Good points but also consider that anyone taking advice from a *recreational
woodworking newsgroup* should also be aware that the answers they receive
may or may not be good or even close to being correct - and why would you
ever believe it to begin with? Didn't anyone notice the big sign at the
portal when they entered the rec - "Use at your own risk".
So I think it's kinda counterproductive offering or taking advice here
(whether you're an expert or not) - it simply can't be trusted (trolls,
misunderstandings, irrelevant input, grammar, spelling errors, etc.).
Asking where to find valid info is something else - now we can probably help
and often do provide references - as you did below.
Offering opinions, experiences and tall stories is about the best it gets
here and if anyone believes differently - you're asking for trouble. Good
intentions can get people hurt and blindly believing what one reads here
can get you killed. So why argue about how many volts/amps it takes to kill
you - as you saw recently, lot's of advice and it's validity were
I'm with Robatoy on this one. I've watched his recent thread and
enjoyed the great humor.
In my humble opinion, as wRECers, we should *not* be giving out
electrical advice. This is not a moderated forum, and although many
give out perfectly code-compliant answers, just as many give out
answers that are apt to kill people or burn down the house.
Although I am capable of giving a code-compliant answer for most
electrical questions that come up here, I will no longer do so. I will
instead begin promoting two moderated forums :
These forums are moderated by rock-solid electrical professionals, so
you will always get the right answer.
Having said that, I'll now put on the fire-retardant suit :-)