I’ve purchased a 8KW (27,000 BTU) “diesel heater” to heat my small garage workshop with. I did not know that this kind of heater existed until very recently. They are commonly used to heat the interiors of motor vehicles and boats without having to run the engine, so they are also known as parking heaters. … Read the rest
I have an ancient Sears kerosene torpedo heater that was one of the first big workshop investments I ever made. I bought it back when I was very young and poor, and was often fixing my car in the winter in an unheated garage.
When I tried using it for the first time in about 6 or 7 years I was surprised to find that it ran with the same kerosene that had been in the tank all that time. … Read the rest
My wife and I have been feeding birds for a long time. We started with just one feeder that we didn’t keep filled in the summer because we thought it was unnecessary. Then about five years ago we noticed that there seemed to be far fewer birds than there used to be, even though our neighborhood hasn’t changed much.… Read the rest