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#7017832 - 12/30/17 11:35 PM Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes....
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 4168
Took the hunting buddy, fairly large, to the blind a couple weeks ago. Cranked it up, was running rough.

Went to stand today and decided to turn it on, not because it was that cold, but just to run it. Couldn't get it started in stand, took it to truck and it fired up. Ran on high, but was sucking air on low.......

Decided to bring it home and check it.

Took the back off and noticed a nest packed in there. It's a miracle it did not catch fire. Some wires chewed a bit, but not to bad.

Cleaned it out real good, patched up wires, ran alcohol in tubes and cleaned thoroughly. Runs like new now....

Bottom line, check stuff before you need it. Don't know if nest was made in my garage before the season or the last couple weeks sitting in the stand.....

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#7017856 - 12/31/17 12:26 AM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 9354
Loc: The Island Cres
Mine are both hung on the wall, in my blind or in my garage both..... for that reason.
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#7018099 - 12/31/17 09:52 AM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Buck25-06 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/16
Posts: 641
Loc: Hunt county Texas.
I bought new one then cleaned old one took apart and blew it out good works perfectly.
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#7018532 - 12/31/17 03:11 PM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/13/15
Posts: 250
Loc: San Saba
Noticed the same on one of ours last weekend. I'll try to take it apart and get it working.

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#7018590 - 12/31/17 03:43 PM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Texas Dan Online   content
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 12746
Mice and dirt dobbers will amaze you with their ability to find a place to bed in your tools and equipment.

Thanks for sharing the tip.
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#7019204 - 12/31/17 09:23 PM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
TXHOGSLAYER Offline
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Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 14129
Loc: Katy, TX
Took mine out of the box after being in the closet at the lake house. There were at least a dozen hornets in the bottom that must not have liked the heat and came out of the bottom. Fortunately they were severely groggy and just took a squish from the boot.
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#7019340 - 12/31/17 10:59 PM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Daniel Boone Offline
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Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 4
I had mice build a nest in mine and had a ball of fire when I tried to start it. Don’t know who was more scared, me or the dozen mice that came running out. Ended up buying a new one along with a case for it which keeps the mice out now.

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#7019446 - 01/01/18 12:56 AM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
sbushee Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 1852
Fail your equipment and your equipment will fail you

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#7019462 - 01/01/18 01:28 AM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: sbushee]
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Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 31776
Loc: Over yonder.....
Originally Posted By: sbushee
Fail your equipment and your equipment will fail you
cheers
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#7020161 - 01/01/18 02:36 PM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Halfadozen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 8475
Loc: Parker County
Same thing happened on our camper heater. Went to fire up the furnace and in 5 minutes flames were shooting out of the exhaust port. Shut it down and shined a light in the intake - dang mice had somehow made a nest in there and not only was the nest catching fire but furnace wasn't venting so it was shooting flames outward.
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#7020870 - 01/01/18 09:16 PM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 03/07/08
Posts: 421
Loc: Golden,Tx
Lost a 8000kw Champion gen to a dirt dobber nest in the carb, they came in the bottom of the air cleaner, factory should have put a screen on it and I should have left it at the lease.
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#7021219 - 01/02/18 08:52 AM Re: Buddy heater problem......Fix.....check before cold comes.... [Re: Texas Dan]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 16023
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Mice and dirt dobbers will amaze you with their ability to find a place to bed in your tools and equipment.

Thanks for sharing the tip.
Yes indeed. My Uncle had mud daubers go in the top exhaust ports of his outboard, When he tried cranking it up it fried his topend. I stuff mine with chore boy steel scrub pad.
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