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Living without heating 
17th-Dec-2007 12:24 am
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One of the oldest objects in my possession is a twenty-odd year old bed warmer I will always think of as my sister's because mine was of different construction, although really both belong to the InnerRents.

It is, I feel, a masterpiec of simplistic design: merely  a light fitting inside a mesh cage inside a much bigger solid wire cage, altogether about 60x30x20cm, and certainly enough to create a section of air when the duvet is placed over the cage, so that when plugged in, the heat generated by the lightbulb heats up the bed. I've never met anyone who has one, and yet it's genius in its simplicity.

Except when the only lightbulbs one has in the house are of the energy-saving variety. Those don't give out much heat. Or any at all, actually. Just when I need it, bugger.

Still, getting a new boiler this week. Probably.
17th-Dec-2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Where's that global warming when you need it, eh?

Still, the bedwarmer sounds pretty nifty, and I hope you get a new boiler on schedule.
17th-Dec-2007 01:40 am (UTC)
That's actually a really cool idea!

I've seen old "bed-warmers", cast iron things that you put coals in and pop under your covers for a while, but I'm sure those probably don't meet modern safety requirements...
17th-Dec-2007 01:55 am (UTC)
*visions of Shaun Ogg scorching the sheets*
17th-Dec-2007 10:15 am (UTC)
That does sound kinda clever - but surely less pleasant to be in bed with than a fluffy-covered hot water bottle?
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