[Homeroast] 14.5-amp heat gun on a 10-amp circuit?

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 10:00:41 CDT 2012

Hi Ray,

It's great to hear the "Glorious People's Orange heat gun" story
again. That's one of my all-time favorites. Glad to see you posting


On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:15 PM,  <raymanowen at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is hard to fathom any home using circuit breakers in the distribution
> panel, with wiring only heavy enough to carry 10 amperes. Is there a
> NEMA-standard electrical connector for a 10-amp limited circuit?
> None that I know, and the Master heat guns I've had all use the standard
> 3-prong grounded connectors, which are 15-amp devices.
> Of course the ground prong gets twisted off, or a 2-prong to 3-prong
> grounded "adapter" is used with the ground lead left 'floating-' not a good
> plan. Op Images people sometimes used these for hammers on their screen
> printing equipment-!-!-?
> They wanted new ones from W.W. Grainger to the rescue, and paid me to
> repair the former hammers. Didn't take that long, but they "needed them
> Yesterday" at the time, and I inherited the duds after all. I've long since
> given them away, before I started roasting coffee, Drat!
> Interesting experience with $10 Glorious People's Orange heat gun with
> switch, from Harbor Fright. EGAD, it was Hot, but on the 3rd roast, it was
> like the 4th of July! My 125v line voltage probably helped, but my $19.99
> Wagner HT-1000 and Drill Master HG's take it.
> Thought the Wagner was giving up the ghost but still makes Hot after
> 2-years. No need for the Drill Master spares...
> Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO

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