11-17-2010 09:06 AM
11-18-2010 10:55 PM
First off, proof of where you get these statistics from? Seven times more likely? Are you sure its not 8? The new cord should be purchased because it can be a fire hazard. As far as the refridgerater and dishwasher waterline are concerned you want to replace them because they are a compression fitting. Reusing these types of fittings will generally not work a second time due to someone overtightening them the first time. The kits a generally inexpensive compared to the total cost of your purchase.
11-18-2010 11:03 PM
I, too, am curious as to where you get your "statistics" from. you are claiming that if I attach a new stove to the cord I have now, it suddenly becomes 7 times more likely to catch fire? Just how do you account for that? If I leave my old stove attached to it, it is now 7 times less likely to catch fire? Seems like sales speak to me. You know, those little gems of mis-spoken lies that (some) sales folks sometimes use to motivate customers to attach accessories to a sale.
So, if you would be so kind as to post citations and links for your claims, it would be very much appreciated by myself, as well as others in this community.
11-19-2010 09:43 AM
11-19-2010 10:55 PM
Do you truly understand anything about appliances? I have sold them for 7 years and installed them for 6. How does taking a cord off of an existing range make it 7 times more likely to do anything? Old cords (and I mean OLD OLD) can become brittle due to old plastics they used to use. Just reconnecting some copper wire doesn't do anything. Let me ask you a quesiton and your fire chief buddy something. How come when I hook up a wall oven (which are hardwired) or a dishwasher (they are hardwired) they don't require a WHOLE NEW electrical line. Wouldn't they then become 7 times more likely to catch a fire? Call you Denver fire chief and tell him I want some proof that simply moving a cord from one stove to another makes it 7 times more likely (7 times more likely than what stat that an electric plugin is going to catch fire?? LOL) that my house is going up in flames. Do you even understand electricity?
11-19-2010 11:17 PM
It's pretty much pointless to try and debate it with him...he apparently believes what he claims. As far as his citation of the Dever Fire CHief, I can find no reference to him/her making that claim at all.
I just wish he could explain, in a logical and coherent manner, how attaching a new appliance to an existing cord suddenly makes it 7 times more likely to start a fire. I really shake my head over that one, and have to wonder how many customers he has bamboozled with his misinformation.
11-28-2010 11:20 AM
11-29-2010 10:54 PM