Introduction: How to Heat Your Home or Office for Less Than 8p a Day. Improved Version.Cheapest Heater to Run in the World
Heat your room for less that 8p a day .
Just use some pots and some tealight candles and follow these simple steps
NO DRILLING NO CUTTING JUST AN OFF THE SHELF HACK
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW
Inspired by http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10449357/Heat-your-home-office-for-8p-a-day.html
or here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHqBcZqNzE
Step 1: Clay Pots and Other Bits
Go to you nearest hardware shop and buy :
6 clay pot feet .
2 pots (1xlarge + 1x size smaller)
1x saucer clay to fit the larger pot
Tealight candles ..preferably the 8hour ones
Total cost £11 (about $25) but you can get a lot cheaper if yo ubuy in bulk or shop around
Step 2: Add the Feet to the Clay Tray
Arrange the feet as shown
Step 3: Add the Rest of the Feet Inbetween
add the rest of the feet and make sure they all match up in height before you put the pots on
Step 4: Add the Candles in the Middle and Light
You can use 4 hour tealight candles or for better results the 8hours ones .Make sure the flame starts at the lip of the upside down pot in the next step for best oxygen draw as shown. At this scale i use 3 candles. DO NOT USE AROMATIC OR OTHER CANDLES. I RECOMMEND 8 HOUR TEALIGHT CLEAR . A pack of 75 was £3.99......................WARNING SOME CANDLES WILL SMOKE WHEN THEY GET TOO HOT ...............I FOUND OUT THAT IF YOU SPACE THEM APART A BIT THEY DONT HEAT UP ENOUGH TO START SMOKING...
Step 5: Cover With Small Pot
SO NEXT STEP IS TO COVER WITH THE SMALLER POT.Make sure the candle flame is able to breath some oxygen . It needs to be right to work. Experiment
Step 6: Block the Small Hole With a Large Coin or Use a Nut ,Bolt and Washer to Block Permanently
WARNING THE INSIDE POT AND THE COIN WILL GET SUPER HOT. You must block the inside clay pot to create the super hot chamber
Step 7: Cover With the Large Pot Upside Down
Thats it. You have now created a natural air pump pushing hot air from the top while pulling the cold air from the bottom.Enjoy your new heater. Perfect for any small room but especially useful were there is no electricity and no fire place.This is a slow heater but it is very very very effective . Use a larger arrangement for larger rooms. Never burn anything other than candles indoors. Keep warm in the winter for less than 5p a day . Change the candles and keep the heater on continually for best results. Why not make your own candles for the more sustainable solution to heating ever.
WARNING .THE POTS GET HOT SO ALWAYS WEAR HEAT RESISTANT GLOVES OR ONLY GRAB FROM THE BOTTOM
Step 8: Looks Cool in the Dark Too
check it out ...turn the light off and see how cool it looks in the dark
Step 9: Look at It Go. Check the Time and the Degrees . This Thing Works
Kept it going for a few hours in a room 4m x 4.4m . Look how efficient it is. Of course insulation matters too. :) keep warm.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81U3xIQEgac
Use more than one of these heatera to double the heat in a single room or scale it up. I have built one that is double the size and use 5 candles . Gets really hot and very good for larger rooms.WARNING DO NOT ADD MORE THAN 3 CANDLES WITH SPACE BETWEEN THEM OR THEY WILL GET SMOKEY FROM THE HEAT ON TOP OF THEM .
I will also be building a second larger better version .
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