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Be aware of how it is positioned
on 20 February 2014
I was looking for a small convector heater to use in my campervan that was also low wattage, and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly. It arrived in good time and although it had a cheap look and feel to it I was pleased with the dimensions and specifications. However, I thought it wise to try it out before I fitted it in the camper to firstly see if it worked ok and secondly to get rid of any manufacturing smells which might be unpleasant in a confined space.
As this device can only be wall mounted, I looked around for a suitable place to hang it and in my conservatory I had a screw fitted to the wall not in use so I suspended the fire from this and turned it on. As there should be two screws not one the fire was at a angle but I didn't perceive any problem with this straight away, it was only to test for a short time. Within a few minutes I was satisfied it worked ok and disconnected it but noticed the plastic vent on the up side had melted in a big way! Ok so it wasn't used level as meant but it was a surprise that plastic with such a low melting point is used in an electric fire. It isn't difficult to imagine how such a situation might happen by accident, and you could have a fire in no time. This device needs a safety cut out to prevent it working at an unsafe angle or else heat resistant plastic instead of the regular polythene type. I will still use it but will obviously need to supervise it and not have it on when I'm not around.