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post #1 of 38 Old 01-01-2008, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Block heater fire

Happy New year!! Don't forget to inspect your 110volt wiring or this could happen to you.



My wife doused it with her coffee. Luckily it didn't catch anything else on fire.
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post #2 of 38 Old 01-01-2008, 05:26 AM
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first welcome to the Org second that sucks could have been alot worst


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that is a perfect example of why you should ALWAYS ALWAYS use a gfi outlet on your block heater..... looks like someone stuck a new plug on the end of the block heater wire as well

traded it for an 06 dodge sorry
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Welcome to the site I agree on the GFI statement but that should have tripped the circuit breaker as well

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that is a perfect example of why you should ALWAYS ALWAYS use a gfi outlet on your block heater..... looks like someone stuck a new plug on the end of the block heater wire as well
I was going to say the same thing.

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ill bet it did trip his breaker but regular breakers trip slow and leave time for a fire to start "doesnt take long" and some people get tired of triping breakers and change to a 50amp BAD IDEA gfi's trip instantly

traded it for an 06 dodge sorry
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wow luckey nothing elese cought on fire. Welcome to the .org

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Man that sucks, make me wonder If I should be using mine.

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wow sorry for the mess that could have got real ugly ,

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To top it off...

It was still heating and it didn't trip the breaker.
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