Security for your fuel stores

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Arzosah
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jansman wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 12:03 pm
diamond lil wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:46 am They use drones to spy out back garden tanks, so I think a fake structure of some sort would be best. Like a summerhouse with fake windows + curtains maybe? Wouldn't be as interesting to thieves as a shed and you just need it to look real enough to fool a quick look.
We have had a spate of drones hovering over the gardens lately. One kept coming low over ours, and I gestured to it to’go away’. The cocky so and so dropped it right down in front of my wife who was sitting out. I grabbed an air rifle out of the shed and pumped a round into it. Don’t know what damage I did, but it didn’t come back! :lol:
I love that! I'm also horrified that cheeky so and sos are actually doing that, mind you :twisted:
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jansman wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 12:03 pm
diamond lil wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:46 am They use drones to spy out back garden tanks, so I think a fake structure of some sort would be best. Like a summerhouse with fake windows + curtains maybe? Wouldn't be as interesting to thieves as a shed and you just need it to look real enough to fool a quick look.
We have had a spate of drones hovering over the gardens lately. One kept coming low over ours, and I gestured to it to’go away’. The cocky so and so dropped it right down in front of my wife who was sitting out. I grabbed an air rifle out of the shed and pumped a round into it. Don’t know what damage I did, but it didn’t come back! :lol:
Next garden ornament :lol:
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Yorkshire Andy wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 9:08 pm
jansman wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 12:03 pm
diamond lil wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:46 am They use drones to spy out back garden tanks, so I think a fake structure of some sort would be best. Like a summerhouse with fake windows + curtains maybe? Wouldn't be as interesting to thieves as a shed and you just need it to look real enough to fool a quick look.
We have had a spate of drones hovering over the gardens lately. One kept coming low over ours, and I gestured to it to’go away’. The cocky so and so dropped it right down in front of my wife who was sitting out. I grabbed an air rifle out of the shed and pumped a round into it. Don’t know what damage I did, but it didn’t come back! :lol:
Next garden ornament :lol:

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lol i remember in the early 80s,a remote control airplane club flying near my taids land,1st one that went over his cottage was brought down with a 12 bore,when the bloke come to the gate moaning about how much do you think these things cost,my taid replied"these shells are a shilling a piece next one of your models comes over will be two shillings well spent",needless to say they packed up and went on there way
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jansman wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 12:03 pm
diamond lil wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:46 am They use drones to spy out back garden tanks, so I think a fake structure of some sort would be best. Like a summerhouse with fake windows + curtains maybe? Wouldn't be as interesting to thieves as a shed and you just need it to look real enough to fool a quick look.
We have had a spate of drones hovering over the gardens lately. One kept coming low over ours, and I gestured to it to’go away’. The cocky so and so dropped it right down in front of my wife who was sitting out. I grabbed an air rifle out of the shed and pumped a round into it. Don’t know what damage I did, but it didn’t come back! :lol:
Almost certainly illegal to shoot at it, as you are effectively shooting up into the air. But it must have been as satisfying as hell. Maybe only better if you had brought it down on your own property.

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PS. It was my drone. You missed it. I was checking out your raised beds, ready for a midnight raiding trip. :D :D :D .
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jennyjj01 wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 8:16 am
JJ
PS. It was my drone. You missed it. I was checking out your raised beds, ready for a midnight raiding trip. :D :D :D .
And if you go silent Jenny, we'll have to have a dig under Jansman's compost heaps just in case :shock:
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Nurseandy wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 6:15 pm
jansman wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 12:03 pm
diamond lil wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:46 am They use drones to spy out back garden tanks, so I think a fake structure of some sort would be best. Like a summerhouse with fake windows + curtains maybe? Wouldn't be as interesting to thieves as a shed and you just need it to look real enough to fool a quick look.
We have had a spate of drones hovering over the gardens lately. One kept coming low over ours, and I gestured to it to’go away’. The cocky so and so dropped it right down in front of my wife who was sitting out. I grabbed an air rifle out of the shed and pumped a round into it. Don’t know what damage I did, but it didn’t come back! :lol:
Keep your salmon net handy next time ;-)
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Yorkshire Andy
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jansman wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 6:13 pm
Nurseandy wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 6:15 pm
jansman wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 12:03 pm

We have had a spate of drones hovering over the gardens lately. One kept coming low over ours, and I gestured to it to’go away’. The cocky so and so dropped it right down in front of my wife who was sitting out. I grabbed an air rifle out of the shed and pumped a round into it. Don’t know what damage I did, but it didn’t come back! :lol:
Keep your salmon net handy next time ;-)
:lol: :lol: :lol: I am allowed to discharge an air gun provided its more than 50’ of the centre of the highway,and neighbours are safe. In reality I would have loved to use one of my shotguns! :lol:
Yes officer I was shooting some clays I didn't see no drone :D


Least in a shed you can alarm it


You can get tank level alarms too that page a remote sounder if the level drops quick

https://www.kingspan.com/gb/en-gb/produ ... hman-alarm
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jansman wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 6:15 am I cannot disguise my wood or coal. Half of my garden IS a woodpile! :lol: I AM surprised though,that I have not heard of petrol/ diesel theft from vehicles
That's the "problem" with wood , the amount of space it takes up sat there drying for a year o two. I have a couple of log stores on the front garden so they would be easy to rob. The irony there is that I've deliberately made it harder to just walk around to the back of the house ( sometime ago I had two eastern european women do that to try and steal scrap) which means it's less work to take wood out of the van and onto the store. I too haven't heard of fuel thefts from vehicles although cutting off the cats is one I've heard or read about more frequently.
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I think a lot of vehicles were "hardened" against fuel theft after the fuel crisis of 2001. Our old Astra was not one of them and we suffered 2 doses of cut fuel line, Little **** filled his jerry can and leaft the rest to flood the car parking area with petrol. Our neoghbour got the same treatment on Bonfire Night which the local fire brigade simply loved :roll:
Household tanks are another matter entirely and I can only agree with those of you with more experience about sheds, alarms etc.
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grenfell wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 7:38 am

That's the "problem" with wood , the amount of space it takes up sat there drying for a year o two. I have a couple of log stores on the front garden so they would be easy to rob.
In many ways the bulk is an advantage 8n my mind. To shift our log store would require two articulated lorries, a telehandler and a bank holiday weekend 🙂

On a serious note even with an estate car you couldn't steal that much wood and it takes far longer to load than pumping out a tank. Bulk propane is probably the hardest to steal - you would need very specialised equipment ( although it can be fone, I've seen our tank pumped out when swapping it for a new one). Propane cylinders are probably the easiest to steal though - and often left, unsecured, in plain sight