I know what you mean. Every night I come home and there's another
neighbor of mine whose house blew up.
Why not? There would be an open flame, no hotter than your electric
When I was in an apt, I had an electric range that I had a tea kettle
on. The damn whistle on the kettle didn't work, and I completely
forgot about it. About 20 minutes later I smelled something burning.
The electric range MELTED a hole in the bottom of the kettle. It was
pretty thick aluminum.
No way the gas range could have melted the aluminum.
Under a kettle on a gas burner isn't exactly "confined", you know. There's
plenty of room for air to enter. I repeat: your reality check bounced. The
temperature of a natural gas flame is *much* higher than the melting point of
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
I've seen it done, an empty lightweight aluminum frying pan forgotten that
melted on a gas burner. It didn't run like water, but it melted a hole and
sagged. Lucky it was outside on a propane camping stove or it could have
damaged something else as well. The heat from a kitchen stove burner,
whether propane or natural gas would be quite similar.
I have used electric stoves a few times and I have no doubt they would melt
an aluminum pot or pan as well.
Either one can easily start a fire if misused.
But gas does cook better!
"Doug Miller" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I can relate to this as I am a pipeline welder/contractor in the oil
industry. I make more than any Dr. and a lot of surgeons...... in fact, if I
needed structural welding done for myself, I'd hire someone else cause I
can't even afford my own rates....LOL.......Jim
I'm remembering the joke about a dentist who calls a plumber. When the
drain is cleared, the dentist remarks "I don't even make this much
money". The plumber replies "neither did I when I was a dentist".
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
lady calls a plumber because her plumbing doesn't work
plumber shows up and she shows him the plumbing
plumber pulls hammer out of tool kit, bangs on pipe, and says "that will be
lady says "just for banging on the pipe?"
plumber says "no m'am, it's for knowing where to bang on the pipe"
That's not funny!
In my previous house, there was a problem with the dip tube in the water
heater. It was covered under warranty, as long as the repair was done by one
of a handful of plumbers on AO Smith's list. While the plumber was at the
house, I pointed out the old iron drain pipes under my kitchen, which
clogged on a fairly regular basis. I was planning on remodeling the kitchen,
so I asked the plumber how much to switch the pipes to PVC. He said $350, so
as long as he was there, I had him do the job. It took 90 minutes.
Moved to a new house. The 50 year old iron pipes were even worse. Called the
same plumber and said "No rush, but if you're nearby, stop over and tell me
what the same thing will cost". He lives 10 minutes away. He stopped by.
Estimate: $1500.00. After I got up off the floor, I said "The other house
was $350. Why's this $1500?? It looks like about the same amount of pipe,
and it's much easier to work on here - it's all out in the open - no
corners". He says "Travel charges. I was already at your other house,
No further comment.
HBC my competitor servicing laminators charges 250 bucks for the first
hours labor to repair a 1500 buck laminator.
I charge a fraction of that, and feel like a thief somewtimes for a 00
bucks a hour, but it includes travvel........
laminators put plastic on paper a good example is menus clear covering.
Sears your best example of ripoff chars more travel to get the same
tech to service a furnace with air. 75 nucks charge for swapping tool
being in the service business myself it costs a lot to operate, but
geez some are just a ripoff
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