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    Like mountains cold here. Brrrr.

    And just when the hot water bottles cool down too

    You're right, an enclosed heater is different to having a bar heater running or such like.
    You couldn't put in ducted heating or reverse cycle air con or something ? I guess too $$

    If he has his head and his feet covered, the cold should bother him a little less, especially on those freezing nights.

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    It's already got forced air - central air. It's just really, really drafty. Eventually, we have to get the porch rebuilt (it's decaying) and when we do, I told dh I want to get that room reinsulated because they obviously didn't do it right the first time around. But, yeah $$. $$ we just spent on an insane trip to Africa instead, so BalletBoy will have to suck it up in the cold for a couple more years at least.
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    Sounds weird, and you probably need no more heating suggestions, but can you sort of insulate the porch room from the inside ?
    Put up heavy blanket or insulated curtain over window and also hang a lot of quilts, wall hangings, blankets on the walls ?

    At least he will warm up in Africa

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    Yes, but just for a month!

    I put down rugs in that room everywhere and we replaced the windows already. If I was hardcore, I guess I would hang it all with blankets. My mother used to do that when I was a kid. This is going to sound totally Little House, but we lived in a cabin heated by a single wood stove. I remember one frigid Christmas when the presents and the tree were in the unheated part of the house and my mother sent me in there to get them one by one and I had to get under the wall of hanging blankets to get there.
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    Could you put the heater on a timer, like you do for lamps? Something like on at 1am off by 6am since I think you said that around 3am was the coldest. That way there is no remembering to turn on and off and it is on the least amount of time.
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    OMG farrar we need to hear more about that story! where did you live in a cabin?
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    Hehe. When I was three, my parents ditched our citified Atlanta life to go live in the middle of freaking nowhere in a little summer cabin on a lake in north Georgia off a dirt road off a dirt highway. We were more than half an hour away from the nearest grocery store. We had a few acres and an old barn as well as docks onto the lake and, for awhile, a little boat with an outboard motor. In the summer, my mother grew pretty much all our food and my dad would catch fish and we'd eat that all summer too. And because the schools were so bad and racist, my mother carted me nearly an hour away to a weird liberal private school. It was a lovely way to grow up... a way that I've obviously done a total 360 on with my own kids here in the city. Oh well. But I have a black thumb. I'd be a rotten homesteader.

    And that cabin, which is still there, is no longer in the middle of nowhere. GA400 now comes north from Atlanta and it's an exurb now. There are several homes on the land we once owned, everything is paved and on the spot where we used to have to rely on a small gas station/convenience store/bait shop there's a huge strip mall with a Wal-Mart Super Center, an Ingles and about a million other things.

    I'll bet the cabin has better heat now that it's in an exurb instead of the middle of nowhere.
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    I didn't read all the posts but I would go with a spaceheater. I never liked electric blankets. We have an oil (I think) space heater in our master BR (the coldest room in the house) and it's very safe, doesn't make a lot of noise and warms up the whole room nicely.
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    thanks - cool story!
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    It was no commune though...
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