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Ducbsa
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 09:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I discovered that my grill's propane tank was empty and it looks like squirrels gnawed on the connector knob.


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Why would they do that? What is the countermeasure, wrap the new knob in aluminum foil?
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 09:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Don't adjust the knob with food residue on your hands?

When in doubt...voltage.
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Sifo
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Squirrels will chew through aluminum too if they choose to. PVC pipe, rubber on extension cords, vinyl siding, etc. If their teeth will cut it, they will chew it.
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86129squids
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Countermeasure?

Small caliber rifle, pop a few, field dress, marinade, fire up the grill and rotisserie!

Or, my buddy swears by his squirrel gravy recipe. I'll get it if you wanna. ; )
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86129squids
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oh, and BTW your friendly local propane filling station folks should have repair parts.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My vote still goes for voltage...
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 02:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They like the salt that your sweaty hands leave behind. People in rural areas have the same problem with wooden gardening implements and rodents...
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 02:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Get a dog that can let itself out. Works at my house.
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86129squids
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 02:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



Doggie doors and a fenced in yard, oh yeah. The magic word around here is "squirrel", whispered loudly. ; )

Problem around here is the squirrels get up at the crack of dawn, we're sleeping in til I get up. Oh well.
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86129squids
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 02:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ummm, Joe, took me a minute, but... voltage + gas grill??
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Crusty
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You folks who want to cook & eat the squirrels know that squirrels are just tree dwelling rats with fluffy tails; right?
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 04:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Best stew I ever had. Tree rat stew!
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Crusty
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 04:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 04:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Move over you got company!
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Etennuly
Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Squirrel tastes better than rabbit!
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