Simple, effective, cheap heater alternative to keep you warm this winter...
Additional Video Notes:
- COST: Costs mentioned in the video are base on Australian prices for Ikea candles - The may be cheaper/more expensive elsewhere
- TIME: It takes about and hour to make a noticeable difference on overall room temperature. But sitting next to it makes a huge difference. e.g. if you're working at your desk, sit it next to you
- MODIFICATIONS: The version shown in the video doesn't have any holes in the the top for the warm air to escape like many others on shown Youtube do. I have tried both configurations and my conclusion is that both options work well, but have slightly different applications
-- No holes version gets hotter and therefore is better if you are sitting next to it as you get more radiant heat
-- With holes version lets some of the hot air escape out the top and therefore fills the room with hot air, and is thus better for heating a larger area.
- OTHER LINKS
-- How to make a halving Joint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGfI4GRjm40
The first rule of thermal dynamics is the conservation of energy. It is impossible for the flowe pots to get hotter than the candle flames under the flower pots. Theses people are just selling flower pots that don't do anything that the candles couldn't do by themselves without any flower pots.
Try my new Yoga-Heater:
Take a deep view to a single candle, and... you will get nicely comfi and warm!
By the way: a terra-heater adds no energy to the candles you put inside. So if you cant heat a room with candles you will never heat the room with the same amount of candles + terra-heater. Lol
Parrafin candles emit acetone, toluene, benzene and other dangerous toxic chemicalswhen burned. It's like running a deisel engine in your home. Use only beeswax or soy candles in your homes. Parrafin scented candles and tea lights are toxic.
Bullshit I tried this it did not work at all. It was 27 degrees in my room i left these candles burning for 3 hours checked the temperature and it actually went down to 24 degrees. Maybe if the room is in the 80s it might make it warmer but in no way will this turn a freezing room warm. People who make these fake info videos should be forced to live in a freezing enironment for a week with nothing but their bullshit heaters.
i was skepticsl at first so i built one of these for myself, it worked brilliantly! encouraged, i added 2 more candles and an additional flexible insulated pipe which i have taken thru to the kitchen and spurred off up through the ceiling into the upstairs bathroom. consistently over the last 11 weeks, if i keep those candles burning for 7 hours, i have enough hot water for steam-cooking a main meal, the dishwasher afterwards and then at bedtime a shower for me, my wife and three grubby teenage children. on colder days, 8 candles allows for a hotwater bottle.
thanks for the tip. I'm definitely going to try this as I'm running a wood burning stove, oil central heating and a portable gas heater in cold weather.as well as an electric fan heater in the kitchen occasionally. it will be a lot cheaper and easier lighting 2 tea lights whenever im feeling a bit chilly. . ill let you know how I get on after the next cold snap
I've just been thinking about your idea about multiple nut's inside the pot to absorb heat. Place washers between the nuts. Whether the washers will absorb more heat or dissipates it will remain to be seen with experimentation.
Another version of this is to provide a way to adjust the distance between the two pieces properly to get a high-velocity-flu-affect (necessitating
a hole or two drilled in the top) which causes air to move through the device quite quickly,... It will burn-up candles faster though even when it's tuned properly!
If i hold my hand 2 feet above just one tea light my hand begins to burn. So i dont know why all these people are saying 4 candles dont produce enough heat. Put your face above 4 candles and you wont last long.
Ha! This thread is exactly why my mantra is, "Don't read the comments..." yet I do and again, nothing but really worthless comments, like mine. Just had to shine a light, so to speak, on the ineffectiveness of these stupid comments! Haha!
I haven't tried this technology yet, but lots of people who have say it heats modest spaces very well. On the other hand, many in this thread also haven't tried this technology, but are certain, based apparently on their presumed inherent awesomeness, that it doesn't. What I haven't seen any of is someone saying "I built this and it doesn't work."
Therefore, by a process of algebraic reduction I conclude that the device is probably effective, and that a certain percentage of YouTube commenters are less congenitally awesome than they assume.
Also, the design is attractive and intriguing, so it's reasonable to guess that it warms conversations, at bare minimum. Finally, it's cheap and easy to make, leading one to wonder why anyone would post negative conjecture about it when they could just make one and see.
Or am I making sense again?
My God! What's with the Negitive comments. This isn't supposed to replace your natural gas or oil burning furnace. For those who made Negitive comments you've obviously never been freezing to the point of hypothermia.A Good Well Intentioned Video that could save your life in an emergency. For all you knuckle heads calculating the btu's, get a life. Thanks for the tip sir, I'll be constructing one.👍
What about the carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other fumres? Does that remain in the house or does it go out. If it goes out, what about the heat loss. How many candles and for how many hours should you burn them to heat minimum three rooms of say 15' x 15' x 10' dimensions. Would that be worth the effort? Worth the money and time spent?
Ya know U Tube must have over a hundred of these flower pot heater videos on line and nobody has tried to test it correctly...Of course a clay pot with a candle burning under it will get hot and that is the way these so called “inventors” try to prove it works by using a thermometer next to or on the clay pot itself....
Why doesn't anyone film with an infrared camera to see how far out the heat radiates before rising to the ceiling? Or a less expensive method might be to put the heater on a table in the middle of a 10 by 15 room with 8 foot ceilings light it and put 5 chairs in a line a foot apart and measure the temps the farther from the heater...Will it be significantly warmer 1 foot away, 3 feet away or 5 feet away? Get my point, it may be hot enough for a small van but being an inexpensive room heater, I doubt it.
This was doable until the terra-cotta dish where you have to drill a hole into it. I wonder how many he went through that didn't crack and break. HD or Lowe's have tools at each station to cut that metal rod. Now all I have to find is a stand because I don't have the tools to make one. Now once I make it and put it into action, I hope my cat doesn't knock it over. LOL.
i tea candle is recommended to keep in your car if you live in the north if you get stuck in -20 on the road side it will keep you warm till help arrives so just a candle alone is heat..so don't know why people saying this is bogus
I tried it a few times a few years ago, bread pan method in a very small room, 10x10'. It actually worked & in dead of winter (40°f) by no means did the room get too hot but it took off the chill. Was quite paranoid it would start a house fire so with constant monitoring it did not😀☮️
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