Re: Problem with Trap-out - entrance is around some pipes!
You said, "you were asked ....", so presumably the owners recognize that having bees live in the building is a problem. They need to understand that to permanently solve the problem, some changes will have to be made to the area (screws, nails, holes, etc). If they can't accept that, then explain that you can't help them, and walk away.
Even if they hire an exterminator, someone will have to cut holes in the wood to clean out the dead hive, or it will decompose in there.
If you really want to invest the time into this, come up with some 2x4's long enough to reach almost from the ground to the flat ceiling shown by the pipes. Place a 2x4 flat on the ceiling, then wedge the vertical 2x4's underneath the flat one securely with shims, add cross bracing and use that temporary structure to seal your trap body to the wall and ceiling. Use enough vertical 2x4s and bracing to make sure your temporary framework is not going to shift. Make sure to bill them for your time and materials if you use this method.
Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 04-08-2012 at 09:12 PM.
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