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Old 07-16-2020, 07:28 AM
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gas fires are still the most common cause. Electrical fires can almost all be avoided with simple monthly maintenance. When the moly was initially introduced the thought was that this was a low maintenance tool. It is anything but that. I did not include two studio fires for molys, both at the transformer. One was a stadelman, one was from Halem's offering. It does seem tp be the case that when relays stick, they always stick in the closed position and can cause runaways. That's why an upper limit controller is always a good idea, just more expensive. It's necessary with Electric, not so much on gas.

Inspect your propane hoses, it's as simple as that. Keep a clean shop, unlike me.
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