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#19724 - 01/02/03 03:39 PM common sense
ga.sparky56 Offline
Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 558
Loc: young harris georgia usa
Just saw a tv news story about a family in Atlanta whose servic entrance shorted.So they go and rent a generator, looked as though they were using extension cords to run some things. They put the generator in the crawlspace,RUNNING! Fire dept said There was 20 times the normal carbon monoxide level in the house.Fortunatly, no one was seriuosly affected.WOW!
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#19725 - 01/02/03 03:51 PM Re: common sense
sparkync Offline
Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 812
Loc: NC
Makes you wonder, (for people who just aren't
knowledgeable of such basic hazards) if a course in basic safety, in different catagories should be taught in grade school
#19726 - 01/02/03 04:11 PM Re: common sense
Electric Eagle Offline
Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 914
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
One thing I learned early on is that sense is not common to about 75% of the people populating the Earth.
#19727 - 01/02/03 04:18 PM Re: common sense
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Registered: 04/21/02
Posts: 53
Loc: TN
Yup, everytime I need some well grounded reality checks, I go to:

Joe T's links to accidents are a little too sobering for me. <shudder>
No slight intended towards Joe, seeing them once was educational enough!
#19728 - 01/02/03 09:19 PM Re: common sense
Trumpy Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
How STUPID, can you get,
I thought that this would be the last thing that you would put up in your roof!
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin
#19729 - 01/02/03 09:26 PM Re: common sense
nesparky Offline
Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 642
Loc: omaha,ne
Crawl space are typically under a house.
#19730 - 01/03/03 05:18 AM Re: common sense
Wirenuttt Offline
Registered: 11/10/02
Posts: 267
Loc: Massachusetts
I sometimes ask people if they have RARE sense. They look at me perplexed, I conclude that common sense is so uncommon.
#19731 - 01/03/03 01:59 PM Re: common sense
pauluk Offline
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
I'm afraid that common sense seems to be a rapidly vanishing commodity.

Why bother using it when you can have an army of lawyers to sue manufacturers for not including in their manuals warnings against doing things that no sane person would try to do?

Like the guy who tried to sue the NYC Transit Authority on the grounds that they hadn't done enough to make him aware of the danger of jumping in front of a subway train.

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