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Response to eShirl (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:06 AM

11. Interesting.

 

I just did some math and it turns out that a candle can raise the temperature of an 8x8x8 room with a humidity of 50% by about 16 degrees.

Of course, this assumes a perfectly insulated, perfectly airtight room... which could be problematic, I suppose.

In real life I wouldn't expect a candle to "heat a room"... it might raise the temperature of a small bedroom a bit (5?), but I suppose you could warm your hands on the flowerpots.

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