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#108985 - 10/18/03 11:45 AM Fire Hazard
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This is in a packing company. The owner needed some persuasion to relocate this outlet

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#108986 - 10/20/03 03:06 PM Re: Fire Hazard
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Makes a change from duct tape, I suppose!
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#108987 - 10/20/03 04:00 PM Re: Fire Hazard
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Is this outlet inside a box that's usually filled with styrofoam peanuts?

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#108988 - 10/20/03 06:20 PM Re: Fire Hazard
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Yes, it was up to the outlet when I got there
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#108989 - 10/20/03 09:37 PM Re: Fire Hazard
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For extra credit, what was plugged into the outlet:

a.
b.

c.

d.
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#108990 - 10/21/03 07:40 AM Re: Fire Hazard
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C a heat gun
I know packers use heat guns to shrink packing matterials and stuff

Just like a hair drier with a stronger heating element and uses the same amount of power to around 14 Amps
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#108991 - 10/21/03 12:36 PM Re: Fire Hazard
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All four, plugged into an extension cord made of 16 AWG lamp cord, a two gang handy box, two receptacles, and a residental grade lamp plug
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#108992 - 12/04/03 10:08 AM Re: Fire Hazard
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So the answer would be "none of the above"...since you failed to provide a picture of the gang-box ?....since that is all that was truely plugged into the wall outlet.....now if you had stated "guess what was powered by this outlet"....the pictures would have been accurate minus the gang-box..DETAILS, DETAILS DETAILS....I LOOK FOR DETAILS AND EXPECT BETTER FROM OUR FORUM MEMBERS.....just kidding....i have not had my Prozak today.....nice find for real !!!!
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#108993 - 12/09/03 03:25 PM Re: Fire Hazard
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FWIW: When I worked at a NRTL doing fire tests, we had a special term for styrofoam: Rocket Fuel. That's what it burns like.
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