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09-17-22, 01:57 PM
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I caught her! I cant believe she fell for this...

I caught her!
I cant believe she fell for this on the first night I tried it.
on camera she was always very cautious of anything new.
I saw peopke on youtube making traps out of buckets of...
09-16-22, 12:06 PM
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Posted By xfrank12

I'm still only seeing one rat at a time on...

I'm still only seeing one rat at a time on camera. And it is always the same size. I look for some kind of a marking or injury to tell it apart from others, but I haven't seen any yet. So, I think...
09-15-22, 06:49 PM
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Posted By xfrank12

Basement rat is driving me crazy. used the same...

Basement rat is driving me crazy.
used the same trick on her. Set and baited the trap. Block under the trip plate so she would get used to walking on the trip plate to take the bait. After several...
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Views: 1,339
Posted By xfrank12

I dont believe it either. but that is my best...

I dont believe it either.
but that is my best guess.
it binds with the old bearings but not with the new bearings.
09-01-22, 01:32 AM
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Posted By xfrank12

I caught the upstairs rat. I proved I really...

I caught the upstairs rat.
I proved I really am smarter than a rat. Not by much, it still took me a week.
Setting the trap, blocking the trip plate and baiting the trap for a few days worked. She...
08-29-22, 06:53 PM
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Posted By xfrank12

As far as I can tell, I have an upstairs rat and...

As far as I can tell, I have an upstairs rat and a basement rat.
I assume they traveled freely between the outside, basement and upstairs until I blocked the entrance into the basement and the...
08-29-22, 04:12 PM
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Views: 425
Posted By xfrank12

Can someone who can tell the difference between...

Can someone who can tell the difference between a rat and mouse look at these videos and tell which they are?
I assume video #1 is a Norway rat. He is the only one the camera has picked up in the...
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Views: 1,339
Posted By xfrank12

It's fixed! it was the bearings. My best...

It's fixed!
it was the bearings.
My best guess is the bearings bent when the drive pulley was slowly falling off the engine shaft. Belt was pulled to one side.
I still dont understand why the...
08-27-22, 12:12 PM
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Views: 425
Posted By xfrank12

What attracts rats in the first place? I always...

What attracts rats in the first place?
I always thought there had to be garbage or animal feed or a farm in the area to begin with . My neighbors and I dont have any of those things.
do rats...
08-27-22, 12:07 PM
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Views: 425
Posted By xfrank12

Something, probably this rat, is still in the...

Something, probably this rat, is still in the basement.
I was just down there and heard something move behing where some stuff is stored, when I approached I heard something hit a pipe as it was...
08-27-22, 11:37 AM
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Posted By xfrank12

There is no food in the basement but there is...

There is no food in the basement but there is water. It is more of a crawl space than a basement. Almost always some ground water seeping in.
08-27-22, 11:35 AM
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Views: 425
Posted By xfrank12

Last night I moved one of the glue boards right...

Last night I moved one of the glue boards right in front of where he enters the house.
he enters being duct work for the woodstove air intake. He slowly puts his head up over the the duckwork before...
08-27-22, 11:24 AM
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Posted By xfrank12

I had cats for years . few people realize they...

I had cats for years .
few people realize they are very efficient hunters. Not only can they track by scent, sound , sight and by vibrations caused by sound from breathing or a heart beat, they...
08-27-22, 11:18 AM
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Views: 425
Posted By xfrank12

I'm using tomcat bait chunk with bromethalin. ...

I'm using tomcat bait chunk with bromethalin.
it has only been just a week since I assumed he ate the bait chunks. I didn't have the camera on those bait chunks.
I put bait chunks near where he...
08-27-22, 11:10 AM
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Views: 425
Posted By xfrank12

Cooked bacon tied? do you mean tie it to the...

Cooked bacon tied?
do you mean tie it to the bait cup, so he cant grab an end and slide it off? He will get closer to the bacon and step on the trap?
i wasn't sure if you meant like a fishing line....
08-27-22, 11:03 AM
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Views: 425
Posted By xfrank12

Yes, I am aware I will need hearing protection if...

Yes, I am aware I will need hearing protection if I shoot it.
and eye protection as I expect blowback from wallboad and glass.
but, it will be worth it.
08-26-22, 11:48 PM
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Views: 425
Posted By xfrank12

Smart rat driving me crazy

Had something in the basement. Set up a trail camera and found out it was a rat. Put hardware cloth over the window he chewed through.
put poison bait blocks out. He didnt die and seemed to enjoy...
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Views: 1,339
Posted By xfrank12

Correct, the bearing that you see in the photo...

Correct, the bearing that you see in the photo does not slide down the pulley shaft by hand, but it can be driven on the shaft. Manufacturer says the bearings are not supposed to be driven.
I am...
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Posted By xfrank12

Here is a video of the two bearing housings,...

Here is a video of the two bearing housings, pulley and bearings.
maybe this will help you understand what I am dealing with.
I'm going to order new bearings and the top bearing housing, the one...
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Posted By xfrank12

Cheese- the bearing was just stuck on the shaft...

Cheese- the bearing was just stuck on the shaft for the photo.
I can easily get it straight, but it still will not fit.
The issue isn't that it wont slide down, the issue is , the bearings will...
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Posted By xfrank12

Beelzebob- maybe I am calling the mower shaft...

Beelzebob- maybe I am calling the mower shaft sonething else.
in photo #49, what us see is all one part. The shaft that stick out on both sides of the pulley is part of the pulley. It is attached to...
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Posted By xfrank12

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.doityourselft.com...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.doityourselft.com-vbulletin/2000x2000/20220812_213913_9e71ef72edcd27bb2aac8a08830027336c09185d.jpg
Here is a photo of the pulley.
a bearing is on one of the pulley...
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Posted By xfrank12

Beelzebob- the pulley does not slide onto a...

Beelzebob- the pulley does not slide onto a shaft.
I know it can get confusing because I keep mentioning the drive pulley on the engine shaft. That pulley slid down and then off.
The pulley I am...
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Views: 1,339
Posted By xfrank12

Beelzebob- im going to make a quick video showing...

Beelzebob- im going to make a quick video showing how it goes together. That should help you understand better.
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Posted By xfrank12

Marjobj- nothing would hold it in. It would fall...

Marjobj- nothing would hold it in. It would fall out. There is a lip on one end of each bearing to keep it from falling out. I think the manufacturer calls the lip a snap ring, but I dont see any...
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