On Sun, 22 Dec 2013 01:11:54 -0600, The Daring Dufas
When I lived in NY, several of my coworkers were *installing* coal
furnaces. Oil was going "sky high" ($1/gal) and they were looking for
a cheap heat. NO THANKS! What a mess.
In VT, several had outdoor wood boilers. They were out in the boonies
(Vermont *is* the boonies, so the boonies is *really* rural) because
neighbors would have lynched them otherwise. ;-)
I heard of a couple country boys, living off grid.
Finally figured out hot water. Cut the bottom off
a gas WH, and set it up on blocks outside. Kindle
a fire under it, to heat the water. Pipes and hoses
to bring the hot water indoors. Showers on, now!
On Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:40:03 -0500, Stormin Mormon
I don't know. There's all that insulation to heat the water through.
Seems to me it's better to take the cooling water from the still,
after it's been warmed by the hot alcohol vapor, and use that to wash
with, if you actually have to wash.
Much as I hate to admit it, Baltimore is probably not the NE.
I had a gas stove in my apartment in Brooklyn, but here I have no gas
at all. It's avaible 150 yards from here, but the builder didn't pay
to run the pipe to this n'hood. Even though it was the same builder!
At least I don't have to worry about a gas explosion from the n'bors
Those octopus furnae used to terrify me. Could not stand the sight of
one. Just some primal fear.
I got to help take out one, when I was adult. It had about 500 pounds of
sand on top, for thermal mass. We scooped it off with a shovel, and took
out to the back yard in bags and buckets. The new furnace saved a lot of
Think of the old simple cars people are trashing. An EMP will make all
the vehicles with engine control computers, even modern diesels, useless
so the only thing that will run will be things like that old 57 Ford
pickup under all that junk in the barn. Simple is good in some hopeless
I thought I wrote that I was dropped from hospice care in October. My
nurse told me I wasn't dying fast enough, in fact I wasn't declining at
all but improving. I was sent home from the hospital to die but I'm too
damned ornery. I even shipped back the 32 thousand dollar external
defibrillator unit that I had been wearing. I still take a handful of
pills twice a day. I can't take NSAIDS because of kidney problems so I
must put up with painful swollen joints, chronic pain is a real drag. I
do appreciate the good thoughts though. Now I'm worried about Sandy
because she has a skin problem. o_O
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