The Taiwan Weather Thread 2018


#121

starting a fire you say? i bought my gf one immediately after getting mine i was so impressed with it. first thing her family says is its dangerous and might catch fire…


#122

yeh… those loco locals really love their fire-creating space-heaters, ha ha.


#123

yea, that was also the reason they don’t use a heater. ontop of the electricity cost…but its fine to run the AC 24/7 in summer.


#124

I just noticed that I missed 23 comments about the weather.

Luckily, I’m caught up now. Wait, no, I think I’m 2 behind already.


#125

What sort of appliances catch on fire? I don’t get this at all.

I have a nice little floor standing Panasonic heater. Love it!

Guy


#126

There was a Panasonic recall. Check my post with the picture of which models.

Space heaters and dehumidifier from several brands tend to start fires, either through factory problems or misuse.


#127

Hmmm! Well mine has worked smoothly for over 12 years without any incidents. I guess I got lucky. :stuck_out_tongue:

Guy


#128

And: the awesome Icon’s list, posted on forumosa in 2010, about recalls:

The following [Panasonic] models, built between 2004 and 2007, have problems, so, total recall:

象產品之機種名與製造號碼:(請參考如下)

機種名[color=#FF0000]models affected[/color]
製造號碼

FE-12NR
0411******
041201****
041202****
041203****

FE-12LR

FE-12NRA + FE-12CRA
0610******
0611******
0612******
0701******
0710******
0711******
0712******

*製造號碼共有10碼,由前面4~6碼來判定是否為對象機種。
免付費客服專線 0800-580-785 [color=#FF0000]service number[/color]
受理時間 07:00~23:00(4月4日止 毎日)
08:30~21:00(4月5日以後、週日及國定假日除外)
本網站也可以受理
台灣松下電器網站:http://panasonic.com.tw [color=#FF0000]website for details[/color]
*顧客所提供之姓名、地址、電話號碼等個人資料除作為對象商品回收目的之外,絕不任意使用。

No receipt necessary.


#129

what style of heaters are those?


#130

It is as not much as the style but rather the model. I have the same style but different model. No problem.

They are the ubiquitous ceramic heaters. They look like this but they do not make them anymore.


#131

Wait until you wake up toasted!

Just saying it’s not only overloaded space heaters/cables that catch fire.


#132

Dehumidifiers are basically small aircons, they have a cooling element that condenses the water that’s sucked through, if it’s too cold and humid that [the cooling element] will block and make the compressor work overtime and has a change of overheating.


#133

Just use the reverse aircon for heating, it’s a heat pump and the only thing probably able to catch fire is outside.


#134

Problem is affording a dual AC or even being able to install one if you live in a rental. Sigh.

I think coil oil heaters are OKish. Had a great Japanese one. Alas, my home electric system cannot stand it anymore. Connecting it means blowing a fuse … or all.


#135

That’s funny . I have 2 German DBK oil filled radiators, 600 and 900w settings which blow fuses if 900w setting used


#136

And that is why the oil heater is in the closet. Nowadays I turn on the dehumidifier first, and when ready to sleep, switch it off and set the heater for 4 hours. If it gets too cold, I just get up and set it a couple of hours more. Daytime we just add more clothes on and persevere.

Right now I have two cats digging under my arm and under the covers, one on my pillow, one on my chest, one on me tummy, the dog at my feet. One idjit is for some reason fascinated with the opening and closing of the dehumidifier.


#137

I think most homes only get 50-75 A connection. There is one at 30 A for the aircon, the rest is 10-15-20 A, and that’s almost for the entire home. I had a problem with the coffee machine, toaster oven and the dryer as they were on one line. So I had to toggle.


#138

Kerosene heaters!

Propane Heater:


#139

Eh not with pets!


#140

And I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury, Lazing on a sunny afternoon.