Putting a wet towel on a radiator

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Old 12-14-08, 10:40 AM
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Putting a wet towel on a radiator

We are looking to increase the humidity level in our little apartment, and it was recommended to me to put a wet towel over our electric radiator. As the radiator heats the wet towel, the moisture evaporates into the air and increases the rooms humidity. We tried it a couple times and it worked, but we're afraid that we're going to burn our apartment down.

Do they make a special, fire-retardant towel for this purpose? Or am I being paranoid?
 
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Old 12-14-08, 11:45 AM
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I would not leave anything combustible on a heating appliance. What is the main source of heat in the apartment?
 
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Old 12-14-08, 12:09 PM
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Humidifiers cost as little as $25! Money well spent.
 
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