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Old 11-24-2015, 04:40 PM   #81
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The cover on ours latches tightly, fits pretty snug on the cable and leaves what appears to me to be too little space even for mice to squeeze thru. I try to always make sure to keep the cover closed tightly. $27 seems pretty steep for a 1/4" piece of rubber!
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:08 PM   #83
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The cover on ours latches tightly, fits pretty snug on the cable and leaves what appears to me to be too little space even for mice to squeeze thru. I try to always make sure to keep the cover closed tightly. $27 seems pretty steep for a 1/4" piece of rubber!
Check around I paid 17 at RV store . Pat
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My wood mouse guard at the cord port: What's wrong with this picture?
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:53 PM   #85
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How do you get the plug all the way back in for storage or is that a two-part wood guard?
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As I found out, that's exactly the problem, Karen. (Just another case of outsmarting myself.)
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Just don't forget that mice (and bats) can get through a 1/4" gap. I know.
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Just don't forget that mice (and bats) can get through a 1/4" gap. I know.
A good rule of thumb is if you can get the tip of your baby finger in the hole, a mouse can get through it. I guess there skull is the only non-flexible bone in their body, and it is actually quite tiny.

I have a much better solution to the gasket thing with the fixed cable, something I did myself. Change it out to the much better to use removable cord.

I would be very curious to know, of all those here who have tried both methods, how many prefer the fixed solution, and how many the removable.
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Have had both- like the removable better, used both for 2 seasons each.
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