Introduction: How to Heat Your Home or Office for Less Than 8p a Day. Improved Version.Cheapest Heater to Run in the World

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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.
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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 .


PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO HERE WATCH THE VIDEO HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81U3xIQEgac

Comments

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dkistner (author)2014-03-05

This is AWESOME! Just one question: Does the bottom (the shallow dish) part of this get hot, or can it be set on a table without damaging it?

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LIEKILLER (author)dkistner2016-12-08

YEAH BUT BETTER PUT IT OVER A STEEL TABLE!!

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doo da do (author)LIEKILLER2017-03-21

I seen one version and they sat the whole thing on a muffin pan to absorbe the heat and the candles in four of the holes where you would put the muffins

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vronp (author)2016-04-30

Anybody know where to purchase the terracotta pot feet in the US ?

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LIEKILLER (author)vronp2016-12-08

IN ANY HOME DEPO.!

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Kammarah made it! (author)2016-10-13

The clay pot feet that I found were so big that the whole thing would have been super big so i decided to just use 3 clay pot feet for both pots. I will use this heater in my camping van, so let's see if the temperature will be better this weekend at the beach in Germany (9°C outside).

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丹喬 (author)2014-11-29

I stated to put more coins on the top

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kingofeye (author)2014-03-05

No it doesnt get any hotter than a normal tealight base placed on a ceramic tray . Try it n see what u think . If u worry just put another plate underneath :)

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rimar2000 (author)2013-12-25

Interesting design, thanks for sharing.

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