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April 12th, 2008
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Advice to a handyman
Please do not use an angle grinder to cut through metal pipes in an area with reticulated gas unless you have positively identified what that pipe is connected to at both ends, and found that it is not the neighbour's gas line.  You don't get burned, and I don't have to wait for the OSH people to photograph the scene before the pipes get repaired so I can have a hot shower.

Kthxbai.

 

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From:janetmiles
Date:April 12th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
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Yike! I hope the handyman will be okay (even though it was, I suppose, his fault he got hurt), and that there was no significant property damage.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:April 12th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
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I hope I'm not so heartless as to rant about a lack of hot running water if someone was badly damaged.
Reportedly the bloke has minor burns to his arms - he chose not go to A&E, and it was far enough from any buildings that no damage was done to anything but the pipe and a couple of square metres of scrub. It could have been a lot worse.
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From:janetmiles
Date:April 12th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
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Good point. No, you're not that heartless, and I apologize for the implication. It wasn't intended. I just kind of fixated on "angle grinder", "gas", and "burned".
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From:dianavilliers
Date:April 12th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
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It's OK. I do tend to leave stuff out.
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From:wcg
Date:April 12th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
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*shakes head* Some people really shouldn't be doing home repairs.
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