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Post by tessajoe on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 20:34

Sad i was putting things in the van,and in and out of the house,i was in the greenhouse when margarita was screaming at me,THE VANS ON FIRE,i ran in there was smoke everywhere,we had put a teatowel over the cooker and closed the lid{we do this all the time when travelling to stop any rattling}and i must have turned the electric hob on by accident Embarassed by rubbing past it,as simple as that.
the result was an exploding glass cooker,it was in hundreds of pieces,but lucky enough no smoke damage,{i was very quick opening all the windows/cab doors}
new glass cover ordered,arriving tomorrow.Very Happy

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Post by The Burchies on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 20:40

What a nightmare Frank, you would think they would have thought about safeguarding this from happening at the factory.
We also put a teatowel in ors while travelling but we only have gas hob hope it doesn't need much to sort 
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Post by mike 100 on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 20:48

done this twice oven  and grill ok now no towels aldi sell heat prof silicon rubber that fts on the rattle sides and pan saports brill give it a go
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Post by tessajoe on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 20:48

i think there is a safeguard on it,but with the tea towel on, the lid was not completely down so the safeguard didnt kick in.

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Post by tessajoe on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 20:49

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:done this twice oven  and grill ok now no towels aldi sell heat prof silicon rubber that fts on the rattle sides and pan saports brill give it a go

 will do that,thanks mike.

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Post by The Burchies on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 21:02

Just shows you learn something everyday! .
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Post by KSH on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 21:05

Glad there was no serious damage and good job Margaret spotted it

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Post by tessajoe on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 21:11

she had hoovered the van 30 minutes previous,and the next time she went in she said to herself whats all this grey stuff on the floor{it was the glass}then she seen the tea towel on fire,she switched the cooker off{good girl}and the panic set in then,running around like that fell off dads army{clive dunne} shouting FIRE FIRE dont panic,we had a good laugh about it later on.Laughing

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Post by tessajoe on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 21:12

i took some photos i will show you at the show.

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Post by Polly on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 21:15

HIa

Good to know you are both ok.

When I bought my van by private sale the lady made it plane she did not like the rattles and tea towels were in the oven to stop the rack. But she forgot to tell me she had stuffed kitchen roll in the vents of the gas fire. So when we switched it on to see if it worked it wasn't long before the smoke began to billow out
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Post by tessajoe on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 21:22

and you was lucky as well polly.well at 10.30 this morning i found out i won 6.50 on the euro lotto,half an hour later margarita had a money spider on her head,i said it comes in 3s,we might win the wed lotto.half an hour later boom.Shocked

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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 22:07

Did exactly the same at Scout hut in Southport Frank, luckily caught it in time, the problem is the electric hob knob does not have a push and turn safety feature like the gas knobs.

When I contacted Swift they said I should isolate the electric ring after each operation, problem was it was in the bottom drawer of the oven at the back, requiring anyone to get down on the knees and grovel around to do this. Rolling Eyes
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Post by tessajoe on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 22:11

i have now given that job to margarita.we dont ever use it even when we are on hook up.it will be turned off am.Smile

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Post by Wurly on Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 22:26

Been there/done that too Frank.... except mine was my own fault.  I hadn't turned the gas off properly and left it on low.  I then placed the tea towel over the gas ready for 'the off' and it caught within seconds..When Wurly heard/saw what I'd done he used your favourite phrase.... Second word was  '.head'!!  Glad all ok....  So easily done though..
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Thu 11 Jul 2013 - 0:17

 Second word was  '.head'!! 

Richard Rolling Eyes
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Post by Wurly on Thu 11 Jul 2013 - 8:07

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 Second word was  '.head'!! 

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 Something very similar....  You have them on cupboard doors and drawers!!!
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Post by The Burchies on Thu 11 Jul 2013 - 9:23

"HANDLE Head" 
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Post by Chameleon on Thu 11 Jul 2013 - 12:42

Good to hear the potential fire was found in time.

Similar thing happened to me when I was getting van ready for the off.  Although I didn't have tea towel under the cooker top. I had caught the electric knob and turned the ring on.  Could smell the hot cooker top and saw the ring glowing.

First thing I do now, when the handbrake is applied is lift the cooker top and don't put it down until ready to drive away.
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Post by tessajoe on Mon 15 Jul 2013 - 21:44

new lid arrived next day and is fitted,cooker now isolated.Smile

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