Just dodged a bullet.

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by South Sounder, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. eldplanko

    eldplanko got the skunk off

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    My other boat is a piece of...
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    Replace it with something that won’t catch on fire, like a smokehouse!
     
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  2. Chtucker

    Chtucker Lowe boat denter

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    Sunshine State, AKA NOT.. Kirkland, WA
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    Howard
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    Double Trouble 28' Armstrong
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    Don't trust me to know anything about wiring. And ALWAYS call the CG before leaving the dock 10604488_10206392582243054_3536877621052518415_o.jpg
     
  3. Nineball

    Nineball That's a keeper!

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    Chris
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    Parker 2310 "GUANO LOCO"
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    Ex-tero feedback again Howard?
    Didn't you learn your lesson?
     
  4. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Drinking the Suzuki Kool-aid and liking it!

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    Steve
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    Just to put this one to bed, I still stand by my original comments. With purely resistive loads like a heating element in a Big Chief, when you have a bad connection in the circuit causing higher resistance the total amp draw will not increase and may actually drop a bit. Your breakers will not keep the thing from going up in smoke. Now where you have a load that is inductive like motors, a bad connection causing voltage drop will definetely cause the circuit to draw higher amperage. I think this is what Bud is talking about as house loads are a mix of these different type of loads and a loose connection in a breaker panel can cause higher amp draw and hopefully pop a breaker. Also if you have parallel conductors in a circuit and a bad connection on one, the other conductors amperage will increase. I know this bores most of you to tears, but bottom line is keep those electric smokers away from combustibel materials.
     
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  5. Fog Ducker!

    Fog Ducker! Misanthropical member

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    Dave
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    4 and counting!
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    Fuck Electricity, I'm gonna break out my Kerosene Radio and listen to some tunes!

    Ducker!
     
  6. Scootinthunder

    Scootinthunder Newbie

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    Federalway wa USA
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    John
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    That's why I use my smoker outside. Plus wife complains about the smoke.
     

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