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Old 10-27-2014, 01:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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and i jumped into this thread expecting someone to claim they have some miracle heater that only uses 120 watts but puts out the heat of a 1500 watt unit.....

so, as you can imagine, i'm pleasantly surprised to see a realistic use for "only" 120 watts of heat. i may have to impliment something similar, the corner the computer desk is in gets noticably colder than the rest of the room, a ~100 watt heater pointed out/up may work well enough to make using it in the winter bearable.

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Old 10-27-2014, 02:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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may I offer...the heated keyboard...

http://www.amazon.com/V8-Tools-Heate.../dp/B000O3K93G


There are plenty of tools to get this done.

You can get sit-on heat pads.

You can get cheap chinese ceramic emitters that the reptile crowd uses:

75W 100W 150W 200W Ceramic Emitter Heat Lamp Grow Plant Lamp Pet Reptile Heater | eBay


and heat bulbs, as already mentioned.


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Old 10-27-2014, 02:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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We set the heater at 62 and try to let the sun in all day long to warm up the house.

We also bake more often in the winter, since oven = 100% of the heat goes into the house, whereas furnace = ~90% efficient and loses some of it's heat through the flue vent.

We don't use fancy personal heaters... we just dress warmer, even inside the house. I still sleep as I was born, just cover up a bit tighter.
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Flower Pots & Tea Lights Heater

I have a couple hundred tea lights... I'm gonna try this.
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Flower Pots & Tea Lights Heater

I have a couple hundred tea lights... I'm gonna try this.
That's the miracle heater he was joking about at the top of the page where you can heat a whole room with three tea light candles because of the magic orientation of the flower pots.
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That's the miracle heater he was joking about at the top of the page where you can heat a whole room with three tea light candles because of the magic orientation of the flower pots.
one of many hilariously ineffective "heating solutions" that popped up last year, complete with MANY youtube videos of "proof" that they worked.

in fact:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post399930

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post399970

i remember doing the calculations for this exact situation.
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The office of the truck company I use to work for was slightly warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the garage it was inside. To keep the receptionist happy they put one of these under her desk. http://www.sears.com/cozy-products-c...&mktRedirect=y
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...just cover up a bit tighter.
I know winter has arrived when I unzip my super-duper cold-weather sleeping bag to use as yet another quilt layer.
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I know winter has arrived when I unzip my super-duper cold-weather sleeping bag to use as yet another quilt layer.
Glad I am not the only one, the apartment is usually 50-62 degrees during the winter so a sleeping bag is the only logical choice for a nice toasty bed.

I do take a hot shower in the morning though, gotta have a perk.

Also has anyone found a CHEAP, heating pad to use on furniture.

I have been trying to convince my folks to heat their chairs to keep the heat off (now that they are old they want it hot during the winter and pay dearly when they do)

Not really sure if a heated blanket or what would work for the task, did I mention cheap?

Also the thing would need enough power the really warm the seat up, a lot of the heated massage deals have so few watts they won't affectively warm you in a 60 degree room let alone 50 degrees.

Ah well.

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