Which is why I said earlier that I'd sign away my rights to sue, and that I'd been informed of the risks, blah, blah, blah.
Originally Posted by ironpit
That is a different situation. It's a business, and risking the safety of the public.
I shut down a bowling alley on the weekend of a big tournament, because of their dangerous furnaces. They weren't happy. My wife's boss was scheduled to bowl that weekend. Didn't make her happy. I did my job.
Specifically in this thread, the only danger is when first turning on the appliance. If the homeowner is willing to stand back and remove his face from the fireplace glass, there is no danger.
Originally Posted by hearthman
Again, I'd be willing to sign away my rights to sue you, but I won't sign away my rights to boot your ass out the door if you decide to sabotage my appliances.
And you'd win, but it would not be worth your time. If you're vindictive enough to sue customers after you sabotage their equipment, then my perceptions are validated.
FYI, the technician can take you to small claims court and collect for the service call because he did what he was supposed to do--inspect the system for problems and hazards.
A car mechanic doesn't confiscate my car if he sees I have problem brakes. He informs me of the defect, explains the risks, and then lets me decide what I want to do.
Think about why you call a professional technician in the first place: to inspect and service the unit. Would you want a car mechanic to change your oil even if he saw your brake line cut or steering linkage separating? To do so would imply the car was fit to drive, which it is not.
You guys sound like you're on some kind of power trip. I'd like to see you try that against someone that doesn't take kindly to your smug attitude. I hope your next Majestic fireplace service call is at a biker gang club house.