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Old 02-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Will Sellotape Catch Fire?

The wire coming out of my hair straighteners has a slight split (it sparks a lot) in it near where it joins to the actual straighteners. I put a small amount of electric tape to cover it this morning, however it's starting to peel away already. I can't seem to find any more of it anywhere in my house, I do have sellotape and parcel tape though.

So my question is, if I cover the split with tape can it potentially set my hair or the wire on fire?
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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Hair straighteners? You have more then one? Wait... you have a hair straightener? Let it burn.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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Sellotape probably won't catch fire, but crap wiring will. I think the only sensible answer is to get new straighteners. There are many stories of fires started by them so you shouldn't fuck about with them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:21 PM   #6
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It's plastic, it should just melt. But I wouldn't try it though
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:22 PM   #7
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I heard throwing the hair straightener while it's on into a full bathtub while you're in it does the job great.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #8
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It will briefly set on fire if it gets hot enough. Then it just melts.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #9
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Duct tape.

Or y'know, man up and learn a bit about fixing stuff properly.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:15 PM   #10
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Sellotape probably won't catch fire, but crap wiring will. I think the only sensible answer is to get new straighteners. There are many stories of fires started by them so you shouldn't fuck about with them.

The wiring will heat up but shouldn't catch fire unless they have some sort of enamel coating. Everything around the wires will sure as fuck melt and/or catch fire, however.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #11
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:49 PM   #12
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Duct tape.

Or y'know, man up and learn a bit about fixing stuff properly.


This.

>Open straightener
>detach the two wires coming from the outlet (either by unsoldering or unscrewing, depends how it's fitted
>Cut wire before the split
>remove insulation on the newly cut end
>remove insulation on the two separate wires that will be inside
>attach wire again in same fashion
>reassemble straightener
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #13
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the ****s is sellotape and parcel tape.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #14
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #17
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The last time I came to the pit with my hair straightener problems, I got burned
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:22 PM   #18
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The last time I came to the pit with my hair straightener problems, I got burned

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:33 AM   #19
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They set on fire...
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