how to make a heater from clay pots

how to make a heater from clay pots

How to Make a Heater from Clay Pots

Clay pots have been around for centuries and used in many different ways. But did you know that they can be used to heat your home? Here is how you can create an efficient and cost-effective heater from clay pots.

Step 1: Collect Materials

You will need the following items to make your heater:

  • Clay pots (4-6 for large heater, 3 for small)
  • Coal, wood, or other fuel
  • Air vents
  • Furnace cement
  • Small piece of steel mesh
  • Insulation material (such as foam)

Step 2: Assemble the Pots

Using the furnace cement, assemble your clay pots to form a fire chamber. Make sure that all the gaps between the pot are sealed with cement to prevent heat loss.

Step 3: Add the Air Vents

In order for the heater to work properly, you need to install two air vents. One should be near the bottom of the fire chamber and the other should be at the top. These vents will allow air to flow freely in and out of the fire chamber.

Step 4: Create a Mesh Screen

Using a small piece of steel mesh (available at most hardware stores), create a screen to fit over the top of the fire chamber. This will allow for better air control and prevent sparks from escaping.

Step 5: Insulate the Heater

To ensure that your heater works efficiently, it’s important to insulate it. You can use foam, fiberglass, or other insulation materials to help keep the heat from escaping the chamber.

Step 6: Light the Heater

Using your fuel of choice (coal, wood, etc.), light the heater and adjust the vents as needed to regulate the airflow and temperature.

And there you have it!

You’ve just created a clay pot heater that will keep your home warm and cozy during the colder months. It’s an efficient and cost-effective way to heat your home.