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#5426905 - 11/17/14 04:17 PM I hate mud daubers!!
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Made the mistake of leaving it at the lease this past year...again bang
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#5426908 - 11/17/14 04:18 PM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Well there's your problem...
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#5427282 - 11/17/14 06:29 PM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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My grandpa would have said "I told you so", now that I am the grandpa, my favorite is "It appears to be operator error".
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#5427429 - 11/17/14 07:28 PM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Those things are terrible. Don't let them crawl up the exhaust port of an outboard. They'll ruin the motor as soon as you crank it up.
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#5427433 - 11/17/14 07:29 PM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Loc: Wise County Texas
All those young ones you hatched, so they can repeat next year grin
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#5427718 - 11/17/14 08:49 PM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Yep, you'd think I'd learn after the first time it happened, but this past year was a dozzy, so I didn't make it back out there to pull it.

But on the up side, I'm getting dang good at tearing it down and putting it back together roflmao
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#5427815 - 11/17/14 09:26 PM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
My grandpa would have said "I told you so", now that I am the grandpa, my favorite is "It appears to be operator error".


......or "sounds like cockpit trouble."

Every year, those beggars would build their mud nests on the cooling fins and fan blade of my A/C unit. One mud house would always seem to bridge the fan to the housing, thus rendering the unit inoperable. Then, after knocking loose all the mud, the unit would run but the fan was now out of balance because on the remaining clumps. So I would have to pour water all over the unit to dissolve away the last vestiges of the dirt. Often, I'd have to repeat the whole process several times each year. I've even had them gum up the scatter plate on more than one feeder.

The suckers never seem to get tired!
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#5427824 - 11/17/14 09:30 PM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Dang dobbers.
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#5428016 - 11/17/14 11:09 PM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Those things are terrible. Don't let them crawl up the exhaust port of an outboard. They'll ruin the motor as soon as you crank it up.


Don't let the motor cool off, keep it runnin year round! Them fish gotta eat! Go Git em!
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#5428065 - 11/18/14 12:19 AM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: Rockport, Tx.
They are a pain, but they eat spiders as you know. Any enemy of a spider is a friend of mine. up
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#5428095 - 11/18/14 04:39 AM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: skinnerback]
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: skinnerback
They are a pain, but they eat spiders as you know. Any enemy of a spider is a friend of mine. up


Yeah, Treebass should be spider free for a couple miles by the looks of that mud hut!!
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#5428283 - 11/18/14 07:53 AM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Loc: Tyler, TX
At least you where able to figure out the problem. My little Honda generator wouldn't start after sitting for just one week. I wanted to start, it would even fire up for a second, but that was it. I figured there was something in the fuel line and spent a few hours trying to clear it and find the blockage. Then when I had just about given up and was just sort of staring at the generator without a clue what to do next, I noticed that the exhaust didn't look right. Sure enough, a dirt dauber had filled it up and blocked it off solid. Once I cleared it out, it ran fine.

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#5428288 - 11/18/14 07:58 AM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Registered: 06/04/10
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Loc: Austin, Tx
I hate yellowjackets a lot more than daubers. Don't ask me why!!
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#5428570 - 11/18/14 09:40 AM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: TreeBass]
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Loc: longview texas
hate em... I never knew that they could sting you.. until this year
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#5428579 - 11/18/14 09:45 AM Re: I hate mud daubers!! [Re: daniel1381]
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Registered: 09/22/14
Posts: 49
Originally Posted By: daniel1381
hate em... I never knew that they could sting you.. until this year

I was under the impression they couldn't... glad you found out for me smile

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