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**Special note on restoring electric power in your area!!

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by blackbird, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. blackbird

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    Make sure---if you know someone without electric power---maybe your momma/daddy---your grandmaw---your neighbor---make sure

    they are informed about removing any kitchen cooking utensils from the surface of their electric stoves before power is restored.

    Many people---during an outage---will have a tendency to "forget" that the electric range was turned "ON" at the moment the power was lost---and leave it that way---and when utility co. restores power---the range is "ON" and something has been left on the stove eye---and "Bingo"---you got yourself a problem worse than the hurricane!!

    Make sure stove ranges are off BEFORE Utilility Co. restores power!!!!

    Thanks!

    Bro. David
     
  2. Rachel

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    Did you burn something?
     
  3. blackbird

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    Neigbhor down the street---about an hour after the power company "Juiced up" their segment of power lines.

    It was sad! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Rachel

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    'Tis best to make sure EVERYTHING is off, exc. one light to let ya know when the juice is back. Virtually every motor draws a lotta power for 1/4 to 1/2 second when it comes on, and so do stoves, water heaters, and other appliances with a heating element. That sudden power surge can blow every fuse ot circuit breaker in the house, or even overheat a main carrier wire.
     
  6. Helen

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    And if you are not sure what is on and what is off, turn off your circuit breakers at the panel with the exception of, perhaps, the refrigerator. You will hear it humming when power comes back on. Or if it does not have its own circuit breaker, turn everything off except a bedroom which can have a light left on the 'on' position.

    At any rate, protect yourself from the situation mentioned above.
     
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