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Old 03-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #21
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Somehow I seem to collect Extension Cords and Brooms. Have stockpiles of them. Crews leave them behind and as the general I say hu... looks like I got another cord. Too lazy to call whoever back to get it.

This is of course when they peel off the job for good. Not if I expect them back.

Hell I dont know. I just have a ****e ton of cords and brooms.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #22
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Somehow I seem to collect Extension Cords and Brooms. Have stockpiles of them. Crews leave them behind and as the general I say hu... looks like I got another cord. Too lazy to call whoever back to get it.

This is of course when they peel off the job for good. Not if I expect them back.

Hell I dont know. I just have a ****e ton of cords and brooms.
I keep loseing brooms. Maybe we can help each other out here
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My guys ask me if something is mine I always say "yep" and take it. Pencils, apex, driver and drill bits, pliers, hammers. Most of it was prolly mine at one time anyway.
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I caught one of my guys swinging my Tibone the other day....

I shot him..... This is Texas after all

Kidding...

But my hands are always digging through my tools. My brother has a belief that if its in his possesion and it was once mine its now his. ...
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:48 PM   #25
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I caught one of my guys swinging my Tibone the other day....

I shot him..... This is Texas after all
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Remodeling all the bathrooms in a local high school and was helping out the plumber with some overhead supply lines. Ceiling tiles were removed one by one.

He reached up on one of the tiles and found a pair of Klein linesman pliers. It was very apparent they were older and had been there awhile. We discussed what the proper thing to do would be. The discussion was lost in busy work and I imagine (pretty sure) he kept them.

I think back and hope they were just some lost tools and not some guys tools that were sentimental.
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Finding tools in ceiling tiles is the best. I found a fairly nice quick change utility knife in a basement I re-ceilinged.
My co-worker once found a great set of Channellock needle nose pliers in a soffit from the 70's we remodeled. I was pretty pissed. It was dumb luck that he did that section. I was mere feet away. I wanted those bad. hah
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....the assumption that there was a possibility it was rigged to explode?
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Good idea.
My shop was broken into twice in last 30 days.
I'm thinking 12 gauge side by side rigged to the door. When the scumbag opens it, surprise.
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Good idea.
My shop was broken into twice in last 30 days.
I'm thinking 12 gauge side by side rigged to the door. When the scumbag opens it, surprise.
Outstanding idea....

and a GREAT ending for the dirt bag....

except you'll finish your days working in the Carpenter Shop at a Federal Penitentiary...
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I was at the dump one day and the truck in front of me had a really nice foxtail brush riding on the rear step bumper.
He hit a speed bump and the brush fell onto the ground. I stopped to pick it up for him but he was already long gone,
so I kept it. I still have it after 20 years.
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Back in my union days who ever was the last guy on the job at completion of the project got to rummage through the bottom go the gang boxes for tools that fell out of the the other guys bags. I guess that's a perk for being the last man standing.
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Good idea.
My shop was broken into twice in last 30 days.
I'm thinking 12 gauge side by side rigged to the door. When the scumbag opens it, surprise.
Father-in-law works for a local power co-op. He said that you would be surprised how often meter readers find booby traps like that. They usually end up calling the cops to go in and deal with it. You wouldn't believe the stories that man has.
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You know what's cool and good karma? Having a guy return a tool that you left somewhere or vice versa. I still have a pair of reading glasses in the van for my old school tile guy when I see him next.
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Outstanding idea....

and a GREAT ending for the dirt bag....

except you'll finish your days working in the Carpenter Shop at a Federal Penitentiary...
But our crazy uncle Joe tells us to buy a shotgun and fire two blasts
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I still think that would be the funniest basis of defense to watch in court. "Well the US VP told me that is how you're supposed to do it."

Even better if they could subpoena him to testify, haha
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Never stolen a thing but after constructions finished and we find a lot of tools above the drop ceilings as we are usually still there when the client moves in, if we don't know whose they are we give them to the new kid to start up his tool collection. Best find was a Makita 18v drill, the older style with the red batteries, no charger though. I got hit with a 20oz estwing opening a tile the other day.
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Never stolen a thing but after constructions finished and we find a lot of tools above the drop ceilings as we are usually still there when the client moves in, if we don't know whose they are we give them to the new kid to start up his tool collection. Best find was a Makita 18v drill, the older style with the red batteries, no charger though. I got hit with a 20oz estwing opening a tile the other day.
I took a rubber mallet to the head yesterday. Well its graced the side of my head. It feel about 20'. I moved one of those wheeled platform ladders. My skyjack is a 19' lift and this ladder is approximately as tall as the lift fully erect. It hurts. I feel for your pain dude!
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I took a rubber mallet to the head yesterday. Well its graced the side of my head. It feel about 20'. I moved one of those wheeled platform ladders. My skyjack is a 19' lift and this ladder is approximately as tall as the lift fully erect. It hurts. I feel for your pain dude!
It was kind of funny because it was an old room mates hammer from when we did that building 2 years ago, he was always leaving stuff on the ceiling tiles.
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I stole a customers heart and house once. She marry me soon.

You are so bad man. LOL Bad boy.

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