Fri, May 6, 2005, 12:40pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@CS.ver.aol.com (Searcher1) says:
If your fireplace dosen't put out <>
I got an e-mail on this, which is the only reason I'm responding at
all. I hadn't intended on tracking this.
You guys are missing the point. My point. I thing fireplaces are
great. Not as efficient as a woodburning stove tho. BUT, I'm not
interested in anything that require that much work input, with so little
return. Well, maybe dating.
I have a fireplace. The ex wanted one. She did NOT want a
woodburning stove. So. And, it looks good. Big, massive, stands out
from the wall, has a blower, actully works quite well - for a fireplace.
By not using it, I no longer have to split wood, stack wood, bring
wood in, feet the fire, clean the chimney, clean the ashes out, etc.,
etc. I have a glass screen and all so there's not some gapping hole
there. If I don't do the candle thing, I've thought of getting one of
the phoney electric fire thngies, maybe with a heter, maybe not. Then
get all the benefit of a fireplace (fire, romantic aura) without the
If I need 'mergency heat, the fireplace will be the last choice.
i've got a neato little propane heater i got for my shop, that works
like a champ. Or, I've got a kerosene heater that works quite well, and
spare kerosene for it.
So, no matter what any of you guys say, the only way I'll accept a
fireplace as a viable source of heat for me, is with someone else doing
all the work and fuel supplying.
A highbrow is a person educated beyond his intelligence.
- Brander Matthews