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any Rat stories out there?


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#41 Scottthewolf

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:50 PM

I had a similar problem with rats from a next door store. We had a gay that did upholstery and a the giant parrot thing he kept in his shop. well, the rats found all the bird seed he kept there and like ants multiplied everywhere. They ate thru the wall into our shop and found home in some of our appliances. So one day I deliver this dryer, hook it up in the garage, turn it on, go to pull out the lint filter and out comes this rat with it! poor guy had just had bypass surgery and we both jumped out of our shoes! He caught the rat and thank goodness that he understood how it happened. Needless to say we (all vendors in the plaza) made the guy get rid of the bird.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:28 AM

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

Call to an high dollar range bought off craigs list.    Oven control board dead.   Initial inspection notice rat damage.  home owner got rid off rats so I look for collateral damage, wire chewing.   Open control panel (front of range) Worst case of roach shit I've every seen.  Plugs so nasty,  customer touched diode & it fell off.  I got that crap up my nose I was done.  Told customer to clean unit up & I would price new board.   Customer said hell no, he is going to buy new one, he is done with craigs list.   Went home immediately (Last call of day)  and hot showered.  Still feels like a got it up my nose. :down:


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

Brother J5, what the hell am I lookin' at?!  Did a sackfull of poisoned, water starved rats explode in there?!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:59 PM

dunno mate

we dont really get too much rats , its mainly mice

 

but as you can see they just chewed though the noise insulation and then chewed through

the water spout

 

funny enough complaint was dw was tripping power as the water had gone from the top and leaked into the bottom into the motor



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

older kitchen-aid right angle drive washer, on the sound deadening pad at the bottom the was a dead rat on the right and a 20 dollar bill on the left.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

Had a whirpool dryer, long dry times and noise, took it apart there was a mouse crushed beteen blower housing and wheel



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:23 PM

wonder why the washer wouldnt cut the water off someone ate through the pressure tube

 

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:29 AM

in this weeks rat stories 

 

why is the washing machine flooding water out ??

 

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:12 AM

Had a call at a mobile home on stove. Removed back cover and discovered a big dead rat. He was sitting across the terminal block. Customer says, oh that what that noise was.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:24 AM

We had a fridge in our basement and thought we saw a rat run down the stairs. I set a trap and caught about 5% of that rat (1 paw and a bunch of blood). Looked everywhere including in the insulation up in the joists, under the visqueen that covered a dirt floored section, in the washer, the dryer, the furnace...That rat was not to be found. Of course after a week or so it started smelling pretty ripe so you'd think finding it then would be easier. Wrong. The stench would seemingly miraculously come and go. Finally I was down there when the smell was particularly loud and heard the fridge running...That's right...That SOB had crawled up into the evaporation pan under the fridge and the odor only came out when the condenser fan was running.   :yucky:






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