Imagine what the guys lungs look like...
73 Jeff kb2m
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Tow" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 8:59 PM
Subject: [TenTec] smoking grunge
> Guys, I bought a tower and rotor from a guy who smoked like a smokestack.
> was retiring so he gave me a bunch of freebee stuff from his shack. I have
> NEVER seen such a disgusting mess. I started with the rotor box and had to
> use no less than half a roll of paper towels and 409 on it on the outside.
> It was so bad I used some workshop plastic gloves to keep it off my hands.
> The cords when sprayed..actually did have goop running down them onto the
> newspaper on the floor..it looked like dripping spit from chewing tobacco
> and it took many times before they were clean. The inside of the rotor box
> dripped brown goo when I sprayed it out and cleaned it with de-oxit spray
> and it took detailing brushes too thoroughly clean most if it. The mic
> not usable. Old switchboxes, extra speakers...all of it...totally coated
> with sticky brown tobacco goo. It took a LOT of work and a lot of spray
> cleaner to clean this mess up and it was SO NASTY!! Please no one tell me
> that this smoke does not cover every thing in a smokers shack. The sad
> part..he was a really nice guy but his lungs are no doubt the same way....
> but 409 won't clean them up.
> I am a Realtor and have had Buyer Clients walk in a smokers house and turn
> 180 and leave. That gooey stench is in the ductwork, the carpets, and
> cranny of a home..you cannot get rid of it..Try going in an unoccupied
> smokers home someone has for sale on a damp day...enough to make you
> Smells like a wet ashtray... Personally I always ask point blank if
> smokes, but that is my prerogative since I choose not to spend my money on
> such nasty equipment.
> For those here waiting on my Orion upgrade list ...I haven't forgotten
> 73, Tommy WD4K
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