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Could you (would you) shop this in 1 day?


By Cserold

85 days ago



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#1 85 days ago

I referred our go to Dallas tech wizard (Evan the Pinsmith) to some friends that inherited an old Grand Prix EM and just wanted it working again. Evan agreed to take the job and the pic below is what he found when he showed up. He arrived around 1pm and had the thing fully cleaned and working by 11pm. I’m not sure he is going to take my referrals anymore. Lol.

You guys ever seen a cab this infested with dirt dobber nests?

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#3 85 days ago

I live by a creek..in this area....and we don't even get anywhere near that many mud dauber nests in the carports and whatnot around us.

That's TOTALLY BATSHIT, and hell no, I would not want to be the one working on that. I don't know how in the hell he got that done in 10 hours, but I'd love to see an "after" picture....

#4 85 days ago
Quoted from Frax:

I live by a creek..in this area....and we don't even get anywhere near that many mud dauber nests in the carports and whatnot around us.
That's TOTALLY BATSHIT, and hell no, I would not want to be the one working on that. I don't know how in the hell he got that done in 10 hours, but I'd love to see an "after" picture....

Totally agree. Evan is a machine and obviously went way above and beyond for this family. They are very grateful. I couldn’t believe it when he sent me the pic. I felt bad! Lol

#5 85 days ago

I’m sorry - I’m from New England - what the HOLY FAHCK are those monstrosities!?!?

#7 85 days ago
Quoted from Mistermoberg:

I’m sorry - I’m from New England - what the HOLY FAHCK are those monstrosities!?!?

I’m dying laughing at this man. Made my day. Edit: Guess I should explain. They are "mud" or "dirt" dauber nests. They are wasp looking like creatures that are all black and build those things from dirt/water for nests. Look like alien pods.

#8 85 days ago

Wtf is a dobber

#9 85 days ago
Quoted from jackd104:

Wtf is a dobber

a big wasp that builds mud nests anywhere

#10 85 days ago
Quoted from jackd104:

Wtf is a dobber

I misspelled it which is perhaps the point of your post. It’s dauber.

#11 85 days ago
Quoted from Cserold:

I misspelled it which is perhaps the point of your post. It’s dauber.

No, I wasn’t being that way. I wouldn’t have known what a dauber is either.

#12 85 days ago

Had these when I lived in Houston. 22 years of living in the SF Bay Area and I'm still finding stuff in my garage with those things hidden somewhere.

#13 85 days ago

I found ONE dauber nest in the backbox of my WH2O and it freaked me out! Lol
This sight is nightmare fuel! Haha

#14 85 days ago

I probably would have just lowered the playfield, slid the glass back in and listed it on CL.

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#15 85 days ago

I’d love to see an “after” picture.

#16 85 days ago

Good Lord! I'd of lowered the PF with a "thanks but no thanks" and been on my way. Kudos to him.

#17 85 days ago

Man thats scary! I bought a Landcruiser recently and was under it when I noticed hundreds of these things. I know they won't hurt you but it still gives me the creeps.

#18 85 days ago

I would try the board removal- pressure wash method on this. Luckily water melts that scum right off. Been wanting to try this since reading about how successful it works, SOP for the Bingo games.

#19 85 days ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

I probably would have just lowered the playfield, slid the glass back in and listed it on CL.[quoted image]

Excuse me while I vomit.

#20 85 days ago

I'd pay to see a time lapse video of that cleanup

#21 85 days ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

I probably would have just lowered the playfield, slid the glass back in and listed it on CL.[quoted image]

.... saying "probably needs a fuse"

#22 85 days ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

I'd pay to see a time lapse video of that cleanup

Good call. That would be sweet:

#23 85 days ago
Quoted from Cserold:

I’m dying laughing at this man. Made my day. Edit: Guess I should explain. They are "mud" or "dirt" dauber nests. They are wasp looking like creatures that are all black and build those things from dirt/water for nests. Look like alien pods.

The nests are full of dead spider bodies too. They store them there to feed off of. We get them a lot here as well.

#24 85 days ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

dead spider bodies too

#25 85 days ago
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#26 85 days ago

I've encountered them lol, not that bad, but pretty close, they crumble fairly easy

Sure does make a mess though! Good on Him!

#27 85 days ago

So...what was the final bill on that service?

#28 85 days ago

Unbelievable. Wow! Kudos to him for tackling that job. I'm in awe

#29 84 days ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

The nests are full of dead spider bodies too. They store them there to feed off of. We get them a lot here as well.

Oh, is that what all the crunchy bug parts are inside there? I saw a bunch of that when I knocked a few off our patio. I just figured the daubers had died inside the nest.

#30 84 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

So...what was the final bill on that service?

Going to guess unless he gave them some kind of discount it was over 600.... I know what his rates were last time I contacted him....but I've always ended up cancelling any appointment I made with him because I figure out the issue first.

#31 84 days ago

this is hilarious. I had a surf champ that was pretty darn close to this bad. It was actually easier to clean up than I thought it would be. Had my son hold the shopvac as I crumbled them in my hands he sucked it up.

#32 84 days ago
Quoted from WolfManCat:

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Should have just nuked it from orbit...it's the only way to be sure.

#33 84 days ago

A pinball machine is like a damn condo for these creatures

#34 84 days ago

I've been ignoring this and "Pinball Horror Pics", admit don't want to see this mess again. I mean,Alien? We have it right here. Still not scared of Mud Daubers but the Visual is Killer.

#35 83 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

So...what was the final bill on that service?

I don't know what the cost was but do know that Evan honored his initial quote (which was given without seeing the inside). Thankfully, I think the owners paid him more.

#36 83 days ago

Bet Evan used a pressure washer , then a blOwer to dry it .. Most likely NOT , but to get all the mUd nests out and shoped and working in 10 hrs ,, WoW

He's da man !!!!

#37 83 days ago
Quoted from BLACK_ROSE:

Bet Evan used a pressure washer , then a blOwer to dry it .. Most likely NOT , but to get all the mUd nests out and shoped and working in 10 hrs ,, WoW
He's da man !!!!

Ha. No water or blower

#38 83 days ago
Quoted from Cserold:

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I HATE this so much!!

#39 82 days ago

Impressive to get any neglected EM in playable shape in a day... especially one as nasty as that!

#40 82 days ago

I couldn't but Coyote Peterson could.

#41 82 days ago
Quoted from Cserold:

Ha. No water or blower

I just can’t understand how he got that many mud dauber nests off of and around all those switches. At work I run into them all the time wedged between doors and frames, windows etc. and they are not easy to get off without scraping or blasting them with water. Yes they crumble but they seriously cling to the surface of where they are started.

I can only guess he used some sharp blades and a good shop vac? Incredible.

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