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Old 01-30-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Mud Daubbers

This is not so much a winterizing question as it is a 'summerizing' one. For those who are familiar with them; how do you keep mud daubbers out of the A/C unit? We get them EVERYWHERE, and they can really mess things up. My house window unit was blocked so badly that the air could not flow across the condenser coil. I don't want the AS unit clogged up. And it's almost February, so summer is nearly here in Texas.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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I can't think of anything other than screening. If there is something else I would like to know too!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #3
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Spray wasp killer. Hose out the unit at least once a year.

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I just done a quick google and this is what I came up with: Shroud Cover

If you werent worried about looks, Id just simply cover it with a garbage bag when its not in use. Anything to keep the dang Daubbers out of it.

Just another suggestion, while your covering you A/C dont forget to screen your hot water heater and your furnace. Id bet theyd be more prone to access one of the two of them before getting in your A/C.
Not that Id know that or anything.....
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Spray wasp killer. Hose out the unit at least once a year.

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Yep....take the shroud off and check the "mouse wheel"...ours vibrated so bad last Spring I thought it would fall off the roof.

Other entry points....fridge access, furnace vent and water heater access.

Bought some bulk furnace filter material at HD and fitted it behind all the doors.
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Thanks to all.

I thought about the screening, but was concerned that I'd cut the air flow over the coil.

The furnace material looks promising.
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When I got my trailer it sat for a long time. The AC was full of mud. The supposedly sealed compartment where the capacitors are housed was completely full of mud. There was also mud in the flue tube of the water heater. The bag over the AC is a good idea. Someone needs to offer a canvas one. Screens over the water heater vents is a good idea also.

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Yep....take the shroud off and check the "mouse wheel"...ours vibrated so bad last Spring I thought it would fall off the roof.

Other entry points....fridge access, furnace vent and water heater access.

Bought some bulk furnace filter material at HD and fitted it behind all the doors.
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Probably should have mentioned....green filter's only placed behind the furnace, fridge and water heater dorz during Winter storage. AC cover too.

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