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Old 02-27-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Location: Boise, Idaho
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Guard around heater?

We pickup our 17B at the end of April and are a little concerned about our kids touching the heater. We have a 2.5 year old and a 1 year old and have been thinking about some find of guard we might be able to install.

Has anyone added an extra safety guard to their heater?


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Old 02-27-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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You may wish to inquire if there could be an air conditioner/heater unit that could be installed (if you've ordered an air conditioner)which would be overhead. I don't use the supplied heater because of my dog, but instead use a small electric one on a counter top. The concern would be the guard heating up as well. But if the 2.5 one is a climber, you'd have to watch out for it and a chord as well.Good luck!

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Old 02-27-2014, 02:26 PM   #3
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The furnace heat is not that hot that would burn someone instantly, at least not on the inside, the exhaust will though.
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