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Re: Apartment Fire [Re: Alan Belson] #167153 08/07/07 08:08 AM
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Re: Apartment Fire [Re: Alan Belson] #167154 08/07/07 08:31 AM
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Wait, now it gets weird... are you in any way related to Hamster? I've been reading his page a LOT since I'm a streetcar freak and spent 3 days in Budapest last week (since it seems to be the final days of the UVs).

Re: Apartment Fire [Re: Alan Belson] #167277 08/09/07 08:49 AM
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Re: Apartment Fire [Re: Texas_Ranger] #167278 08/09/07 08:50 AM
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You've been here and didn't call?


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Re: Apartment Fire [Re: Gloria] #167293 08/09/07 04:08 PM
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Re: Apartment Fire [Re: Gloria] #167312 08/10/07 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Gloria
You've been here and didn't call?

Sorry, It was a pretty spontaneous trip after I heard the UV tram cars will probably go out of service by August 20th. Probably I'll return in September or early October though. I just love that city!

Occasionally you'll look at a street, rub your eyes and ask yourself: "Am I really in Budapest or in the middle of Vienna???" though laugh

Re: Apartment Fire [Re: Texas_Ranger] #167316 08/10/07 09:37 AM
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I've seen a similar situation.

Occupant had an old A/C unit with 10 or 12AWG attached cord that he "twist spliced" to a dollar store type extension cord (16 AWG) to make up the three feet he was short to reach the outlet.

After we'd extinguished the fire, our investigators followed the "vee" to a spot behind the couch; they couldn't explain why the fire started 12" off the floor away from ashtrays or receptacles, until they found the ends of the cords met right at the point of origin.

One of our guys was amazed... "the first time in thirty years, and I finally got a real 'electrical origin' fire"...

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