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JCC Rat Jihad

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    A week ago there was a pretty serious flood in our basement. The insurance company insisted we turn off our water, and they sent a plumber.

    The plumber pulled up the kitchen floor, and found that rats had chewed a two-inch long hole through out water pipe.

    A day later a new leak started in a different part of the cellar. We turned off the water again. We waited for the same plumber to return (he’s great btw). This time he pulled up the floor in the living room, and identified that the rats had chewed through the boiler pipes.

    Then the nightmare began...

    Then, after inspecting each and every pipe, he found that since we shut the rat’s drinking pipe off earlier in the week, they have systematically chewed through the entire length of our underground pipe system - our boiler pipes, more sections of the water pipe, a waste pipe and even the dishwasher.

    He’d never seen anything like it.

    We got a pest control guy in yesterday. I went around the building with him lifting up drain covers, and looking for points of entry. Turns out there are clear signs they have gained access through the drainage system.

    Looks like we could be without running water or heat for weeks. We have bought electric heaters, and have gas fires in some rooms, so we can deal with the heat. It’s the no water though. You just don’t realise how much you take running water for granted.
     
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  2. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    I guess you could ask your neighbor if you can borrow their garden hose and/or shower?
     
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  3. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    undoubtedly the rats were hired by perverse free cat activists

    punky i can fedex some south carolina water to you tho. it tastes like bbq sauce. just how we do
     
  4. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    We have some cool neighbors who are letting us fill buckets, and I have an apartment above my storage yard nearby that we’re using for showers, and washing/drying clothes.
     
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  5. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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  6. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Community Squirrel Whisperer star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Yikes, sorry to hear of your rat infestation.
     
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  7. vin

    vin Chosen One star 5

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    That Eddie Vedder was full of ****!
     
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  8. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    On the upside, Punk has finally answered UB40’s question.
     
  9. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Lol
     
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  10. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Just told that joke to Mrs Punk, her response was “I’m not in the mood”.

    Which is pretty much her answer to everything
     
  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 9

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    I'll FedEx a ****ton of snow here that you can convert into water.
     
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  12. Pensivia

    Pensivia Force Ghost star 5

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    Wow, what a mess! Sorry you have to deal with all that!

    This tale seems like it has the potential to rival @A Chorus of Disapproval 's bat infestation saga of some years ago (if I'm remembering that right...)
     
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  13. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Next time you’re begging for sex, do it in Roland Rats voice.
     
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  14. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Force Ghost star 6

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    Do you have a cat?
     
  15. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    We have two. The house has not been breached. Under the floorboards is where the party’s at.
     
  16. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Force Ghost star 6

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    ...oh.
    Well I assume they're looking rather embarrassed. "You had one job!"
     
  17. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    They’re on strike as they disagreed with P’s The Wattos selection.
     
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  18. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    To be fair, because the floor has been pulled up in the kitchen, we’re isolating them to there overnight - just in case the rats figure out a way in.

    It feels a bit like there’s one smart rat getting the others to do stuff for it - like that raptor in Jurassic Park.
     
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  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That sucks mightily. I hope you have insurance that will cover the repair cost.
     
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  20. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Batastrophe '14, while dramatically altering my life, was not nearly as devastating as a rat infestation. Did hundreds of bats scream and scratch behind all my walls? Did countless of them flutter about inside my house? Yes. But, to this day, I love seeing bats and recall fondly when my family were unwilling landlords to roughly 300 of them.

    This story, on the other hand, causes me to want to burn the thread, burn the forums, burn Punk's house and the continent it is on in hopes of some semblance of mental cleansing of someone else's ordeal.
     
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  21. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    I believe this is the appropriate response.....

     
  22. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Kill them with fire. And learn to love the smell of napalm in the morning.
     
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  23. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    So is it a jihad against the rats...or are the rats the ones doing the jihad?
     
  24. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Wipe them out. All of them.
     
  25. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    The knight has spoken