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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Heating a small room with four little candles and two flower pots (flower pots?)

I've been writing about heating oil almost exclusively for the past week, because of problems we're having with a local oil dealer. So I'm happy to look at alternative heating sources, such as little cheap candles and flower pots.

This video shows how it can be done, albeit for a small room. The system uses four "tealight" candles - I think of them as votive or prayer candles, from Catholic church; the small ones in little metal trays - burning under a pair of inverted, ceramic flower pots. The pots are stacked to create a convection airflow through the hole in the bottom (now the top) of the larger pot. It's very clever.

So next time you run out of heating oil - Don't Panic!