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Old 03-29-2015, 04:17 AM   #2071
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I had a bunch of clogged toilet calls and they were filled with super huge turds. All different locations, but all turds like the size of my boot! What the hell?! Doesn't anybody poop when they're supposed to anymore?! Sheesh.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:34 AM   #2072
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Service call for a kitchen drain stoppage. Tenant occupied.
Pulled about 2 pounds of ground up barbequed meet from this trap arm.
You would think that when the sinks starts filling up because it's not draining you would turn off the faucet. I don't know if I'll ever be able to eat a pulled pork sandwich ever again.



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Old 03-29-2015, 04:37 AM   #2073
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Service call for a kitchen drain stoppage. Tenant occupied.
Pulled about 2 pounds of ground up barbequed meet from this trap arm.
You would think that when the sinks starts filling up because it's not draining you would turn off the faucet. I don't know if I'll ever be able to eat a pulled pork sandwich ever again.

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:17 AM   #2074
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Caduceus, that sounds like a service call people would have to make to my house (because of my brother) if I wasn't handy with a plunger and somewhat handy with a snake. Of course, my toilet has a MaP rating of >=1,000 so that mofo can flush quite a bit. Only reason it ever clogged was because the pipes themselves couldn't handle it (I'm sure they aren't properly sloped and vented).

Mr_David, I think some people just don't bother to read the manuals for those garbage disposals. I try to scrape as much food into the garbage (or feed it to dogs or cats) as I can before putting anything in the sink. Having that much meat in the disposal is just irresponsible. I also found that tomato skins don't do well in garbage disposals. My grandmother's disposal clogged and (after making sure it was off) I stuck my hand in there and scraped out a ton of tomato skins that were sticking to things.

Felt really exhausted past couple of days. I'm awake now because I heard a loud crashing sound outside. I went to look but couldn't see anything but mosquitoes, but whatever it was scared the hell out of my dogs and they all ran in. I'll have to go out in the morning and see if I can figure out what it was.

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Old 03-29-2015, 02:57 PM   #2075
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Found out what the crashing sound was.. A HUGE branch from the water oak tree in the front yard.

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Old 03-29-2015, 03:39 PM   #2076
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Wow, that tree is huge. Can it be salvaged?

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Old 03-29-2015, 04:29 PM   #2077
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Looks like that's not the first time a branch has fallen off that tree.

Tomato skins. almost like tossing a plastic baggy in there.

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Old 03-29-2015, 04:53 PM   #2078
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Had a sewer stoppage for a regular customer. Building is about 120 FT long.
4 out of 5 ground floor units effected. Found an end of line cleanout.
NO WAY was I going to drag my equip down that narrow alley.
I used a section of pipe and ran the cable from a sidewalk 6 ft about C.O.
Cleared it at 100 ft out. Ran 150ft

How do you like that kitchen exhaust fan?

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Old 03-29-2015, 06:48 PM   #2079
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Havasu, we were told in the late 1980s by some tree people that the water oak didn't have much more life in it. We have two huge oak trees in the yard. The live oak is closer to the house.

Mr_David, you're right. Several years ago about 1/4 of the live oak tree broke off and fell, hitting the water oak and causing it to drop a branch down on our Expedition (totaled it). The live oak branch fell on the car port and crushed our Honda CR-V. We got a new used Expedition later and then the water oak dropped another branch on our Ford Ranger and totaled it. We got another CR-V (which is the vehicle we use the most now because it gets great gas mileage). We were trying to save up to get another pickup truck so we would have something to haul trash in and such.

Also, I wouldn't want to squeeze through that narrow alley. and man.. vent fan is disgusting.

I think it will be around $15k to treat that tree (and the live oak needs to be trimmed as well-- its branches are touching the roof).

I don't know if the tree can be salvaged. It looked like it was rotten fairly deep in to the trunk. I would prefer to salvage it rather than cut it down. Last time we had the trees serviced, the guy gave us a huge discount for two reasons
1. we were saving the trees instead of killing them; he was from a "tree preservation" company
2. the owner was a friend of my brother-in-law's father and the father called in a favor

So instead of being around $12k it was around $8.7k.

but I bet prices have gone up and I'm not sure if we can get the same tree preservation people out here again because they don't normally operate in this part of the state.

I know I have to be careful about who we hire because the jerkwad the insurance company found for us to cut up the fallen branches and haul them off last time ended up smashing the front fence, running a truck over a water faucet (which was sticking 4-feet up from the ground and was easy to see) and breaking the waterline, and then just left the piles of cut up tree branch in our driveway (and refused to pay for or fix any of the damages they caused). We had to hire someone else to haul the logs out of the driveway and move them to the edge of the property.

Ugh. did not need this right now.. But at least it fell away from the house and not toward it.



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