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  1. #1
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    Yesterday I was talking to my friend in Northern California who also provides tech support for the HVAC industry. He was telling me about this one customer’s peculiar Situation. The job was specked out for a split system A/C with a furnace. The installer had set the condenser, installed the furnace and evaporator, ran the copper tubing, and ran all the electrical, all the ducts were ran and connected. All he had to do now was just run the gas line test the unit and collect his check. Unfortunately, that did not happen.
    As the installer began to run the gas line under the house, everything was going fine until he discovered some bones. Thinking they were they were probably bones from a possum or a cat he began to dig them out. That’s when things got weird. It appeared that the bones got bigger and bigger the more he dug. That’s when he discovered it was human remains. Now, I don’t know what his reaction was, but I just can imagine. The installer crawled out from under the house and informed the homeowner what he had discovered. The police were called and a week long investigation had taken place. They had discovered that the remains had belonged to an Indian who had died about 500 years ago. After the discovery, some archeologists were called in and began an archeology dig and survey. In the mean time the poor contractor is losing money. They had to rip out the system and replace it with a heat pump. Can anyone say Poltergeist?
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    The guy should not have mentioned a word until he got his check.
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    Not an install

    But fire ants. Had to dig to find the compressor. Took 3 hours and some cold galvanize spray paint.

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    Many a night I have been up to my camp all alone in the pitch dark. It never spooked me. One night I was locking up the chain gate and a cold gust of wind rushed by me. Only the trees didn't move. I had the feeling that I wasn't alone.

    Just figured it was some dead indian roaming around.

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    Originally posted by benncool
    Many a night I have been up to my camp all alone in the pitch dark. It never spooked me. One night I was locking up the chain gate and a cold gust of wind rushed by me. Only the trees didn't move. I had the feeling that I wasn't alone.

    Just figured it was some dead indian roaming around.
    It's too darned hot for Halloween stories.

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    I found a needle! I was shaking some duct loose (standing almost directly under it) when all of a sudden I feel a poke and a good sharp pain as something wiggled under my skin.

    Look over my shoulder to find a hypodermic needle (still on tiny syringe) sticking out of my shoulder.

    I was a long ways from being done, but I packed my stuff up and headed to the Dr's office. Gave them the needle told em what happened and sat there for 3 hours. Ended up testing negitive for anything but dust and insulin. I got myself a tetnis shot and was off. Scared the crap outta me though!
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    Why did he have to take out the gas system and put in a heat pump? Did that have something to do with the remains found, or did the customer just decide he wanted a heat pump?

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    That the installers don't need my help.
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    Originally posted by coolwhip
    The guy should not have mentioned a word until he got his check.
    exactly, a good CSI coulda still figured out who it was a week later. lol
    Life is like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

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    A store grocery price list from mid 50's... Told me how much I get burned today buying the same stuff.

    Also, a couple of 50's semi-porn, men's mags, stuffed in an attic with Tina Louise as the main sweetie in them. I found a new respect for Ginger Grant after that.
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2˘.
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    Originally posted by ct_hvac_tech
    Why did he have to take out the gas system and put in a heat pump? Did that have something to do with the remains found, or did the customer just decide he wanted a heat pump?
    I don't know... I heard the story third hand.... Purple Monkey Dishwasher, you know????
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    Nothing as dramatic as bones, but when replacing an Arkla last year with a chiller, we had to remove some built-in shelves and a cabinet to place the chiller where the homeowner agreed. The couple were recent second owners of the 1955 home and still getting used to it's nuances. A small safe was in the concrete wall behind the cabinet. The homemaker found a paper with a safe combination, said she almost threw it away. Sure enough, just like Al Capone's secret tunnel, just full of air!
    Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.

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    Originally posted by Midwest
    Nothing as dramatic as bones, but when replacing an Arkla last year with a chiller, we had to remove some built-in shelves and a cabinet to place the chiller where the homeowner agreed. The couple were recent second owners of the 1955 home and still getting used to it's nuances. A small safe was in the concrete wall behind the cabinet. The homemaker found a paper with a safe combination, said she almost threw it away. Sure enough, just like Al Capone's secret tunnel, just full of air!
    I bet they were hoping for the 11 herbs and spices.
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