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I'm re-wiring a old house at the moment that was built back in the 1800's
I was lifting some of the floor-boards when i found a newspaper wedged in between the joices...The date on it was June 26th 1947 :eek:
It was still in decent condition,It was funny reading about what was in the news back then!
In the same house while lifting floorboards in another part of the house I found a early intercom system! Basically it was a system where the owner of the house would have flipped a switch of some sort and down in the servants quarters a bell would have rang,It was all done mechanical i would persume as it was all done in a steel wire..It was still in perfect condition too.

I remember another time I was doing work in a house for a old school teacher of mine..
She was a real straight laced sort of woman,she was very religious and would never be seen in a pub or anything like that and you always got the impression she thought she was better than you..Her husband was the same
Anyways there I was working away up in the attic connecting a joint box when what did i see beside me only a stash of porno's!
They had no kids so it had to be theirs...You would never think from the way they acted in the outside world that they be into that sort of stuff :eek:
 
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CUDABOY

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fitting shower in neighbours house,moved a cupboard and off the top rolled the MOTHER of all dildos to a thud on the floor.she just looked at me and said " well, @@@@@ aint around all the time.......
 
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aaronstuart

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me too......a job a few weeks ago....going around testing sockets.....next to bed and cupboard was a BIG pink dildo....rabbit apparently is known as....Nice...:)
 
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Jurassic Spark

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Dildos? Pah! Commonplace. :) I once found an inflatable doll stuffed inside a cylinder cupboard. The poor bloke who owned it didn't realise I'd have to go in the cupboard to wire and plumb his shower.
 
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PAUL M

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found a carrier bag full of wead up a loft once just inside the loft hatch,when i worked on the council dildos where your starter for ten,every chav whore in worcester had at least one as big as a flask.ha
 
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Bane

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What did you do with the bag PaulM?

Found a Dr's bill dated 1940's for £8 last week. Pretty expensive back then I imagine.
Also found a really old battery, will take a pic and a note of the brand (British). Pretty lame I know but only been working 3 weeks.

Got a phone number off a Phillipino Au Pair today. Does that count?
 
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montybaber

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Got a phone number off a Phillipino Au Pair today. Does that count?
What was his name?;)
 
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Bane

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LOL.

Sook Yu Gud, I think.
 
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PAUL M

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What did you do with the bag PaulM?
:D lets just say the next day the bag was a good bit lighter and we was the happiest rewire gang in worcester:D;)
 
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greekislandlover

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Found a classic 1970's porn mag recently in a loft. Mostly about the new Ford Escort, plus one bint with no bra on somewhere on page 73.
 
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heathelect

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once found a rat trap under floorboards of an old farmhouse, was like a mousetrap but 20 times bigger, and it was set, fortunately it was so rusty it didnt go off as i dragged it from under the floor.

Also once saw a home made joint box under floor, 4 plasterboard nails with cables wrapped round them then hammered into joist, good job i had isolated first.
 
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EasyFox

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Extending ringmain downstairs, testing & gets a low IR nips upstairs sure enough 2x bedrooms on same circuit, nothing untoward in bedroom 1 but bedroom 2 was set up like a mini dungeon :eek:...I kid you not...there was a leather chair thing hanging from the celing with cuffs fixed to it, the ever ready rampant rabbit & a couple of whips on the dresser.
We thought the bird was a bit of a go'er as the washing line was decked out with some real lacey next to no material underware.

Hubby comes home & see's we've been up stairs & is like " you've seen the games room then" so we politely ...like you do ask what the hanging chair things for "handsfree floating no strain sex" :confused:, apparently they frequent the erotica show in London & buy a toy every year.


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The lady of the house was a spit of wendy james of transvision vamp...nice ..oh very nice.

Note to self talk Mrs EF into a trip to London:D
 
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TheFullHitSpark

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I found a dead body.

glad it was only a mouse...
 
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Putting additional downlighters in a big room in an early '70s house recently, cut the holes and pushed rods across ceiling but they fouled on something. Bit of investigation, pushed again, obstacle appeared to be moving as pushed by rods.

After a bit of shoving an old MK accesories box appeared at next hole.

Contained 1972 local paper wrapping a turd!!! :eek:

On site toilets? What? :D
 
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dragon-av

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Found an old servants com system amazing stuff in lath and plaster walls tiny brass joints with wire run in copper tubes all over the gaff. We were putting in the 21st Century version.
 
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CUDABOY

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currently rewing house,was 2 flats,2 x c. u. s, upon lifting boards a 6mm t & e to jb to 2.5mm to shower.............:eek:
 

danzor

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today dropped a 5a point, thought there was a huge bit of dust gathered ontop of the guts, as i was about to brush it of, I realised it was a a dead. The thing was lying over the L+E terminals :D
 
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heathelect

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putting additional downlighters in a big room in an early '70s house recently, cut the holes and pushed rods across ceiling but they fouled on something. Bit of investigation, pushed again, obstacle appeared to be moving as pushed by rods.

After a bit of shoving an old mk accesories box appeared at next hole.

Contained 1972 local paper wrapping a turd!!! :eek:

On site toilets? What? :d

did it still smell ?
 
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heathelect

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not that i noticed at arms length!

But the ads in the paper for hilman avengers had a bit of a brown tinge!
thats okay cos them avengers were always **** anyway
 
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Andy M

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Found a DIY Dildo at an old couples house, well when i say found i wasn't hunting through the drawers, it sat proudly next to her bed with her false teeth in a jar. It was constructed from the top of a broom handle padded with kitchen roll and wearing a condom!In her defence, her Husband had 2 tin legs. It took me half an hour to get in the House, as he heard the door bell but couldn't walk to the door, and she couldn't hear it or him shouting as she is deaf. He is dead now, he had an OBE you know!
 
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CUDABOY

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doing a rewire from hell,real stinker of a job, walked into a bedroom,and caught some bloke staing right at me! odd looking fella,looked confused/broken/ yet with a glint of hope on his eye! i calmly walked over to greet him BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ****ing full length mirrors..............:D
 
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Found a cannabis factory in the loft next door to the one I was working on took me ages to loosen enough bricks to squeeze the apprentice through his face was a picture as he harvested a small armful his face soon changed as behind him I saw a chinese fella investigating the noise he didn`t need to squeeze through the hole coming back , he didn`t even touched the sides but he still didn`t beat me down the ladders and out the door I had to send him back for the ladders later that day :D
 
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