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Frank DeWitt

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Re: Bassman 70 Ground
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 10:54:39 pm »

In the USA there's nothing to stop you from plugging a 15 amp space heater into an extension lamp cord rated for 8 amps. That's probably why we have so many space heater fires in the USA when the temp goes down. 

Yes, the UK plug is vastly safer than the USA/Edison version, but don't expect any changes to the NEC overnight. I'm still replacing 1923 wiring in my house.

Also we can plug a electric blanket with tiny wires that get kicked and pushed around all night into a outlet that is protected with a 20 amp breaker.  Years ago I called my insurance company and told them "I know this sounds unbelievable but my electric blanket caught fire."  They replied no problem, quite believable. We get a tremendous amount of clams for fires started by electric blankets and electric coffee makers.

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Jonathan Johnson

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Re: Bassman 70 Ground
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 11:17:37 pm »

Also we can plug a electric blanket with tiny wires that get kicked and pushed around all night into a outlet that is protected with a 20 amp breaker.  Years ago I called my insurance company and told them "I know this sounds unbelievable but my electric blanket caught fire."  They replied no problem, quite believable. We get a tremendous amount of clams for fires started by electric blankets and electric coffee makers.

That's why I got rid of my electric blanket, and won't buy another. Mine never caught fire, but I've heard too many horror stories, and the risk seems too great to me. Better to insulate your bedroom and use a regular heater.
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Re: Bassman 70 Ground
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