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  1. #14
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    rodents can squeeze into small spaces. like someone said just hose it off. And schedule service for tomorrow.

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    Surprised this post is even still going, s**t happens.

  3. #16
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    Just spoke with our HVAC people. They are flying in a team of specialists as we speak.

    Actually, just left a message and hopefully we'll be able to get someone out here on Monday.

    Milk Man I still think the critter could be sucked through the blades -- it probably fell right below them.

    And, thanks to all my HVAC friends. I joked with my wife that my "peeps" at HVAC-talk would help us through this traumatic event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcandrews View Post
    hi JKopp,

    We have a Lennox 13ACD Merit Series Condensing Unit.

    I'm not quite sure how the manufacturer can completely avoid rodents getting in. They can usually squeeze through some pretty tight spaces, but perhaps Lennox could have made the grill over the fan blades with smaller gaps.
    Pretty sure he's yankin' your chain.

  5. #18
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    I've had a snake wrapped around the shaft on the condenser motor once and another one crawled into a Rheem unit in the little box that houses all the components. Both of them got fried, the one in the Rheem unit stunk up my hands all day. I don't like snakes anyways, so removing them was quite a chore.

  6. #19
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    I thought it was a Lennox! And this is a current production unit.

    Lennox might as well hang the "welcome home" sign. Photo of (same model) unit’s line set entrance (I mean rodent entrance).

    They couldn’t have done it any better. It looks like in the Cartoons "the mouse opening in the wall".


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmathews View Post
    I've had a snake wrapped around the shaft on the condenser motor once and another one crawled into a Rheem unit in the little box that houses all the components. Both of them got fried, the one in the Rheem unit stunk up my hands all day. I don't like snakes anyways, so removing them was quite a chore.
    Screw that. Get some disposible gloves.

    I also use tarps under houses.

    I'm done disrespecting myself. No point in rolling around in the dirt when you don't have to.
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

  8. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKopp View Post
    I thought it was a Lennox! And this is a current production unit.

    Lennox might as well hang the "welcome home" sign. Photo of (same model) unit’s line set entrance (I mean rodent entrance).

    They couldn’t have done it any better. It looks like in the Cartoons "the mouse opening in the wall".

    OH PLEASE !
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

  9. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcandrews View Post

    Milk Man I still think the critter could be sucked through the blades -- it probably fell right below them.

    no way that fan is strong enough to lift a critter body off the floor of the unit.

    if it is hot enough to need it go ahead and run it.


    i have been doing this work for close to 40 years and a lennox dealer for 26 of them. i don't think there is a critter proof unit out there......

    have seen more units damaged by mulch being piled up around them than from mice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcandrews View Post
    Just spoke with our HVAC people. They are flying in a team of specialists as we speak.

    Actually, just left a message and hopefully we'll be able to get someone out here on Monday.

    Milk Man I still think the critter could be sucked through the blades -- it probably fell right below them.

    And, thanks to all my HVAC friends. I joked with my wife that my "peeps" at HVAC-talk would help us through this traumatic event.
    I trained some of that group. They're known as the R S I Team ( rodent scene investigation) They'll fix you right up.
    If the discharge air grill was too small, the unit couldn't "breath". There's really nothing you should/ can do.Kinda like trying to keep ants out of the control box. It can't be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post

    have seen more units damaged by mulch being piled up around them than from mice.
    Or, the yard folks with the weed wacker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    Or, the yard folks with the weed wacker.

    different division of the same "army" around here......

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    Poor little Mickey entered through the refrigerant line opening, climbed up to the sweating suction line for a tasty drink of icy cold purified condensate and the system turned on, scooping him up into the fan between the blades and the grill.

    Just make sure the fan blades have not been bent and let the little critter rot away naturally.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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