I've been making some mop (base) boards out of Saltillo tile and even
though I seal them before cutting my tile saw spits out so much water that
the tiles get pretty wet and take forever to dry. To speed up the drying I
bake them in an oven with the door slightly ajar.
I had just removed one batch and was fixing to stick in some more when the
heating element started burning. Lit up like an arc welder. I turned the
oven off, element still was burning so I flipped the circuit breaker. That
stopped the burning but it took quite a while for the hot spot to cool down.
1. Why did the element start burning? The only thing I can think of is that
there was a thin spot which ultimately couldn't stand the current. Right?
Wrong? Other reason?
2. Why didn't the burning stop after shutting off the oven, why the
necessity to flip the circuit breaker.
3. A new element is on its way, looks to be an easy fix. Is there anything
else that might have been messed up?
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