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    Snakes on a Rheem

    This lady wanted me to condemn her 32 yr old Rheem because of a snake so the insurance would buy her a new one. Problem was she didn't have the $1500 deductible let alone the money for the service call.





    Never seen a capacitor blow out the side. The snake wasn't even touching that part of the capacitor.
    Discipline your child so that other parents don't have to.

    We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.

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    I found a rattlesnake, dead of couse coiled up in Ruud unit once. Something about Rheem/Ruud and snakes.

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    Maybe they use mouse fur for insulation.
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    I told her to get an owl statue and put it near the unit. She said she had a lot of snakes in her yard.
    Discipline your child so that other parents don't have to.

    We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.

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    I've had lizards inside units get across contactors and capacitors. never good for the lizard.
    The freakiest thing is contactors that draw ants by the hundreds and they keep burning up on the contacts until the wreck them.

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    There's nothing quite like the smell of a contactor covered in burned fire ants. I'll have to dig out my old phone, but I have a set of pictures where you can barely see the contacts because of all the charred ants. It looks like the contactor is covered in shiny red-brown tumors.

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    just had a service call yesterday for an older lady whose contactor failed because of scorched earwigs. opened the unit and they poured out, frigging gross lil bastards. hope the new contactor w/ the cover will last her longer

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    frogs, little ones, in my area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaard View Post
    This lady wanted me to condemn her 32 yr old Rheem because of a snake so the insurance would buy her a new one. Problem was she didn't have the $1500 deductible let alone the money for the service call.





    Never seen a capacitor blow out the side. The snake wasn't even touching that part of the capacitor.
    That looks like the fangs were there at one point.

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    Many insects release a pheromone when injured/killed that alarms the others, IE squish or get stung by an Africanized (killer) honeybee and the rest smell it and attack too, so in this case the first one gets fried and the rest come to attack the "enemy" and get fried too. Stupid but true.
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    we have mice here in md. about once evry 1-2 weeks you'll open the panel and fur would fall out and all you have is a burnt up mouse. i grab em with the needle nose and see how far i can throw them

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    I had a snake in the HX of a 90% furnace ... crisp golden brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kls-ccc View Post
    I had a snake in the HX of a 90% furnace ... crisp golden brown.
    How'd it taste?
    Discipline your child so that other parents don't have to.

    We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.

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