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Double Candel light when the electric goes off.

This is a very simple tip to help you in your lighting needs when the electric goes out because of a storm or other occurrence.
Place a candle in a safe non-burning holder. Set the candle about a foot away from a clean mirror. Make sure there is no chance of anything catching fire from any accident or closeness. You will see that the reflection from the mirror gives much more light. This will help in conserving other candles also.
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Mod.Hp980PT, red and top green light flash, no heat


This is a very common feature on these types of simple, high-volume, low-cost home appliances known as a safety fault. This fault will temporarily (or permanently) disable the appliance and happens for several reasons: (1) an over-temp (high heat) occurrence, (2) an over-power (power surge) occurrence, (3) an under-power (power outage or trickle power) occurrence, (4) an over-time occurrence (auto-off fails), (5) a short-circuit occurrence (exposed/crossed/frayed wires, etc.). Fortunately, it uses a digital "fuse" system and can be reset by the user. However, there is no universal reset process on SoftHeat products so you just have to play with it until you figure it out (customer service dept is no help). Mine is a Kaz SoftHeat HP980PT, with a red power indicator/power-off button and 4 green heat setting buttons. Mine faulted after a heavy storm caused multiple power outages and power surges in my neighborhood. The green light on the highest heat setting button was flashing on mine. Here's how I fixed it: (1) unplugged both ends of power cord and straightened out the cord, then plugged back in to the heating pad end. (2) While holding down the flashing light button, I plugged back in to the wall outlet. (3) While still holding down the flashing light button, pressed and held down the red power-off button, then while still holding down the red power button, I released the flashing light button, followed by releasing the power-off button. This stopped the flashing green light and caused the red power indicator light to stay on (steady-on). It works fine now. Note: Some models have an actual hard fuse in addition to the digital fault feature or possibly only a simple fuse (without the digital fault system). These fuses can the found at many retail stores and then very easily replaced. I hope this helps some of you!!!

Jan 27, 2014 | Softheat Heating Pad HP218 12 3P

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I want to teach my kids some safety tips about candles, any ideas?


You could show them this video about candle safety which gives some good tips from a fireman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqPDZb_Fjxc

Feb 04, 2013 | Crafts & Hobbies

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How do i make my own candles that are floating ones?


Read this article for some tips about making your own floating candles. They are not as easy to make as regular ones but it's worth a try as they look great. http://www.essortment.com/candlemaking-make-own-floating-candle-51342.html or try martha stewart's article http://www.marthastewart.com/article/light-up-a-table-with-floating-candles?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/60-summer-decorating-ideas

Feb 03, 2013 | Crafts & Hobbies

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