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    No I would not agree, drivers may have to pass a test, but how many know or should know the speed limits and do not keep them, are you suggesting speed limit signs are a waste of time? Are you supposing boiler manufacturers keep their information to themselves and only declare their people fit to install their boilers? That would virtually put the whole small business section of the gas industry out of work. You know Croppie, that when you make a report you do not state definitively what it is, you make suggestions of what it could be, that way you are not usually held by law to be responsible, it is up to the person to take it further. With the added rejoinder that you are required to meet legal requirements before you do anything. The forum should get legal advice as to what information and advice they are allowed to give rather than just put out a blanket ban. It make you look self interested which is a bit pointless for a public forum.

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    We do not need legal advice. The forum rules are as they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie2 View Post
    No I would not agree, drivers may have to pass a test, but how many know or should know the speed limits and do not keep them, are you suggesting speed limit signs are a waste of time? Are you supposing boiler manufacturers keep their information to themselves and only declare their people fit to install their boilers? That would virtually put the whole small business section of the gas industry out of work. You know Croppie, that when you make a report you do not state definitively what it is, you make suggestions of what it could be, that way you are not usually held by law to be responsible, it is up to the person to take it further. With the added rejoinder that you are required to meet legal requirements before you do anything. The forum should get legal advice as to what information and advice they are allowed to give rather than just put out a blanket ban. It make you look self interested which is a bit pointless for a public forum.
    It's illegal for a person who lacks competence to affect any gas pathway, appliance or fitting. If you need advice and you are not a member of a group of persons approved by the HSE. The similarity with driving ends at the Identification card, picture on the front, qualifications on back. If you need advice on gas related issues your not competent...... Case and point.
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    As a non gsr engineer I totally agree with the old saying that a little information in the wrong hands is dangerous and none more so than on this subject but often the reply given of We will not give out .............................as a one or two line reply smacks of being High n Mighty and I can see why some OP get upset.

    Instead why not direct them to the gas safe forum board or a sticky where they will see a more detailed single paragraph response on why this friendly forum is unable to repond to their question.

    Don`t jump down my throat if Im out of order, Im not in the mood for fishing and this is my only post on the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm View Post
    As a non gsr engineer I totally agree with the old saying that a little information in the wrong hands is dangerous and none more so than on this subject but often the reply given of We will not give out .............................as a one or two line reply smacks of being High n Mighty and I can see why some OP get upset.

    Instead why not direct them to the gas safe forum board or a sticky where they will see a more detailed single paragraph response on why this friendly forum is unable to repond to their question.

    Don`t jump down my throat if Im out of order, Im not in the mood for fishing and this is my only post on the subject.
    There's a prominent notice at the top of a few forums which expands slightly on the response I give when I close a thread.

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    We cannot and will not give advice on the installation or repair of boilers, cookers or ANY gas appliances for your own safety.

    Please go to Gas Safe Register | Ensure your gas engineer is registered. or post a thread in the 'I'm looking for a plumber / gas engineer' section of these forums remembering to include your location. I'm looking for a Plumber or Gas Engineer

    If you are gsr please increase your post count to 10+ then send a PM (Private Message) with your gsr details to either Gas man - http://www.ukplumbersforums.co.uk/users/8668/ or Redsaw - http://www.ukplumbersforums.co.uk/users/2718/ who will check you and then give you access to the gsr private forum.

    Providing gas-related advice to anybody who should not be touching gas and cannot prove their competetence is unacceptable. We will take whatever action we deem appropriate to prevent such advice being given


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    Here's one for you.

    I was talking to an electrician today who had been doing some work in one of the local estates houses. He'd done a rewire and also fitted heat sensors, smoke alarms and a co alarm. A multi fuel stove had been installed just before somebody moved in. He saw the bloke a few days later and was told that he'd had the fire brigade out at half eleven one night as the co alarm had activated. He'd been on his way to bed and the rest of the family was asleep. Fire brigade was there all night venting the house. Incorrectly installed stove, issues with the flue.

    Now the interesting part of the story and it gobsmacked me. The electrician had said that he thought that only gas appliances had the ability to kill you through carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Luckily all the family were fine, but people's understanding , or lack of, when it comes to combustion is astounding.
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    I think it also has something to do with people thinking natural gas is highly toxic.

    I hear people all the time saying things like

    "I didn't want to gas myself"

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    Could it gas me? (When talking about faulty appliance)

    They seem to think about it being poisonous more so than explosive


    Obviously the Co is but I mean when they turn a hob on without igniting it
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    Still surprises me how few people have smoke detectors or painted over spot type CO indicators from 2001!
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    another youngster just found dead in her tent yesterday locally, probably co poisoning again!
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    Ah no!

    How long before they learn it's bloody stupid to run a bbq in the tents of today?

    Mind you when we were camping as kids dad used to hang up a gas fired lamp. I think the gale whistling through our old tent may have been a godsend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lame plumber View Post
    another youngster just found dead in her tent yesterday locally, probably co poisoning again!
    To be fair the awareness just isn't there.

    I remember camping a few years ago. Before learning anything about gas.

    We were using a gas lamp to heat the tent as we were freezing. Had a LPG two hob burner in the tent with just a small zip open for ventilation.

    At the time it was just complete ignorance but if there were any warnings on the equipment I was using it obviously didn't catch my attention.

    I could have killed myself and the ball and chain.

    More seriously needs to be done to promote awareness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle87 View Post
    To be fair the awareness just isn't there.

    I remember camping a few years ago. Before learning anything about gas.

    We were using a gas lamp to heat the tent as we were freezing. Had a LPG two hob burner in the tent with just a small zip open for ventilation.

    At the time it was just complete ignorance but if there were any warnings on the equipment I was using it obviously didn't catch my attention.

    I could have killed myself and the ball and chain.

    More seriously needs to be done to promote awareness.
    This is very true, and very serious. None of my camping cooking gear has any warnings about CO, just about not setting the tent on fire...
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