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Hot water bottle safety... #4115543 06/05/16 05:26 AM
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That time of year downunder where hot water bottles in the bed are timely, as is replacing them because they don't last too well in the off season.

Bought a new one today for Son, and they all come with a pamphlett, courtesy of the Govt, and paid for by all of us...

https://www.accc.gov.au/system/files/Hot%20water%20bottles%20safety%20alert.pdf

No wonder they are scared of all sorts of inanimate objects.

Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115553 06/05/16 05:55 AM
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Yes and no. 200 hospital admissions per annum also get "paid for by all of us". I doubt the cost of a pamphlet is that dear....unless it's dishonestly billed.

Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115566 06/05/16 06:18 AM
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Water bags don't kill...people kill.


Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115577 06/05/16 06:34 AM
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I didn't think people still used those things nowadays.


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Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115578 06/05/16 06:36 AM
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My folks had a stoneware one.

I imagine they lasted pretty well, so safer from a containment failure perspective.

Bloody sore if you dropped it on your foot though.

Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115581 06/05/16 06:38 AM
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http://www.oldandinteresting.com/bed-warmers.aspx

Saw one of these when I was around 12...

Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115588 06/05/16 06:50 AM
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That brochure looks and reads very American.

Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115595 06/05/16 07:04 AM
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I spent a winter term at Aberdeen University (where it gets quite chilly) sleeping in my car.

I confess that at times I wimped out and used a 2L coke bottle as a hwb. You have to fill them with non-boiling water else they melt, but the volume means they still have a lot of heat content.

If I was planning to use the car next day I'd leave the bottle under the iced-up windscreen to gently thaw it out while I went for breakfast and a shower. Quite effective.

IIRC I also used a stainless steel thermos (the heat leaks out).

I never used an ACTUAL hwb though. That would have shown weakness.

Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115601 06/05/16 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
That time of year downunder where hot water bottles in the bed are timely, as is replacing them because they don't last too well in the off season.

Bought a new one today for Son, and they all come with a pamphlett, courtesy of the Govt, and paid for by all of us...

https://www.accc.gov.au/system/files/Hot%20water%20bottles%20safety%20alert.pdf

No wonder they are scared of all sorts of inanimate objects.


Another gov't attempt to prevent Darwinism. Or lawyers are involved. Both.


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Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115605 06/05/16 07:18 AM
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Didn't know people still used those. When my toes get cold I just throw on another blanket--if need be, only over my toes.

What I find best is to go to bed with warm toes. I generally shower in the evening anyhow, that works well for getting warm toes. Put on shoes and socks afterwards.

I don't think sleeping with socks on helps--insulates the toes from the heat inside the bed.


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Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115633 06/05/16 08:17 AM
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Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Kuato] #4115634 06/05/16 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kuato
Another gov't attempt to prevent Darwinism. Or lawyers are involved. Both.
The way I see it, lawyers don't get involved until after someone does something stupid, then remembers that everything is someone else's fault and contacts a lawyer, who then sues everyone and everything in sight, thereby ruining it for everyone else.

There is exactly ZERO personal responsibility in America, and now apparently in Oz, too...shame.


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Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: Shannow] #4115677 06/05/16 09:08 AM
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The way I see it, lawyers don't get involved until after someone does something stupid, then remembers that everything is someone else's fault and contacts a lawyer, who then sues everyone and everything in sight, thereby ruining it for everyone else.

There is exactly ZERO personal responsibility in America, and now apparently in Oz, too...shame.


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Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: RF Overlord] #4115804 06/05/16 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: RF Overlord
There is exactly ZERO personal responsibility in America, and now apparently in Oz, too...shame.


And soon, no personal freedom either...a bigger shame.


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Re: Hot water bottle safety... [Re: RF Overlord] #4115918 06/05/16 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: RF Overlord

There is exactly ZERO personal responsibility in America, and now apparently in Oz, too...shame.


Exactly.

Goes hand in hand with a complete lack of self discipline as well. As a matter of fact if you are have such GOOD qualities you are often penalized and attacked for it.

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