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To be sick of not being able to afford the heating on

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KeepMeCalm13 Mon 11-Nov-13 19:41:46

Thankfully no children involved.

We are yet to have any form of heating on this autumn/winter as we just cannot afford the bill. We only have central heating, no fire. I'm currently sat in a t-shirt, thick jumper, dressing gown, jeans, 2 pairs of socks, and slippers and I've got a hot water bottle and I'm frozen. The thought of another 4 months of this makes me want to cry.

mrselgar Wed 20-Nov-13 09:23:31

Heartless, I tried the flowerpot heater thing yesterday and it was a disaster. I'm obviously doing it wrong.
I used a roasting tin as a base, with the pot resting on the edges. This meant air could flow. I tried normal length candles, but they kept going out; short candles burnt out leaving the pot luke warm.
What do you rest yours on, what sort of candles and how many?

On a more positive note, I used bubble wrap all over the windows and doors in my fridge of a utility room. It made a huge difference. It's now just moderately cold. Amazon do a 50m role for £11.59.

Divinity Thu 21-Nov-13 06:45:36

I thought the guy on YouTube used a roasting tin mrselgar? I don't have a ceramic pot so used three tea lights by themselves. It did take the edge off the cold but I didn't feel toasty.

My house is even colder now as the boiler has packed in. Good job I have a British gas contract. They were out within 2hours but have to come back today with a load of parts (stupid boiler was leaking mucky water). The electric fire is on, much to the joy of the cats who are dozing in front if it!

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