Just wrapped up a bid for a church and couldn't figure where the 'other' T-stat went to. "Oh, yeah, we need a new one there, also that matches the one you're replacing up front" 'What's it go to?' "That's for some of the congregation women to play with, it just hangs there. Don't tell nobody, OK?" 'Well, this one other will need to have batteries replaced once in a while or they'll catch on'. "No problem, just so it looks real".
Seriously, it's done more often than you think.
Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.
"The meek shall inherit the earth"
"he that's walking with wise persons will become wise, but he that is having dealings with the stupid ones will fare badly" Proverbs 13:20
"Pressure is something people feel when they don't know what their doing". Peyton Manning-superbowl MVP
Oh my....I went with one of our other techs to a stat problem about two years ago. He was having problems with the temperature in the space. He had already changed the stat and asked me to take a look at it. When we went in, we walked right by the stat that controlled the unit, at least that was what I was thinking. He carried me over to the stat he had changed and told me what he had done. I mentioned to him that I thought the stat was over in another room and he said, well, this one is wired in to something. We went and got a ladder and raised the ceiling tile to follow the wire and found it tied around a roof beam going to nothing. The batteries were all that were keeping it going. I still aggravate him about that one from time to time. ;-)
Got to share this one too. Back when Carrier's Comfort two zone system would only do four zones, we had a job that needed 5 zones and our estimator ordered the Carrier system. At that time we hadn't done many of them and it did take some time to figure out there was no way to make it do 5 zones, so we put a damper in the 5th zone and wired in the enabler to control zones 4 and 5 off the zone 4 sensor. All this was okayed by the General Contractor. He also wanted us to put a dummy zone sensor in the 5th office and we did so. I glued it to the wall with two wires connected to it thinking no one would ever pull it off because of the risk of damaging the wall. Well, about 3 years later I get a call to that building and the lady in that last office was hopping mad. Seems they had been rearranging the office furniture and had accidently knocked the sensor off of the wall with a large file cabinet and we were busted. I told her to call the General Contractor because I was just following orders and never heard anything else about it. The funny thing about it was that we never got any complaints at all about it as long as they didn't know.