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Heat your room for 8 pence a day!

Discussion in 'Everything Else Energy' started by Neiklot, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Nov 10, 2013
    Neiklot

    Neiklot Lovin' The Homestead

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    Found this on the internet.

    "Feeling chilly and don't want to turn up the heat? Here's a cheap and easy alternative to heating a small room - tealights and flowerpots.

    By positioning two flowerpots over four tealight candles in a bread baking dish, you can heat a small room or office. The gap between the two pots enables a flow of air that then passes warm air around the room."



    http://www.permaculture.co.uk/videos/heat-your-room-8-pence-day
     
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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    That looks interesting. I might have to try this.
     
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    ORChick

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    Interesting idea. Thanks for posting the link.
     
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    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    I had not heard about putting 1 pot inside another before, but I used the clay pot over a candle idea in my little RV when I had one. It did pretty well as long as the temps didn't go much below freezing.
     
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    Joel_BC

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    Thanks for the link and the interesting idea, Neiklot.

    Please tell us what size space you're heating (floor dimensions, ceiling height) and what outdoor temperatures your location experiences. The kind of exterior walls and so forth (and also how they're insulated) would come in as factors, of course, too.

    We start heating our place when the outside evening and night temperature is getting down to around freezing. During the winter, it can get down to 15 or 20 degrees below freezing here.

    Our place is about 950 sq ft (88 sq metres) on the first floor, and about 750 (70 sq metres) on the second floor, with 8 ft (2.4 metres) celings. But this method shown in the video might help in some part of our house most distant from our heat source.
     
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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    I'm thinking of in my tack shed.
     
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    Emerald

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    I've seen something similar on the prepper forums but a tad different. three small clay jars and nuts and big carriage bolt to hold together over the candle flame. it was smaller than what you have pictured and was for use in smaller areas like your car or tent or what every small cubby you have found to hide in.. I wonder if I can find the instructions again.
     
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    FarmerChick

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    Deb be real careful with any flames in a barn situation. I don't think I would have the cahoonies to light any fire in my barn areas.
     
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    Denim Deb

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    My tack shed is my home away from home. It's 8x12, and has a cot, a small table, a Rubbermaid drawer unit in it and a night stand. I'd be placing it on the night stand. Now that I've lost Cindy, I don't have to worry about her knocking it over.
     
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    k15n1

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