EvenBob
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February 17th, 2019 at 7:00:53 PM permalink
At the tip of a lit candle, it's 1800 degrees F.

My house is mid 19th century so the
bedrooms are small. I picked the smallest
one because it's easy to cool and to heat,
49 sq ft.

My thermostat is at 63 in the winter, but
it only gets to 60 in my bedroom because
it's at the back of the house. 25 years'
ago a Gibson Greeting Card store was
going out of business. They were the
first greeting card company in the
US.

I bought their whole 2000 candle
inventory for $100, a lifetime supply.
They're in the barn, I still have most
of them.

1800 degrees, I wondered if they could
raise the temp of my bedroom. 4 of them
raise it from 60 to 67 in about an hour.
Heck with the space heater.

I wouldn't do this with full price candle,
it would cost $50 a month. The candles
I have didn't cost nuttin..
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TigerWu
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February 17th, 2019 at 7:22:27 PM permalink
How many hours does each candle last?
EvenBob
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February 17th, 2019 at 7:35:19 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

How many hours does each candle last?



A 10" taper lasts 7-8 hours. I timed them.

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ams288
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February 17th, 2019 at 7:39:09 PM permalink
Lock him up!
Johnzimbo
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February 17th, 2019 at 7:40:45 PM permalink
Now the whole house is 1800 degrees
EvenBob
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February 17th, 2019 at 7:49:40 PM permalink
Quote: ams288



Smoking in bed again?
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odiousgambit
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February 18th, 2019 at 5:26:09 AM permalink
Quote:

Candles cause house fires
During the five-year period of 2012-2016: Candles caused 2% of reported home fires, 3% of home fire deaths, 7% of home fire injuries, and 4% of the direct property damage in home fires. ... Falling asleep was a factor in 11% percent of the home candle fires and 21% of the associated deaths.



https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire/Candles
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AZDuffman
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February 18th, 2019 at 5:50:08 AM permalink
It is amazing how much heat a candle or two will throw off. Just make sure they cannot fal over or otherwise start a fire.
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TumblingBones
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February 18th, 2019 at 6:14:02 AM permalink
I remember reading a story maybe 10 or so years ago about an architect who built his house to be as thermally efficient as possible. As I recall, the goal was to get as close to zero heat transfer in or out when all windows and doors were shut. He claimed that in the winter, if the house was too cold, all he had to do to warm it up was toss a ball for his dog to chase. Excess canine body heat did the rest.
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TigerWu
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February 18th, 2019 at 8:12:11 AM permalink
Okay, someone do the math for me...

2,000 candles, lasting 8 hours each... four candles burning for an hour will heat one room to a comfortable level... let's just say 3 months for winter....

How many winters will EvenBob's candle supply last?

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