Originally Posted By: pmizeres
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Had an inspection today where flat, rectangular, surface mounted electric heating panels with glass covers and separate thermostats were installed 3" from the ceiling. After turning each one on and then going back to verify that they were emitting heat, I discovered that the one in the bathroom was burning the back of the open bathroom door, and another one was starting to scorch the ceiling above it. Now granted, I may have turned up the thermostat beyond the “comfort” zone, but this shouldn’t matter as I would call this a serious fire hazard. Is there a protocol on where to set the thermostat? Who would be the appropriate licensed specialist to call in for evaluation? HVAC or an Electrician? Should I have followed a different inspection procedure here? This was the only heat source in the home. Thanks.