What did you have for heat growing up?
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  1. #1
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    The trailer we lived in till I was 5 was LP gas.

    After we moved to town, house It had oil.. I used to have dreams at night this monster would eat me! my bedroom was in the basement. so would hear it rumble at night.

    My parents put in a major addtion onto the house, the oil monster left, and first year, we didn't have any heat.. just the fireplace.. We could see our breath in the basement at times. Luckly no pipes broke.

    Williamson came in, but we did not have enough money to hook up the last 4' duct on the supply, so heat just worked it's way up for 4 years, and return was hooked up when the a/c was hooked up..

    We did have a wood furnace hooked up, and used that about 90% of the time.

    Willie was retired about 5 years ago due it was way undersized for the house, and they put in a new Trane and stop burning wood.. They did keep the wood furnace for just in case.

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    Hmm mayguy

    The only heat we had was Mom turning on the oven while she was making us breakfast. I guess Dad was already gone for work! Three sisters and me. It sure was a cold seat on the potty!

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    We were really poor. My father would draw a picture of a big warm fire on the wall and my mother would say it was too hot. When we had a bad year, he would draw our Christmas gifts on the wall next to the fireplace. It was so cozy looking at Christmas time.

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    Smile funny james

    But for real I grew up in the ghetto. Check it out. Victoria Texas had two military bases, One Foster field, and the other Aloe field. Back in 1961. I lived in the old privates quarters. The aftermath of Carla caused us as a family to move. No big deal! I was just a little boy. You guys didn't owe me anything.

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    When we lived in an all electric development in Mechanicsburg, Pa. my dad hated the high electric bills, he installed an oil fired forced air furnace and had a mason build a chimney up the side of the house.

    As I remember, the developer had a major conniption over my dad doing that but the oil furnace stayed. His new development was no longer "All Electric"

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    Woodstove ,lots of cold mornings in south central pennsylvania .
    is this really happening or not

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    we had a kerosene heater in the hall way until I was 10ish then we switched to a wood burning stove. OF course in Florida its not like we had to chip the frost off the door to get out.

    The first trailer me and wifee poo lived in when we got married ...up in North Carolina had the Gas heater that I swear sounded like the Space Shuttle taking off....but never put out much heat..but it sounded wicked.
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    Had a natural gas space heater...don't remember the btu's or any of the good stuff, just remember I slept in the dining room where it was located. Eventually Dad put in a forced air furnace, Janitrol as I recall...no a/c of course.

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    we had a furnace that burnt sawdust....truck would deliver it and you would shovel it through a access to the basement

    [Edited by dec on 09-09-2005 at 08:20 AM]

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    Untill I was old enough to give a rats ass the house got heated by magic I guess. Then when I was older and we lived in a crappy old apartment building I found out that those hot metal things that I melted crayons on in the winter were the steam heat registers.

    In the country we used a wood burner in the middle of the house. That's where the beans and tators and **** got cooked in the winter months.

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    We had a old coal furnace that dad used stoke every day.
    I remember the trucks dumping coal down the chute into the basement.

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    What in hell does "Three Dog Night" mean?

    Lose sleep no more. Three Dog Night is an Australian term from olden days, referring to cold nights in the outback which required the warming presence of a canine companion. A particularly merciless evening would require no less than a trio of heat-radiating, four-footed friends. Hence, a three-dog night.

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    In Colorado, we had a Chrysler Air-temp. I first knew that because that is what the stat said. It was a modern natural gas furnace. After 30 years of service, it got replaced in 2002 with a Trane variable speed 80% and a Totaline Star thermostat.
    Read, read, read!

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