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Furniture near radiator

jbw
jbw Member Posts: 10
What's the minimum number of inches I need between a radiator (with a radiator cover) and a sofa?

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,491
    There's no danger

    A steam radiator will get no hotter than 220 degrees, F., and that's too cool to start a couch on fire. It won't even burn paper. Remember the book, "Fahrenheit 451"? Ray Bradbury was writing about the flash point of paper - 451 degrees, F., or about twice as hot as the hottest steam heating radiator.

    It will burn your skin, though. But only once. ;-)
    Retired and loving it.
  • Scott Brink_2
    Scott Brink_2 Member Posts: 21
    how about for proper circulation

    Is there a proper distance in order to allow proper air flow/circulation around the radiator?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,491
    I'd say

    1-1/2 to 2 inches. Be the air.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Scott Brink_2
    Scott Brink_2 Member Posts: 21
    That is what I was thinking

    As I was being the air, I figured at least a couple of inches. Thanks Dan.
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