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Old 03-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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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!

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Is that UL approved?

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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No, it definitely has a possibility of starting a fire, because it gets so hot.

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That is a neat way to distribute the heat-----I suggest a fire proof tray----but still clever.
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Here's a turtorial I found from 2008 with the same info.

http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/.../#.UUeNGxyG0xE
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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?
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Uhhh, all those pots aren't going to make the candle produce any more heat than a candle burning all by itself.
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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.
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this is very interesting...thanks for the share.
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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...
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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.
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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!
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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
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Heating a house with open flames or propane combustion indoors sounds like a couple of good ways to get CO poisoning.
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The one I linked to, at worse will put off as much CO as a propane range/oven.

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