I posted here under a different subject heading and got lots of
support and good advice from other posters on an emotionally charged
home improvement project. Unfortunately, it's advice I'm "forbidden"
So-- Is lattice fire-proof? Would priming and painting it with
semi-gloss, then using it as a "wall ornament" (a la That 70's Show)
around and over an electric baseboard be dangerous?
Let common sense prevail!
Do not get the edge too close to the top of the heater. (High
school chemistry/physics = heat rises!)
Install it during heating season so you can know the results
before it's had 6 months to etch a faint pattern on the wall
Mount it as "portable" as possible with a couple of "temporary"
screws, in case you need to scooch it up a bet, to get it
farther away from the heater.
Stay in the same room with it, watch it *intensely* for the
first 6 - 8 hours it is up with the heater running. If it
doesn't char in that time, you can ease up a bit, check it
every hour or two, taper off over the next day or two.
After you've observed it for a couple of weeks looking for
signs of discoloration from heat, and you are satisfied that
it is safe, make the mounting more secure.
Baisez-les s'ils ne peuvent pas prendre une plaisanterie
By all means, let common sense prevail.
Have you heard of wood paneling? Wainscoating?
You think they're "fireproof". Do you believe they're not used in rooms
with baseboard heat?!
Put the damn lattice in and worry about something important.
It ain't brain surgery, and it doesn't require "hours and weeks" of
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