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31.0 LIGHT BULB TRICK - DO-IT-YOURSELF - DIY TIPS

A light bulb puts out a lot of heat. Use that heat whenever and wherever you need constant gentle soft heat. 15 watt light bulbs are especially useful because they put out a soft warmth heat, cost very little to run and last 2.5 times longer than regular bulbs.

Examples:

== I used a 60 watt bulb to unfreeze a water pipe after a severe cold snap. I simply put it in a light socket with a clip-on holder and placed it below the frozen pipe. It thawed out in about an hour. This method is much safer, easier, cheaper than a using a torch which could cause house fires.

== If you have a car that is hard to start when it is cold or damp, place a 60 watt bulb under the engine to keep it drier and warmer. I used this trick for years when I was in college and was driving an old car.

== I put two 15 watt bulbs in our pump house at the beginning of winter to keep the pump from freezing. The second bulb is for insurance, in case the other one goes out. The pump has never frozen.

== A 15 watt bulb will keep a dark closet from getting moldy and musty. Place the bulb near floor if possible so the heat will rise. When I was a photographer, I used a 60 watt bulb at the bottom of a closet to slowly dry photographic negatives.


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