This tube was built and sold by Mr. Lee Walker. It is with his permission that I am going to place these pictures on this site. Hopefully it will answer some of your questions and I may be able to answer a few also.
This is Mr. Walker's Grandson.
He is now building the squirrel tubes.
Call Garrett for info on the tube.
If you need further help he said that he would be glad to speak with you about this fine piece of training equipment.
This is the ground section. It is 20' long.
This is a 90 that leads to the first vertical tube.
This the bottom damper. It is spring loaded to keep it open or closed which ever you want. In this pic it is locked closed.
This next pic has it in the locked open position.
The next two pics show the spring.
This the first vertical to the over head section.
The damper design is the same on all dampers. Some have a longer handle so you can reach them eaiser.
This the top section. Ours is right at 25 feet at the top but ours does not set on the ground. The ball is only half way to the top of the top section.
This is the overhead section. It lets the squirrel run above the dog to simulate it timbering. It helps a young dog to learn to run while looking up. This section is 20' long also.
The next two pics are the squirrels living quarters.
This another look at the top section with the ball half way up. It was getting dark but I think you can get the idea.
This is a training tool its purpose is to assist you in getting a young dog interested in Mr. Squirrel. Once he is interested to the woods he must go. As good as this is it will not make your dog a squirrel dog all by itself. He or she must have woods time.
I will answer any question that I can. You can contact me through my website or SDC. You can also go straight to the source. His number is above. Best of luck with your project and your dogs.