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Old 08-05-2019, 03:27 PM   #1
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Squirrels in A/C unit?

Have a Dometic unit. It started only running on high. (cooled fine but would not run on auto or low) Finally got into shop. Tech said unit was full of nuts and had chewed wires. Cant believe the housing would have vent holes big enough for a red squirrel. Any one else have a squirrel issue with their a/c unit. $170 Squirrel job
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:37 PM   #2
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I had them get in on a class I I had, luckily no damage just took awhile to remove about a 100 nuts. Not real sure where the entered and exited or if where maybe just pushing them in the holes. I had the roof tarped, but not real well so they had easy sheltered access
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:48 AM   #3
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Deer mice and flying squirrels will also cache nuts and eat them in the cache. Both can enter much smaller openings than a gray or red squirrel. Over the years I have had both deer mice and flying squirrels get into engine compartments, build nests, leave caches of food and chew wires. Flying squirrels seem to have a particular fondness for fiberglass insulation. Flying squirrels are nocturnal and folks often do not even know they are around until they find them in a structure or vehicle.
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I had a squirrel chew through a fuel line and the sending unit wires on my Gtown, right at the sending unit on top of the tank. That was not fun replacing, especially when you are getting ready to leave for two weeks on vacation.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:57 PM   #5
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Them squirrels are what make the thing turn and run! I think those buggers can eat through concrete and get in anywhere. They are smart.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:32 PM   #6
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If you use a full cover, be certain that no part of it including the straps are anywhere near the ground. Mice and similar will climb the straps or cover and get in the various places.

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Many of you who enjoy the great outdoors and fresh air may or may not take offence to this post. But in all reality if we enjoy hunting, fishing, gathering nuts or berries, or flowers or cones for arrangements there should be no squabble. My furry friend, Musket, black lab, tattooed and trained for what he does, has an intriguing fascination for our furry friend Mr Squirrel. He watches the trees on my .95 acre and let’s me know when Mr Squirrel is in the neighbourhood. My other friend , Benjamin Trail, has developed a very interesting gismo which when combined with the excellent observations of Musket, leaves my neck of the woods in a more silent and care free area. Just saying.
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Many of you who enjoy the great outdoors and fresh air may or may not take offence to this post. But in all reality if we enjoy hunting, fishing, gathering nuts or berries, or flowers or cones for arrangements there should be no squabble. My furry friend, Musket, black lab, tattooed and trained for what he does, has an intriguing fascination for our furry friend Mr Squirrel. He watches the trees on my .95 acre and letís me know when Mr Squirrel is in the neighbourhood. My other friend , Benjamin Trail, has developed a very interesting gismo which when combined with the excellent observations of Musket, leaves my neck of the woods in a more silent and care free area. Just saying.
I know exactly what you are talking about. My son is federally licensed to manufacture said gizmos and add ons. Mr Squirrel doesn't stand a chance if I see him.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:37 AM   #9
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Yup, squirrel chewed a hole in my L.P. has line going from the regulator to under TT
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A lot of the plastics covering wires and lp hoses are made from vegetable products. So what chipmunk, mouse or squirrel will not find them appetizing.
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