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Q: Are radiators a fire hazard?

What the heck, here's a follow-up question also dealing with radiators:

 

Is it safe to leave things drying on them overnight or is this a major fire hazard? As I just stated in a previous qustion, my radiator is pretty GD hot; not to mention it takes forever to air-dry clothes in the winter...

 

I've never really dealt with radiators before China so I don't really know, but I have this preconceived notion that if I leave jeans on it to dry over a long period of time that it'll catch fire and engulf me in flames. Not the way I want to go out.

8 years 32 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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Yes it is! Would you like a cookie now?

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Follow just 2 basic steps.

1. Never cover the air exhaust - which is ussualy on top , could be a mesh or like this, jsut some holes

2. do not open for full power

 

 I use it here already 3 years, and still fine, never fired my house. i got 2100W with 3 steps by 700W, i use just no.1 - 700w and something like 60-70% of power on the knob, without clothes. for cloth drying is enough keep like 50% over night, its safe.

I have never tried to use all 2000W with 100%, no need to. 

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Well I used to be a custodian of a dormitory buidling in the UK and that type of thing, i.e. clothes on or in front of a radiator were a breach of fire regulations and would result in a written formal warning of non compliance. So yes, I would say it most definitely is a fire hazard.

 

Just because you have never been killed playing Russian roulette does not in any way lessen the danger of it!

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