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Uh, Ma'am?

A bit of a problem

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  • Jeff Lawrence_24
    Jeff Lawrence_24 Member Posts: 593
    He did it

    First words out of my mouth was "are you okay, are you hurt?"

    One leg through the hole, the other firmly on a joist. Can you say 'payroll deduction?'

    Oh, by the way, he wasn't hurt. By me or the fall.....

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  • lthiesen
    lthiesen Member Posts: 19


    Ah yes, reminds me of the time I fell through the ceiling of a vet clinic. A lady was in the room giveing a poodle a haircut, that dog wanted to leave the room very badly. No one was hurt but the dog needed counseling. Ha Ha.
    Lowell Thiesen.
  • jim lockard
    jim lockard Member Posts: 1,059
    I did it

    After 30 years of climbing around in attics, Jeff. I finally rocked my heel thru the ceiling fighting an air handler. Not the end of the world glad no one was hurt. Best Wishes J.Lockard
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    \" What \"

    " You did'nt want the vent right there ? "

    " We can move it, but its gonna cost more ! "

    Its all how you look at it Jeff :)

    Scott

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  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    24 inch

    A 24-inch round diffuser would look great right there... Good thinking Scott.
  • Jeff Lawrence_24
    Jeff Lawrence_24 Member Posts: 593
    Actually

    It turned into a $$$$ opportunity.

    For Bart.

    One of the reasons I borrowed him from a remodeler friend was because he could repair damaged sheetrock. We are installing a 'new' forced air system in a 50 year old house that has never had adequate cooling to the upstairs. I knew, based on prior experience that cutting in the duct work boots in the ceiling would not be an easy operation. I knew Bart was good at doing the sheetrock work, so I 'borrowed' him.

    After we showed the damage to the homeowner and told them we would repair it (I knew we'd do that at least once), they asked who would do the actual work. After I pointed to Bart, they asked if I would mind if Bart could do a little additional repair work for them.

    I told Bart the standard stuff, not on my time, none of my materials (right, like I do sheetrock…), etc. He’ll make a few additional dollars and I’ll still be in the good graces of the homeowner. I see it as a winning situation for all parties.

    He'll do a great job, I know he will.

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  • Liberal Lenny
    Liberal Lenny Member Posts: 33
    Nice uniform

    Maybe you could get Bart a decent uniform, and some training then you could hire someone to do the drywall patch work.
  • Jeff Lawrence_24
    Jeff Lawrence_24 Member Posts: 593
    Sometimes

    You look at the wrapper and sometimes you look at what's inside the package. That picture was late in the afternoon, after a HOT day in the attic.

    Thanks, Lenny. You made me look at the picture in a differnt light.

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  • billygoat22
    billygoat22 Member Posts: 124


    PPPFFHH! that little hole!

    One of the guys with me in a new house ading a vent slipped on a rafter(that blown in fg is slick as snot). Took out a 4' section of bath ceiling. Looked like snow in there, lite hanging by wire, register hanging off boot by one screw. And two legs sitcking out.
    Patched hole with a pc of ductbd and even cut in hole for register, and reinstalled register till the sheetrock guys could get out.

    All that trouble for one new branch line.
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