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Old 06-26-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Doin' the switch now, hopefully all hooked up by September. $201.00 for the conversion.

Anybody out there still dealing with propane? My condolences.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Why, thank you. We'll never have that option here!
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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We have friends near Fairplay who paid more for LP per month than their mortgage payment last winter! Given their remote location, that and wood are their only options. They invested in a nice Vermont Castings wood stove this spring and slashed their LP usage in doing so.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I'm thinking about sueing my LP company. I'd rather see the lawyers get the money at this point.

I lived 5.5 miles up Upper Bear Creek road in Evergreen and had natural gas way up there. You sure there's no hope?

There may be pros and cons to pellet stoves, but I saw one save a marriage up in Conifer. Instead of chopping wood every night (don't sound like a bad plan to me, but) they dumped in a 3.00 bag of pellets every 24 hours. Who wants a 90.00/month heat bill at an elevation of about 8700 ft. near Maxwell Falls/Black Mnt Road? Unfortunately, those pellets have probably increased in price since then.

It's so nice to think about the heat bill when it's 98° outside now.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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He loves chopping wood, too, and considers it part of his exercise regimen.
In NE they use corn stoves. Same idea-the shelled cobs are crushed and fed to the fire by an auger.
I have a pellet smoker grill and love it. I'll never use a gas grill again.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Never! Never? Never is a mighty strong word my friend.


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Old 06-27-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I'm telling ya... we only live 5 miles from the town of Nederland and we are totally ignored - which in many ways is fine with me. I sincerely doubt we will get it, although over on Magnolia I think they have natural gas lines. I can se the ridge from my house just across the canyon. Go figure. Qwest refuses to consider putting DSL here. They even charge us an additional fee for our telephones. Delivery charges from every store in the metro area are at the very least doubled. They act like we live in Alaska or something. So, okay - never say never. But probably not in my lifetime living here.
BTW the food looks delicious - what time is dinner?
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Go to Sams or your favorite butcher shop, get the tenderloin roast and have the butcher cut off most of the excess, cut em into about 1.5" to 2" and wrap them in bacon...and I'll grill em.

About 7 minutes a side for me. If you want them cremated that's a shame.

Ah, I forgot to ask them to switch my grill over! I've got the old weber and charcoal if I'm not in a hurry.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Hey McGowdog...who's your cardiologist??
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I don't need nor have one. I'm healthy. I eat red meat. I need something with some nutrition. I work hard and need energy. I don't need no stinking cardiologist!

Here's my hands after cutting the dead sod out of my lawn;

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I used gloves, but heck. I worked harder than a mule that day. And I ate American Fed Beef!

Here's what my hands looked just 3 days later;

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...0626081037.jpg (broken link)
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...0626081036.jpg (broken link)

Part of the reason my darned lawn died in the first place was because of sprinkler troubles last year. I've always had sprinkler problems; and here's why;









Whew! Think I'm gonna kick back and have a bloody steak.

Gonna use my Propane Grill too.

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