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Old 11-25-2013, 09:02 PM   #21
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #22
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Saw a guy unclogging a trap under the sink who carefully put a bucket under the trap, disconnected the trap, dumped the funky water into the bucket, got up bringing the bucket with him, starting talking about something, glanced down at the bucket he was holding with the funky water and poured it down the same drain.
I had a clog in the dishwasher drain, opened the door to stop it from pumping, disconnect the hose, and sit down to try to clean out the end of the hose and the tailpiece. I decided to close the dishwasher door so I could have more room to sit in front of the sink.

I learned that a few seconds after you close the door, the dishwasher start to work again. Doh!
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shhh! ...... Just a few days ago ...shhh!!! I'm working on an addition and there's window patches in the house So i'm in and out from the addition to the patches I've got the house to myself so I thought ! When I walk into the upstairs bedroom The H/O is standing there in her bra and sweat pants I could hear her laughing when i was high tailing it for the adddition...lol! That was 3 days ago ..When I showed up this morning I could tell by the old man's manner she didn't tell him.

I haven't seen her yet . That should be awkward ...
Is she good lookin at least? I know everyone else is wanting to know.
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I thought I was the man and could snap a sheet of Lexan in half like it was a sheet of acrylic LOL, 220LBS is nothing for a 3/16 thick sheet.
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Was walking down a flight if stairs and foot slid off the first step. Slid most of the way downstairs while a dozen girls and half dozen adults watched... Of course it was open to the basement so everyone watched.
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shhh! ...... Just a few days ago ...shhh!!! I'm working on an addition and there's window patches in the house So i'm in and out from the addition to the patches I've got the house to myself so I thought ! When I walk into the upstairs bedroom The H/O is standing there in her bra and sweat pants I could hear her laughing when i was high tailing it for the adddition...lol! That was 3 days ago ..When I showed up this morning I could tell by the old man's manner she didn't tell him.

I haven't seen her yet . That should be awkward ...
Rex should be here in 3...2...1...
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shhh! ...... Just a few days ago ...shhh!!! I'm working on an addition and there's window patches in the house So i'm in and out from the addition to the patches I've got the house to myself so I thought ! When I walk into the upstairs bedroom The H/O is standing there in her bra and sweat pants I could hear her laughing when i was high tailing it for the adddition...lol! That was 3 days ago ..When I showed up this morning I could tell by the old man's manner she didn't tell him.

I haven't seen her yet . That should be awkward ...
I've seen that on purpose before. Actually, I've seen a lot (like everything) on purpose - some get a kick out of surprising you.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #28
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Pulled a little piece of skin off the side of my toe two weeks ago. Been at home since, can barely walk.
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Can we nominate customers? I nominate everyone who has called me out to check for termites and has smeared a layer of mortar mix over the foundation to make it look pretty. Sorry, but your house is completely uninspectable.
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Can we nominate customers? I nominate everyone who has called me out to check for termites and has smeared a layer of mortar mix over the foundation to make it look pretty. Sorry, but your house is completely uninspectable.
What do you do if the entire house is covered in brick veneer ?
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What do you do if the entire house is covered in brick veneer ?
If it is a regular brick house you can usually see the foundation below if the soil isn't too high. That's the part I am talking about having covered up. If it is an added on brick veneer where the brick ledge was added on and not part of the original foundation, you drill into the exterior wall and treat in the void just behind the brick. It isn't really inspectable either, but that's a different case.

People do that to the foundation because they think it is too blotchy or discolored.
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I'm going to nominate this plumber. SS fir 2X10 at max span and he does this dead center through 8 Joists.
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I'm going to nominate this plumber. SS fir 2X10 at max span and he does this dead center through 8 Joists.


That is beyond all measures of ridiculous….
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I'm going to nominate this plumber. SS fir 2X10 at max span and he does this dead center through 8 Joists.
So Kiteman..... What'd ya do with that......or what's the eng want to do

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I'm going to nominate this plumber. SS fir 2X10 at max span and he does this dead center through 8 Joists.
I'll nominate the person who maxed out the 2x10 knowing plumbing needed to be there
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Painted a unit, THOUGHT i was done, & started walking to the next one. I start getting this feeling i forgot something, so to be safe I go back. Sure enough, i forgot to spray 4 bi-fold doors leaning in the kitchen.

No problem, i thought, I'll just fire up the sprayer 'cause its still loaded with paint. So I slap the tip back in the gun, a pull the trigger. Oops, accidently put in the 511 tip & didnt turn it straight. Paint all over me. So I turn it straight, cursing, pull the trigger and a huge "fog" of overspray everywhere. I meant to use the 211 tip.

Spent the next half hour mopping the vinyl floor. DOH!
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So Kiteman..... What'd ya do with that......or what's the eng want to do TIA Peter
They pulled out the plumbing and we doubled the joists he drilled, doubled 2 more the other way so he could go to the back wall and then down so he could cross under the dinette in the basement instead. This time he drilled a tight hole up in the center instead of a 1/4" from the bottom.

The original plan called for I-joists which he could have drilled in the center with no problem, but the HO /GC changed to 2X10 to save $. Not my call.
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They pulled out the plumbing and we doubled the joists he drilled, doubled 2 more the other way so he could go to the back wall and then down so he could cross under the dinette in the basement instead. This time he drilled a tight hole up in the center instead of a 1/4" from the bottom.

The original plan called for I-joists which he could have drilled in the center with no problem, but the HO /GC changed to 2X10 to save $. Not my call.
I've never done it, but in all the turn of the century houses we remodel they would notch out the top of the joist before subfloor went down. Makes a lot more sence, even to throw the pipes in before sub floor so they don't have to piece then in.
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I tried to repair a crack in a solid surface countertop before verifying the material. Turns out it wasn't any major brand, but a local garage-cast polyester which had never passed through a wide belt sander to remove the "cream" off the top and expose consistent particulates.

I swiped some repair material from a backsplash, but after fitting, adhering, and sanding to flush I creamed the "cream". It was the worst repair I've ever had to claim. I offered no charge to the customers, but even this mismatched mess looked better than the cracks and they paid me anyway.
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Oh, then there was last week when I heard (and smelled) my gallon of Acetone glug-gluging while driving my van. I pulled over and put on my flashers hoping I wouldn't have to evacuate all my tools before the big bang and fire. Amazingly, the can landed in a 5-gallon bucket full of tools so I didn't spill a drop. I poured the acetone back in the can at the side of the road and secured the lid this time before heading home.

I fused my plastic drill bit box lid together from the acetone bath and pried it apart yesterday.

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