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    Smile Howz the heating system in dorms?

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    Hi,
    People who are living/lived in dorms could tell me that how is the heating system in your rooms? Is it centeral heating system or individual rooms? Thanks.

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    Just go to "Obi" or "Castorama" which are Polish versions of home depot. Get an electric heater since you don't have to pay electricity bills. If you get cold at night get a nice warm duvet from a place like Tesco. what else can I say I personally wouldn't rely on the dorms. It wouldn't surprise me if they get cheap and save a bit of change by turning on the heat a week or two after it gets cold.
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    They probably define 'gotten cold' a bit differently than we would...

    I assume by 'heating thingy' you mean a radiator under the window, corkscrew metal thing with hot water running through it... 'kaloryfery' in PL?
    No way to inc/dec the temp if that's the case... though I figured as much. They're probably not as effective at getting the whole room warm as circulating hot air either, huh? Or is that just me being so used to air conditioning (hot $ cold) that it naturally seems better...
    The personal electric heater sounds like a good idea, either way. Any chance you know how much a decent one runs over there, Eternal?

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    Also, what size are beds in the dorms? Is twin size U.S same as twin size over there? Thanks.

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    I know there's no 'twin','full', 'king', etc classification... they go by XXXcm x XXXcm in all their bedding/ mattress sizing. Their standardized sizes (sheets/matresses/etc) don't quite correlate to ours, if I remember right, so our fitted sheets might not work quite right (not sure if the whole fitted sheet thing has taken off in EU or PL, or how different their 'twin' is from our sizing).
    Can't imagine them stuffing anything bigger than the Polish version of 'twin' into dorm rooms though... major waste of space on the (extremely) off chance they do.

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    I haven't lived in Poland since 2004 and since then I only visit in the summer so I've never had to go shopping for an elctric heater. My guess would be 50-150 zloty for a basic model going to all the way up to 500 for a really fancy top of the line model with alot of heating capacity. A small cheap model routinely keeps me warm with an outdoor temperatre of -20 Celsius so don't worry about anything fancy.

    oh and by electric heaer I mean something that blows hot air out. don't get something that radiates heat. Air is a very good insulator and with all the heat exchange taking place heat radiators are inefficient. Especially "kaloryfery" use gas to heat up water, use water to heat up metal, use metal to heat up air. I've only taken basic physics but you probably lose 95% of the original energy from gas combusting in all the transfers.
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    storage space; score!
    We had drawers under the beds in my UG dorms... though only under half of it. The beds were really high up, too, which took a little getting used to. Still, I think the hinge thing is more space effective, though it does probably make it less accessible than drawers.
    Has anyone tried getting a US fitted sheet on one of these? is it totally wrong or just a little off (I hate flat sheets... they never stay put >_< )

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