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Old 12-28-2009, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by dalekressin View Post
What is the cause for these fires? Electrical short, haywire thermostat oe what? Can we do any preventative maint to avoid this?
Since everyone seems to experience the burn through at some particular "spot", it seems to point to wires breaking and shorting. Mostly likely from too much flexing but maybe the insulation just gets brittle and cracks. Since reading this thread I've been trying to think of ways to prevent it from happening. Right now I just play Scrooge and restrict anyone from using the highest heat setting. Which, IMHO, is too hot anyway.
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