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Old 01-05-2004, 10:42 PM   #1
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Always use a drip loop....... :(

The breaker tripped and I found my beautiful WON pro II all wet and smelly...

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WOW sorry to see that , I don't have a drip loop on my pro heat II, gonna go do that right now.
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Old 01-06-2004, 03:18 AM   #3
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The breaker tripped and I found my beautiful WON pro II all wet and smelly...
Sorry about the loss.. It is a pretty commonly overlooked thing and usually one only learns the hard way.. Look at it on the bright side.. at least you have a gfci socket otherwise it could have been much worse like a house or room..

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Wow, thanks for the reality check. At least no one was hurt.
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What kind of breaker panel do you have? It should have tripped long before there was any damage.

I installed a new Square D panel in my basement a few months ago. The breakers in that trip so quick that a blown lightbulb provides enough of a current spike to trip one. Supposedly you can stick a fork in an outlet and not even get burnt due to their speed. Not that I'm going to try that or anything, but that kind of reliability is nice to know about.

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Square D... I think it's a 20 amp servicing that wall. The electronics in the WON box didn't have a chance when they met that saltwater. They probably POPPED about 1/10th of a second before the breaker did LOL.

You must have the new new kind of panel?... the panel we put in was just standard issue Square D residential. I will stick a fork in that outlet tonight and see how fast it is 8O ZAP!

At least there wasnt a fire or a cloud of stinky smoke.

Sigh.. well at least I can get the 350W WON pro II digitals for $49 including shipping. :P
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Supposedly you can stick a fork in an outlet and not even get burnt due to their speed. Not that I'm going to try that or anything, but that kind of reliability is nice to know about.
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Old 01-06-2004, 12:09 PM   #9
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sometimes its hard to find a place to put the tank so you can make a drip loop. Luckily i have my outlet around the side of the tank so water would have to literally go around a corner to get to my plugs. Im thinkin about fabricating a cover for my powerbar from acrylic with rubber gaskets to stop a water drip. One trick you can try is to tie one of those garbage bag ties around your cord and leave part of it so its leading off the cord, should stop any drips running down the cord.
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Where are you getting a 350w WanPro II digital for $49?!
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