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Self-Built Endless Heater Without Electricity


We got inspired to build our own convection heater that can heat up our 220 square foot cabin while only burning oil candles. We are using oil with ten candle wicks which will remain burning at the same height even if the oil container runs low. We used JB weld to join all of the pieces together.We had someone make us a piece of high heat resistant oven glass which we installed over a high heat resistant gasket.

image: Daniel’s Inventions

We installed a second gasket on the inside to seal the door. We are using a concrete board as a fire resistant material which we painted black and installed onto the wall. We 3d printed this support for a standard computer fan which will be used as blower for our heater. We used a metal container as an oil storage container. Watch the video from Daniel’s Inventions for more info:

We installed a small window so that we can monitor the level of the oil. We are using ten braided oil lamp wicks. We will install our heater in our 220 sq. foot cabin which is approximately the same size as two standard bedrooms at 10 ft. X 11 ft. We are using steel gutters for our heater. First, we are tracing out four different holes that need to be cut out. We are removing the rubber seal which will be replaced with a heat resistant gasket.


We built an oil lamp convection heater that can heat up a two bedroom cabin for less than $5 a week. The heater can reach up to a temperature of 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The heater can work on different kinds of oils which can be purchased very inexpensively at a wholesale price of $2.50 a gallon. Winter is approaching and running a space heater is an expensive option so we want to replace it with our convection heater. We are using a 50 caliber metal ammo box for this project.