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  1. #118
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    Wink

    I do collect about EVERYTHING beer and brewery related.Figured I'd "try" to keep it HVAC related,or at least stuff you guys might trip over anyway. I've been at it so long it needs to be ANCIENT or in great shape for me to give it space in the designated "man cave"

    And cans/bottles are a lot easier to slip in under the spousal radar.

    What....THAT old thing? You never noticed that one? (laugh nervously)

  2. #119
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    Well, I haven't found anything that great. One time, while I was new to learning about appliances, I was discussing dryers with a neighbor, and he asked if I could come and clean out his dryer. This is when I still lived in Northern Minnesota, and I took the front of his dryer off, and had my vacuum cleaner in there. I had to walk out to my vehicle to get something and I noticed something peculiar on his table. It was a gay porn magazine, my neighbor was in his 70's. It was sitting wide open. I was disturbed! I never said anything about it, and I just pretended like I never saw it!

  3. #120
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    Had a guy with a dozen or so labeled bottles call this week.All late 1930's beer bottles-he left the caps behind though! Paid him 150-more than he got for the service call,so we both left happy.

  4. #121
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    Found a Lennox Beam Style hack saw above the ceiling, it was broken. Was not engraved, and sure it was left during construction. Asked if it belonged to anyone at work, if it had been good, about three guys would have claimed it. Traded it in for a new free replacement.

  5. #122
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    About 30 years ago I had a no heat call in an old home that was just purchased and the guy was trying to move in. The house was near a steel mill in a poor section of town. I got there, went downstairs to an old very large gravity furnace (old but still fairly common back then). Looked around and couldn't find any fuel line to it. There was gas to the house, meter outside and hook up for gas stove but nothing to the furnace. Furnace had a fire door and ash pit door. Opened them up and found clinkers inside, it was still coal fired! It also had an old Honeywell actuator with chain and pulley attached to the ceiling then down to an air shutter on the front of the furnace Actuator was driven by a t/stat. I saved the actuator and stat for years but finally threw it out. I think the previous owners were taking coal from the steel mill (off of the tracks) and heating their house for free.
    ckartson
    I didn't write the book I just read it!

  6. #123
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    Smile

    Good morning-

    Figured it was time to shake the vents and air exchangers as summer ends. Has anyone made any unusual finds? If you've found any vintage cans,bottles,paperwork or similar stuff-I'm an email away.

    Thanks for reading,and for adding to my shelves!

    Barry

  7. #124
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    When I ran residential I found more weed ( mariuana ) than an army of potheads could smoke ....didn't find it in furnaces or ac units but nearby

    Found a another big bag of drugs a kid stashed in the fan compartment and the dad and mom freaked right there and I was in the middle of it ...

    Found several dildos in various locations ..

    Found a box of Polaroid nude XXX photos during an install ,up on top of the plenum.
    When the homeowners got home we realized it was them ,they had aged about 20 years though

    Found a big bag of money in a return that the grumpy old man who lived there grabbed it from me and disappeared only to. reappear without it....

    changed out an old Honeywell tstat, I think the serial number was #1, it was a work of art
    and I believe to be about all brass and very decorated ...the customer caught me "throwing it away" in my truck and said he would hang on to it.
    I had and have never seen another one in my life.

    All this was found when I lived in Tacoma Washington...
    mikeacman

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  9. #126
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    Any new or strange finds to resurrect this thread? I'm sure you've found SOMETHING recently!

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  11. #128
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    Lets see:

    Found old tin litho train cars in an attic under the insulation.

    Found a 10k 1939 class ring in a return.

    Found an old barfold in a return drop.

    Found 300 bucks in 1960's bills on top of ductwork.

    Found a harmonica and army men in the HE furnace intake pipe.

    Dirty magazines stuffed in a bedroom supply.

    A 2 foot long purple rubber dildo that fell down after I removed a drop ceiling tile in a basement....I left is where it fell btw.

    A Tiffany ear ring that the HO lost 30 years previously.

    A 1930's Buddy L dump truck that the owner let me keep. Sold it later for 500 bucks.

    Wacky Packages.....2 packs unopened...still got them....with gum inside!

    A flat head screwdriver with a wooden handle that I still have.
    " Kill a Commie for Mommy! "

    - Colonel David Hackworth (1930-2005), Korean War Vet

  12. #129
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    Wacky Packages! Now those I would buy and display proudly.I still have all that I bought as a kid in the 70's.Too cool...

  13. #130
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbeer View Post
    Wacky Packages! Now those I would buy and display proudly.I still have all that I bought as a kid in the 70's.Too cool...
    I know...I used to luv those when I was a kid. We would laugh and trade them on the playground when I was a wee lad.
    " Kill a Commie for Mommy! "

    - Colonel David Hackworth (1930-2005), Korean War Vet

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