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    Thank you for this warning and the very good information! I will certainly keep this in mind.
    Recently the industry has come up with different types of plastic mesh with holes between " to ". Very sturdy and durable material that has the advantage of not rusting compared to other products.

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    This brought back a memory when our Ricky fell in the toilet. He did get out then ran scared all through the house,,,, what a clean up that was. Lids down

    Wherever you are Ricky we miss you

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcassidy View Post
    If you close the lid, how will the dogs get water

    I wish more people would do something like this in their horse water troughs too. Glad the word is getting out.
    After a squirrel sadly passed away in my horses trough, I made a daisy chain out of baling twine and attached it to a fence to hang into the trough. Never had another tragedy. I have often told horse friends about this= even if they don't care about squirrels, they don't like the idea of their horses having to drink water with a deceased little body in it, or the colic not drinking water causes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkicreatesart View Post
    After a squirrel sadly passed away in my horses trough, I made a daisy chain out of baling twine and attached it to a fence to hang into the trough. Never had another tragedy. I have often told horse friends about this= even if they don't care about squirrels, they don't like the idea of their horses having to drink water with a deceased little body in it, or the colic not drinking water causes.
    Yes! Good idea to appeal to their concern for their horses if they aren't concerned for squirrels!
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    MY SO is worried that the metal will rust and become a safety concern. Does it take long for the hardware cloth to rust? Should I try to find something stainless steel. What do you use to cut it with so that it doesn't have sharp ends?

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    Make sure you use galvanized hardware cloth -- should be rust proof for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovesquirrels1 View Post
    What do you use to cut it with so that it doesn't have sharp ends?
    Using a Dremel or other similar rotary cutting tool will allow you to sand / grind down any sharp ends that are left.


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    Thanks, I now have ladders installed just in case someone forgets to close a lid. I called home depot and went by lowe's by neigher seem to sell cut piece by the foot so I purchased a roll of 1/2'X1/2" AT TSC for 20$

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    As another quick solution for buckets, you can buy paint roller grids at paint stores and home improvements stores. They are not expensive and come in different sizes for the buckets.

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