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Taking the chill off the basement in milder weather

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by firecracker_77, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I really love my Woodstock. Fired her up tonight when spending time down here watching a movie. A wonderful little space heater and on natural gas, doesn't add much to my heating cost. This is vented outside, which to me is still preferable for those willing to spend a few bucks extra on installation. If you plan on staying in your home for awhile, the extra cost is well worth the lack of moisture and peace of mind of not having unwanted by-products in your space.

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  2. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Non vented heaters aren't even legal in many locales. I can't see how they would be safe!
  3. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    They are sold, so there is demand somewhere.
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    The demand is from those who want a cheap heat source, & are willing to deal with (or ignorant of) the downside of room-vented appliances.
  5. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    What I like about the venting is that I can leave the appliance on and not worry about any moisture or gas issues.
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  6. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Not legal in MN. One reason is buildings here a being built so tight. I visit KY often and most older homes are not at all airtight. They still sell alot of kerosene heaters. No thanks. I have a Jotul ventfree in-on a screened deck. Great for those first morning coffees in fall and spring.
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I'm not against anyone doing something they like. Just wouldn't work for me.

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