What is an emergency switch outside a utility room supposed to be for?

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That switch is all-purpose. Whenever you have an emergency, you should flip it.
I lost my job and they were about to foreclose on the house, and I flipped that switch and won 2 million dollars in the Italian lottery.

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Two dollars a year for a million years?
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No, it pays the full $2M lump sum in 100 years ;)
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No,that's the POLISH lottery.... ;-)
the Italian lottery pays off in lira.
(not euros)
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Finding the keyboard operational mtco entered:

fact, I once had trouble getting a CO because a tight assed inspector made me change the "OIL BURNER EMERGENCY" switch to one that said GAS because it was a gas furnace. It does not cut off the gas or power to any thing else that I have ever seen so I don't know what practical use it serves. Bob
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Think of a relay on the furnace jamming in the closed position and the furnace just keeps blowing hot air, and won't stop running

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RBM wrote:

So? Wouldn't the furnace be on breaker and you would just trip the breaker? Of Course tripping the electricity would (should) stop the release of gas from a electronically controlled appliance. Wouldn't work with my gas water heater since there isn't any electricity to it and glad of it. Power goes off, I've still got hot water.
Maybe NJ is just a bit too controlling-- make that "They are a bit paranoid."

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In reality, how many people know where the breakers are, let alone which one to flip? It may be that the breaker box is in close proximity to the malfunctioning appliance too.
In my case, the emergency switch is on the upper level. No need to go near an overheating oil burner, or one that is spewing smoke.
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I think the rule for the emergency shutoff is that it has to be easily accessible, not that it has to be far from the furnace. Mine is mounted on a 3' hunk of conduit bolted to the furnace itself, but that's because the furnace is in the livingroom.
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that must be a lovely sight..... ;-}
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Well, I wanted cubage more than I wanted "nice looking", so I bought a 150 year old Masonic temple, and am converting it. About the time I'm too old to climb the stairs, it will be really nice. My heirs will be delighted, bemused, or both.
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Nope, when a heating device like a boiler or furnace malfunctions, you want something really obvious to turn it off. You don't need to be scrounging around a breaker panel for the right one. Got nothing to do with paranoia, just safety

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On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 03:09:36 GMT, "George E. Cawthon"

Maryland, or maybe it's Baltimore, is considering banning trans-fat at restaurants. They are afraid that people will die from second-hand fat.
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Finding the keyboard operational George E. Cawthon entered:

operator. That is to prevent all the fires that happen in all the other states. Bob
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Don't think you'll get it any cheaper if you pump it yourself. The self serve is a rip off. I work in MA. Each town decides if its citizens are capable of pumping their own gas. The full serve is the same price as the self serve in the next town. No reason to freeze my ass off.
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It's ironic that the Nation's birthplace is now a socialist hell.
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

diesel or vice versa.
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The Other Funk wrote:

about having to wait for an attendant pumping gas in Oregon. BTW, I don't see how NJ laws can prevent fires in other states. ;)
Seriously-- why be serious about NJ.
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The NJ law has nothing to do with preventing fires; it's all about protecting jobs.
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