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Things you find in a motor #207242 10/10/12 09:12 PM
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This yellow rat snake was in a motor it my house. It wrapped around the rotor and trashed the start switch.

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Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell] #207244 10/10/12 09:18 PM
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Is it a rat snake cause it eats/hunts rats?
How big is that sucker?


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Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell] #207245 10/10/12 10:26 PM
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Looks a little like yellow jacketed 12 gauge romex cable. smile

Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell] #207248 10/11/12 02:09 AM
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I've pulled human hair out of a drill rotor once but never a snake


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Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell] #207249 10/11/12 07:58 AM
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I got what was left of a small rattlesnake out of a fire pump motor one time. Took the end off saw the rattle and had to step back and re-think my plan of attack, then I realized he was already dead. Was working third shift at the time, this happened about 0230, not sleepy for the rest of that shift!


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Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell] #207256 10/11/12 01:18 PM
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This was a baby, about 25-30" long. They get more like 4' and yes they will take down a full grown rat. That is why I was sorry to lose this one.
I was just happy that I could save the start switch. These things can be hard to find for old motors. The GFCI saved it. It tripped before the motor got going. Luckily I looked before I just reset it and tried again.


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A couple of years back a small frog got sucked into our then-new high pressure submersible well pump. It wrecked the turbine. Funny thing, it was a good 6 feet under the surface. We went onto town water and only use the well now for the garden, since cow**** indefinately infected the source with e-coli bugs. Still got the spares kit bits to repair it, [someday!], when the backup-pump finally fails, [if I'm still here!]


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Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell] #207305 10/15/12 08:10 AM
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I seen a family of mice (dead of course) inside a meter socket.

Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell] #207358 10/19/12 06:22 PM
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Yikes! Not a snake fan!

Re: Things you find in a motor [Re: gfretwell] #207359 10/19/12 08:53 PM
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Prolectric:
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