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What happens when this warning is ignored? #105824 08/08/05 11:36 PM
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Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105825 08/09/05 01:39 AM
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I'd really hate to wonder. :\


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Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105826 08/09/05 09:58 AM
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What happens? It doubles as an instant hair-straightener as well as a dryer! [Linked Image]

Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105827 08/09/05 11:19 AM
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"It doubles as an instant hair-straightener as well as a dryer! "

Hairsprey?, we doneed no stinking hairsprey!

Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105828 08/09/05 03:51 PM
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That's what GFCI's are for.... Of course they never fail to function when needed...

Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105829 08/09/05 05:20 PM
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Brings back memories:
https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000438.html


Didn't even want to test the GFCI there....


Stupid should be painful.
Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105830 08/10/05 12:11 PM
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That's even IF it is plugged into a GFCI protected socket.

I have an electric hairdryer with a normal plug instead of one of those chunky GFCI things.

I sure don't put the dryer anywhere near the sink on the rare occasions I've used it and I'm certainly not stupid enough to use it in the bathtub -- who the heck does that??!!

Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105831 08/10/05 12:31 PM
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"I'm certainly not stupid enough to use it in the bathtub -- who the heck does that??!!"
You'd be surprised ther are many more idiots out there than we give credit. [Linked Image]

Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105832 08/10/05 07:07 PM
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99.999% of the time, nothing bad happens- beause either most folks are sensible enough not to dry their hair while they're washing it- or because something breaks before anyone is hurt.

For the remainder, who aren't about to let common sense interfere with their quest to receive the "Darwin" award....that little note buried in the pit of the holder simply makes it harder for the heirs to sue.

Re: What happens when this warning is ignored? #105833 08/31/05 05:58 AM
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I almost hate to admit this but I had a hard time breaking my wife of her habit of just dropping her curling iron into the empty bathroom sink to cool off when she finished with it. It was the old 'nothing's happened yet' argument.

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