Bob's caboose build

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby Philip » Wed Oct 26, 2022 10:16 am

You should be afraid of them tree rats. They can mess up wiring real fast. It's like candy for them.

My brother has a 2006 chevy 2500. At its one-year-old mark one of those tree rats got under the hood and ate the main wiring bundle off the under-hood fuse box. Every wire coming in and out. Try finding an engine bay harness for a 1-year-old truck. Chevy was back ordered no idea on when it could be had. Took him 5 months to find a used harness. Needless to say, his infestation of tree rats has hit its all-time low for quite a few years now.

BTW they chewed out about 6" of wire out of that bundle. No way to pull enough slack to resolder them back together.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:02 pm

The only effective method has been red pepper and vegetable oil as a spray. We have 182 (just a guess) on the 5 acres and the little shits are everywhere. Dryer sheets have had a bit of effect but the red and cayenne find ground pepper is the only effective deterrent.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby rjgimp » Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:52 pm

I find a .22 to be very effective but in close quarters a wrist rocket will do.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby Philip » Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:57 am

rjgimp wrote:I find a .22 to be very effective but in close quarters a wrist rocket will do.


Yep I gifted him a 22 with an aim point on it. Put the red dot on the place you want to install the perforation. :lol:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Mon Dec 26, 2022 7:51 am

This summer is when I finally closed the envelope. Put R32 in the ceiling of the caboose. Already had R 25 walls and floor. I was very proud of the performance of my little Mr. Heater propane wall heater. We just went thru 3 days of sub zero with 35 to 50 MPH sustained winds. The wind chill numbers were up and down side of Minus 40 for 3 full days. I left Mr. Heater on the low #1 setting while gone and popped it up to #3 when home. (It goes to 7 or 8.) I am guessing I have used about $200.00 worth of propane so far this heating season. Tank is never fully filled by my provider and is now down from 80% to 55% . I may have to see them in early February but really trying to make it thru. I really should take Sheila's idea of candles as a nice little auxiliary heat source. During the day if the sun is out I can feel the solar gain thru the garden window that is oriented due south. I can almost work on my tan. Hope you all stayed warm during our arctic blast !
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby ParTaxer » Mon Dec 26, 2022 11:16 am

Nice to hear from you Bob.
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