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    Quote Originally Posted by CircusEnvy View Post
    Shut the gas valve off when they’re not looking. Let them spend a few minutes trying to figure it out. It’s a good lesson in identifying simple problems.
    I have done similar by disconnecting control voltage to contactors.
    Sent from the van with the a/c on.

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    Back in my Navy days we used to send the new guys to look for Sound Powered Phone Batteries.....had most of the ship in on it, got the new familiar with whole ship, top to bottom. And then one guy asked the Captain........let's just say we had a lot of extra cleaning details for awhile....


    Then there was the Keys to the Seachest.

    And the BT Punch

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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie cook View Post
    When I was in the Marines we would send the new guys for the key to the jet and to the stock room for some prop wash.
    And for 'flight line'...

    Favourite one... where I got them back:

    Someone sent me out for a left handed monkey wrench (plumbers pipe wrench)...
    Well by chance, the supply house had an old timer who felt sorry for me...
    And actually found one, dusted it off, and charged it to the account of the co I was working for...
    AND... explained to me what was going on...

    The look on the faces of the guys on the job...
    Was priceless!!!
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *The value of comfort, over the long term; leave economic choices behind!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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    i have been known to get those throwable friction bang snaps from a fireworks store. 3-4 of them off the roof if they are slacking off or on break has an interesting reaction..just dont do it with employees to a building are around...lol 1 co worker didnt see a bulding manager 1 day and......

    on a good day others have them at the same time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    And for 'flight line'...

    Favourite one... where I got them back:

    Someone sent me out for a left handed monkey wrench (plumbers pipe wrench)...
    Well by chance, the supply house had an old timer who felt sorry for me...
    And actually found one, dusted it off, and charged it to the account of the co I was working for...
    AND... explained to me what was going on...

    The look on the faces of the guys on the job...
    Was priceless!!!
    There is a 'rest of the story' on this one...

    End of the week, boss calls me into the office...
    Wants to know why I charged that expensive tool to the co account...
    I act surprised and dumb...
    Explain that the head of the crew I was on, told me to pick it up at the supply house while I was getting parts...
    So the boss asks me who this crew chief was... so I tell him.
    He rolls his eyes... and says:
    Son, get me the @*$&*%$ tool.

    Next week, and from then on, I was on a different crew...
    And rumor was: the boss took the tool back for a refund!
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *The value of comfort, over the long term; leave economic choices behind!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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