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Old 02-21-2010, 08:29 PM   #31
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I did a few restaurant quarry demo's in the late 90's. pulling the quarry cove base off the wall which was barely stuck on soaking wet cementboard with old FRP above it that was peeling off. to my surprise behind the cove base was a greasy water slime and roach eggs or hard cocoon shells of some sort. wont do that nasty type of work ever again.

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Old 02-21-2010, 08:33 PM   #32
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the boy one had porno all over walls of his room
And what in the hell is wrong with that? Don't everyone wallpaper with their home with nudi pics?
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:39 PM   #33
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:41 PM   #34
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:45 PM   #35
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People are nuts! I did a job this lady lived there she was huge. I mudded the bathroom floor for her it was the only shower. I told her not to go in there for one day next day I got there and there was a huge low spot on my mud floor. Couldn't listen. I was laying 2x2 on mesh sheets they just conformed right to the dip. But this house was nasty trash and filth everywhere. I am still young, I have more to see.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:46 PM   #36
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Lots of funny stories. I was removing carpet in a trailor one time and under the carpet, were scorpions everywhere, dead and alive. Must have been hundreds of them. Only time I have ever seen a live scorpion. I didn't even know we had them in Louisiana.
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But pappy sure encourages the practice.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:13 PM   #38
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I was going to help two of the guys at work move into this house a "buddy" of one of the guys rented out, a house the "buddy" and his roommates had recently vacated. Thought I might be able to suggest trading out some tile work for rent, and me help 'em knock it out. Well, the bathroom just need to be imploded, or maybe it already had? Everything rotten. The real kicker was the rest of the house. Open the back door, 4' mountain of beer cans. Open the basement door, 6' mountain of beer cans. All the floors in the house stink from parties past. Most of the doors ripped form their hinges. Holes in the walls. Half the light fixtures fried. Evidence of woodland animals coming in and out of the house freely, along with their domesticated friends of the neighborhood. Then there was this one back bedroom. It had caution tape across it and the door was just kinda leaning against the frame. Open it up and it is fully furnished, with a T.V. and stereo on a dresser, and closet full of clothes. Weirdest thing. Upon further inspection (witha flashlight, the windows and been painted over and no light fixture), rotten food, beer cans, cigarette butts, urine, feces, general trash, and the like was all over the floor and on top of everything. Evidently, one of the "buddy's" roommates had kinda just disappeared on them a few years back, so his room was intact, but treated as a receptacle. I told the guys to forget fixing anything and that if they were going to stay there that they'd need to come home as drunk as possible.
It was the saddest/strangest thing I'd ever seen.

I will say that restaurant kitchens are eye opening. I was replacing some broken base in a major chain one night. Of course, it was all epoxy, but this piece I'm busting out was on a block half wall that had a bunch of the wet equipment backed up to it. When I was chiseling off the last of the cove, I ruptured a small (1") hole in the block and out gushes the nastiest foul horrid water filled with ever moving and flipping and squirming creatures of the most unknown kind I'd ever seen. It didn't stop flowing for thirty minuets. I think the whole 20' wall musta been filled over time.
Needless to say, I haven't been back there to eat or work, as they completely shrugged off my suggestions to fix the problem.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:47 PM   #39
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I did a repair on a old house on a farm that was rented out. it was smaller house on property of the main farm house. When i showed up they had already ripped out all the hardwood and were treating all the subfloor to try and get rid of the smell of the 10 or so cats that had used the whole house as their box. The shower I was asked to fix had been so poorly maintained that the floor joists basically rotted out from underneath it and the shower floor had literally fallen 3' to the ground below. They only wanted to do the mimimum repair and they paid cash. Never even bothered to take pics of that one.

Another one I was asked to come look at was lived in by a couple and at least 2 kids I saw. House was in bad shape, smelled bad and I mean mold smell, as soon as you walked in. They had ripped out a shower and wanted me to do a new one. Must have been sheetrock before because the area that was opened up was black. Studs, ceiling, back of sheetrock on other side completly black with mold, built up in corners like 1/2" thick. Some studs were crumbling apart. I asked if the family was having any health issues and suggested he get a company out to look at the mold issues because it was a really really big deal. he said nope, he just wanted to cover it all up and put it up for sale. unbelievable.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #40
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Another I remember was an oriental resturant. It was an old tile job that needed a few repairs. I walked back to the kitchen to check out the damage. At the back of the kitchen there was Full bodied chickens hanging on a rack. What I saw after that just about made me lose it. They had an outside door in the back of the kitchen, which was open and flies were swarming on the chickens. It was about 100 degrees that day too. They were all walking around grabbing chickens and serving them like it was no big deal. To top it off they offered to feed us a free lunch at which I declined. I fixed the tile and headed away. Occasionally , I will run into someone that brags about how good their food is but I can't make myself tell them what I saw in that kitchen. I guess the additives the flies leave is a tasty treat.
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Joeseph- I saw meat covered in flies in /african markets, if you cook it enough you will never get sick.

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Gue.. I will take your word on it.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:11 PM   #43
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:19 PM   #44
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And what in the hell is wrong with that? Don't everyone wallpaper with their home with nudi pics?
Nope-- ceiling.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:31 AM   #45
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I worked in the bathroom of a rent house years ago and the tenant said there was a problem with the toilet flushing properly. I told her I wasn't a plumber and that I'd pass it on to the landlord, a friend of mine.

He checked it out and said that rotor rooter had run a snake down the toilet drain and apparently knocked the drain line loose. Everything flushed down the toilet had run into the crawl space underneath. He called several plumbers and told them what needed to be done, but none of them would touch it, especially since a person would have to belly-crawl under the house.

He finally broke down and crawled under there himself to fix it. When he came out, he had corn stuck to his shoes.
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