From: Richard Palluzi <rpalluzi**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Magnetic Stirrers in Refrigerators
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:22:14 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: 201810251822.w9PIMKT1024618**At_Symbol_Here**ppa01.princeton.edu


Not to mention the local electrical inspector as this is an NEC violation

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On Oct 25, 2018 12:17 PM, misterbill21225 <0000048b89bc676d-dmarc-request@LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU> wrote:
Mostly, you'll get sideways of OSHA - cords can't be run through doors.



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From: Mary Ellen A Scott <mas35@CASE.EDU>
Date: 10/25/18 09:43 (GMT-07:00)
To: DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Magnetic Stirrers in Refrigerators

Hello,

I have heard that running a magnetic stir plate inside a refrigerator is common practice.  Usually, the liquid is aqueous and the flask covered.   It is not battery operated unit and the refrigerator door is closed on the electrical cord. This looks like an accident ready to happen to me.

Should this practice be continued? Is there any fire code violation involved?  Are there any guidelines for running electrical equipment inside a refrigerator or a for that matter a cold small cold room?

Thank you,
Mary Ellen

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