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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A recycled, micro, candle-based heater for your tiny house, shelter, treehouse....

The "Heet Deemun (Heat Demon)- concept and sketch by Derek "Deek" Diedricksen. A tiny, candle-based heater for very small spaces, tiny cabins, shacks, forts, and treehouses....
      I'm in the process of building and filming this one for Make Magazine- with a few twists on the design, and its another drawing, unreleased, from the B-sides of the book "Quick Camps and Leg Cramps" I released a long time ago (almost 2 years back in a VERY limited quantity- its presently sold out, but we'll get more (if we haven't already). Anyway, its the first non-cabin sketch (directly) in this "SIXTY SHACK SKETCHES IN SIXTY DAYS" marathon I'm doing (leading to the Feb. 1 release of the NEW version of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks"- but its definitely VERY related. I had many other sketches I could have shared today, but I thought you might enjoy this one.

Again, the idea can be tweaked, and potentially, you could get away without ANY welding by screwing a smaller diameter "flue" into the existing tap/inlet on the propane tank- although I don't know if that would draw enough and make for ample/adequate ventilation, which is the whole point here. Obviously, I'd still use a carbon monoxide detector in your tiny house, shack, or cabin when using something like this, and more importantly, before you cut into ANY propane tank (BOOM!!!) check out a few of the many tutorials and chat discussions on doing so that are everywhere online. Play it safe!

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

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