Heat the house with a pot

When winter arrives, or in unstable times when you suddenly need to heat the home, it is always a challenge to find the right method to keep the heat in each house and particular environment. If you also want to do it in a sustainable way to reduce the consumption of electricity and gas, the choice can become even more complicated.

Although there are systems to heat your house with candles, below you will learn how to make another alternative: a heater or stove with pots and small candles, which takes advantage of the heat through a very simple mechanism.

– 3 ceramic pots of different sizes (the model uses a 4-inch, a 2-inch, and a 1.5-inch pot).

– 1 saucer the size of the large pot, and another base.

– 2 washers of 1 and 1/2 x 1/4 inches.

– 3 washers 1 x 1/4 inch.

– 8 washers 3/4 x 1/4 inch.

– 1 screw 3 x 1/4 inches in diameter and longer than the pot.

– Nuts that fit the screw.

General procedure

1. All three pots must be perforated. If they are ready to plant, they will come like this. If not, drill a hole in its base.

2. Next, you need to put the screw through the largest pot.

3. Place nuts and washers, guided by the image, and adjust the pots to the necessary distance.

4. Fasten everything to your base, leaving space to place four candles underneath, as in the first picture, or hold it with a chain or some support so that you can direct the candle directly to the screw. That way will be more efficient.

5. Light the candles, and start enjoying the warmth!

How does it work?

This heater uses a simple technology that has been used for thousands of years, which is to radiate heat through a flame towards a conductive material, so that it expands.

The model with washers uses the conductive power of metal, and takes advantage of the circulation of hot air through the three pots.

By lighting a candle under the system of nuts, washers and bolts, its heat is trapped in the steel, which takes in a lot of heat and radiates it into the ceramic of the smaller pot.

When the outer pot receives the hot air that begins to circulate from the smaller ones, it begins to radiate it into the environment, but with an enhanced effect.

Simpler models can also be made, such as placing four candles under a perforated pot, and another slightly larger one on top.

Although it seems that its power is small, in half an hour of operation it can increase the temperature by up to four degrees.

In the following video you will see how to do it: