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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    The problem is, these young punks are weak as hell...

    We were doing a pretty big job that required several helpers and there were three of us "seasoned veterans" on the job and we were shocked at how wimpy the new kids were..

    After talking about it over some bbq some time later, we thought that maybe they were acting weak on purpose so that the veterans would pull the load....

    Hmmmm

    GT
    Mostly true. I'm not a big guy myself but I can do a mans job. We had a guy a few years back, 20 something, 6'+ 250lb or better that could barely lift his head. No kidding I'm 5'9" 170lb and this guy couldn't help me carry freezer panels. Had to send him home and get a smaller guy to come help. Had another 20 something who couldn't grab a 1hp cond fan mtr by the shaft and pull it up and out of its bracket. Freightshaker however can pack the truck onto the roof if you need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post

    I think the only thing on my body that doesn't hurt is my hair
    You still got hair? Lucky.

  3. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by meplumber View Post
    You still got hair? Lucky.
    ya, barely
    The Last four letters


    American = I Can, Republican = I Can, Democrats = Rats


    any questions

  4. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    The problem is, these young punks are weak as hell...

    We were doing a pretty big job that required several helpers and there were three of us "seasoned veterans" on the job and we were shocked at how wimpy the new kids were..

    After talking about it over some bbq some time later, we thought that maybe they were acting weak on purpose so that the veterans would pull the load....

    Hmmmm

    GT
    GT, who was working "smarter not harder" on that one ?

    Been in the trades for, I almost hate to say it, 33 years ! I am not real strong but if you understand how to use mechanical advantage you can look like you're really strong. That is until the "whimps" learn how to use it !

    Ibuprofen is my best friend.
    If sense were so common everyone would have it !

    All opinions expressed are my own. Any advice provided is based on personal experience, generally accepted fact or publicly available information. As such, it is worth exactly what you paid for it, not a penny more not a penny less !!

  5. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagey57 View Post
    GT, who was working "smarter not harder" on that one ?

    Been in the trades for, I almost hate to say it, 33 years ! I am not real strong but if you understand how to use mechanical advantage you can look like you're really strong. That is until the "whimps" learn how to use it !

    Ibuprofen is my best friend.
    Yeah, we started thinking they were sand bagging... What was funny was we were walking 6"X8"X12' timbers across the roof for sleepers and these guys were acting like they weighed 10,000 pounds.

    Ibuprofen and Doans.

    GT
    If a day goes by and you have learned nothing, I hope you got a lot of sleep.

  6. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    fin tube is not as elegant as old style cast iron....
    20 pounds verus 100 pounds, screw elegant

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    Quote Originally Posted by viceman View Post
    i spent the last couple weeks dragging cast iron rad's around with 20 somethings. man do i feel old. i get the feeling i am beginning the end of my career. nobody needs a old guy with a sore back. oh woe is me.

    Im sure you Played a lot of sports when you were younger, And im sure you gave it a 100 percent. Those memories are Priceless you may be getting old but I'm sure you had fun.
    Customer is alWays opposite of Left

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    Good ole BC powders for me. About twice a year my back goes out, then it's cortizone and pain for two weeks. Hell I even have to make sure my back is straight when on the toilet. I work alone also and after an install, like you guys said, absolutely everything hurts. Good old condensers are much better than attic equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zartangreen View Post
    Im sure you Played a lot of sports when you were younger, And im sure you gave it a 100 percent. Those memories are Priceless you may be getting old but I'm sure you had fun.
    i thought i was really cool when i raced motocross. now i have the knees of a 90 yr old, not so cool.
    IV IV IX

    use your head for something other than a hat rack.......Gerry

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