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19 CommentsGresham, Oregon
Retired from management at PGE after 40 years. Enjoying every day to the fullest. Enjoy travel to the Western U.S with my wife Lonnie of 42 years. Hobbies include science, astronomy, nature, and to many more to list. I support local womens shelters, and young women entering non traditional career paths. My favorite atheletes are Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach, U.S. womens soccer team.
  • dano9999 commented on dano9999's forum topic heat sensitive wall outlet1 week ago

    That's good advice about unplugging outlets with the device still on. I also struggle with the duplex receptacle plugs that allow you to push the wire into a gripping socket hole versus bending the wire around the screw and tightening it down. I have heard the sockets are safer and also that you should never use them. I asked an electrician and he said bending the wire around the screw is the only way to go. Problem is many do-it-yourself types are not able to tighten the screw enough for a solid contact. I presume U.L. or N.S.E.C would have tested them. Also I always buy a name brand receptacle rather than the bargain ones as I feel the name brands are better made. I would love to hear any ones thoughts on this.

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  • dano9999 commented on dano9999's forum topic heat sensitive wall outlet1 week ago

    A few years ago a friend came home to ee a blackened spot on the sheet rock above a wall plug that had an " always on" television pluigged in. The internal circuit eventually shut down the T.V. but not until it had charred the wall plug and sheet rock. Thats one reason I even discussed the idea. Thanks to all.

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  • dano9999 commented on dano9999's forum topic heat sensitive wall outlet2 weeks ago

    What you say is accurate but please ........I was only using a coffee maker as an example . I don't drink coffee and don't have a machine. Any electrical appliance that uses resistance to create heat would be a better example. Thank you for your feed back.

    A person with some electronic building skills could easily build a temperature sensitive shut off devise. It would use a thermistor as the brain with a few ancillary components to assemble it. It would not be portable as such, rather it would require enough space to hold the components on a circuit board. As an aside to my original thoughts about this idea. I only used a coffee maker as an example since they can draw a few watts of power. I do not drink coffee or own a coffee machine. Coffee is a stimulant and not something I want in my body.

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  • dano9999 commented on dano9999's forum topic heat sensitive wall outlet2 weeks ago

    Yes indeed the circuit breaker should trip if there is an over load on that breaker or a fault in the machine but while many appliances do have thermal overload devices not all do, especially older units. I once grabbed a fondue pot cord to unplug it at the wall and it nearly burned my hand. Thank you for reading my idea and thank you for your input,

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  • dano9999 commented on asergeeva's forum topic Instructables Online Classes3 months ago

    I am a premium member so do I need to spend any money to take a class. Can you stop and start a class session and return to where you left off. Are these classes like a web-in-arei. What if I start a class ans fins its not for me. Any problem quitting and later on deciding to take it after all.

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