Theres a bit of the old Aussie slang you can throw back at them when they get up your rubber hose ( nose ). Tell em to hit the frog and toad (road ) or you'll hit them in the Wallaby Ted ( head
Maybe we should all have a butchers hook ( look ) at our own communication methods sometimes.
I'm with GordMay.Can't see that it was a slight on you personally.However he has just now given me a heads up on expectations on the forum.I have sometimes used capitals here too but more as a happy
"exclamation" than forceful type communication.
He is absolutely right in regard to the etiquette rules though.
I am also an old tradesman ( Plumber,Drainer,Gasfitter and Roofer ) around 35 years in the trade
and I also used to install various gas and wood fired heaters, Hot water
heaters a/c's, Flue pipe systems etc My interest in yacht cabin
heaters ( and cooking
appliances ) is fairly strong too.I hold an advanced LPG fitters licence so I whilst I am only starting out on my little rebuild project
I am already looking at how I can heat my boat and what is the best method.
Many years ago I lost
a close friend of mine in an LPG explosion caused by a faulty valve.He got into his worktruck,lit a cigarette and blew his vehicle to pieces.Another was lucky to live through a similar explosion.Many people are also overcome via by product gases due to poor installations or insufficient ventilation too.
From this aspect I manage safety and it is one of my top accountabilities for a large government
organisation in my "new" profession which is heavy rail construction.Our motto is "Safety is our Number One Priority" and "Safety before Production." Some see them as a boring mantra but try telling that to the Coroner when you are up in front of him being asked" Why didn't you manage your staff's safety properly" or looking into the eyes of his widow or children
when they know their dad or husband is not coming home anymore
Not a very good experience.
On a more positive note.
You quote "My only concern is for the safety of others
Having seen first hand what a poorly installed gas heater or room appliance can do I applaud you for taking the plunge and trying to make people aware of the inherent dangers if this is what you were attempting to convey.
Well, good on you for that.!!
If only One life is saved it will have been worth your effort.
I look forward to reading more about your experience please