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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Truck fire

I work closely with a guy whose son-in-law's 2004 caught fire and burned down their garage. Cause of the fire appears to have been traced to the block heater. Don't know how that determination was made. And not sure yet if the truck was an LB7 or LLY.

Are you guys aware of anything like this happening before?

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I've heard of the wiring for the heater being stripped and shorting out. That could cause a fire. But it's not common on any kind of truck.


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If it was in the garage why was it plugged in? The cord shorting would be my guess as well. The garage should have been on a GFI breaker or the very least a GFI plug to stop shorting and prevent a fire from occurring.

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L'autre cupit est sous-dimensionné la corde extendison, de mauvais connexions sur la prise ou la corde extendison ou la question de connexion sur l'appareil de chauffage de bloc lui-même.

Comme je rappellerai de nouveau s'il vous plaît., vérifiez S'il vous plaît votre corde d'appareil de chauffage de bloc pour vous assurer qu'il n'y a aucun dégât à la corde et si le regard funky ou autre chose saccage cette corde d'et obtient nouveau qui est loin beaucoup moins cher qu'ont un garage brûlent complètement ou le camion brûle complètement.

Assurez-vous votre GFCI receptale ou la corde GFCI le travail de bouton de test et si vous avez l'interrupteur GFCI testez-les s'il vous plaît pour vous assurer qu'ils travaillent

J'ai voient peu de cas où l'interrupteur GFCI ou GFCI receptale échouent au voyage {collé}

J'ai voient peu de burnted recpetales allready cette année en France donc ce ne sera la même histoire dans le côté de l'Amérique du Nord aussi aucun diffrence là dû je travaille comme l'Électricien pendant plus de 20 ans prenez s'il vous plaît des minutes supplémentaires pour vérifier tout pour être sur le côté sûr.

{ Bien sûr je travaille sur le moteur diesel aussi}

The other cupit is undersized extendison cord , bad connections on the plug or extendison cord or connection issue on the block heater itself.

As I will remind again please .,, Please check your block heater cord to make sure there is no damage to the cord and if look funky or anything else trash that cord out and get new one that is far much cheaper than have a garage burn down or truck burn down.

Make sure your GFCI receptale or cord GFCI test button working and if you have GFCI breaker please test them to make sure they are working.

I have see few case where the GFCI breaker or GFCI receptale fail to trip { stuck on }

I have see few burnted recpetales allready this year in France so it will be the same story in North America side as well no diffrence there due I work as Electrician for over 20 years so please take a extra minutes to check out everything to be on safe side.

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