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  1. #14
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    about the same tools old beer cans soda cans rags

  2. #15
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    Rattling

    The call was something making noise ,when the air comes on . We opened the return and found nothing . We could hear it, one of the younger guys said he knew what the problem was . He reached over the duct work and found a 6 packs of empty beer bottles .

  3. #16
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    found a 10 inch rubber weiner, good lookin ladys face got red, said it wuddnt hers, brand new house, lived there by herself

  4. #17
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    On an overtime call, one of our guys found a dead cat in the electric heaters of their ahu. He quoted them a new one, they wanted him to get it running for now. He refused.

    I have removed a bunch of crispy birds and rodents from flue pipes. One live English Sparrow, and one dead one in a 80% flue. After we chased it out of the house, they wanted it warranty, since another tech had removed a bird a few days prior. I refused.

    Lots of dead mouse jerkey in blower compartments and filter racks, in some nice clean houses, too.
    Jason

  5. #18
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    I worked for a company that had me doing duct cleaning, for about a year. SUCKED, by the way, I was always sick... Anywho...

    Cordless phone that had been missing for almost a year...
    Baseball cards , not of value
    tons of toys of course
    clothes, no sexy panties though
    pet hamster in a blower wheel (service call) that was kinda sad
    Can of mid century coins in jars on top of duct. Now get this, I could have kept it. I didnt, gave them to the old (drunk *****) lady. There might have been a few grand worth for all I know.. She calls me boss and *****es about me having a radio on, and this was sports talk by the way. Im still pissed about that!
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

    http://rapalaguy.spaces.live.com/

  6. #19
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    Just last week, on top of the return duct in the basement, found a case full of porn DVD's. Didn't say anything, just put them back when we were done.

  7. #20
    mice, rats, birds, squirrels, bats, cockroaches (gross)... poop, stuff growing (not sure what it was) legos, melted crayons, pencils...cat/dog toys, cards, kids toys, money, magazines. The list can go on forever.... I've done so many tear outs I cant even remember.

  8. #21
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    A guy I used to work for told me about a time he was changing out a furnace and a rat came crawling out of the return. He said he killed it with a hammer and about a half hour later a kid came down and asked him if he'd seen his pet rat! He said no.

  9. #22
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    A guy I worked with found 13 grand in a paper sack in the return duct of a tear out. Apparently, the old ladys' late husband had been saving for a rainy day and didn't tell her. Had to have been his since he lived there for 40+ years and the furnace was 25. I guess the old lady cried for an hour when she was handed the sack.

  10. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by bmac View Post
    A guy I used to work for told me about a time he was changing out a furnace and a rat came crawling out of the return. He said he killed it with a hammer and about a half hour later a kid came down and asked him if he'd seen his pet rat! He said no.

    That is horrible. lol

  11. #24
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    Whenever I have to pull a dead bird from a duct or a furnace flue pipe the bird will always be an english sparrow. Whats up with that?

  12. #25
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    not in the duct work

    My wife ,son and few friend were helping move the grandmother , her husband just died and they sold her home. There was a stack of red brick in the garage that she had to get rid of. As she stack it in my pick up truck ,2 ammo boxes appeared . You guess it , the old man had them fill with more
    about 30K . So we tore apart the garage and found about a total of 50K . We gave it to the old lady and she began to curse her dead husband.That SOB made me skim on everything and he had all that money

  13. #26
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    Man, this made me remember way back when I was an apprentice, about 1978 I think. Went to a job in a small outlying town, older home. All I really remember was that on the second day, I went into an upstairs bedroom, found a shotgun blast hole in the wall and a note on the bed. Evidentally, the owners son had done the deed, the ambulance picked up the kid, the door was closed and I got to be the next one in there (years later). Still creeps me out.
    "The trouble with the world is the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt" -Bertrand Russell

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