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just wondering

i live in CT and it gets pretty cold here in the winter, can i leave the block heater plugged in all night? or is that bad. i also go to my uncles house in VT and it is as far up before canada as it gets.
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yes you can. but to be on the safe side get a good grounded timer for it.

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I just plug her in and let her be. I just use a heavy duty outdoor extension cord plugged in a GFI.
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ya when it gets cold, i just leave it plugged in. it may sit for days before i drive it. but when i need it, it's ready

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like they said above plug it in with a good xstension cord shorter the better and use a gfi plug in.

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gfi?
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Ground fault interupt. Really fast circuit breaker.




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those wall outlets that have a test and reset button on the face of them.

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ah thanks
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Ground fault interupt. Really fast circuit breaker.
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Ground Fault, Circuit Interrupter.
It measures the current throught the hot and return wires, and if the currents don't match up very closely (as in a short to the ground wire, or short through you) it cuts them both off to prevent injury.

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