Mid 80s...I think....Installing basement bath, getting late, one section of copper feed just wouldn't heat, the lowest and bad main.
No matter how many times I replaced it, bread in the pipe, prefab for a quick install......didn't matter, slight dripped it's way in and pipe wouldn't heat.
I was getting really pissed and it was getting into my beer drinking time.
The drip was about an inch out from a new wall, needed an overnight remedy and all of a sudden it came to me like a penguin on crack
I took some burger joint paper cups, tore the bottoms out, pinched one side of the lid rim then strategically nailed them to the wall, dumping the drip one to another, around the room to the sink.:cheesygri
I was helping out a friend who got over his head on a disastrous rehab for an investor.............
We were short on time and we had a room to drywall. He walks out and comes back with two cases of caulk and two caulk guns. He says we dont have time to mud and tape.
So we hung the the drywall. I caulked the screw holes and he caulked the seams...........No tape no sanding nothing.
I was speechless during the incident. After he finished, I realized that his caulking was much better than his mudding and taping. It looked better than it had any right to. Oddly enough that was my friend's last job as a "contractor".
Nothing ever tops the stories of investors in realestate! Priceless.
A friend who had rentals used to patch the small holes in walls left by rentors with scotch tape before he painted. He laughed the whole time, he really loved his little trick. He would walk around the rooms singing a little song he made up, something about time to do some patching and tear off pieces of scotch tape and stick them everywhere!
I put 100 yards of indoor/outdoor carpet in this old guy's basement. Nowadays indoor/outdoor rug looks pretty similar to the regular stuff, the green plastic grass is pretty much gone.
It was a standard stretch in over felt pad. I found out after I was done that the guy picked the carpet because the basement floods a couple of times every year and the Home Depot told him to just let it dry any it would be fine. That works great on glue down jobs, but not so good over pad.
I can't imagine what the place must have smelled like a week or so after the first flood.
I also installed 80 or so yards of decent wall-to-wall on a porch that was vented to the outside through the gaps between the floorboards. Here in MA its a little cold to be doing that.
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