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Should I use electric space heaters or propane?

  1. #1
    Fonaplats Dallas [daylong jump-start that nome]
    I dont like the idea of dragging a propane tank around all the time but I guess I would get 2 so at least I would never just run out and be fucked.
    Still I dont wanna lug propane tanks around but I will if it makes things cheaper.
    Which works best and what is cheaper?
  2. #2
    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    Propane and keep the windows closed shut so the heat doesnt escape. Works best in small unventilated rooms.
  3. #3
    Cly African Astronaut [foredate your moneyless friar's-cowl]
    You're gonna have to refill every week plus some with two tanks.
  4. #4
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    tear up the floorboards and burn them then call your landlord and say 'something's wrong with the floor'


    like an aboriginal
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  5. #5
    charcoals are better.
  6. #6
    mmQ victim of incest
    If you light a bunch of candles then set up a few industrial fans to blow the candle heat around you should be set.
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  7. #7
    Ghost Black Hole
    i bet shells insides are nice and warm
  8. #8
    POLECAT POLECAT is a motherfucking ferret [my presentably immunised ammonification]
    oil space heaters cost less monthly and hold heat longer when they cycle off
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  9. #9
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Electric heaters are the most expensive on electricity.
  10. #10
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Naturally Camouflaged [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Obviously you need to invest in dem thar high efficiency electric heaters.
  11. #11
    Moving would be cheaper
  12. #12
    Solstice African Astronaut
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  13. #13
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Naturally Camouflaged [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    OP: Propane is slightly cheaper, sure, but propane tanks are an absolute nightmare to lug around. They are awkward, they are very heavy (especially when full), they are expensive, and they need replacing way too often. You will find that the shops all suck and probably have the canisters locked up most of the time. Even if you get 2 (which is the norm) it's just awful. And you have the carbon monoxide/exhaust gas fun time to consider.
  14. #14
    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country OP: Propane is slightly cheaper, sure, but propane tanks are an absolute nightmare to lug around. They are awkward, they are very heavy (especially when full), they are expensive, and they need replacing way too often. You will find that the shops all suck and probably have the canisters locked up most of the time. Even if you get 2 (which is the norm) it's just awful. And you have the carbon monoxide/exhaust gas fun time to consider.

    It's very easy to steal propane though. There is often no camera and the lock is many times rudimentary. Rob one outdoor cabinet and you could be warm for the winter.
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Naturally Camouflaged [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by MexicanMasterRace It's very easy to steal propane though. There is often no camera and the lock is many times rudimentary. Rob one outdoor cabinet and you could be warm for the winter.

    True, but I'm not going to recommend that to OP. Gas stations all have CCTV.

    But if you can pick locks you can open those little padlocks up, lock them again, and get away with a fortune.
  16. #16
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    The best are those old water heaters.
  17. #17
    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country True, but I'm not going to recommend that to OP. Gas stations all have CCTV.

    But if you can pick locks you can open those little padlocks up, lock them again, and get away with a fortune.

    You can get propane everywhere here. Most grocery stores have a cage outside with them. You go buy it at the counter and an employee comes out with a shitty master lock key to exchange your empty canister for a full one. I can think of several without cameras. They don't usually put cameras outside for liability reasons. It's out of their rental space, and thus not their problem.
  18. #18
    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Originally posted by Fonaplats I dont like the idea of dragging a propane tank around all the time but I guess I would get 2 so at least I would never just run out and be fucked.
    Still I dont wanna lug propane tanks around but I will if it makes things cheaper.
    Which works best and what is cheaper?

    Yeah, spend $50 on propane daily for a month instead of paying for the electricity. Genius.
  19. #19
    cigreting Tuskegee Airman
    its most efficent with the propane, best to take a nap while the room is heating too
  20. #20
    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    You guys should probably stop before he ends up killing himself.
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