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ByWayOfBicycle 03-04-2013 06:53 PM

How To Make a Candle-Powered Space Heater
 
Here's a tutorial I made on how to make your own space heater powered by only a candle. It works pretty well for small spaces - not a whole house.

Check it out, I have a video tutorial included. All you need are a few terra cotta pots, nuts, washers, and a bolt. Costed me about 4 bucks total. Frugal to the max! :thumbsup:

Here's a picture:
http://www.bywayofbicycle.com/wp-con...12612269_n.jpg



-Matt

joecaption 03-04-2013 07:10 PM

Is that UL approved?

ByWayOfBicycle 03-04-2013 07:13 PM

No, it definitely has a possibility of starting a fire, because it gets so hot.

Sue me :)

oh'mike 03-04-2013 07:34 PM

That is a neat way to distribute the heat-----I suggest a fire proof tray----but still clever.

fetzer85 03-18-2013 04:55 PM

Here's a turtorial I found from 2008 with the same info.

http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/.../#.UUeNGxyG0xE

Solarboy 10-01-2013 09:50 AM

I can't see the advantage of this. It's not cost effective, it's not efficient, and it's not very useful. Am I missing something?...like you are trapped in a cold room with nothing but some flowerpots and a candle?

A Squared 03-03-2014 03:02 AM

Uhhh, all those pots aren't going to make the candle produce any more heat than a candle burning all by itself.

Oso954 03-03-2014 01:26 PM

No it does not, but it Traps a lot of the heat in its location. If you are close it, you will feel warmer than if the candle heat got distributed around a large room.

But I don't think it is cost effective and it does have a fire risk.

mbender2004 03-23-2014 11:16 AM

this is very interesting...thanks for the share.

Toller 03-24-2014 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Squared (Post 1315931)
Uhhh, all those pots aren't going to make the candle produce any more heat than a candle burning all by itself.

Will change the heat from convection to radiant. I am not sure why that would matter, but I suppose...

ddawg16 03-24-2014 05:23 PM

The 'typical' candle puts out about 50-77 watts of heat energy.

The only thing that 'hat' is doing for you is slowing down how fast the heat rises up.

50w is 50w....space heater or no space heater.

gma2rjc 03-26-2014 11:51 PM

If you had no heat in your house, say there was a power outage for a few days, you could easily close-off one small room to stay in. Keep 4 or 5 of these things going and it would at least take the chill off. Better than nothing!

beenthere 03-27-2014 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gma2rjc (Post 1328509)
If you had no heat in your house, say there was a power outage for a few days, you could easily close-off one small room to stay in. Keep 4 or 5 of these things going and it would at least take the chill off. Better than nothing!


I'd rather use the below for heat in that case.

http://www.wayfair.com/Mr.-Heater-4-...FRQV7AodZyYASw

SPS-1 03-27-2014 08:14 AM

Heating a house with open flames or propane combustion indoors sounds like a couple of good ways to get CO poisoning.

beenthere 03-27-2014 04:19 PM

The one I linked to, at worse will put off as much CO as a propane range/oven.


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