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Old 04-09-2007, 08:23 PM
 
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Does anyone know why all the stoves seem to be electric? I love to cook, and I prefer gas to electric, but all the homes (in my range, I suppose) are electric...Please explain to a "soon to be transplant" !
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:17 AM
 
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Mostly electric in the south. Why? Well, most home builders are men, and most people that cook are women. When women become home builders, then I guess we will get gas stoves.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:19 AM
 
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Natural gas is a rarity in this part of the world. It's usually only found in older historic neighborhoods. Propane is widely used but mainly for gaslog fireplaces. Propane appliances are available at Lowe's / Home Depot. If building a new home I'd insist on it. Don't let your builder try to talk you into a heat pump either, it's too cold here for one to work well or efficently.
BTW most Southerners can't cook anyway. They like to just boil and fry the hell out of food, flavor it with salt, pepper, Kitchen Bouqet and fat back and call it good.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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Natural gas is a rarity in this part of the world. It's usually only found in older historic neighborhoods. Propane is widely used but mainly for gaslog fireplaces. Propane appliances are available at Lowe's / Home Depot. If building a new home I'd insist on it. Don't let your builder try to talk you into a heat pump either, it's too cold here for one to work well or efficently.
BTW most Southerners can't cook anyway. They like to just boil and fry the hell out of food, flavor it with salt, pepper, Kitchen Bouqet and fat back and call it good.
To Know It All Yankee: Sorry you are wrong. Natural gas is all over the place in SC, NC and GA.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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To Know It All Yankee: Sorry you are wrong. Natural gas is all over the place in SC, NC and GA.
According to the county of Spartanburg, natural gas is available in urban and industral areas of the county.
http://www.co.spartanburg.sc.us/govt...mpplan/TOC.htm

You are right, Ga does have its act together, I was impressed that they had it all they way out into Forsyth county when I lived there in the 90's however that is not so in the Upstate.

The point that I am making is that as compared to the Northeast, natural gas nor cooking skills are ubiquitous here.
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