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Here is mine. About ten years ago I was called out for a mainline stoppage. The owner was a very nice guy. He mentioned that they built the house about 5 years prior, and that they had just had the septic pumped and cleaned etc etc....

It was pretty late in the afternoon and the clean out was buried in the bushes. The lid to the septic was still exposed so I pulled it and figured i would pop it free that way.

When I popped the lid, There were about a 1/2 dozen condoms floating on the surface. I contemplated what to tell him, I know they are not drainfield friendly. So I said the heck with it and tactfully said to him sir make sure when you flush things that they are items that can break down easily in the septic. Certain household items can cause damage to yor drainfield and ever so kindly pointed them out.

He looked at me and red in the face and said. "my wife and I live here alone, we do not have guest, and we do not use condoms"

AKWARD!!!!!!!!!
 

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Call was for toilets not flushing on the first floor of a two story duplex. The owner is there waiting for us. Me, the owner and my partner head for the basement while the owner starts explaining that he thinks it has something to do with the washing machines. While I'm looking at the washers with him, my partner, for some unknown reason, decides to back the 4" clean out plug off the main. Probably 200 gallons of crap from the piping and the septic tank that was backed up hit him square in the chest and knock him off his feet. The over spray soaks the owner. I on the other hand managed to duck around the corner and part way up the stairs.
 

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Two years ago we did a bathroom remodel in a condo, with the owner staying in the unit during the remodel. She was a model and had pictures of herself in various states of undress all over the place, and usually walked around her condo topless regardless of whether we there working or not. Our somewhat puritanical apprentice walked into a few walls trying to avoid looking at something sinful, and I had a hard time looking her in the eye while I answered her questions.

I have to go there Tuesday to look at the lav faucet.
 

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Two years ago we did a bathroom remodel in a condo, with the owner staying in the unit during the remodel. She was a model and had pictures of herself in various states of undress all over the place, and usually walked around her condo topless regardless of whether we there working or not. Our somewhat puritanical apprentice walked into a few walls trying to avoid looking at something sinful, and I had a hard time looking her in the eye while I answered her questions.

I have to go there Tuesday to look at the lav faucet.
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Call came in at a hospital. Sewer line leaking in ceiling. We loaded up and get down there to find a office completely flooded with sewer. I had to move some filing cabinets to make room for my ladder. Found a pile of porn mags behind it. Of course I picked them up and showed my helper. The guy who was working in the office was standing at the door and I didn't know it. They were 1980 porn mags, and I said something about bushwackers when I held them up:laughing:
That dude got red faced and walked out
 

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Two years ago we did a bathroom remodel in a condo, with the owner staying in the unit during the remodel. She was a model and had pictures of herself in various states of undress all over the place, and usually walked around her condo topless regardless of whether we there working or not. Our somewhat puritanical apprentice walked into a few walls trying to avoid looking at something sinful, and I had a hard time looking her in the eye while I answered her questions.

I have to go there Tuesday to look at the lav faucet.
You know, I have been meaning to come down there to see how thiongs are done on the southern side of the continent. If I leave now and drive fast I can go with you on that one. No charge!
 

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I went to an office at an oilsands mine in Fort McMurray. The cal was for water leaking through the ceiling. The water had soaked through and dropped the ceiling tiles onto a computer. The problem was a plugged toilet branch. The pipe had been improperly supported and came apart at a no-hub clamp. I snaked the line and pulled out a pair of 3xl mens underwear. I went upstairs after to remove the do not use signs and a lady asked me what the problem had been. I was pissed off so I explained what had been found, right down to the size.
So gets mad so she steps into the hall and yells " Vern, come here now!"
Well damn, turns out Vern would fit these just about perfect. She went up on side of him and down the other, loudly. He starts crying, people start coming out of the other offices to see what the issue was. Not a good time.
 

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I went to an office at an oilsands mine in Fort McMurray. The cal was for water leaking through the ceiling. The water had soaked through and dropped the ceiling tiles onto a computer. The problem was a plugged toilet branch. The pipe had been improperly supported and came apart at a no-hub clamp. I snaked the line and pulled out a pair of 3xl mens underwear. I went upstairs after to remove the do not use signs and a lady asked me what the problem had been. I was pissed off so I explained what had been found, right down to the size.
So gets mad so she steps into the hall and yells " Vern, come here now!"
Well damn, turns out Vern would fit these just about perfect. She went up on side of him and down the other, loudly. He starts crying, people start coming out of the other offices to see what the issue was. Not a good time.
I have pulled out 3xls and a pair of jeans, and a skoal can in a toliet:eek:
 

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Two years ago we did a bathroom remodel in a condo, with the owner staying in the unit during the remodel. She was a model and had pictures of herself in various states of undress all over the place, and usually walked around her condo topless regardless of whether we there working or not. Our somewhat puritanical apprentice walked into a few walls trying to avoid looking at something sinful, and I had a hard time looking her in the eye while I answered her questions.

I have to go there Tuesday to look at the lav faucet.

I am thinking you will not have a hard time finding a helper.
 

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7PM, wrapping up a boiler replacement.
I'm booked the next day and need to get the job done.
One heat line will not stop dripping as I attempt to solder, I'm at the point of mumbling, groaning and telling God I'll never look at porn again if thats what it takes.

As I vent my frustration in a full blown argument with inanimate objects, I hear something...the homeowner was standing there the whole time.

I look at him, he looks at me...we're practically on the floor laughing.

Then, to make it worse, he points to the boiler shutoff...it was partially open, he just looked at me with a smirk and said "Yeah, been a long day for you.".

We still joke about it.
 

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I think anyone who has done service for a few years eventually has had that same chain of events play out

Here is mine. About ten years ago I was called out for a mainline stoppage. The owner was a very nice guy. He mentioned that they built the house about 5 years prior, and that they had just had the septic pumped and cleaned etc etc....

It was pretty late in the afternoon and the clean out was buried in the bushes. The lid to the septic was still exposed so I pulled it and figured i would pop it free that way.

When I popped the lid, There were about a 1/2 dozen condoms floating on the surface. I contemplated what to tell him, I know they are not drainfield friendly. So I said the heck with it and tactfully said to him sir make sure when you flush things that they are items that can break down easily in the septic. Certain household items can cause damage to yor drainfield and ever so kindly pointed them out.

He looked at me and red in the face and said. "my wife and I live here alone, we do not have guest, and we do not use condoms"

AKWARD!!!!!!!!!
 

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??? Oh you’re in the UK. That explains the toilet sink. Must be pretty boring over there if that's the most awkward thing you've been thru. Are you guys hiring over there?
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It happened a while back in one of my first jobs, I was changing this tap in a toilet sink in this old lady's house, mind you the house was older than the lady. The tap wasn't coming off and I applied to much strength and the pipe ended up snapping. :cry:
 

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Are you hiring? I'll be the gofer.:yes:
Two years ago we did a bathroom remodel in a condo, with the owner staying in the unit during the remodel. She was a model and had pictures of herself in various states of undress all over the place, and usually walked around her condo topless regardless of whether we there working or not. Our somewhat puritanical apprentice walked into a few walls trying to avoid looking at something sinful, and I had a hard time looking her in the eye while I answered her questions.

I have to go there Tuesday to look at the lav faucet.
 
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