Drying socks on a radiator, fire hazard?
Well according to my wife a water filled radiator can set fire to stuff, anyone ever heard of it happening?Posted 11 years ago
you will die. fact.Posted 11 years ago
For goodness sakePosted 11 years ago
do you tend to go paddling in accelerant with a very low flash point? If not you’ll be fine.
Maybe she just doesn’t like seeing socks on the radiators?
You do wash them first, not just put them on there to evaporate the sweat off, don’t you?Posted 11 years ago
..and you needed to ask the question?Posted 11 years ago
NoPosted 11 years ago
Please tell me you don’t have children?Posted 11 years ago
You will probably also get her to believe that Dick Van Dyke invented the DVD.
Plagarised from earlier in the week.Posted 11 years ago
and that gullible is the only word not in the OED.Posted 11 years ago
socks will be fine. Be very careful with gloves though. detonation risk innit.Posted 11 years ago
socks dont, their ignition point is a little higher than the average water filled house radiator. however ALL womens clothes are extremely likely to burst into flames. remind her of this and tell her the internet said so.
EDIT – forgot about goves! good point…. keep them out of the tumbledryer tooPosted 11 years ago
We’ve got 3 daughtersPosted 11 years ago
tired of your boring, radiators . . . . ?
simply apply socks to top of radiator and watch as it instantly becomes a cosy warming real fire in seconds!Posted 11 years ago
[hides under desk] Are you **** mad, someone let me know when this insanity is over [/stays hiding under desk]Posted 11 years ago
We’ve got 3 daughters
well there’s your problem. All that Oestrogen in the household is slowly turning you into a girly.
I once knew a chap at Cambridge University who was found trying to fry an egg, by holding the pan above the electric cooker ring…to avoid electrocuting himself. He was reading Phsyics by the way 😉Posted 11 years ago
How hot do your radiators get 😯Posted 11 years ago
How hot do your radiators get
How hot does the wife get? You clearly weren’t attracted by her incredible mind. 🙂Posted 11 years ago
Whats your wifes name, could it be Headofcottonwool ?Posted 11 years ago
Get one of these . . . electric tea light.
When she leaves the room, place it between some socks on radiator, . . . . when she returns, if she doesn’t spot it herself, kindly point out that you think she was right, dashing to the radiator to quickly put out fake flame (weeing on flame strictly optional).
That should keep her in check,!Posted 11 years ago
or get a pair of these;
Edit: blimey that’s a BIG sock, sorry.Posted 11 years ago
Oh shit, got three pairs of socks on the spare room rad right now and two pairs of the daughters joggers on the back room onePosted 11 years ago
Lol. I hope J doesn’t see this thread 😀Posted 11 years ago
Socks are highly flammable.
OP, if you are thinking of buying a dog make sure you buy a black and white one to save money on the license.Posted 11 years ago
I believe after being told by a thick woman that puting half a raw onion in each sock stops the sock combusting(catching fire).Posted 11 years ago
yossarian – Member
OP, if you are thinking of buying a dog make sure you buy a black and white one to save money on the license.
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Black ones are easier to find in the snow, but white ones are easier to find in the dark 🙂Posted 11 years ago
I’ve just heard you can get flame retardant socks. Might be worth the investment.Posted 11 years ago
These should be OK
Posted 11 years ago
Can you get retard retardant socks?Posted 11 years ago
According to PHYSICAL CONSTANTS FOR INVESTIGATORS the ignition temperature of Cotton is 250°C at normal atmospheric pressure levels. Polyester has a much higher ignition temperature. If you happen to wear more exotic socks then please post letting me know what they are made of so I can complete my investigation, and with it, a risk assessment of your likelihood of survival.
Radiators will burn you long before they hit 80°C so I reckon I can without any fear of legal action advise that NO, your socks will not catch fire if you put them on a radiator. Campfires/BBQ’s/Gas Fires/Night Storage heaters/Bunsen Burners/Hobs/Lighters WILL burn your socks though so be extra careful when drying using any of the aforementioned heat sources.
ALSO – Your kettle, whilst it provides heat is also WET on the inside so you can’t dry your socks in the Kettle. The fire risk is however, minimal.Posted 11 years ago
you should post this on the ‘stupider’ thread Torminalis, just to be on the safe side.Posted 11 years ago
😯Posted 11 years ago
I think you’re getting wrapped up in your username a little too much.Posted 11 years ago
UNPLUG your toaster and television as well, to ensure they don’t mysteriously burst into flames. You can never be too careful.Posted 11 years ago
My theory has been proved even idiots can have children.Posted 11 years ago
is this a troll, i dried my budgie on the radiator after his shower and the next day he died…Posted 11 years ago
nah not really, but he did die yestaday…. oh dear..
i dry all my sockies on the Rad,,, but isnt there something about you cant dry sealskins on the radioator
I think his wife said the fluff could catch on fire. People please make sure when cleaning your belly button to dispose of the contents in an appropriate manner. I would recommend submerging said contents in water first.Posted 11 years ago
Sorry just reread op “can set fire to stuff”
You can dry Merino Wool socks on the engine casing of a BMW Boxer but drying them on the exhaust manifold doesn’t produce such good results 😳Posted 11 years ago
In some places of the internet this forum is referred to as Tardworld.
I’d always thought that a bit harsh until tonight.Posted 11 years ago
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