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A homemade heater will help keep you warm in winter if the batteries are turned off: how to make it

Yulia PoteriankoLife
An ordinary candle and a ceramic pot will help keep you warm without heating

As the danger of Russian attacks on energy infrastructure and heating outages persists, it is worth having a few relevant life hacks at hand. For example, it is useful to know how to assemble a homemade heater that does not depend on external power sources.

Such a device can be made from a plate, a tea light, and a small ceramic pot. OBOZ.UA tells how to do it.

A heater of the simplest design can be assembled from these three simple items. To do this, put a lighted candle on a plate and cover it with an inverted pot with a hole in the bottom. The flame will heat the ceramic and it will slowly give off heat to the outside. The radius of action of such a heater is small, but if you place the design on your desk, it will be enough to keep your hands warm while working.

There are also more complex variations of several pots that are strung on a rod so that there is a little space between them. They heat up better and give off heat for longer. But they also require several candles and a stable structure on which to fix them.

However, safety experts warn that you should not use such a heater unless you absolutely have to. Such a device operates on an open flame, which means it can cause a fire. It can also be quite unstable and tip over. You can also get burned by a hot pot. Therefore, experts advise at least not to leave such a heater unattended and not to install it in a child's room.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA published a list of top tips on how to survive in winter without heating.

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