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Old 01-30-2004, 08:20 PM
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Has anyone asked permission at their high school to plug their car in?

I am afraid they would just laugh at me. I go to a Catholic High School and there are about 3 buses. The bus cage is on the side of the parking lot. I could park right next to the cage and plug into where they plug the buses in. Has anyone done this at a high school? I don't have the block heater installed yet, but afterwards, I will want a place to plug it in. I guess it can't hurt to ask, I just know I'm going to feel stupid asking.

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Old 01-30-2004, 08:56 PM
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You could always just plug in without asking.
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:26 PM
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Ask whoever takes care of the buses if you ask, they shouldn't care.
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:43 PM
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Just plug it in, i'm sure they won't have a problem with it. It's always polite to ask first though. I need to start plugging in my car at work... i'm just going to go ahead and do it.
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:46 PM
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I remember when my nephews reported

that the home town school system (in Minnesota) had switched to diesel buses -- soon they had to build a pole-shed garage for the buses because the kids kept sneaking over there very late at night and unplugging the block heater cords when they were parked outside.
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Old 01-31-2004, 10:42 PM
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Buddy of mine works for a brewery in town. Whole row of outlets on side of building. In winter, the spaces are for "the diesel guys".
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Old 02-01-2004, 01:55 PM
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St. Cloud State College

(about 15 miles SE of the mythical site of Lake Wobegon, and 20 miles south of where I was raised) and several towns farther north in Minnesota have long had parking meters with plug-ins on the posts. I haven't been on the site for a decade or more, but it used to cost an extra quarter to get several hours of electricity while you were in classes. These were meant mainly for people with gas-burners to use on the days where the high was to be more than 10 degress below zero, fehrenheit.
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