Netting at Copper mine acid pond
We are problem solvers and
many times we get asked to look at and provide a bird control or exclusion
solution for some very interesting and unusual problems.
The customer had previously used some very
expensive and heavy netting to protect the tops of the acid tank from
birds landing in it and causing problems for the birds but the problem is
between the net and the acid solution there is only a few feet of space,
after a while the net started to sag into the acid solution which then
starts to looks like a pond for passing birds like hawk's and ducks.
We suggested that raising the net several
feet above the acid solution and using lighter net would prevent the net
from sagging into the solution
View of the acid holding tank - it smells bad and it's 115 degrees
outside while we work
Top of the tank, they used a heavy netting material that sagged into
the pond and birds could now get acid on their feet and bodies
Access to the tanks was 20' - 30' up
We had to use ladders for 3/4 of the project
We had to install a series of 2" support
poles that we treated to withstand the acid and then bolted it into
Then we run a series of stainless steel cables and
turnbuckles back and forth.
We had to find a field where we could lay out 2 -
100' x 100' nets and hog each of the squares together to joint the
Then we rolled the nets up and all of us carried
the net a 1/2 mile to get ready to hang the net.
We had to run a rope across the tank, lifted the
net 80' into the air and pulled and feed the net over to the other
We could not allow the netting to fall into the
acid or even touch it for fear of ruining the net.
Here is the net over the tops of the
stainless steel cables and above the acid before we unroll it.
Notice the seam where we joined the net, we could
not allow any holes or we would have to remove the net and start
Because most of our work was off ladders and we
had to move around pipes on the ground, pipes coming out of the
tank, dirt mounds and irregular grade levels it took a while to
unroll the net on each side before we could attach it to the cable
You can see the criss cross cable system
Here you can see how nice the netting looks from
inside of the net.
Here is the view looking at the net from the side,
no saggy net here.
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