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propane 4 years 4 months ago #88903

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i just ordered some heating propane for my house and work shop, at 5.59 per gal. winter sucks big time. i went thru 450 gals in the last 5 weeks but that was at 2.39 a gal. frog

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #88904

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We heat the house with three heat pumps for a total of 9,000 BTUs and you're right, it ain't cheap and winter sucks. Fortunately, I can heat the shop with a wood stove. It got up to 86 in there on Saturday. We needed the heat to paint the Donzi.

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #88923

The price of propane is unbelievable! Luckily I have natural gas, which is cheap in comparison, plus 2 wood stoves. I couldn't imagine what you guys up north are dealing with...

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #88939

My friend in the UP Mich is paying 5.39 with a 100 gal. limit.
He has Eden Pure heaters. It seems electricity is cheaper?
he had a locked in price of 2.89. But that is void due to the shortage.
We have natural gas here in central Mich. Some areas around here are not so lucky.
PS: photo is in the UP on Lake Mich shoreline

Sorry for double post

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My friend in the UP Mich is paying 5.39 with a 100 gal. limit.
He has Eden Pure heaters. It seems electricity is cheaper?
he had a locked in price of 2.89. But that is void due to the shortage.
We have natural gas here in central Mich. Some areas around here are not so lucky.
PS: photo is in the UP on Lake Mich shoreline
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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #88941

I used to heat with it when it was cheap years ago. My furnace went and decided to get a new propane one. I swear it was not hooked up and the price started to skyrocket. I was landlocked where I could not get natural gas with less than a 3,000 foot line over someone else s property. I put in a wood pellet stove and I love it. Check into it. The heat is economical. It helps a lot.
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Right now, my shop is being heated by a 1956 Chris Craft utility. It was way beyond the point of economical restoration so since it had to be disposed of anyway, I decided to make it useful one more time.

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #88951

i heat my house in the poconos with a woodburner and also have one in jersey. ron
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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #88976

Most people here in SW New Mexico use Propane. I'm lucky, I have natural gas but seldom use it. The old woodburner warms the place pretty good and a winter's supply of decent firewood, 1 cord, runs about $200. I understand they're trucking LP all the way from here to the northeast to meet the demand, so I guess that would account for some of the increased cost.
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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89002

We just refilled the big propane tank at the shop. $3125.00 with tax. I will now be working with the thermostat turned way down. We have in floor heating at the shop so it is not too bad. The boss was keeping it warmer in there just to keep me comfortable. I told him to turn it down just to save some cash. He didn't know that the price had gone up so high. Skip.

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89016

How I heat my garage...

I was in the process of installing it here. It has double blowers and large fire box. It is an old heater that was originally in a coal fireplace, the tall shallow kind.
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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89027

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We have 'metered' propane service from our local utility, they fill the tank and bill us for just what we use. Two months ago was the first time we used it- And it cost us $350 to heat the house for a month... I turned the furnace off and bought electric heaters, and saved $120 a month, paying for the heaters in the first month. The furnace in this house has propane-only heat, rather than a heat pump, which would be a lot more efficient and cost effective here since our power is so cheap.

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89029

To ALL,

How much is kerosene where you are. = I used to run 2 KEROSUN stoves & nothing else in a house in Northern VA years ago.

yours, satx

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89102

Nautilus wrote:

Right now, my shop is being heated by a 1956 Chris Craft utility. It was way beyond the point of economical restoration so since it had to be disposed of anyway, I decided to make it useful one more time.


Jan is the only person I know who has it so good he can cut up a vintage Chris Craft just for firewood!!

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89111

I agree!

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89158

Nice looking place Ron.

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89223

thanks dave...wish i had it here in jersey. post and beam construction.

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89258

we have a fuel oil furnace,and we have had 2 deliveries of 150 gallon so far,at $3.59 a gallon,and have yet to service the furnace in 14 years,its unbelievable,but I do have a new nozzle and electrodes when it does need service ,I figure if it aint broke don't fix it.
knock on wood,lol
my brother in law is lucky, his father in law has a gas well on his property that pipes to my brother in law to heat his house for free.

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U-P Lake Michigan shore line, gotta be along M35. Beautiful area. I get up to Marquette twice a month from Grn Bay.

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89512

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Dodged this bullet. Just got my bill from the farm in MN. My brother-in-law had the tank refilled on 1/9. I've been waiting for the bill ever since, dreading what might be. It came today at $2.00. :)

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Shelby, Good move. I'm metered natural and guess what....all of a sudden there is a shortage. Go figure. Lucky the utility company cannot just raise prices on a whim. We have a utility board that must approve every rate hike and it has to go through lots of red tape.

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Re:propane 4 years 4 months ago #89730

The trick with propane is to buy the tank instead of lease it. I bought a 350 gallon tank for around $1200. That dropped the price from $4.60 per gallon to $1.89 per gallon. Figure my return on investment is under 2 fill ups.

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