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Old 03-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #11
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If that's the degree of complexity you're willing to grant the issue, you should check out clean-up jobs at Fukushima. The pay is amazing and the side-effects are apparently inevitable anyway!
wow, apparently you read those 3 words as "living IS THE ONLY THING THAT causes EVERY TYPE OF cancer"

if that's the degree of complexity you're reading into a joke, you should lighten up, Francis
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:44 PM   #12
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So here's one for ya...

The other day I went to purchase a LWD element from Grainger, link below.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Electric-Replacement-Water-Heater-Element-2E754?Pid=search

As I was checking out, I received a warning that this element is not approved for "potable" water in the state of CA because of "low lead warning". I am not one to head every warning that comes along, especially the state of CA. However, lead is not something I want to deal with. Any thoughts on this?

BTW, no where on the site does it mention this warning, only when you go to check out. Furthermore, I suspect it may only be a warning if you are sending to CA, as I would have been doing.

better question is 'where is the lead'... is it in the electrical part that isn't in the water? or in the element part that provides the heat? They issue that warning just by looking at it and going 'there is lead in the soder, therefore lead in the product'.....

It is hard to imagine that there is any lead in the portion exposed to the water given that over 20 years ago they took the lead out of plumbin soder.

>shrugg<
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #13
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No worries!

Garden hoses impart WAY more lead! If you care about lead, heed those warnings.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #14
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wow, apparently you read those 3 words as "living IS THE ONLY THING THAT causes EVERY TYPE OF cancer"

if that's the degree of complexity you're reading into a joke, you should lighten up, Francis
My favorite thing in the universe is when people who (apparently) can't take a joke accuse other people of not being able to take a joke.


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better question is 'where is the lead'... is it in the electrical part that isn't in the water? or in the element part that provides the heat? They issue that warning just by looking at it and going 'there is lead in the soder, therefore lead in the product'.....

It is hard to imagine that there is any lead in the portion exposed to the
given that over 20 years ago they took the lead out of plumbin soder.

>shrugg<
That seems like the most likely explanation here, though I have heard of lead used in the elements themselves, too.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #15
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My favorite thing in the universe is when people who (apparently) can't take a joke accuse other people of not being able to take a joke.
didn't read your post as a joke as it isn't funny. but now that you explained it, it still isn't funny. but if it cracked you up, it still isn't funny.

mine, however, was the ultimate in hilarity
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The rest of the USA is following California on this, and will adopt California's policies on lead in plumbing fittings entirely after January 2014.

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California requires disclaimers on everything. Publicly accessible buildings have to post warnings that something in the building could cause cancer. Some regulated items are not allowed in the state because the manufacturer did not submit for testing each color version of the product.

The regulations can be a bit crazy to deal with.

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I don't think I get enough lead in my diet. I take a supplement. It's a 1/4 pound pill twice a day.

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The World Health Organisation has categorically concluded that heavy metal is bad for your ears.

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