaked in more and had more time to dry/stain in this heat. I tried the peroxide, since it was the most readily available of all the suggestions offered. I was afraid it would leave a "bleach spot" because it really fizzed on the blood stains yet only pooled on the non affected areas. I finished off by using some laundry detergent and a scrub brush. I'm sure the ground is going to be dry by the time my neighbors get home, but at least I feel better about telling them what happened and knowing I did my best to clean up the mess. Thanks for the advice.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:10:47 PM EDT
My wife gets the blood out of my clothes with H2O2-hydrogen peroxide.She then sprays with Simple Green but that is unnecessary. cpermd
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Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:34:06 PM EDT
Careful, or you'll shoot your eye out. LOL
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:41:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JRStrines:
Originally Posted By brouhaha: Muriatic acid is just a friendlier name for HCl. But it does make for some good coke bottle bombs! Ever try it?
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Never heard of it but sounds like fun to try. Too bad I don't know how [grenade]
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Never did it with acid, but dry ice bombs are a real hoot! No worries about acid everywhere either.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:54:42 PM EDT
For information purposes only... That all just a fancy name for an MRE bomb...Take the heating element from an MRE and pur it into any plastic bottle that has a screw on lid. fill the botle 1/3 with water cap tightly and throw BIG BOOM! been doing that for years in the military
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:13:30 PM EDT
Dry ice bombs are the safest way to get a big boom. Go get some of the pellet kind so it'll fit in the bottle. Take plastic 20oz. bottles or a gatorade bottle will work. Drop 3 or 4 pellets in there then put about a cup of water in it. Screw the lid on tightly. Depending on the size bottle and amount of ice, it will take from 2-5 minutes for it to explode. When it does.... Another one which is extremely dangerous (destructive) (fun) is a sparkler bomb. This one is hard to make because it takes a specific type of sparkler. They are called "electric sparklers" I think. They come in red, blue, and green packages. Here's what you do: Take 75-200 sparklers and bunch them together Pull one up in the center as a fuse Wrap tightly with duct tape, the tighter you wrap and more tape you put on, the louder and more powerful the blast. Light the fuse and haul ass. We make em every 4th of July and New Year's. They will blow up alot of stuff. Things we have blown up: 50gal plastic drum (completely vanished), empty metal gas can (nothing but the bottom found), rubbermaid trash can (completely vanished), 5 gal. paint bucket (found the metal handle), road cone (didn't blow up but launched about 15ft. straight up). They're fun as hell just be careful.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:24:17 PM EDT
I commend you for doing the neighborly thing and trying to clean up the mess. If you didn't like your neighbors, I would have suggested leaving a few small feathers scattered about, and later telling them about the "big-ass hawk" that swooped down and nailed a pigeon "right in mid-air", "just like in those nature shows on the Discovery Channel", and that the hawk landed right in the center of their patio and started his feast. Too bad you didn't have your camera handy. ;)
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:31:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: hydrogen peroxide will do it for sure. mike
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Correct. Hydrogen Peroxide is the best stuff around to get blood out. Get it at any drug store.
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