I'm elderly and disabled. I am on a fixed income and cant afford
much. To save on costly fuel I keep the house temperature set to 45
deg. That's as low as the thermustat goes. Because it cold in the
house, I only take a bath about once a month. When I get cold I put a
small electric heater in the bedroom, which is the only room I use in
winter. But the bathroom is cold and there is no door on it so
putting a heater in the room does nothing. I can take a bath if the
water was hotter but its only gets warm. I know you cant put those
electric heaters that get red inside into the tub because the electric
will leak into the water, but can I put the electric radiator kind
into the water to warm it up, and leave it in there while I am taking
my bath? At least then I'd be warm even if the room is cold.
If you take an extension cord, strip the wires back
from the receptacle end and install alligator clips,
clamp the clips to your ears, plug the cord in and
you will quickly warm up. It's the same principle as
the electric hot dog cooker and should keep you quite
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Throw a quart of gas in the bathwater. It will float on the water. Toss in
a match. The gas will burn calmly like a can of sterno. By the time the
quart of gas burns off the top the water will be absolutely peachy.
My answer to this is; Do-nut heat it that way..
If it's an old metal bathtub you could perhaps heat up the water with
a blowlamp. Might scorch the paint a bit but what the heck?
Or metal pails of water heated up on an old electric 'hot plate'
plugged in in the bedroom and then lugged into the bathroom!
Sounds a bit like we used to bathe when we were kids, in a house with
no electricity at all, water was heated on the stove and poured into a
metal bath tub.
That UK house which family had rented just at the end of WWII was
Victorian. It was owned by a Miss Bracegirdle (I kid you not) who had
evacuated out of the city due to the bombing and then had retired. It
was, actually in a part of the city which hadn't been too badly hit by
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