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Snav 02-17-2010 03:44 PM

Just a suggestion for clarification
 
This site is great, of course - and I know that replying in forums can be time consuming.

But I've noticed in a variety of threads someone makes a bold cautionary statement such as "don't ever use ____" or "We don't like to use ___. It's just no good" - without explaining the reasons.

Reasons are very important for these opinions. Especially since I know that a lot of these statements are not opinion - they're based on facts.

While some people might have heard the endless sides to PEX vs copper or Premade Thinset VS self-mix thinset - a lot of other people haven't and might not if no one clues them in.

If you're trying to help then it would be even more helpful if you take an extra line or two to quickly explain your reason to be adamantly against or for something - or direct your statement to another thread/article that discusses it thoroughly.

I'd appreciate it and I think others will, too.

DangerMouse 02-17-2010 03:55 PM

Good post.

Thank You!

DM

Scuba_Dave 02-17-2010 03:59 PM

It would be nice if people do this
But unfortunately the people responding are all Volunteers
So there is no way to require this
In many cases the same people answer the same question over & over that has been asked & asnwered on this forum many times
So a search of the forum would have produced an answer
Because of this many do not provide their reasons behind their answers

In the case of electric work the NEC code book is ~1000 pages long
Giving a reference as to the specific code can be a problem, even for those that "know" the code

But we can always hope for more complete answers :thumbsup:


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