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Old 04-05-2011, 10:27 PM   #16
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Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


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I'd like to know the answer to that question myself. We have a carpeted (newly) utility room with a washer and dryer, used to be half our garage. Now we want to do a full garage conversion and make it into an in-law suite. We already put a shower stall in as the bathroom was too small for it. We now want to add a frig and stove. And I don't want to rip out the brand new carpet. What should we do? Is there anything we can use over the carpet?
judyshouse, to me it's an issue of risk. some risks are tolerable, like whether to keep a flat concrete path to my front door or replace it with gravel to avoid slip-and-fall. but for hazards like fire, explosion, or electrocution, i go all out to avoid these hazards because even though probability is low, consequences are very high. airplanes don't actually need all the stuff the FAA requires, but it's required because the consequences of failure are so high.
"probability" is not the same as "risk". the idea of risk is a value derived from the functions of probability and consequence taken together. for me the question is would i be willing to bet my firstborn's life (or my own) on an expert assessment of "low" probability in the face of extreme consequence? would i willingly get on an aircraft with known defects?

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:48 PM   #17
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thats a little melodramatic wouldn't you say.
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thats a little melodramatic wouldn't you say.
yes, that's exactly the point.
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people have been putting carpet in their kitchens, and yes even underneath their stoves ever since the invention of carpet. It wouldn't be my first choice for kitchen floor covering but to say it is a fire hazard is just plain ungrounded and a little inane
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I should also mention the carpet we have down is indoor/outdoor, but high quality (expensive). Will a frig be o.k. on it as well?

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