bathroom, china, toilet, toilet paper

[Handy Geng] lives in Baoding, China, where average winter temperatures can get as low as −7.7°C (18.1°F). Rather than simply freezing in the cold when using the bathroom, he decided he could do better. Thus came about his rather unique toilet paper heating system.

The build uses a gas burner heating up a wok. Toilet paper is fed into the wok body via motorized rollers salvaged from what appears to be an old counterfeit money detector. The wok is then shaken by a second motor in order to more evenly heat the toilet paper within. The burner can then be turned off, and the lid of the wok opened in order to gain access to the toasty toilet paper.

The system heats the toilet paper to a scorching 75°C (167°F); a little too warm to comfortably touch, but thankfully toilet paper doesn’t have a lot of thermal mass so cools off relatively quickly. It’s also thankfully well below the auto-ignition temperature of paper of 451°F.

It’s a noisy, clanging machine that nonetheless provides the same warmth and comfort that you’re probably more familiar with from the office photocopier. It’s not [Handy Geng]’s first bathroom hack, either. Video after the break.

Thanks to [Adam Quantrill] for the tip!

TECH NEWS RELATED

Apple’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro could feature 120Hz displays

Despite being months away from release, rumours surrounding Apple's next iPhone are already appearing

View more: Apple’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro could feature 120Hz displays

WhatsApp to reportedly introduce new drawing tools in a future update

WhatsApp has changed a lot since Meta had taken over the ownership of the instant chat messenger, and the company is continuing its efforts to add more useful features to improve the overall experience. An improved drawing experience is one of the features that the company is currently working on, ...

View more: WhatsApp to reportedly introduce new drawing tools in a future update

12 Best Ways To Fix Couldn’t Refresh Feed On Instagram

Being one of the most prominent social media platforms, Instagram provides its users with a variety of intriguing features. Although it is often reliable, the software isn’t without flaws. “Instagram couldn’t refresh feed” is one of the troubles you could encounter. It’s not a big problem if you get ...

View more: 12 Best Ways To Fix Couldn’t Refresh Feed On Instagram

5 Solutions To Fix Amazon Account On Hold

If you have an Amazon account and receive a “your amazon account is temporarily on hold” email, you have come to the right place. Our easy guide on “how to fix my amazon account on hold” will help you access your Amazon account in the least frustrating and convenient ...

View more: 5 Solutions To Fix Amazon Account On Hold

Can iPhones Get Viruses: How To Check And Remove Viruses

You might not have heard many cases of iPhones getting infected by viruses or malware, but they do happen. Usually, there are a couple of reasons why it happens but it’s not your direct fault. Malware hackers are getting smarter by the day and they keep looking for new ...

View more: Can iPhones Get Viruses: How To Check And Remove Viruses

Crypto Influencers Face $300K Fines in Spain's Advertising Crackdown

Spain is the latest to take a hardline on crypto advertising campaigns, including tough fines for influencers who fail to comply.

View more: Crypto Influencers Face $300K Fines in Spain's Advertising Crackdown

Awaken Chaos Era Codes (January 2022) – Free Diamonds, Gold, & More!

We've got all of the new and working codes for Awaken: Chaos Era that will get you a variety of free items for the game!

View more: Awaken Chaos Era Codes (January 2022) – Free Diamonds, Gold, & More!

Is Shiny Spheal in Pokémon GO?

When it comes to cute Pokémon, you’d be hard-pressed to find something with more baseline cuteness than Spheal. I mean, look at this thing; it’s a little seal shaped like a ball with cute eyes, little nub ears, and a big honkin’ mouth. If I had a Spheal, I ...

View more: Is Shiny Spheal in Pokémon GO?

How to Get a Magnetic Lure in Pokémon GO

Is Shiny Plusle in Pokémon GO?

How to Install Google Assistant on your Windows 11 PC or Laptop

How to Use Italics in Skype: Easy Guide for Windows and Mac

Apple CarKey feature may finally expand beyond BMW vehicles

Microsoft Teams will get Mirror my video feature this month

What is Orange Incense in Pokémon GO?

GTA 3 Definitive Edition: All Songs, Soundtracks, and Music

10 Best IEM under 500 – High Quality IEMs in 2022

The Classic File Manager has been re-released for Windows 11

Rainbow Six Extraction Countdown – Release Time & Date

TD joins DIY investing craze with launch of new mobile stock trading app TD Easy Trade

OTHER TECH NEWS

;