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Old 11-22-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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Is using Propane on contract much more expensive? Also the house I'm looking into does have a basement
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I have an electric range up north and a gas range on LI. While I prefer gas over electric, the new electric range is much better than the electric my mom had years ago.

As others have suggested, you could get propane, have it run into the house and but a propane gas range. If you're a hardcore baker and cook, it might be worthwhile. Otherwise I would suggest becoming familiar with the electric stove for the time being as opposed to adding an additional expense.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Is using Propane on contract much more expensive? Also the house I'm looking into does have a basement
Hmm I am not sure what my mother in law pays for propane.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Is using Propane on contract much more expensive? Also the house I'm looking into does have a basement
I believe town code is strict on this, and I've heard Hempstead is a PITA to work with. I think you need a concrete slab somewhere near your kitchen for the tank to sit on, and have a licensed plumber run it to your kitchen.

I agree with others here. I wasn't a big fan of it and neither was my wife, but if you spend a few bucks on a good electric stove, you will adjust just fine. I just cant grasp the concept of cooking London Broil or other such dishes without fire, so I have the grill in the back yard ready to go year round.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I believe town code is strict on this, and I've heard Hempstead is a PITA to work with. I think you need a concrete slab somewhere near your kitchen for the tank to sit on, and have a licensed plumber run it to your kitchen.

I agree with others here. I wasn't a big fan of it and neither was my wife, but if you spend a few bucks on a good electric stove, you will adjust just fine. I just cant grasp the concept of cooking London Broil or other such dishes without fire, so I have the grill in the back yard ready to go year round.

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Old 11-22-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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I definitely preferred Gas Heat, and the LIPA Budget Plan. Gas stoves? Nope. I like cooking on an electric stove. Now, the basement is another matter. My daughter lives in Levittown and HATES not having a basement. I'm in Florida (until I can move) and I LOVE BASEMENTS. We both miss that.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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I believe town code is strict on this, and I've heard Hempstead is a PITA to work with. I think you need a concrete slab somewhere near your kitchen for the tank to sit on, and have a licensed plumber run it to your kitchen.

I agree with others here. I wasn't a big fan of it and neither was my wife, but if you spend a few bucks on a good electric stove, you will adjust just fine. I just cant grasp the concept of cooking London Broil or other such dishes without fire, so I have the grill in the back yard ready to go year round.
This would be one of those things, I wouldnt even report, or get a permit. IMO its temporary, mo more permanent than a gas grill with a tank. If it comes time to move and you have to, remove it and put an electric stove in. I'd pour a small slab for stability, but thats it.
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