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Steam radiator and furniture

hjw09hjw09 Member Posts: 11
Hi I just had to rearrange my daughters bedroom. I moved her wooden vanity over her steam radiator. Will this be a safety issue once heating season comes back around?
Thank you in advance
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Comments

  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 5,648
    The rad will be less than 200 degrees, probably 185.
    Well below the ignition temp of paper.
    It may dry out the wood of the furniture though.

    And if over the top of the rad it will reduce the convective heat delivery around the room. Will feel good on the knees though.
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 10,383
    Where it's over the top of the radiator like that, it will reduce the heat output some -- but not all that much.

    What it will do is take any liquid or paste material stored in the drawer and dry it out...
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • hjw09hjw09 Member Posts: 11
    Thank you for the reply. That’s what I figured I told her to store any lipstick or any other type of cosmetic in a separate drawer.
  • hjw09hjw09 Member Posts: 11
    The rooms in these old houses are not very forgiving for modern furniture Thank you for the responses
  • Danny ScullyDanny Scully Member Posts: 1,167
    It looks like it was repiped for this purpose once before.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 12,925
    That radiator is newer than the house. The original was probably a tall radiator that sat in the corner, and had to be replaced for some reason.
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