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2008-12-09 18:12:40

U.S. safety and health experts advise, Hang your stockings with care, but not if the fireplace is lit. Experts at the American Industrial Hygiene Association, headquartered in Fairfax, Va., suggest avoiding the danger of fire by taking the following precautions: -- Have chimney and fireplaces inspected and cleaned as necessary and always make sure the flu is open before lighting a fire. -- Burning only dry wood or manufactured fireplace logs. Do not burn evergreens, wreaths or wrapping paper...

2008-12-09 09:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com ( http://www.himfr.com/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports that purchasing levels in China's microwave oven ( http://www.qualitymp3player.com/buy-microwave_oven/ ) industry has experienced a huge change. Prices only go up not down. With the technology upgrade, microwave ovens are gradually moving away from a supporting role in the kitchen, taking up a leading role,...

2008-12-02 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As heating costs rise and temperatures dip, energy costs are on everybody's mind. Portable electric heaters can be an efficient way to warm your room or supplement central heating; however, if not used properly, they can be a fire or electric shock hazard. According to a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) study, there are about 3000 portable heater fires annually. Of those fires, most were caused by improper use. The Association of...

2008-10-22 12:00:45

With the arrival of fall, Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) is advising customers to inspect their home-heating appliances and perform any needed maintenance rather than wait for the first major cold front. "Now is the time to perform maintenance on home-heating appliances to ensure safe operation," said Richard Morrow, vice president of customer service at The Gas Company. "If customers think their heating appliances are not functioning properly, they should call a licensed...

2008-10-08 00:00:30

By AJ Panian Ligonier Council on Monday unanimously voted to approve an ordinance regulating the use of outdoor fuel-burning appliances by borough residents in accordance with state and federal standards. Borough Solicitor George V. Welty was quick to clarify that the move was not intended to ban use of any furnace, stove or boiler designed and constructed to burn oil, wood, coal or other fuels manufactured for placement outdoors for the heating of the living area of a structure....

2008-09-28 03:00:10

By Sutton, David AT A TIME WHEN DRINKS AVAILABLE IN GAS STATION COOLERS PROMISE exotic ingredients to boost your memory powers, my own interest in food and memory meets with bemusement from Mends and colleagues.* Both the study of food and of memory are relatively recent subjects in anthropology and social science more generally, and thus their convergence still provokes surprise and curiosity. In the words of one colleague, "Food and memory? Why would anyone want to remember anything they...

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...


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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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