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Hang the feeder approximately 5 feet above the ground, Make sure there is no foliage underneath that would encourage unwelcome guests, like mice, squirrels and even cats, to feed on the sugar water. If you wish to hang multiple hummingbird feeders, locate the feeders at least 10 to 12 feet apart.2.
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I lived in NH & VT for 20yrs, and only fed them in Spring & Summer. They have a reeeally long flight south in the Fall, so continuing to feed them is not beneficial to them. We can help encourage them to get on their way before the temps drop. And they have little to no body fat to protect them from the cold. I feed them 1 part sugar mixed with 4 parts water. Also, cleaning the sticky feeder with hot water, weekly, is helpful. Happy birding!
Max nailers are very good quality and parts are not expensive. Parts and parts list at www.toolpartsdirect.com. Check the following to repair not feeding problem.
Check paw in the door should have a light spring action. Feed paw should have a medium spring action. You may have to pull the feed piston back and hold to check feed paw spring action. Feed piston should have heavy spring action. If springs seem ok then remove feed piston and replace two orings. If the feed piston spring is broken replace with correct part. Make sure that the ports that direct air to feed piston are not blocked with bits of rubber or dirt. Sometimes parts of the bumper will break off and spread thru-out the gun. Good Luck and enjoy. (parts not expensive)