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  • Jean Oakley

    Member
    October 25, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Hi all just renewed my insurance and to validate it i must get a 1mt non combustible fire guard for my little space heater. Going on line im going round in circles and not finding anything. Can anyone point me to a company that can supply above and then i can turn it on as its getting cold, many thanks jean

  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    October 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I think they mean the space heater has to go in a fire guard container.

  • Jean Oakley

    Member
    October 29, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    yes i get that, i just cant find anywhere online that sells them,

  • David Hammond

    Member
    October 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I’d guess you could get one manufactured by a local fabricators.

    Just a folded metal ‘box’ or cage, that allows the air through, but prevents combustible items getting near enough to combust.

    Something like those dog crates you can get, just chop the bottom off and sit it over the top.

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    October 29, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I’m not sure it was mentioned in my insurance, though I think I’ll check now!! I have a large galavised dog crate I could potentially use.. should do the job for my little space heater!

  • Glenn Sharp

    Member
    October 29, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve seen metal caging cut and curled to form a nozzle fitted to the front a space heater

    Like a silencer fitted to a gun for want of a better description

  • Jean Oakley

    Member
    October 30, 2019 at 9:35 am

    thanks all, funny enough im about to do a van for a local fabricator i’ll ask him about making me a cage/cone for the unit heater. Just thought most peoples insurance would require the same and that it would be possible to buy off the shelf.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 30, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I recall a time way back in the day when ‘shell suits’ were an acceptable item of clothing. Watched a workmate wearing them stand next to a space heater actually catch fire.
    I shouldn’t laugh but it was genuinely one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen (he wasn’t hurt but did go home in his underpants)
    The cage idea concerns me a bit, won’t that just become a giant barbecue grill?

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