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2008-09-27 12:00:51

Dear Jim: I want to use solar energy to cook some foods, such as steaming rice and vegetables, because my kitchen gets very hot. Is this feasible? Can I buy a solar cooker, or do I have to try to build one myself? -- Jill S. Dear Jill: Solar food cooking certainly is feasible. In fact, much of the world uses solar cooking to prepare most of their foods. On a clear day, the heat from the sun can easily create enough cooking energy to steam vegetables and rice, and even bake cakes and...

2008-09-03 03:00:16

By Anonymous Holding Furnace The electric immersion heated aluminum holding furnace is Lindberg/MPH's new energy efficient nonferrous furnace. It reduces the temperature of the steel shell to 3OF (16C) over ambient with 1,200F (649C) metal. The design combines components from the Lindberg Holimesy board linings with immersion heating elements mounted through the side wall. This arrangement allows more efficient direct heat transfer to the metal while still allowing access through the top...

2008-09-02 15:00:26

By Jobetta Hedelman Like several fashion trends of the 1970s, the wood stove is in vogue again after decades of being passed over for more convenient heating methods. Stores in Yakima and throughout the nation have seen a spike in wood stove sales. Nationwide, sales were up 58 percent in the first quarter of 2008 compared with the same period a year ago, according to the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association. That increase will likely widen in the second quarter as many have already...

2008-08-28 00:00:22

By Daveen Rae Kurutz More than six months after a controversial housing plan landed Ross officials in court and angered a fearful neighborhood, the wounds are healing as work on Hearth at Benet Woods begins. Construction is expected to begin this week on 11 duplexes along Rodenbaugh Avenue near the Pittsburgh border. The $1.2 million project will be available in the spring to renters making between $24,800 and $37,200. While residents rallied against the development -- citing reasons...

2008-08-19 00:00:28

By Brian C Rittmeyer Although air conditioners are running, surging prices for natural gas and heating oil have many homeowners thinking about how to stay warm this winter without going broke. Demand for wood burning appliances has reached unprecedented levels during what normally is the slowest time of the year for the industry. That would be good news to retailers such as Jim Hubenthal, owner of All Seasons Fireplace in Brentwood, except for one problem: He can't sell what he can't get....

2008-08-15 00:00:29

Bricmont Inc. of Canonsburg said Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. awarded it an $11.5 million contract to supply a dual line tunnel roller hearth furnace to heat slabs at its steel mill in Nanjing, China. Bricmont said it will supply engineering services, materials, procurement and field services for the furnaces, which are scheduled to be completed in October 2010. Originally published by staff and wire reports. (c) 2008 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by...

2008-08-08 00:00:00

By JUSTIN D. ANDERSON After a winter where some West Virginians actually saw declines in their natural gas bills, the major natural gas providers to state consumers are asking for rate increases because of the escalating cost of the commodity. Byron Harris, the state Consumer Advocate, said the seven largest natural gas companies doing business here could be charging customers up to 46 percent more this winter than last. Harris said his office is asking the state Public Service...

2008-08-04 00:00:03

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot.Grace Bergere, a young rock drummer, was recovering at a New York hospital on Saturday with an injured hip. A 2-foot-deep pile of ash and dust probably saved Grace's life by cushioning her fall when she...

2008-08-03 12:00:04

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's Manhattan rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot. Grace Bergere, a young rock drummer, was recovering at a hospital on Saturday with an injured hip. A 2-foot-deep pile of ash and dust probably saved her life by cushioning her fall when she crashed into a basement...

2008-08-03 00:00:12

By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 2--Burning restrictions are in place in much of Eastern Washington because of increased fire danger, officials say. The Forest Service has banned all campfires in the Naches Ranger District outside of wilderness areas, citing increased fire hazard. The ban, which took effect Friday, means building, maintaining or using a fire, campfire or briquette fire are prohibited. Pressurized liquid gas stoves are allowed. Campfires are permitted in the...


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2010-09-24 16:20:41

A gas stove is a cooking device which uses natural gas, propane, butane, Liquefied petroleum gas or other flammable gas as a fuel source. Since the gas pipe network was slow to develop, the success of the gas stove on a commercial level took some time to happen. Gas stoves were invented as early as the 1820's as isolated experiments but it was not until the 1880's that manufactured stoves were sold commercially. The first stoves were large and bulky, but over time they were reduced to fit...

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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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