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Old 01-17-2019, 04:13 PM
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In England, we use ferrets for all sorts of agricultural pest control. They can help with rodents, rabbits etc etc. Very useful.

They are a small trainable rodent that will go down very small runs and in small access areas.

So what a few of us in the UK have done is to train our ferrets to run down the torque tubes, push rods and other small access areas in the build of an RV with primer liberally dosed on their coats.

They soon accept it with treats, they are unharmed and seem keen to do more.

I am hoping we can get the to run wires next.
Shoving the rabbit 🐰 in first would be problematic I'd expect. 😉
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:21 PM
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Default Torque Tube Primering

Thanks for the many responses. I think I will try the idea of wire brushes with an extension rotated by a drill. That looked like a good idea.

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Old 01-17-2019, 04:29 PM
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Where is that 'Best Answer' button.....

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In England, we use ferrets for all sorts of agricultural pest control. They can help with rodents, rabbits etc etc. Very useful.

They are a small trainable rodent that will go down very small runs and in small access areas.

So what a few of us in the UK have done is to train our ferrets to run down the torque tubes, push rods and other small access areas in the build of an RV with primer liberally dosed on their coats.

They soon accept it with treats, they are unharmed and seem keen to do more.

I am hoping we can get the to run wires next.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:51 PM
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Default Torque Tube Primering

I used a corrosion inhibiting compound instead of primering. Riveted one end on the tube, plugged the threaded hole, poured in the corrosion inhibiting compound, drained, then riveted the other end on the tube. I used Ardrox AV8
https://www.chemetall.com/Technical-..._GO_EN.PDF.PDF

ACF 50 or CorrosionX would work too.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:10 AM
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In England, we use ferrets for all sorts of agricultural pest control. They can help with rodents, rabbits etc etc. Very useful.

They are a small trainable rodent that will go down very small runs and in small access areas.

So what a few of us in the UK have done is to train our ferrets to run down the torque tubes, push rods and other small access areas in the build of an RV with primer liberally dosed on their coats.

They soon accept it with treats, they are unharmed and seem keen to do more.

I am hoping we can get the to run wires next.
Brilliant!

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Thanks for the many responses. I think I will try the idea of wire brushes with an extension rotated by a drill. That looked like a good idea.

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I do not regret especially for rusty steel tubes. And for a better grip of the primer on aluminium too.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:06 PM
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Armageddon......

You Google it, I'm not even going there Gents.

Many thanks for the likes, it shows that irony extends across the ocean
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