Propane update : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Yesterday I posted a message under "Want Propane? Better Hurry". After living with my propane appliances for 24 hours, 6 showers, 1 dinner, and countless loads of's my findings.

The Aquastar tankless water heater works great! I really can't tell the difference and and it doesn't use electicity. When you turn on the faucet, the water runs through coils and is heated with propane. I'll never run out of hot water and it has a 10 year warranty. Yahoo!!! The only drawback is that you can't run the dishwasher and shower at the same time.

The range I bought is totally gas too and very basic. I love cooking with gas cause it gets hot instantly. The only drawback is that it doesn't have a BROIL setting. That's a SERIOUS bummer to me.

My propane was 92 cents a gallon but keep in mind that our gasoline here is 99 cents a gallon. We on the west coast don't ever get cheap gas prices compared to the rest of the country. Thanks for your ideas on how to hide the big propane tank. I think a good fence is my best option.

Kimbo WA

-- Kimbo WA (, March 03, 1999



You might want to consider adding one or two propane lights. Yoy can have them installed at spots in you house so that they will cover most everything without having to overdo the count. And they don't use all that much fuel. If you're already piped into the house, adding the small limes to feed the lights is not to big of a chore.

-- Greybear

- Got Fire Extinguishers?

-- Greybear (, March 03, 1999.

Hey Greybear, thanks for the suggestion. I never thought of propane lighting but I know from my camper it's a wonderful soft light!

-- Kimbo WA (, March 03, 1999.

If memory serves those on demand water heaters can also be used for space heating. Rig up a DC pump to circulate through radiators and voila. Check with your Aqua Star dealer - my biggest reservation with it was when I checked them out about 5 yrs ago they didn't have external air for combustion and if furnace, dryer, and that kicked in I was concerned about backdrafts.


-- john hebert (, March 03, 1999.

Are you SURE there isn't a little door or drawer under the oven door??

I lived with a gas stove for about a month before I found the broiler. and yeah, some weeks I DO resemble one of the less sharp knives in the drawer.


-- Chuck a night driver (, March 03, 1999.

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