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Old 02-21-2010, 04:58 PM   #16
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Bill, if I ever come across a portalet that needs tiled I'll let you know. Hope you still got your gear!
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:02 PM   #17
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I did a job once while subbing for HD several years ago... The call was to install laminate over existing sheet vinyl in the kitchen way out in the sticks. Well the customers were dog people, I mean 10 big dogs inside a tiny house. There were pee stains all over the vinyl, and pet hair everywere. I just threw my padding over it and slapped the laminate in.. The cabinet toe kicks were degraded from being peed on so much. Never was more happy to load up the tools and get out of there. I finished the job but in record time!
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:09 PM   #18
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welll i have had my share...........went out to this house to tile froma retail store..........the family was in breed.......i get my tools out start setting up before i even stepped foot inside.....i get about 8 buckets out..go inside and come out my buckets were gone.........the homeowner comes walking back with my buckets full of cow chit..........i left and gave him the buckets...


the worst that happened to me i was under a house we were doing sewage line replacement.....it was a off grade house noone was home so we get under there and get going cutting 4 inch pipe and get going then about a hour later i had a 4 inch pipe over my head getting to glue a fitting on when we hear a girrgle in the line about the time we figured it out i got hit with a turd in the face and urine.........i quit that job on the spot and cusssed the guy out pretty good while have crap all over my face and hair.........i should of just stripped naked and left my clothes it was that bad
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:21 PM   #19
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I think I might've just fallen to 2nd place. I almost just lost my supper!

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Old 02-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #20
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and it took me about 4 weeks to get that smell out of my truck.....................i washed the interior with polo colonge for weeks
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:25 PM   #21
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Who gave you that picture of my kitchen floor? I want a name.

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Old 02-21-2010, 05:26 PM   #22
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for once john i didnt do it
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:08 PM   #23
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We had to tear out 500 ft of hardwood, lady had several cats, the cat piss smell was in my nose for weeks.
Many years ago I had a job cleaning heat ducts for big commercial buildings. We would cut a hole in the duct, install an acsess door, climb in with a flashlight and vac. We went to the Staley corp. they make sweeteners for food companies like Tastycake. The sweeteners are stored in Giant cement pools until pumped into train cars. The sweeteners are a purple colored goo, I'm standing there watching the biggest freaking cockroaches I've ever seen climb in and out of these pools, I stepped on one and it kept going. The boss cuts a duct open and tons of cockroaches come running out, he hands me a flaslight and vac and says " go ahead " I was making $4.00 an hour, I said screw you, I'm not going in there. He climbed in and vacced up the duct.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:31 PM   #24
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Oh these are some good stories

One time I had a cat lady homeowner with probably 10 cats or so in the house. It stuck no matter where you where in the house. After floating the shower floor one day I came back the next day only to find the cats had used my dry pack as their litter box. Not only could you smell it but there were plenty of scratch marks - one whole corner raked almost completely out. She was a little bit upset that I'd suggest her precious cats would do that
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:50 PM   #25
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Who gave you that picture of my kitchen floor? I want a name
I hope you at least clean once a year under the stove and fridge
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:27 PM   #27
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Thanks guys, I needed a good laugh. I sent my dad over to tile a bath floor. He had to walk thru a bedroom to get to the bath. The owner's son was a bouncer at night so he would sleep all day. My dad counted 7 dogs in the bed with this guy, big dogs. The door had been chewed so much it had a hole about 12 inches wide and 18 inches tall at the bottom corner. It was a built in doggy door, the dogs could go in and out with the door closed.

A week or so later we went back to tile the kitchen floor. The garage had been turned into a bedroom and had 3 or 4 steps that went down from the kitchen to the old garage. They kept a cat in there without a cat box, piles everywhere. The setter I had working for me asked how he was going to tile those steps without getting into the mess. I found a large piece of cardboard and laid it down at the foot of the steps for him to work on. When we were finished, we left it there since several piles were mashed down into the carpet.
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1988, East side of Cleveland doing carpet. Lady had 3-4 big golden retreiver type dogs. They apparently were never let outside. Bottom step of the stairs was completely rotted away from dog pee. Carpet was old enough that it was sewn together. Cut it up/ rolled it/ took it outside. My side was completely drenched and I wasn't even sweating yet.

Funniest one was here in Jax. Open the door to drop off thinset and about 20 cockroaches fell on me. Started loading the house and they were actually following me down the hallway. Definitely the most infested house I've ever seen in my life. The guy I was working with was losing it. He'd only done new construction and wasn't used to the conditions in my rental houses. It was funny just watching him wig out.
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My old boss would provide a service warranty, after one year we would come recaulk everything. I have seen it all, dirty underwear all over the place, pee all around the toilets, pets of all kinds, but some of the Indian clients were the worst offenders. One house had 2000 ft of tile, and 1000 of it was covered with all kinda of nasty, trash, hair, mouse droppings. I told them to clean up or I cant caulk. She moves stuff around, sweeps a little, I get to the Pantry, there are some weird kind of vegetable on the floor, surrounded by mouse droppings, one of those no kill mouse traps, She's cooking something that smells like it could be the neighbors dog, comes over grabs some, starts chopping it into the pot, no washing, and asks if I want some lunch.
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I pulled carpet out of a house or lets say dogs house that was so bad when we stacked the rolls in the garage they dipped puddles of pee. I did refuse to haul and in my younger days we did just about anything.
The human filth is what really gets me though. I went into one house to do a measure and find a bed riddin man in this room, it was mentioned I would have to help him out of his urine soaked bed before I could work and not only that there was this huge big brown stain in the carpet that they claim that was where his dog died I walked really fast from that one.
I had one a couple years ago where the owners had two Gothic teenagers that would sleep until noon and never go to school, the girl one had filthy underwear all over and the boy one had porno all over walls of his room, two pit bulls tied to the front door and a house that it looked like Satan lived there, this was another I just couldn't do, a big job but not worth it.
Dam I could go on but lets stop there.
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