View Full Version : death with a/c
10-27-2004, 08:15 PM
had a call yesterday in the morgue at the local hosiptal...was not cool at all...ive been around and skinned all sorts of animals but being around dead people is not my thing...this morgue was like a small closet with a cooler (Jewett mod#25C)...one dead body in room with me...i ended up finding ranco low pressure control bad...
10-27-2004, 08:17 PM
Morgues aren't so bad, nothing like working on a computer with a dead body looking over your shoulder waiting for an autopsy...
10-27-2004, 08:17 PM
it's a quiet place to work .....:D
10-27-2004, 08:26 PM
oh yea i meant to have a question in there with that...the maintenance guy at the hospital said that the cooler needed to maintain 39-41 degrees F at all times...the system was set up with R-12...well I converted the system over to r-409a after installing the new control...my question is (keep in mind the maintenance guy said it had been maintaing that temp correctly with the control set as it was)the control was set at 34 with a diff. of 15...i set it up at 45 with a diff. of 18...is my cal. correct for the conversion to maintain the same temp?
10-28-2004, 09:13 AM
At least the customers aren't the complaining type.
10-28-2004, 10:01 AM
I have a customer with a warehouse full of caskets, thousands of them. We are finally getting the heat installed there for the winter months, been a few years, heck even if the caskets had cargo in em, they still wouldn't care how cold it was.
By the way, these all come from China.....
There are carboard boxes for vagrants, and all wooden ones for strict jewish, little ones for kids, some painted up for military with beatutiful planes and other scenes, there is even one sheet meatl one with little snap locks on the lid......the whole place gives me the creeps.
10-28-2004, 03:36 PM
I want to be tossed off the Sears tower when I die. I sure don't want to be burried in a Chinese casket when I live an hours drive from Aurora Casket Company.
10-28-2004, 06:00 PM
This thread's just in time for Halloween :D
10-29-2004, 10:20 PM
Worked years ago at a local university medical hospital, in the morgue, they also had babies in jars, and organs spread out on tables like a butcher shop. We worked on the cadaver boxes that actually held the dead folks that had given their bodies to science. The evaporator had to be cleaned on one, and my boss said i'd have to get inside to get to it. He opened the box, and the smell was so horrific, i thought i'd blow my lunch. I told him that he would be going this one on his own, and i would wait for him at the truck. He had a good laugh, and i went back to work for a former boss the next day. He could not understand why i had quit, and tried to get me back....No luck. I can still smell that box even today, after 23 years.....Not enough money in the world.
10-30-2004, 12:42 PM
I was doing a Rheem heat exchanger change out in a funureal home I was turned around of what door to go into the mech room.. I walked into a casket show room. at first I freaked out thinking there were bodies in there!
10-30-2004, 01:08 PM
I was in service with a guy who went to mortician school. He told me what they do to get the body ready so that everyone can say "He looks so natural".
He said that they have to set your teeth with a hammer,pump out the blood, charge you up with emboming fluid. pack your ears and A hole with wax so you don't drain, sew your eyelids close. Then the hit you with the make up to take away the grey color. How nuts is that???
Cremation for this guy before the wake!
Hahahahaha... Benn... Too funny. I spent a several years as a firefighter, and my ex's Brother worked for a mortician... I watched an entire enblaming. Old fellah, probably in his late seventies. What they did was open him up and removed all of the organs in his torso. and drained all the main arteries. pumped them all full of enbalming fluid to administer more color, and ofcoarse to preserve the body for the few days prior to the actual funeral, the organs are then put back into the body, in no particular order. He then was later going to have a make-up specialist come in, to give the old duffer a more pleasing look. No bashing of teeth, pluggin of orifices sewing of eyelids or baying at the moon. Everything the mortician did, made sense both medically, and aesthetically.
And now back to the HVAC side of things. My Dad and I worked for a Refrigeration company where we had to repair the cooling system in a morgue. Turned out to be a leak in the liquid line... rubbed through a poorly placed clamp. I was sent back to the shop to get an appropriate filter drier (Young apprentice) while he initiated the necessary repair to the worn through line. I come back and cant find him. I kind of freaked out a little when I saw a guirney (sp?) with a sheet over it. But tried to ignore it... I was looking at the repair job my Dad did, and glancing over at the unwelcome guest. Then it Sat up!!! Laughing it's a$$ off at me as I nearly climbed up the wall squealing like a six year old girl in the playground. It was my Dad. He set it up with his buddy who worked in Hospital maintenance.... ROFL. Everytime he laughs about it at family reunions... I secretly hope he chokes on his dentures... JK.
oops... meant ex-brother-in-law.
10-30-2004, 05:09 PM
got a good one the other day. first time to a local funeral home. they told me a burner would not fire off. got there and found out it was the crematorium. apparently they were in middle of a cremation and the fire-eye took a dump. thankfully they had gotten the remains out before i arrived. i am also glad it was not the middle of the night. told my boss about it later he said that he knew what it was and did not want to tell me to see what i would do. called him a a**hole and we both laughed. also told him not to pull a stunt like that again
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