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Old 12-01-2012, 07:03 AM   #16
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Where is the double thanks button ??
"Double thanks" button?!?
I don't know if I should reveal this "secret"!
However - stand on your head - click your "Ruby" shoes together, three
times -
Say "I want to go home", three times -
Send a lot of money to -
"Rossi at OMG/WTF/LOL dot comma"
The "secret" shall be revealed!!

Thanks!
Thanks!
(It works!!!)
See!??!

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:17 AM   #17
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Well so far there has been some mean witches and lots of chanting 'I want to go home",

What a terrible nightmare it will be if the deal falls apart and lots of money slips away
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:27 AM   #18
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I got a scary call last night from the customer I mentioned earlier---

This one could be a life changer and I am worried----She owns a restaurant--"Could you look at the fat frier? The cook cleaned it and now it won't work,"

I looked at it----the pot has a small crack and oil is leaking into the fire chamber--has been for a long time---big crust of congealed oil and more liquid oil on the bottom of the unit----

Sadly--I got it to light---told them it was dead---dangerous and would catch fire some day and burn the place down----

As I was leaving I watched as a worker filled the damned thing with oil---

What have I done?
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What have I done?
Until that thing is "out of service" you're not done imho.
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I'm going to go see her and explain---the restaurant is managed by non English speakers---with a very wide frugal streak----this could be a life changer----just recharging the Halon system will cost more than twice what a fryer costs---

If the place burns down----Yikes----

I must call before they open for lunch----however it has been leaking for a long time so no fresh oil is in the burner area----
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I used to work at a place that sold all kinds of machinery. We were the Quincy rep (compressors) I get a call the compressor is leaking air. When I get there it's a furniture assembly factory.
The compressor is right out on the assembly floor with where the workers where. It had about 200 gal. tank the whole bottom was full of pin holes from rust and he wanted me to weld a patch on it.
I asked where the breaker panel was since this thing was hard wired with no shut off in site.
We had to walk to the other end of the building to get to it and it was inside a locked steel cage with boxes on pallets so close to the panel it could not be acessed.
I pulled the breaker, went back to the compressor and cut the wires back so they could not be connected, advised him my next stop was to the boiler inspectors office and also electrical inspectors office.
By the time they got there to inspect it he had redone everything and had it running again.
Then he tryed to sue the company for my actions.
Anyone had the misfourtue of seeing what happens when a compressor tank blows up? Not a pretty sight.
He ended up buying a compressor from another company.
Ha at least his employees are still alive.
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This has turned my day upside down----I have at do some thinking----crap-o
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This has turned my day upside down----I have at do some thinking----crap-o
Don't you just hate when that happens... especially the thinking part.
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There are a lot of people out there who just don't seem to have a lot sense. What I used to do is calmly explain how I would do a job, within code and within budget, and if we couldn't agree, we didn't agree and left it with that.

Life's too short to be doing impossible jobs.
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Mike;

Re: the fryer; Drop a dime to the health inspector?

I would assume they are resonsible for safety as well as hygiene.
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Re: the fryer; Drop a dime to the health inspector?

I would assume they are resonsible for safety as well as hygiene.
Fire marshal would be better
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I got through to her---she will be getting a new one----

And the Fire Marshal will be the call if that machine is still there ---

This town has an excellent fire safety division--
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In the (hopefully unlikely) event that the frier does catch fire, burns the place down, and injures or kills someone, I would imagine there would be a chance you would be on the hook for it somehow unless you could prove you did your diligence to warn the owner of the severe hazard.... Don't close your eyes on this one and make sure somebody of importance (fire marshal) knows about it. She may have made you an empty promise that could come back to haunt you.


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I roofed 3 houses in a tract being built by the Chinese, because their own roof guys couldn't keep up. Fitted the deck & flashings on the lower roofs, did upper level roofs no problem. Returned to shingle lower level roofs once siding complete & scaffold down, found all the kick out flashings messed up, in one place a brick tie fixed through the apron flashing so close to the deck I had to cut shingle to fit under; bricks not even touching it! On other side of house, brick veneer wall built direct on apron flashing; no way to waterproof long term without demoing wall... next day, arrived to shingle lower roof of next house, pouring with rain onto bare deck; the idiots are drywalling under the incomplete roof with water dripping through; no reason they couldn't have started upstairs where the roof's been on over a week? Not to mention weather boards 25mm out of level over 1m or so lengths, no attempt to seal around windows, one of the worst framing jobs i've seen... I could go on and on!

I sent pics to both the shingle supplier and the roofing company I was contracted by to do the job (whom I do a lot for), basically said no warranty on this job unless defects corrected... actually I did offer a guarantee, stating that I guarantee it to leak within 5 years - not through the shingles, but around them! And both them and myself flatly refuse to do any more of their roofs.

Many of the workers were on 90 day work visas, so they aren't going to be around when their work falls apart... so much for the recently set up licensing scheme here!

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