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Old 11-21-2007, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by cboy
Geeze, I can't believe it. There was another paragraph on my original post that asked that very question (would an electric heater be safe) but I must have somehow clipped if off when I entered the post.

Anyhow, that be the perfect solution providing the heating element on the baseboard heater can not ignite any fumes.
There is no "glowing" element in a baseboard heater. The heat comes from a series of aluminum fins, so it can't ignite anything. They also have thermostats ( a few bucks extra) so they will only heat as much as you set them to. Rob's right, the heater should be at floor level, especially the electric baseboard heaters. They could be a couple inches off the ground to pick up cold air.

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