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Old 17th May 2021, 8:21 am   #19
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Default Re: Does this 1960s hairdryer contain asbestos?

Originally Posted by Lancs Lad View Post
Surely it should be the Live one, shouldn't it?
I wonder if the thinking was that any electrical contact with the user is most likely to involve the switch itself, through physical damage to the dryer or the misadventure of using it with dripping hands. An electric fire, for instance, presents an obvious hazard if the elements are live when it's switched off, but a hairdryer isn't likely to spend much time at all sitting around just plugged in.


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