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Re: [TenTec] smoking grunge

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] smoking grunge
From: "Jeff Griffin" <kb2m@comcast.net>
Reply-to: Jeff Griffin <kb2m@comcast.net>,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 06:43:56 -0500
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Imagine what the guys lungs look like...

73 Jeff kb2m

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Tow" <ttow1@charter.net>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
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. 
> He
> 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 
> was
> 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 
> a
> 180 and leave. That gooey stench is in the ductwork, the carpets, and 
> every
> 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 
> heave.
> Smells like a wet ashtray... Personally I always ask point blank if 
> someone
> 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 
> you.
> 73, Tommy WD4K

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