Deb Kauz writes:
I understand all of this and I also understand that it all assumes that we sit around and do nothing while this was occuring. There IS a risk. I’m not trying to say there isn’t but it seems a little like ChickenLittle yelling about the sky falling. If I’m the person who gets hurt yep, I’ll be really pissed at myself. However, I think the safety checks that I do minimize my risks. Do I want to rely on someone else’s quality control? I do it all the time. Every time I get in my car, every time I light my stove…every time I do anything that can be dangerous I rely on someone else’s quality control. As a nurse BOY did I rely on someone else’s quality control…as did the ICU patients that I cared for on a daily basis. Our LIVES revolve around someone else’s quality control.
Uhh, Deb? First of all, you work OUTSIDE with your bulk tank and hot head torch. You’ve already minimized your hazards by a huge amount. Next, the examples you cite as “someone else’s quality control” are based on either huge numbers of production (automobiles, medical instruments, etc), whereas the production of RV tank hoses is relatively small in comparison.
This is about EDUCATION. Telling people the FACTS so they can make a safe decision with all the FACTS.
And the part about doing nothing?? If you had your tank inside with your hot head and the hose blew off, you would RUN. It is human nature to do so. You have 50 seconds to shut off the tank before the room reaches explosive levels. You’ve already lost 10 to 15 seconds just sitting in shock from the hose flying off. You now have 35 seconds. The clock is ticking. Your hindbrain kicks in and you RUN. You scream for your children to get out of the house…
Your arguments are trying to support an activity which is against all codes (and therefore illegal) in the U.S.