Originally Posted by djbluemax1
BTW, weren't you the guy who was convinced that people were going to burn their houses down from the huge power draw of "modern HT setups" that the wiring was never built to handle because no one anticipated HT setups drawing the kind of power they do today (although still less than the continuous draw of one electric iron, space heater or plug in a/c unit)? If that was you in the other thread a while back, I'm glad to see the change of opinion.
Thanks for the thought. Just to correct a misunderstanding, I wasn't convinced people were going burn their house down but yes, I am of the concern that people are going overheat old home wiring and based on insurance actuarial tables, my concerns are real, not pseudo. My concerns are, their house wiring was not up to the task of handling constant, heavy, electrical demands, which can and do cause house wiring to overheat and this behavior is well known by insurance companies to cause house fires.
Breakers are not intended to be regularly over extended.
Surprise. Yes, I'm the same guy and no, my concerns haven't abated. Yes, I am of the personality that when people knock thoughtful concerns aside, I do take offense. In my opinion, just saying, giving straight empirical information such as I did, by posting a link for others to read, is not the same as voicing a concern or giving tact permission. My concerns are definitely still the same.
In the case of our home, we have 20A breakers on a 200A service and I've upgraded the wall outlets used for home theater use to hospital grade, 20A, duplex plug outlets, fourplex outlets on each wall plate, so no plug strips are needed. All work done by a licensed electrician. We have a "smart" meter so at any time I can go out and monitor our electric usage and I can see what the total demand is on our electric service. Also, I purchased a "Belkin F7C005 Conserve Insight Energy Cost Monitor
" which I use to plug an appliance into and I'm able to monitor the amount of electricity being used by an appliance at any time.
Yes, with a bit of embarrassment, I post, I'm that kind of person and qualify as "one of those kind" of people.
And yes, I actually monitor this type of stuff from several different levels. And yes, I have set the house up for fire fighting and have positioned 5lb Halatron extinguishers.