slippersock thermostat, originally uploaded by skippy haha.
the thermostat in this house does not have an ‘off’ switch – i can set it at the lowest – 50 degrees Fahrenheit- but if the system is on and the temperature drops below 50, it automatically comes on to heat the house up to 50.
i have myself contained to one room with a space heater, and don’t want to oil heat to kick on even if it’s below 50.
i bought a bunch of handwarmers for 50 cents and put one on top of the thermostat under the slipper sock so the thermostat stays warm and does not trigger the oil heat.
click the sock to see the handwarmer.
the only real danger is if the slipper sock falls off and gets eaten by this terrible dog.