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Saturday Afternoon Projects in Texas December 11, 2010

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It’s supposed to get cold here later this evening.  Not like, in Ohi-yo, or the deep northeastern United States even, where it gets stupid cold.

But pretty cold for me.  So, to let me hang out on the deck when the norther comes through, I took Andy’s advice and got me one of these suckers.  It’s better than pulling the smoky fire pit under the eaves (cleaner).

Now if I can just figure out how to light it.

*grabs matches*

Wish me luck!

Does propane smell like anything?

Just curious.

UPDATE:  I didn’t burn my face off.

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1. xbradtc - December 11, 2010

So this guy goes skydiving for the first time, and as luck would have it, his parachute doesn’t open. He keeps pulling the ripcord and… nothing.

He looks down to his impending death, and to his surprise, sees a guy coming up just as fast as he’s descending.

He hollers to the guy, “Hey, do you know how to open a parachute?”

The fella hollers back, “No, do you know how to light a Coleman stove?”

2. BrewFan - December 11, 2010

WTF is that thing? Put a coat on ya jackwagon!

3. Dave in Texas - December 11, 2010

HAHAHAHA. Classic

4. kevl - December 11, 2010

Is that a Texas umbrella?

5. BrewFan - December 11, 2010

I thought my comment was funny, but a classic? I underestimate myself!

6. Cathy - December 11, 2010

I underestimate myself!

Another classic.

*can hear Dave saying “Hey, hold my beer.*

7. lauraw - December 11, 2010

Wow! You should use that to heat the pool!

/fails physics class

8. Pupster - December 11, 2010

Those things are pretty neat. A lot of bars here in OH HI OH have them on their smoking porches.

9. Michael - December 11, 2010

Those things are pretty neat.

Yes, they are.

Pretty much the only thing missing near Dave’s heating unit is Michael. Yes, you will notice that Michael is not in the picture because he did not get invited to enjoy the heated deck or the hot tub. Nope. Michael is not there.

10. Lipstick - December 11, 2010

Michael is not in the picture because he did not get invited to enjoy the heated deck or the hot tub. Nope. Michael is not there.

But you’ve got that cool bug sprayer.

11. Michael - December 11, 2010

But you’ve got that cool bug sprayer.

That’s true. Next time Dave is here, I’m going to turn on the Jackson Mosquito Control System while he is outside.

12. TattooedIntellectual - December 11, 2010

I loved those things at the outdoor cafes in NZ.

13. Michael - December 11, 2010

I loved those things at the outdoor cafes in NZ.

Why would they need to heat a cafe in North Zimbabwe?

14. Lipstick - December 11, 2010

I wonder what happens when bug spray meets lit cigarette?

We have one of those heaters too, they’re pretty nice.

15. lauraw - December 11, 2010

How far do they really radiate heat though? Do you have to be close to it? Or it is just for taking a slight little chill off a general area and not so much actual toasty ‘heating,’ if you unnerstan the difference.

I have a feeling this is a doodad for people in unserious climates.

16. Dave in Texas - December 11, 2010

Seven to ten feet at low setting, 30 degrees outside.

If the wind were blowing hard, damned near useless, yeah.

17. Lipstick - December 11, 2010

You pretty much have to be under it or pretty close to it, say 5 feet. It can put out a lot of heat, but a single unit is not something for large areas.

I have a feeling this is a doodad for people in unserious climates.

Yeah.

18. lauraw - December 11, 2010

Ah.
When it’s *almost* warm enough to enjoy being outdoors, that’s what that’s for.

That’s actually the best time to be out because no bugs, plus you know the season is almost over and you really appreciate being out there another night. We have weather like that but it is too brief.

19. Lipstick - December 11, 2010

Dave may want to sit outside when it’s 30, but not us. Mr. L thinks it’s good till 50.

*adjusts fuzzy slippers*

20. daveintexas - December 11, 2010

*adjusts myself outside while fiddling with the knob* If it were windy this thing wouldn’t mean shit.

21. MCPO Airdale - December 11, 2010

Friend of mine in Florida has one of those on his deck. Be like spitting in the ocean up here.

22. daveintexas - December 11, 2010

>> I wonder what happens when bug spray meets lit cigarette?

*whaps out flames with a beach towel.

ow.

23. Lipstick - December 11, 2010

*spark hits fuzzy slippers*

ow ow ow!

24. daveintexas - December 11, 2010

sorry.

25. Retired Geezer - December 11, 2010

Mrs. Geezer and I got in the spa last night. It was 104.
It’s nice unless the wind is blowin’ cause then you freeze, going back into the house.

Did I mention that I walk out through the snow and ice, Barefooted?

26. Lipstick - December 11, 2010

Did I mention that I walk out through the snow and ice, Barefooted?

ow ow ow! Why??

*sends fuzzy slippers*

PS, how is Spudder?

27. daveintexas - December 11, 2010

bow chicka bow bow

28. Stan in Sugar Land - December 12, 2010

Looks similar to my backyard (Houston area), been thinking about getting one, be interested in your comments in the future. Re Lipsticks comments -of limited heat value, “Ran” the Battan Death March Memorial Marathon last March, White Sands missile range, these were set up to keep folks warm before the run, I couldn’t get close enough!

29. Lipstick - December 12, 2010

Stan, White Sands is an amazing and beautiful place.

30. Andy - December 12, 2010

Excellent. I congratulate you on your carbon footprint expansion.

31. Hotspur - December 14, 2010

I have one of those on my screen porch at the cottage. Our dining room is too small for big gatherings so we use the screen porch for that. We have isinglass covers on the screens, and one Christmas we had the family dinner out there. It was about twenty degrees outside, and we got the room up to a respectable 65 degrees.


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