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    My inducer sounds a little squirrly!

    One of my guys swapping out a furnace pulled the flue of to find this!
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    Was it dead? Seems a little fat to be dead.
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    Yes it was dead but fresh. Had to work the inducer and pull like hell to get him out.

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    I think it's looking for his nuts..

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    just how did it get there?
    was there a flue attached?
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    It had a flue liner with no cap so i can only assume. Seems a squirrel could climb a liner though

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    furnace wasn't condemned for this reason, was it?
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    Burnt inducer and 3 cracks. The infamous 9-11 year old bryant builders model!

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    I had a service call a few years ago, where I found the same thing, squirrel in the inducer. Funny part is a week later, I pulled an inducer off a 90+ furnace and found a bird in it. Kinda like finding the squashed bug in the contactor.
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    Its pretty notorious around my parts to find birds in 90's when the flue is sidewall terminated straight out with no 45 or 90 on it.(usually up high)

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    This could possibly be the best board on the net! One time we got a call for no heat on a gas furnace. Diagnostic code indicated a problem with the pressure switch. Heard the inducer motor going out on thermal. Tried to free it up and saw a ton of stinkbugs crawling up the vent pipe. Looked like somethin out of a horror movie!

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    I had call like that years ago. Went to a house for a bad odor in a residence, when I entered the mechanical closet, I could smell combustion by products and what smelled like death. The water heater was spilling flue gas. Pulled the flue found a squirrel dead and bloated and stuck in the flue. The entire family was watching as I pulled the flue off and proceeded to grab the leg with a pair of pliers, don't you know the leg ripped off. Needless to say the family left. He was bloated so bad it took a real effort to get it out.

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