A/C Drain pipe warning.

Submitted: Friday, May 21, 2010 at 23:03
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Anyone coming to the Top End NT do a simple little mod on the A/c drain pipe , stuff a piece of fly wire up it, or wrap it around the pipe so the bloody little wasps don't fill it with mud, we had a Jackaroo here that had mud in it and it caused electrical problems, I had mine blocked in the Troopy twice now, it built up enough water to start flowing out onto the floor, little mongrels.

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Reply By: get outmore - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 23:16

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 23:16
aircraft have crashed due to incorrect airspeed readings due to wasps building mud in the airspeed indicators
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Follow Up By: Member - Boeing (PER) - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 00:48

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 00:48
This is the only one that I know of....

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Follow Up By: Grungle229 - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 06:43

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 06:43
When I was posted to 161 Recce Squadron at RAAF Base Darwin this was allways a problem on the Kiowa aircraft.

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Follow Up By: petengail - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 07:36

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 07:36
it can also be a problem in the "tell tale" water discharge of your outboard motor
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 08:01

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 08:01
The exhaust pipe of my whipper snipper and blower in northern NSW. The tracks of sliding windows. Baygon is always handy.
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Follow Up By: Gazal Champion - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:27

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:27
Hi Doug, this is also a common problem on the Mid North Coast of NSW (Port Macquarie area). I have had to use old spark lead rubber caps to cover up all air line fittings in the workshop and anywhere else around here. They get into everything. They even fly around our faces sometimes looking into our pupils thinking it is a hole and there might be a spider in there for the taking.

They also get into the gas ports on the BBQ and between the fins on the motor bike head. They are a bl@@dy nuisance.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11:02

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11:02
After living in a rented home without insect screens we found the spines of many of our books contained wasp nests :-(

This was discovered by getting into bed to read a book only to have a pile of dry mud and a paralyzed spider drop on the covers as soon as you opened the book !

The get everywhere
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Reply By:- Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12:20

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12:20
They might be a bit of a pest but consider being without them. Rampant caterpillars and spiders everywhere.
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 20:28

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 20:28
are you DIO in disguise, or maybe related ????????? LOLOL LOL
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