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Old 03-26-2007, 03:58 PM   #29
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Thanks Mark!

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You guys are gonna kill someone.

Before you do a leak test you need to "burn-in" the tubing to anneal it. Wrap the tubing in cloth strips, then soak with gasoline and light with a Zippo.

Voila!
Voila my *beep*!
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:41 PM   #30
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Voila my *beep*!
Hey mistral blue; Now you are affecting my performance at work, because I cannot see well. You got me laughing so hard that my eyes water up, so stop it. "Boatdoc"
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:01 PM   #31
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Voila my *beep*!
That SO brings to mind the "Famous Last Words" thread... "hey... hold my beer and watch THIS!"

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...I wholeheartedly agree with you, but I did not think that there would be individuals this days who would try to find a gas leak with a match... Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Man, what kind of dolt would do that?
I resemble that remark ...and I'm offended .
Actually it was a lighter!
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:35 PM   #33
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I resemble that remark ...and I'm offended .
Actually it was a lighter!
Yes, it's quite disconcerting to hear a grown man scream like a little girl
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:49 PM   #34
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So what's the concensus?

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I think this is what I gather from the responses.
1. If it is not a safety issue or something that could result in equipment failure. don't worry about correcting folks, Certainly not worth making folks mad.
2. If it is a safety issue or could cause equipment damage, Approach the issue diplomatically.
The lighter-side responses have been fun to read, but I am interested in how you would respond... if you do.

In the past, I have PMed people who have contributed posts contrary to my way of seeing things. Some have replied with a figurative, "Up yours!", and others have modified their post.

What do you do?

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Old 03-26-2007, 06:59 PM   #35
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The lighter-side responses have been fun to read, but I am interested in how you would respond... if you do.

In the past, I have PMed people who have contributed posts contrary to my way of seeing things. Some have replied with a figurative, "Up yours!", and others have modified their post.

What do you do?

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It depends, there are times when I've seen the viewpoint of the other poster, and will modify my response. I don't modify a response simply because someone doesn't like it.
If I post my viewpoint in a civil manor, I don't feel any compunction to try to be so P.C. that I'll never offend anyone. Sometimes (rarely) folks get upset merely because you don't agree. Sorry.
It's my opinion that we can disagree without getting personal or disagreeable.

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I just let it slide. If I think it's a life safety issue I might respond once then drop it.

You need to remember that advice you get here is worth what you pay for it.

I've developed a real sense of humor about some issues. Chuckle and move on.
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I've developed a real sense of humor about some issues. Chuckle and move on.
I'm starting to get better at this. I think?
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When I came across the title of this thread, the first thing I thought of was great a discussion about "Truth or Consequences, New Mexico!"
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It's my opinion that we can disagree without getting personal or disagreeable.

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Dave, you hit the jackpot with your response. There are more than one way of doing just about everything. I agree that if something's not a safe it's appropriate to mention that there may be a problem, but past that enjoy the entertainment and move on!

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The lighter-side responses have been fun to read, but I am interested in how you would respond... if you do.

In the past, I have PMed people who have contributed posts contrary to my way of seeing things. Some have replied with a figurative, "Up yours!", and others have modified their post.

What do you do?

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Hi Tom; While we had plenty of laughs, it is a serious matter. I believe that obviously dangerous advice should be monitored by moderators and deleted at their discretion. After all, hurting one's feelings is a safer choice than allowing someone to get seriously hurt. If the person giving wrong advice does not know any better or does not care if someone gets hurt, why should we care about his/hers feelings. I realize that I have said that in a terrible way, but we do care about fellow members and should keep the careless at bay. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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That's not a bad idea, but in practice the mods... I know you guys are going to find this statement hard to believe... the mods aren't all-knowing or omnicient! Stuff slides by. Even if it's reported, the mods don't have the time nor resources to check some of the really technical stuff. The disclaimer is that you use any of the ideas presented here at your own risk. It really has to be up to the consumer to verify the safety or appropriateness of anything they may want to try on their own.

To someone with a warehouse, a complete auto mechanic's shop, a welder, a complete metal and machine shop, and a complete cabinet making shop, and the time and knowledge to use all of it, a frame-off restoration may be described as "easy". However someone who has never held a hand tool and lives in an apartment probably shouldn't undertake it, even if the first guy says "it's piece of cake, I did it in a month in my spare time."

With the proper tools and skills (like... ahem... uh... Boatdoc? ) It IS easy (ok... maybe NOT easy, but do-able...). The apartment dweller probably ought not try it in his living room though... hence the dillema for staff here, and the need for each one of us to verify for ourselves what is appropriate.

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I believe that obviously dangerous advice should be monitored by moderators and deleted at their discretion. After all, hurting one's feelings is a safer choice than allowing someone to get seriously hurt.
We try not to monitor content, although if I find something blatantly stupid being offered up as advice, I will post something right below it, with a more appropriate course of action suggested. There have been too many censorship-themed threads to ask for even more by changing posts around.
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