No good deed goes unpunished. On Mother’s Day this Sunday past, we had an early evening call out to a home that had just been visited by the Orillia Fire Department. A young gentlemen was treating his mother to a home cooked meal to celebrate Mother’s Day and he noticed the beef smelled really gross. Kind of smokey really. Like burning linoleum. And then he noticed the smoke from the fuse panel.
A quick 911 call and the fire department and the Orillia Power Corporation had everything checked out and under control. Enter the Shock Doctor. The old Amalgamated fuse panel had loose holders where the fuses obtain the electricity from the panel and send it out to the stove. They overheated, melted the fuses and the bakelite housing. As soon as the fuses melted, the circuit opened and the panel cooled down. We made arrangements to change the panel later in the week to a modern breaker system.
Anyway, all’s well that end’s well and the dinner was finished off on the BBQ. Mom moved on to the wine.