What do you guys think of this thing? (heater)

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snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net wrote:

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Five 100-watt lightbulbs will put out more heat. You get light, too!
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snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net wrote:

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My thoughts are that you didn't think to tell us where you live or how low the outside temperature gets.
That heater ought to work just great in San Paulo, but how about if it's in Minnesota?
And, what's the nature of the insulation in your room versus the "insulated room" they tested it in?
No one can give you a sensible answer without all the facts. As the others have said, try four lit 100 watt lightbulbs in the room and see if it's cozy in cold weather. That'll tell you what you want to know.
Or, just invite three friends over and see if the room stays warm while all four of you are in it. The average human radiates about 100 watts of heat just standing around, even more if there's an orgy in progress.
Happy Holidays,
Jeff
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How many amps of current are already flowing through that wire in the wall? I wouldn't want too many of those electric heaters and other appliance loads on the same circuit, fearing that old knob-and-tube wiring wouldn't take it if someone put a penny under the blown fuse to "make it go again..."
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