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    Mice in Heat Pump

    Hi All,
    I'm new to this website but glad to have found it.
    Problem - Mice got into my Hayward HP this past winter and chewed many wires. I was able to replace and/or splice most of the damaged wires. However, the wiring harness that connects the control board to the interface board has specific and bundled connectors that are not readily available and I assume should be ordered from Hayward. Can anyone recommend a reliable source for this? I'm not sure Hayward will sell directly to me where I'm not a dealer.
    On a related front - I'm two years into this pool and the mice made a mess of the HP. Is this a common thing? Should we have done something different or is there a way of preventing such things?

    thanks,
    George.
    20 x 40 IG, vinyl liner, xx pump, xx filter, Hayward HP21104T Heat Pump, xx salt generator, xx Polaris cleaner, All professionally installed 2012.
    will complete xx details in daylight hours.

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    Re: Mice in Heat Pump

    Mothballs might help?
    Installed May 2014 - 16' x 48" Summer Escapes Pro Series Pool AG Vinyl (6,000 gal) - Intex 2650 Sand Filter - Christmas, FL

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    Re: Mice in Heat Pump

    Had the same thing happen, except a lizard crawled across the bare wires that a mouse chewed, first thing I did was get rid of my bird feeder, I set a bait trap under the heat pump, I also put minced garlic around my bottom bird cage. They dont like it...

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    Autopilot SWG
    Jandy 2.0 HP VSP, Filter Cartridge
    Taylor (FAS-DPD K-2600, Pool Surface: Plaster

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    Re: Mice in Heat Pump

    I had/have the same problem with my Larrs oil fired heater, They like to chew up the combustion chamber material ($550) for nesting.
    When I rebuilt the heater this year I cleaned all the nests out and left some Mice ‘bait’s in the heater when it was put back together.
    I haven’t use the heat on a regular basis but I do turn in on for 5-10 min every other day to heat things up to persuade any and all wildlife its not a place to hang out

    you may find the parts here: http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/Haywa...104T/parts.htm
    IG Tear Drop, Dark Gray Gunite , 27,000 gallons -Age 50+-years, very old Hayward Split Egg Sand Filter with side mount Multi-port- Hayward SP2600VSP Pump- Hayward chlorine feed (not used since finding TFP) - Laars 315K BTU Oil heater- LoopLoc Safety cover- AquaBot RAPIDS 4WD- TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speedstir- 390 Gal Hot Springs Spa Envoy installed May 2017

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    Re: Mice in Heat Pump

    Quote Originally Posted by boston62 View Post
    Had the same thing happen, except a lizard crawled across the bare wires that a mouse chewed, first thing I did was get rid of my bird feeder, I set a bait trap under the heat pump, I also put minced garlic around my bottom bird cage. They dont like it...
    Neither do vampires so you should be safe from them as well.
    Vinyl 18'x36' in-ground 100,000 L, Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWCG, Jandy Lite2 heater, StaRite System3 filter, Evac tube solar heating panels

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    Re: Mice in Heat Pump

    It keeps them from eating through the screen.

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    Jandy 2.0 HP VSP, Filter Cartridge
    Taylor (FAS-DPD K-2600, Pool Surface: Plaster

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