Old 10-23-2011, 08:21 PM
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So sorry for your loss. Thank you for the warning.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:48 PM
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OMG. thanks for posting this. I'm only using one extension cord in our house right now but I'm going to switch it out for a spare power strip I have lying around. How scary. :(

eta: done. It was in my bedroom.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:20 PM
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pm me the address and i can fix a box, did you lost cutting boards, sissors? rotary cuttters, thread?
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:01 PM
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I am so sorry for you loss, but so thankful no one was injured. I had an extension cord plugged in in my sewing room and as soon as I read your post, I went and unplugged it. I will put another serge prottector in there tomorrow.

Thank you for sharing the cause of your fire and for warning all of us.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:07 AM
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Thank you everyone for your generous offers, but really I'm fine. Just heartbreaking the time and energy and planning that you put into something that literally goes up in smoke.

I'm very fortunate that this is actually a very small amount of my fabric and I do have lots to fondle still. :D The rest of my stash was upstairs and just needs to be washed and refolded, but good as gold. I'm just going to be at the laundry mat for a couple of days doing this. I wouldn't even let the cleaners take it because I would just have to redo everything once I got it back. So I just need to switch gears now. Making my house back into a home, is my priority currently.

Please, I only posted this for everyone to be safe. I never thought a $2 item would/could do this.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter
I'm happy everyone got out ok! Just curious - Was it a UL cord?
Yes, it was one of the brown 6-8 ft ones.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:23 AM
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Yikes! I am going upstairs to unplug the cheap extension, NOW.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:38 AM
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oh my....... so glad you are ok, sorry for the damages and resulting efforts and losses!!! PM me if I can help
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:36 AM
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wow, im going thru my home this morning and making list of whats needed. pm me when your ready to replace things and ill send what i have :)
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:38 AM
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Denise.. I'm truly sorry this happened and I appreciate your warning!! I will be changing out several cords!!
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