I have a base heater that is installed in a wall (dry wall). I noticed that after a while the wall right above the heater gets very hot to the touch. My concern is that this could be a fire hazard.

Wondering if I should add some kind of ceramic covering for the wall. A ceramic wall paper would be ideal. The idea is to keep the drywall, paint, and wood/insulation behind it from bursting into flames.

Any ideas?

PS - Note that the previous owner had installed the base heater upside-down! :(

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    What type of heater? Hot water? Electric? On the surface or recessed? – bib Oct 11 '17 at 21:08
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    "Hot to the touch" could mean 140 degrees F (lower than the air temperature from a gas furnace). Fire hazards occur at over 400 degrees. What range of values are we talking about here? – isherwood Oct 11 '17 at 21:09
  • Well, if i place my hand on the hottest spot on the wall, it would be a few seconds before it becomes unbearable. The temperature at the time i tested this was probably just hot enough to make the small room comfortable. – AlvinfromDiaspar Oct 12 '17 at 20:52

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