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Old 11-09-2018, 04:36 PM   #14721
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Glad you got it done.

We had some snow today too so my time spent last week winterizing was well spent for sure.



These threads go on forever and everyone has their 'best' method.



I've said this before but these are our experiences after 40+ years...



Fresh Cab... mice chewed through the bag and ate the stuff and made nests out of the bag material.



Irish Spring... mice ate it and crapped next to the places where it was positioned.



Essence of Peppermint oil... mice drug the soaked cotton balls out of the cups and off to never never land.



Bounce sheets... mice made nests from them.



Rodent-B-Gone granules sprinkled around rig... mice still got in.



Coyote Pi$$... mice still got in.



Tomcat bait... something ate the bait but we still had signs of mice.



Electronic pest devices... used electricity... still had mice.



Moth Balls... mice crapped right next to them.



Glue traps... dragged away never to be found.



Victor Brand Mouse Traps... caught many mice! This is the ONLY thing that has worked for us. You have to check them weekly. We tried cheap Dollar Store mouse traps and set them next to the Victor. The cheap ones would be sprung (often not sprung) and the bait gone. The Victors always had a mouse.


Great feedback, i have tied meow mix onto trap with thread or kite string, i also read yellow pad should be as close to 45 degrees as possible
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:13 PM   #14722
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5picker: Maybe you need to make one of these:

We use those for chipmunks.
Got 32 this year.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:34 PM   #14723
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Glad you got it done.
We had some snow today too so my time spent last week winterizing was well spent for sure.

These threads go on forever and everyone has their 'best' method.

I've said this before but these are our experiences after 40+ years...

Fresh Cab... mice chewed through the bag and ate the stuff and made nests out of the bag material.

Irish Spring... mice ate it and crapped next to the places where it was positioned.

Essence of Peppermint oil... mice drug the soaked cotton balls out of the cups and off to never never land.

Bounce sheets... mice made nests from them.

Rodent-B-Gone granules sprinkled around rig... mice still got in.

Coyote Pi$$... mice still got in.

Tomcat bait... something ate the bait but we still had signs of mice.

Electronic pest devices... used electricity... still had mice.

Moth Balls... mice crapped right next to them.

Glue traps... dragged away never to be found.

Victor Brand Mouse Traps... caught many mice! This is the ONLY thing that has worked for us. You have to check them weekly. We tried cheap Dollar Store mouse traps and set them next to the Victor. The cheap ones would be sprung (often not sprung) and the bait gone. The Victors always had a mouse.
Victor Brand Mouse traps is the best! Use peanut butter for bate.

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Old 11-09-2018, 08:36 PM   #14724
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Victor Brand Mouse traps is the best! Use peanut butter for bate.

Tim
The wood ones?
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:44 PM   #14725
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Glad you got it done.

We had some snow today too so my time spent last week winterizing was well spent for sure.



These threads go on forever and everyone has their 'best' method.



I've said this before but these are our experiences after 40+ years...



Fresh Cab... mice chewed through the bag and ate the stuff and made nests out of the bag material.



Irish Spring... mice ate it and crapped next to the places where it was positioned.



Essence of Peppermint oil... mice drug the soaked cotton balls out of the cups and off to never never land.



Bounce sheets... mice made nests from them.



Rodent-B-Gone granules sprinkled around rig... mice still got in.



Coyote Pi$$... mice still got in.



Tomcat bait... something ate the bait but we still had signs of mice.



Electronic pest devices... used electricity... still had mice.



Moth Balls... mice crapped right next to them.



Glue traps... dragged away never to be found.



Victor Brand Mouse Traps... caught many mice! This is the ONLY thing that has worked for us. You have to check them weekly. We tried cheap Dollar Store mouse traps and set them next to the Victor. The cheap ones would be sprung (often not sprung) and the bait gone. The Victors always had a mouse.


Remind me never to live near you. I hope that population of super mice don't migrate.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:23 PM   #14726
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The wood ones?
We use an electronic one. No mess, no fuss. Works excellent.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:16 PM   #14727
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Ball bearing mouse traps really work the best. But I don't get along with them but lucky for me the neighbors have several.

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Old 11-09-2018, 11:07 PM   #14728
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Ball bearing mouse traps really work the best. But I don't get along with them but lucky for me the neighbors have several.

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Hadn't heard that reference in years.
My uncle was good for saying that one!
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:51 PM   #14729
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Ball bearing mouse traps really work the best. But I don't get along with them but lucky for me the neighbors have several.

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Smoothest running trap you can find. Too much lubricating of the balls means more traps to catch more mice!
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:07 PM   #14730
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Finally took it out after we bought it two months ago!

Two months since our walk through and it took us a while to remember how to get the heat started and how the TV worked. All good now and weíve had a great first full day.

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Put in new Oxygenic Shower head. Can't wait to try. Will be doing trip in December.
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #14732
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Winterized our camper yesterday. Took awhile since we installed a Washer/dryer unit. But it is done and ready for it's winter rest.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:03 PM   #14733
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Added a glass backsplash to kitchen, DW wanted a little more separation from kitchen and dinette to stop water splash and things accidentally falling off countertop
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:24 PM   #14734
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Question about winterization. With the built in winterization system do you need to run antifreeze through the black tank flush and the city water connection?
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:59 PM   #14735
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Went down to 28 degrees last night. Figured today would be a good day to winterize.


Note to self. Open a faucet before removing the Water Heater Anode to drain.
Especially if I don't want a spurt of cold water in my face.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:40 PM   #14736
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Did that to mine as well.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:50 PM   #14737
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Yes run Pink through both ! Youroo!!
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:55 PM   #14738
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:13 PM   #14739
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Question about winterization. With the built in winterization system do you need to run antifreeze through the black tank flush and the city water connection?

While the pink is being run through, take the screen off the city water inlet and using a screwdriver, push the button in the centre. Make sure you stand to the side as you do so or else youíll be wearing it.

The black isnít as important to put antifreeze in since itís an open system. Itís really only the anti-siphon you have to worry about. If you have the easy means to run the antifreeze through it (my outside shower reaches it so I was able to easily get an adapter for mine) then itíll help. But otherwise, a quick shot of air with a blow out plug should work just as well.
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While the pink is being run through, take the screen off the city water inlet and using a screwdriver, push the button in the centre. Make sure you stand to the side as you do so or else youíll be wearing it.

The black isnít as important to put antifreeze in since itís an open system. Itís really only the anti-siphon you have to worry about. If you have the easy means to run the antifreeze through it (my outside shower reaches it so I was able to easily get an adapter for mine) then itíll help. But otherwise, a quick shot of air with a blow out plug should work just as well.
What you're suggesting is exactly what I did 2 weeks ago while getting ready for a trip. The backed up pressure ended up blowing the internal spring past the sealing surface for the check valve so it cannot function and can not be repaired. I ended up installing a new brass check valve on the other end of the inlet hose by the filter canister.
I'd recommend DON'T probe inside the water inlet connection. Use an adapter and use compressed air to blow it out.
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