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Old 01-24-2022, 08:26 PM   #1
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Got a dryer?

Last spring, saw birds hanging out around my dryer vent. There is no screen; just a flapper that doesn’t seal tightly. Fished out some grass and twigs but used the situation as excuse to buy a Harbor Freight inspection camera. This is what I found. After removing the vent cover, the plug of grass, twigs, and feathers turned out to be about 6” long.
Lesson learned: this spring I will tape or wedge the flapper shut tightly before nesting season.
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Old 01-24-2022, 10:29 PM   #2
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good thing you checked
that was a fire waiting to happen
I'll check mine tomorrow
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Old 01-26-2022, 08:48 AM   #3
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Two years ago, I had a broken dryer belt. When looking around, I found a mud daubers nest on the outside of the dryer flapper that went against the outside of the coach....so the flapper would not open. Now when I park for a while in my barn, I put Walmart bags over the generator, AH and main exhaust pipes, and stuff two or three in the dryer opening.
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:25 PM   #5
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Put metal window screening over all openings. Texan here. Check underneath before each trip.
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Only thing I've found (Other than the mud daubers) Was an industrious squirrel who tried to set up house keeping in the Diesel exhaust pipe.
Pissed Him/Her right off when I fired up the Cummins.
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WE also use a screen over the vent.
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Not the same, but I have the SS trim along the bottom edge of my coach. While parked at home, I had a small black bird that kept jumping up and pecking the SS. I'm sure he thought it was another bird. At first, I thought it was funny until I looked at the SS. He scratched it up pretty good over a few days.
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Not the same, but I have the SS trim along the bottom edge of my coach. While parked at home, I had a small black bird that kept jumping up and pecking the SS. I'm sure he thought it was another bird. At first, I thought it was funny until I looked at the SS. He scratched it up pretty good over a few days.
That's the thank you for keeping it so bright and shiny.
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Not the same, but I have the SS trim along the bottom edge of my coach. While parked at home, I had a small black bird that kept jumping up and pecking the SS. I'm sure he thought it was another bird. At first, I thought it was funny until I looked at the SS. He scratched it up pretty good over a few days.
I had a similar problem in Florida two years ago. Lizards would see reflections of themselves and start "fighting" with their images.
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