Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Letting the Magic Smoke Out

Last night when I got home from work, as has been my usual practice, I opened the windows and put the box fan in one window pointing outward so that it would blow out the warm, stuffy air and cause cool evening air to draw in through the other windows in the apartment. I turned the fan on high. Instead of coming up to speed, the fan turned sluggishly for a few seconds and then

*POP*

Sparks flew and the fan stopped turning. Amazingly, it did not blow the circuit breaker, but I decided the fan was toast and took it out to the dumpster. I think it lasted about ten or fifteen years, so I shouldn't complain too much. While I still had the van, I ran down to Walgreen's and bought a new one for $20.
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