Have you ever seen one of them thar (<–southernism) bathroom furnace’s that are inserted into the wall? If you’re as old as I am, then you have. If you’re not, I Google’d it for you (You’re welcome!):
I used to live in an old house. One that was older than me. The house was built in the 1920’s. I was built in the 1970’s-ish. Okay, 1970.
Anyway, they weren’t the most convenient things to turn on. It’s not like it had a switch that said ON and OFF and heat magically appeared. Nope, you had to use a match on these suckers.
But be careful!
In order to light the furnace, you have to turn the knob to release a small amount of gas — enough gas to use a match to light it. Use too much gas and P-O-O-F! That’s right. It’s loud enough and hot enough to make you poop your pants, which is what happened to me, right after I charred my eyebrows clean off my forehead because my face got too close. Thank goodness I was about to take a shower. Do you know what people look like without eyebrows? Believe it or not, those furry caterpillars resting above your eyes make a huge difference. Enough said.
There should be a warning label, informing idiots that crap like this should not be tried at home, but then that defeats the purpose of having one of these bastards installed in your bathroom.