Anyone understand physics - a candle powered heater?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ctmom05, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    I saw a candle powered heater - is it possible that it could generate any use-able heat at all?

    The "heatstick" is at http://heatstick.com/ It is essentially a candle powered unit that claims to generate more heat that just candles alone.

    The directions for making it are: http://www.heatstick.com/_Process.htm Those instructions list all the materials, which might help someone who understands physics a little to know if the heat stick has any merit.
     
  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    After I looked at the instructions, I understand how it would generate more heat than an average candle, but I can't imagine that it would give off THAT much heat. It certainly wouldn't be enough to warm a small room up.........you'd probably need a whole lot to do that.
     
  3. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    It looks like radiant heat that you could use in an emergency to keep your hands warm... It seems logical.
     
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