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No heat in middle of deep freeze

Dominion responds to neighbors in need

January 8, 2014

While bundling up into a hefty winter coat was a given when venturing outside into frigid temperatures on Tuesday, some area residents were bundling up into blankets and coats inside their homes....

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luvthesouth

Jan-08-14 10:50 PM

RiverRat, you would be correct and i should have been more specific. upriver, to their credit, understood what i meant. Southern States stores offer decent dual fuel(nat gas/propane) wall heaters in either 20,000 or 30,000 btu ratings with blower. these units would prove to be quite handy in the event of the loss of primary natural gas-fired home heating units.

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upriver

Jan-08-14 9:36 PM

luvthesouth; I agree. We have a propane space heater that runs off 20 pound bottles. If all the utilities go out we can keep the house warm until they come back on.

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RiverRat

Jan-08-14 2:23 PM

gas wall-heater wouldn't have worked very well with there being no gas.

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luvthesouth

Jan-08-14 11:13 AM

it's probably a good idea to have another form of heat (electic oil-heater or gas wall-heater) for emergency use. it is a terrible thing to have to endure the bitter cold.

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