house fire preventation reminder

Re: house fire preventation reminder

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:31 pm

Well I guess I'm screwed! I'm in the process of switching out my Maytag household appliances as they need it to Whirlpools. I only have the cook top and oven to go. The cook top is 20 plus years old and needs to be replaced but the oven like everything else is under 8 years and a piece of junk. I made the decision to switch because the repair guy told me that that is the Whirlpool is what he sees less of on his calls. I guess you just can't win. (sigh) Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: house fire preventation reminder

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:48 pm

I should post a picture. I junked a dryer my in laws gave me because it "stopped working" one day.

I found two quarters WELDED together attached to something in there. Temperature sensor or something. Good thing there wasn't a lot of lint because it would have been a fire for sure.

I use dryer lint to make "fire starters" so when I go hunting, I'll have them, just in case...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: house fire preventation reminder

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:48 pm

lowfog01 wrote:..... I guess you just can't win. (sigh) Lisa

Yeah nowadays it seems unless you spend 4 figures on a washer it's doomed to fail in just a couple years. Just another way we're all being bumped to the lower class, bit by bit. :mad:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: house fire preventation reminder

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:14 am

Yep,the days of bullet-proof new appliances are over for the U.S.
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