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just a vent

barcher144 posted 11/25/2019 12:07 PM

I have taken a second job as a handyman to provide some extra money for expenses. Generally, speaking, I like the work... but...

About 10 days ago, I was given the job of removing carpet remnants, carpet tack strips, and carpet staples from the floor of an apartment. I was told that I needed to finish the job quickly so that the painters could come in and paint the floor with Kilz (i.e., an odor sealant).

A couple of days after the job was assigned, I was told that they had found 44 cats in the apartment and that it might not smell very good. Really?

And guess what, last Tuesday night... I discovered they were wrong. It was 46 cats. I found two more.

I like cats. Or at least I used to like cats.

little turtle posted 11/25/2019 14:26 PM

Ugh. That had to be awful smelling.

I still like cats. In moderation!

barcher144 posted 11/25/2019 16:00 PM

I have experience working at sewage treatment plants. This was unbearable for me. I had to wear a respirator.

tushnurse posted 11/26/2019 07:31 AM

You absolutely need a respirator.
What makes cat urine so smelly is ammonia.

Poor cats.

I'm sure that is going to need more than Kilz to get rid of the stink.

cocoplus5nuts posted 11/26/2019 10:56 AM

I had to wear a respirator.

Good thing you did. That is so unhealthy!

ZenMumWalking posted 11/30/2019 16:33 PM


barcher144 posted 12/1/2019 21:26 PM

I'm sure that is going to need more than Kilz to get rid of the stink.

Actually, the application of Kilz to the ceiling and to the walls made the place almost bearable as far as breathing. I still wore the respirator, but I could take it off long enough to scratch my face or whatever.

I never got to experience the place after they applied Kilz to the floor fortunately/unfortunately.


I am sure that mental health problems were involved.

blahblahblahe posted 12/2/2019 14:30 PM

Nothing smells quite like the urine of a feline.

Dorothy123 posted 12/11/2019 10:14 AM


This is horrible for both you and the cats

Lalagirl posted 12/11/2019 11:46 AM

I found two more.

You found two cats in a vacant apartment or was it occupied with the tenant and the other 44 cats? Just asking because if they were all alone, goodness knows how long they had been starving...

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