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  • How to keep mice out of the coolant tanks

    Mice are constantly drowning in our coolant tanks, any good suggestions on how to keep them out other than going to oil based coolant?

  • #2
    Have you considered supplying tiny life preservers?

    TMT

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    • #3
      Don't use booze as a cutting fluid.
      The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

      Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

      Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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      • #4
        Throw a cat in the tank.
        This product has been determined by the state of California to cause permanent irreversible death. This statement may or may not be recognized as valid by all states.
        Heirs of an old war/that's what we've become Inheriting troubles I'm mentally numb
        Plastic Operators Dot Com

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        • #5
          Put paddles on the wheel of the tramp oil skimmer to scoop them out.
          Kansas City area

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          • #6
            Couldn't you screen the tank opening? or place a stick in the tank to the top edge of the coolant tank and the mice can crawl back out.


            Jim Doherty

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            • #7
              You need a shop beagle.

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              • #8
                I seem to recall a thread touting the benefits of rodent-fortified coolant fumes not that long ago.

                One benefit is you'll spend less time machining and people will stop bothering you while you work
                This product has been determined by the state of California to cause permanent irreversible death. This statement may or may not be recognized as valid by all states.
                Heirs of an old war/that's what we've become Inheriting troubles I'm mentally numb
                Plastic Operators Dot Com

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                • #9
                  Dont keep mice!

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                  • #10
                    Put up warning signs


                    Oh, that's right, mice can't read....
                    No good deed goes unpunished.

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                    • #11
                      Wire mesh?

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                      • #12
                        Don't use Kool-aid, it's not a coolant.
                        Lee

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                        • #13
                          Add some sulfuric acid to the coolant.

                          Rendered fat is a great lube
                          "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by saltmine
                            Put up warning signs


                            Oh, that's right, mice can't read....

                            They can't dance either....that's why they have such small balls...
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • #15
                              How to keep mice out of the coolant tanks? Set up a beer tank.
                              Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                              ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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