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  • Drying socks on a radiator, fire hazard?
  • Premier Icon ballsofcottonwool
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    Well according to my wife a water filled radiator can set fire to stuff, anyone ever heard of it happening?

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    you will die. fact.

    Premier Icon jamesgarbett
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    For goodness sake

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    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?

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    ..and you needed to ask the question?

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    No

    Premier Icon one-man-and-his-dog
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    Please tell me you don’t have children?

    Premier Icon br
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    You will probably also get her to believe that Dick Van Dyke invented the DVD.

    Plagarised from earlier in the week.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    and that gullible is the only word not in the OED.

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    socks will be fine. Be very careful with gloves though. detonation risk innit.

    Premier Icon philconsequence
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    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 too

    Premier Icon ballsofcottonwool
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    We’ve got 3 daughters

    Premier Icon Whathaveisaidnow
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    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!

    Premier Icon TheSouthernYeti
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    [hides under desk] Are you **** mad, someone let me know when this insanity is over [/stays hiding under desk]

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    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 😉

    Premier Icon beinbhan
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    How hot do your radiators get 😯

    Premier Icon avdave2
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    How hot do your radiators get

    How hot does the wife get? You clearly weren’t attracted by her incredible mind. 🙂

    Premier Icon falkirk-mark
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    Whats your wifes name, could it be Headofcottonwool ?

    Premier Icon Whathaveisaidnow
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    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,!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    or get a pair of these;

    Edit: blimey that’s a BIG sock, sorry.

    Premier Icon TijuanaTaxi
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    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 one

    Premier Icon glenh
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    Lol. I hope J doesn’t see this thread 😀

    Premier Icon yossarian
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    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.

    Premier Icon project
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    I believe after being told by a thick woman that puting half a raw onion in each sock stops the sock combusting(catching fire).

    Premier Icon project
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    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.

    Posted 7 minutes ago # Report-Post

    Black ones are easier to find in the snow, but white ones are easier to find in the dark 🙂

    Premier Icon kudos100
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    I’ve just heard you can get flame retardant socks. Might be worth the investment.

    Premier Icon uplink
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    These should be OK

    Premier Icon Bez
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    Can you get retard retardant socks?

    Premier Icon Torminalis
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    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.

    HTH.

    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.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    you should post this on the ‘stupider’ thread Torminalis, just to be on the safe side.

    Premier Icon kaesae
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    😯

    Premier Icon LeeW
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    I think you’re getting wrapped up in your username a little too much.

    Premier Icon Oggles
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    UNPLUG your toaster and television as well, to ensure they don’t mysteriously burst into flames. You can never be too careful.

    Premier Icon one-man-and-his-dog
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    My theory has been proved even idiots can have children.

    Premier Icon elaineanne
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    is this a troll, i dried my budgie on the radiator after his shower and the next day he died…
    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

    Premier Icon sturmey
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    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.
    Sorry just reread op “can set fire to stuff”

    Premier Icon namastebuzz
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    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 😳

    In some places of the internet this forum is referred to as Tardworld.

    I’d always thought that a bit harsh until tonight.

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