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  1. #1
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    Working on a window unit. Took out the limit switch and it was full of ants? What is it about ants and electricity?
    Installs, Changeouts, & Heat Stroke.....not necessarily in that order

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    Heat.

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    Magnetic fields attract them.

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    Its the hornets I hate, they like to be near the water from condensation I guess.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    Ihad two units on same house go down last weekend. Both had ants in the contactors.

    Next day they called back- ants in contactors again. Not even time to get ant spray that night! Hosed 'em down with ant spray and caulked the holes in elec compartment shut, put out ant bait, too.

    Got a covered contactor from shop, but holes still too big to keeps those tiny ants out. Smell like hamburger burning when they smoke in the contactor.
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    Don't ever spray them down with ant spray and then put electric to it right away. You'll have crispy wires if you do. I know from experience.

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    Originally posted by James 3528
    Magnetic fields attract them.
    Do you ever see ants in televisions or stereo speakers?
    "And remember my sentimental friend......that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others" - Wizard of Oz.

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    contactors seem to attract earwhigs, too.
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    Originally posted by Steve Wiggins
    Originally posted by James 3528
    Magnetic fields attract them.
    Do you ever see ants in televisions or stereo speakers?
    James is right look towards the bottom or do a search on Google

    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,47361,00.html


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    Originally posted by joey791
    Originally posted by Steve Wiggins
    Originally posted by James 3528
    Magnetic fields attract them.
    Do you ever see ants in televisions or stereo speakers?
    James is right look towards the bottom or do a search on Google

    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,47361,00.html


    The better question for doctor Steve would be


    How many televisions and stereo speakers are at the end of a air conditioner whip outside?

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    Originally posted by billygoat22
    Ihad two units on same house go down last weekend. Both had ants in the contactors.

    Next day they called back- ants in contactors again. Not even time to get ant spray that night! Hosed 'em down with ant spray and caulked the holes in elec compartment shut, put out ant bait, too.

    Got a covered contactor from shop, but holes still too big to keeps those tiny ants out. Smell like hamburger burning when they smoke in the contactor.
    You should have ordered a solid state relay instead.

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    I think all the creepy crawlies like the electric. Ants in the contactors, lizards on the capacitors, roaches in the t-stats. something about line voltage that drives them wild and us batty

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    They get High

    On the Amp draw.

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