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Creative Winter Boiler Maintenance/Prevention


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Old 05-30-2010, 05:58:10 PM
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As people are de-winterizing their boilers, I heard a new method of keeping varmits out of the boiler over the winter.....the individual (not Benn Hadd either!) in question makes copies of his driver's license photo and places that in the hand holes. He claims that to date, it has been a wonderful varmit preventer.

We are not certain if this individual possesses extremely, um, frightening looks, or wimpy varmits?

Due to the risk of scaring fellow Stak members, I have resisted the urge to document his accomplishment and place a copy of his photo here....

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Thank-you for not showing the picture, Beth. Craig just hates having his mug scattered all over the WWW!
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Don't look at ME bub.........I SOLD that thing.......
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MoRo,

Craig had the wrong brand of engine for this character. I've heard of "moose marbles," but never one's driver's license!

I've heard some interesting stories about critters that have taken up residence over the long winter.

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Just speaking for myself, but I've personally used this technique for a number of years and had TREMENDOUS success with it, highly recommend it as being cheap AND effective! Never have I found so much as an ANT dropping in my boiler when I get ready to fire up in the spring!

Of course, you gotta have the right 'features' for it to work . . . The state of Illinois uses special photographic equipment at our Drivers Licence Facilities that can automatically enhance and embellish anyone's features to bring them up to the maximum level of rodent prevention effectiveness . . . all at no additional charge and in remarkably comfortable surroundings with minimal waiting . . . Yes, it's true, believe it or not!

Perhaps therein lies the secret of the remarkable effectiveness of the technique in this area!
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