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Old 01-18-2009, 09:00 AM   #21
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Did a job in the aa2 these two old jewish fellows in there mid 80s commercial roof.The more astute brother was ok with everything i did but the other well hes [well mental] to say the least.In my contract i told them the bldg had setteled over time and i needed to taper a section of about 40x 76 the brother on the ball said he understood [do to pre pics and orignal walk through] o yeah he climed the ladder and got on the roof.Its his bldg anyhow the other brother had a fit no fffin way its good i said good its holding 7 inch of water in a huge area it keeps my bldg cool.I said i wont warrenty that section with out taper[they wanted no carpentry work done] for all of you thinkin rip&shim but anyhow so i got my way the WHOLETIME hes there with a masons level to make sure we tapered it.That was 7 yrs ago not a peep or a problem did 9 bldg for them then 1 brother past on the other went into a home.But i will never forget that rascal he was up my butt the whole time.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:16 AM   #22
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Retired vet guy up the street from a second story addition would walk the dog twice a day. Lonesome and just wanted to talk I'm sure...

We would try to unload and get inside quickly before he could catch us.

He carried baggies for the excrement in his pocket, and would pick it up, and drop it right back in his pocket

Everybody hide! Here comes the poop man!

I did talk him into a roof though
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #23
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Yeah and how many times has the H/O told you he used to be a roofer? seems at least once a summer we get an old fella that was roofer back in the day. Heck one guy he was about 80 actually came up on the roof after it was torn off and prepped to watch us apply the shingles, he was concerned cause we werent wind nailing. I explained that no need with the seal down shingles you didnt have them back when it was originaly shingled, he went down to the ground out to the shed and comes back with a bucket of bulldog cement and a trowel and started lifting the tabs and dabbing over every nail head! I just let him have at it, it made him happy.
As far gettin nookie from the H/O my pap told me years ago how many free roofs you wanna do? Nuff said
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I was doing a roof tear off with a couple of my guys. Its about 90 in the shade and the HO brings out a small table and a few chairs, then she brings out a pitcher of something and glasses an sets it on the table.
I'm thinking, "what a sweetheart".
Then she goes in and comes out with the old man and her son, they sit down, pour out some lemonade and watch us tear off?

Let me guess the house was in North Oaks!!! My Dad used to do roofs up there and said those were the most uppidy home owners ever who didn't care one bit for blue color workers.

I had a retired farmer move his pick up and sit on the tail gate as we did his farm house. The first day we met I told him how much of a pain it will be dealing with the bank on his insurance claim. The he said if you don't like banks you must not like me then! Didn't catch his last name as his father owned a chain of 50+ banks in MN. At that point I realized he didn't have a mortgage company to deal with!!! He was nice and even followed us to the gas station for lunch were he budged in line when I was about to pay the $30 or so and put it on his account.

Had one home owner tell me to dip his cedar shakes in water before I hand nailed them. His wife said to not listen to him as he would be more than likely drunk by 10:30. I told her we would be long gone by then as it gets dark at 9:30. She said 10:30am!!!

Had a good friend actually old best friend in high school decided to come up on the roof and say high. He also was a drunk and by noon when he decided to crawl up the ladder he was hammered. The worker by the ladder said luckily he did a black flip or he would have landed on his head. He was sore when he woke up but nothing was broke. The day I measured his roof he asked for a ride to the liquor store. He came out with a tiny bottle of Vodka. I gave him crap for being cheap and he said, "I'm an alcoholic man, if I buy more I'll drink it and not be able to get up for work. I can drink this and go to work".

Back in my high school days was working for my dad on a tear off for a good friend I went to school with. When she got home from school she decided to go on the roof to say high. She must have figured she could walk up the ladder go the full five feet above the roof line and then go up and over and come down the other side! The ladder slipped out and luckily a tractor caught her. The only injury was a cut on her finger which she showed me last Summer turned into a nice little scar.

Had one home owner last year who interviewed me with a typed questionair of 20 great questions. He was head inspector for the largest city in MN for several years and before that in Iraq workign on several multi billiion dollar deals over a 20 year period. At the retired age he ran Metro transit. I got the job and figured he would be a real pain when he got home from work. To my amazement he was great. He could come home say high and go in the house. He told some very crazy stories of building roads to get the oil fields in Iraq and losing many workers to driving too fast and going off road and breaking down and dehydrating.

The craziest may have been this Summer on a roof on a airplane strip. The home owners were in there late 70's and he was on the roof over half the time we were there taking pictures. When my Uncle brought his dog the second day we were shingling he really like that. When we finished he said he had to have his wife go up on the roof for a final inspection before she paid me. Sure enough she went up the ladder looked around and said, "looks good"!!! A few months later we were doing the roof across the street and she brought the pictures her husband took. In every picture there was Daisy my Uncles dog watching each one of us lay shingles. The day we tore off the home owner at 78 decided to help me level out the dump trailer. We were in there for an hour! I set the metal valleys and aluminum drip edge off to the side and he decided to flatten it all out and wrap it in duct tape! He was a engineer and she was a doctor.
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I guess it depends on if you know the guy. I sit and talk to my heating/plumbing guy when he comes over. But i just do that to chew the fat see what the word is going around town.
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[quote=dougger222;582316]Had a good friend actually old best friend in high school decided to come up on the roof and say high. He also was a drunk and by noon when he decided to crawl up the ladder he was hammered. The worker by the ladder said luckily he did a black flip or he would have landed on his head. He was sore when he woke up but nothing was broke.
Back in my high school days was working for my dad on a tear off for a good friend I went to school with. When she got home from school she decided to go on the roof to say high. She must have figured she could walk up the ladder go the full five feet above the roof line and then go up and over and come down the other side! The ladder slipped out and luckily a tractor caught her. The only injury was a cut on her finger which she showed me last Summer turned into a nice little scar.

When we finished he said he had to have his wife go up on the roof for a final inspection before she paid me. Sure enough she went up the ladder looked around and said, "looks good"!!!


Which brings up another question, couldn't the contractor be liable if the h/o uses your equipment (ladder in this case) & gets hurt? That's what i've always been told.
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My bil has told people his ins will not cover them and to get off the roof.
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I had a guy this summer started out fine the roof was a 24/12 A frame with two dormers the tear off started fine never seen him when we started to install wow couldn't get clear of him constantly asking if we new what we were doing even asked me read the directions several times when i refused he demanded that i read them before i continue i have no problem brushing up but this was ridiculous. he kept adding things as he read about the shingles we were already installing for high wind but he wanted to go the extra mile as he didn,t seem to want to come out of his nice cool garage. when we got high enough we could kind of ignore the constant ranting thought we would be alright boy was I wrong he climbed the staging threw the directions at me and demanded i stop and read them again hammer in hand I charged across the rickety planks snatched the directions skimmed and fired them to the ground and informed him nicely that he better find something productive to do or somewhere to go then he made the mistake of informing me that he was not satisfied with the work so far we were to finish the job but would not be paid, well only two words I could think of right then [email protected]&k you then i counted to fifty, got my stuff and left
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My good day was the 20 year old that finished swimming in the pool, must have taken a shower & decided to lay on her bed completely naked blinds fully open. I wouldn't have known except for the fact we were tearing off the dormer that happened to be her room. I had to inspect the roof to wall flashing at the window for quite some time!

Must say she was smokin too, with all the pounding goin on right above & around the room, she obviously wanted to be seen.
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I had a similar thing happen. We were tearing off a duplex. The hottie 20+ year old tenant came out and starts to tan - completely naked! She could not have been too smart, or maybe didn't care. Four story building and a lot of car traffic muffled the noise of our work. Before she comes out (mid am), my guys had torn off 9-10 square. I don't think they got another square torn off for hours while she was there. We were all telling each other how we were going to go down there and "cover he up". What was really the thumper is that my quiet, non-macho, 26 year old foreman shows up at the weekend Bar-B-Q with HER ON HIS ARM!! and a smile you've never seen. (I wanted to fire him on the spot.) We still talk about that one.
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Hahaha, they say the quiet ones are the ones you have to watch!
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I've had several home owners sit out on a lawn chair while we are roofing the house. I have an extra lawn chair in my truck so I can join them. I also keep a pair of binoculars in the truck and make fun of them, asking if they want to use them! LOL

Anyways, it's usually the retired guy who has nothing better to do.

I do remember one guy though. I met him sitting in his car in the driveway smoking a cigar. I didn't think much of it when I first met him, but as time went buy and I sold more jobs in his neighberhood I kept seeing him sitting in his car! Well he was out there because his wife would not let him smoke cigars in the house! LOL

When we started his job I brought some cigars for him and we smoked them together while we roofed his house!
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Must be where thoroughbred roofer comes from ey?


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