Heating A Small Outside Toilet - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

heating a small outside toilet

Hi, I have a small brick built outside toilet that is joined onto my house, there is no electric plug sockets but there is a light fitting, the room size is 3 feet x 5 feet x 8 feet, trouble is it gets very cold in there so I am looking at ways to heat it. I thought about an infrared bulb or heat bulb but I am unsure if there is such a thing, what are my options to provide heat in this room.



khampson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 02:42 AM   #2
Thadius856's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 923
Rewards Points: 504

The hobo way would be to use a receptacle light socket adapter and an electric space heater. I don't think you can beat the fast warm up time of an electric heater, and you probably wouldn't want to keep it heated 24/7. If the light is remotely switched, you could also heat it up before going outside.

However, I'm not convinced that would be safe to draw that much wattage from a light socket or to leave it unmonitored.

Have you considered radiant heat flooring or a heated toilet seat? I assume the space is insulated well.


Check out my on-going Project Thread!
Current Project: Whole House Data Wiring
Back Burner: Drywall Patching
Planning: Kitchen Reno

Last edited by Thadius856; 11-14-2011 at 02:44 AM.
Thadius856 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to prepare toilet drain pipe for toilet flange? brett.c.brown Plumbing 11 12-15-2011 07:41 PM
Compact elongated toilet for small bathroom? wcb22 Remodeling 1 01-20-2011 08:41 PM
Compact elongated toilet for a small bathroom? wcb22 Plumbing 3 01-19-2011 10:07 AM
Help me check my logic on clogged drain and overflowing toilet Southlake_Ed Plumbing 10 01-05-2010 07:52 PM
How easy to install hydronic heating in small bathroom mayhem69 HVAC 9 10-25-2009 03:56 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1