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Old 12/07/09, 01:10 AM
 
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Flower Pot Heater

A thread on another board jogged my memory of these heaters that I was taken with years ago so I went looking for the link I'm sure I lost on a long gone computer and here they are. Maybe somebody will find this helpful.

http://www.heatstick.com/_KanHeet01.htm

http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/...e-room-heater/

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Old 12/07/09, 02:05 AM
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A thread on another board jogged my memory of these heaters that I was taken with years ago so I went looking for the link I'm sure I lost on a long gone computer and here they are. Maybe somebody will find this helpful.

http://www.heatstick.com/_KanHeet01.htm

http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/...e-room-heater/
I've been using a light bulb inside a flowerpot in my pumphouses for years.
It does help it to radiate more heat.
It also makes a good chicken water heater if you use a large enough pot
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Old 12/09/09, 10:40 AM
 
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That is an intriguing idea - I wonder how it would work in the crawl space under the house where the pipes come in. How far UP does the heat radiate and would it be a fire hazard to the underside of the house? Gotta be safer than an oil lantern...hmm. May have to do some tinkering with the flower pots and such that I have laying around.

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Old 12/09/09, 11:49 AM
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would it be a fire hazard to the underside of the house?
The outside of the pot would never reach ignition temperatures.
It would be no more of a danger than any of the other wires under there already.
You could set it on cinderblocks to get it closer to the pipes.
It could actually be touching the pipes and not hurt anything

I use a Thermo Cube that comes on at 35 and goes off at 45
http://www.google.com/search?complete=1&hl=en&safe=off&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=thermo+cube&btnG=Search
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