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A news report this afternoon related to a house fire. According to the
reporter, the fault was thought to be attributable to an "overloaded power
point, which was connected to a wide screen TV and DVD player". Yikes! I
figure a worst case power consumption of 400 Watts! Overload? Not bloody
likely. No mention of an air-con or a heater.

Trevor Wilson



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  Yeah, you gotta watch those wide-screen TVs, they're death traps...
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Sure are.  Too much TV watching and not enough exercise.  Bound to kill you
sooner or later. :P




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**Only if the sucker is caught in a gust of wind and falls on you. Last one
I installed was next to a mostly open door. I had to find some 150kg
breaking strain stainless steel cable to secure it to a nearby wall. The
client protested, but I couldn't leave it in all good conscience.

Trevor Wilson



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Unless it is a Philips and then they catch fire all by themselves ;-)

http://www.btelevisions.com/news/philips-to-fix-12000-plasma-tvs-for-fire-risk /

Cheers TT



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Special offer,,  Anyone  buying a  Philips  tellie also gets a  free fire
extinguisher,  this offer only last as  long as our supply of fire
extinguishers .  Please  note, the extended warrenty  plan, only covers  the
tellie

                                                                            
                           bassett



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http://www.btelevisions.com/news/philips-to-fix-12000-plasma-tvs-for-fire-risk /
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Seriously though there are several instances of this from other
manufacturers as well.  Of course it is being played down and has been swept
under the carpet ;-)

Cheers TT



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No Trev, it was the owner that wanted  to  be  chained  to the wall,  not
the  bloody  TV  set.

But  this  excuse  for a  fire  starting,  seems to always  be,  "an
electrical fault"  regardless. It's a convenient  way of  saying we don't
know, and it's the easiest  thing to write on the  insurance  claim.
  We had one up this way a while ago,  The fact that the  bloke was total
pissed, and pasted out on the lounge, had nothing to do with the  fact ,
that  he  died  due  to  fumes generated by burning plastic. And he was
known for using  candles, as the power  was  disconnected. Guess  what the
cause of the fire was. Got it in one,  A possible electrical fault
                                                                            
                     bassett



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