NEW Flower Pot Heater Costs Just 4 Cents An Hour To Run
In this tutorial I’m going to show you howto make tealight heater that will heat a medium size room in your house for about 4cents an hour and that also doubles as an art piece foryour living room. Now you may have seen a number of variationsof these heaters before and most of them work ok. However, if you’re wanting to use them asa cost effective heat source in the long term, they do have a few problems… The very simplistic variations sit on topof a bread tin,
and after a few hours the bread tin gets reallyhot, which can damage the furniture it’s sittingon and also makes it cumbersome to change the candles when they go out. And they usually look pretty ugly, so you’llprobably want to put them away when guests come over. The variation I’m going to show you todayhas one major difference. That is that it hangs off a stand rather thansitting on top of a base. By suspending it in the air the hot base nevercomes in contact with your furniture.
This also allows you to adjust for differentsize candles, and spin the base around to make putting the candles in much easier. Another benefit of the adjustable base heightis efficiency. By raising the base you’re able to minimizeheat loss and at the same time allow just enough oxygen in to keep the candles burning. And best of all looks great which means you’remore likely to leave it out on display, and therefore you’ll use it more. So lets start by looking at how to make theheater component.
The materials you’ll need for this partare a six inch pot with it’s base, a smaller five inch pot, a length of chain, the one I have here haseleven links in it and it doesn’t matter how many links there are so long as it’san odd number. You’ll need fourteen half inch nuts, you’ll need eleven halfinch washers, and you’ll need a length of threaded rod also half inch.
Now the rod I have here is about twenty fourinches, so I’m going to need to cut it because Ionly need about eleven inches. The first step to do is to cut the dreadedrod. I roughly need eleven inches, so I’ll justmark it out with a pen, and then I’ll cut it with a hacksaw. This can take a few minutes, so i’ll justpause the camera while I go and do this. Ok, now that I’ve cut the rod to the rightlength I just need to file down the edge, because after cutting with a hacksaw it canend up being quite sharp,
so I’ll just quickly do this now. Ok, now it’s time to start assembling theheater first put two nuts on the end of the rod roughly an inch from the end. The reason for putting two nuts on is thatwhen screwed in opposite directions the nuts become very tightly locked together. This will help to prevent all the pieces fromcoming loose when the whole things is put together. Then place the last link in the chain overthe end of the rod,