I'm looking at building and bear proof ( resistant ) garbage box for the end of my driveway. The box isn't the issue, more the latch that a bear can't open. Any ideas that you have found that have worked would be appreciated.
Thanx in advance
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09-07-2009, 09:14 AM #1Junior Member
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bear proof (?) garbage box
09-07-2009, 10:00 AM #2
Sorry Steve, no bears here. Just juvenile problem children. So if i leave my stuff unlocked the kids stay out. Lock it and they will break in!! Go Figure.
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09-07-2009, 10:17 AM #3
How about a spring loaded lever that captures the top of another latch - so it takes two motions simultaniously to release the top. Would that work?Syncrowave 250DX
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09-07-2009, 10:56 AM #4
How about the same principal as an aspirin bottle?
Child proof cap my azz!
09-07-2009, 02:23 PM #5
you can't put much garbage into an asprin bottle.Nick
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09-07-2009, 02:30 PM #6Senior Member
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put a push latch underneath a 2inch blind strip seen it in parks in northern cali state parks cant really remember the name. raccoon proof too.Syncrowave 250
09-07-2009, 02:51 PM #7
If you do that, be sure to put instructions for the "sanitation engineer" that will be opening it. It's my understanding that bears still can't read.Equipped with red and blue... and red and green!
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09-07-2009, 11:55 PM #9
I built one a few years ago, the local F&G even used it in a slide presentation at my kids' school. I don't know if its ever been tested, but my wife saw some of the cubs playing on top of it one day. Didn't even know they had taken pictures of it! I'll try and post some pics tomorrow.Miller Syncrowave 200
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09-08-2009, 11:47 AM #10Senior Member
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this is on my project list as well. I cant leave anything outside overnight.
The **** bear even took my favorite coffee cup off the porch and off into the woods.