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#83958 - 01/26/07 11:29 AM Re: Toilet paper heater
hercdoc Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 75
Loc: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
Check this out, Widget

Toilet Seat Warmer

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#83960 - 01/26/07 06:00 PM Re: Toilet paper heater
obmeyer Offline


Registered: 05/01/06
Posts: 31
Loc: Fairfax County VA
We used the same setup with kerosene to make smudge pots at Boy Scout Camp years ago to light up paths after camp fires

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#83961 - 01/26/07 06:06 PM Re: Toilet paper heater
Rio Offline
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Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 112
Loc: Pacific North West
That reminds me, we used to roll up corrugated cardboard, stuff it into a can, then poor melted wax over the cardboard for our smudge pots. If you want to build your heater ahead of time, you won't have to worry about spilling this one <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#83962 - 02/16/07 05:24 PM Re: Toilet paper heater
miner Offline
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Registered: 09/05/03
Posts: 75
Loc: Layton, Utah
Our church group did these awhile back. I have 4 sitting on the shelf. They used 1 quart paint cans, new ones, so the kit comes complete with a "snuffer lid" and my wife added the alcohol and silled the can up. She then duct taped a small paint can opener thing and a bic to the can. I fired one up and it works pretty well. The TP fits snuggly inside this can. I've never had to use it in an emergency.

The TP wicks the alcohol and the alcohol is what actually burns. Kind of like petroleum jelly on a cotton ball. The cotton ball wicks the PJ and the PJ burns. Once the PJ is exhausted the cotton ball burns up. I imagine that if you let the alcohol burn off entirely, the TP would burn up too.

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#83963 - 02/16/07 10:25 PM Re: Toilet paper heater
MichaelJ07 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/06
Posts: 101
Loc: Michigan, USA
Well,the one I tried kinda sorta burned up. It didn't last as long as I expected it to (about 2 hours) and the flame was quite high (about as high as the can is tall.) After the twoish hours, there was still unburned TP left in the can and for me it wasn't all that warmish anyhoo.

I think I will scratch this idear for now.

Thank you everyone for the feedback.

Michael
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#83964 - 02/16/07 11:07 PM Re: Toilet paper heater
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2818
Loc: La-USA
I used to (30+ years ago) make the heater in a 1lb coffee can and I burned lighter fluid in it. I then would place a 3 lb coffee can over the lighted 1 lb can. The 3 lb can had church key holes around the inside rim of the open end and had holes punched through the bottom. this made a decent stove.
After the cans cooled down, I put the plastic lid over the "burner" can, placed it inside the "stove" can and placed it's plastic lid over it, placed it into my pack and went on my merry way.
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#83965 - 02/17/07 01:20 AM Re: Toilet paper heater
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"...there was still unburned TP left in the can..."

The TP isn't really supposed to burn. As soon as it starts to turn brownish (or before), you should snuff it out, let it cool, add another bottle of alcohol, then relight it...
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#83966 - 02/17/07 07:25 PM Re: another, similar stove/heater
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2818
Loc: La-USA
I also made some parafin stoves. Place cut corrugated cardboard inside a small peanuts can as tightly packed as possible. Almost fill it up with melted parafin. After the stove cools down, cover the top with the plastic lid. This does NOT burn cleanly but it is small and will cook a few meals. It will also help heat up a small shelter BUT not to be used in tents!!!!
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