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  1. #1
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    Dear Journal: Today we had a nasty crawl job in a pack rat's house!



    Naturally the lady wants a heat register in this room... all we have to do to start is get through the %&$ing door.



    Here you can see a space I cleared out to cut a hole for a register (we always use pilot holes and spot from underneath. Then we put a wrapped register on top to prevent any people/pets from falling through!



    This one only required moving that grand piano!



    Yeah just try getting over there.

    And now for under the house!!



    These wires go right into the dirt. At least he used a j-box!



    I can't wait to put my hands up there to install the heat box and then the wireflex.



    Here's some asbestos covered plumbing pipes I had to crawl over so I could try to get a heat box through all of that aqua-pex that some butthead left hanging down.



    Here's me trying to shove our heat box (with wireflex already attached for obvious reasons) through the maze of asbestos pipe, aqua pex and electrical!



    The same heat box except now I'm about 3/5th of the way to the location where it actually goes! There was about 18" from bottom of floor joist to dirt the entire crawl. meeehh

  2. #2
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    Dec 2010
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    no attic to put that stuff in?

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Mech View Post
    no attic to put that stuff in?
    Two story house. We ran a second zone through a closet to get to the upstairs where we did use the attic. This was all for the downstairs.

  4. #4
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    Who made the estimate?. Sometimes I just hope they say no.
    Not shure I would want to pull permits and get my fingerprints on that place.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2002
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    SouthEast NC ICW & Piedmont Foothills
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    sometimes the salesman can't see all that needs to be done

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    because his head is up his @$$
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  6. #6
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    Milwaukee Wisconsin
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    Hazardous duty pay?

    Remove the asbestos & provide access / call me so I can arrange my vacation!

  7. #7
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    Jan 2001
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    Pamnyra VA.
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    If I estimated that job I would figure in a bonus for anybody involved and send extra help to move all the crap.

  8. #8
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    Did you get your customer's release for publishing photos of their property?

  9. #9
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    Atlanta GA area
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    I have seen a few (well many) of those over the years... my policy:

    It is their house and their life... However:

    If I have to access the vent area (or an area to put a vent), the customer will clean it out for me to access. It is not so much the mess... rather I do not want to be responsible for their stuff. (To me, it is a pile of stuff... to them, it is special). Better IMO to avoid messin' with other's stuff...

    Hey Dan, how is your new MOD system working?
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Quality work at a fair price with excellent customer service!

    Romans Ch's 5-6-7-8

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