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What can I safely cover my ugly wall furnace with?

My "Williams 30,000 BTU Natural Gas Direct-Vent Wall Furnace" is an eyesore and I'd love to build my own custom cover for it, but is that safe? Can I only use metal or can I use wood? I'd have a friend build it since I don't know much about it, but I'm wondering what I can do to hide or replace it. BTW I rent my apartment, so any changes I make should technically be reversible. Link for reference.
posted by qzar on Jan 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Preparing for a cold night: Gas fire on or off?

We are in a small apartment in Georgia. It's going to be cold by Georgia's standards: the forecasts predict a minimum of about eight degrees Fahrenheit. We're leaving our taps running slightly. We've done all we can to insulate the windows. We want to know whether to leave our gas fire on or off. If we turn it off, we increase the chance of a pipe bursting. But we're worried that leaving it on will be dangerous. We don't have a carbon monoxide detector. The only other heater we have is a small electric storage heater. Please help, metafilterians!
posted by HoraceH on Jan 6, 2014 - 8 answers

How do ceramic infared heat bulbs work and are they safe to stare at?

I have a 150 watt ceramic infrared heat bulb similar to this one http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-ReptiCare-Ceramic-Infrared/dp/B0002AQCPK that I use next to my desk to help keep me warm. It produces no visible light, only heat. Sometimes I have the urge to stare at it, can it hurt my eyes from the infrared radiation, similar to how looking at a regular light bulb can hurt your eyes? I am also interested in how these bulbs work, and the type of infrared radiation they give off if someone can explain it to me.
posted by john123357 on Dec 17, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me find a all metal space heater with a high quality thermostat

I have found that space heater with plastic anywhere on it starts to smell like burning plastic if you run it alot. I have also found that the thermostats on a lot of space heaters do not work well. example you set it to 73 but it just runs and never turns off or turns off before reaching 73.
posted by john123357 on Nov 25, 2013 - 13 answers

Where to donate / sell specific items in Atlanta?

I have inherited multiple generations of household items that I would like to donate to the best possible recipients in Atlanta or sell if there is a market for these items. [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Nov 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Take my husband, please.

Calling all the comedy writers of MetaFilter! Mr. BlahLaLa have a low-key but long-running marital dispute. I've decided that I need some snappy one-liners to throw at him the next time this happens. Give them to me? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Nov 16, 2013 - 31 answers

Understanding space heaters?

We have a large (~500 sq ft) family room which is not connected to our central heat. We'd like to use a space heater (maybe 2 *) to heat it in the winter. What's the difference between the cheap little ones and the more expensive ones? [more inside]
posted by mattu on Nov 9, 2013 - 10 answers

What is this heater, and how much could I expect it to cost me?

What is this type of heating unit? There are two of them in a 600 sq. ft condo I am thinking of purchasing. The listing says it is "Other/Electric." I have only ever seen something like this in a hotel. My memory of them, is that they are finicky and imprecise! I am afraid that the bills are going to get out of control. What kind of utilities might I see from such a thing? Second floor of a low-rise condo, with outside shared hallways. Toronto, so, winter. (The current owner's bills are supposedly inaccurate because they had a newborn, and were keeping it cranked up.) It's helping me decide whether I can afford this condo. (It's by the beach!) Other photos.
posted by typewriter on Nov 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Space heaters and home automation help

I have just put in a SmartThings home automation system, which is supercool. Unfortunately, our living room is also supercool - the heat there doesn't work well. I want to be able to turn on a space heater remotely and I need to figure out how to do it... [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Oct 12, 2013 - 11 answers

How badly did I screw up my hot water heater?

My gas hot water heater's pilot light has been going out regularly. I replaced the thermocouple in an effort to solve the problem, but I seem to have botched it: Not only does the pilot light still go out after the tank is heated, but now the gas continues to flow after the pilot goes out. [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Oct 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Natural Gas Furnace Producing a Whole Lotta Gas Smell

Last night around 5 in the morning, we woke up because it smelled like natural gas--hard. After determining it wasn't coming from the oven, I remembered groggily to check the maintenance closet in our hallway, which contains two water heaters--one for our apartment, one for the apartment next door--and the natural gas furnace that heats our apartment through vents. I think something is happening to our furnace that causes it to do this, but I don't know what; I managed to stop it, but I'm not sure how. [more inside]
posted by stresstwig on Sep 28, 2013 - 13 answers

Will A New Furnace Reduce My Heating Bill?

I live in the Mid-Atlantic and my landlord just replaced the house's "ancient" (according to three separate repairman) furnace with a brand new Goodman furnace. Will this change reduce my heating bill?
posted by Spurious on Apr 7, 2013 - 7 answers

1989 Wasn't That Long Ago...

Buying a furnace for just one floor of a house - help! [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Heat, light, sound.

Why does my heater make my apartment smell smoky? [more inside]
posted by thack3r on Jan 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Is my space heater making me sick or am I just unlucky this year?

I know YANMD, but I am wondering if anyone has been told to cease using a space heater due to chronic pharyngitis or similar illnesses? [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo on Jan 2, 2013 - 13 answers

Indoor/Home Temperatures in Arctic or Very Cold Climates

At what temperature do people set their thermostats if they live in Arctic climates, such as Barrow, Alaska? My mother wants to know. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Dec 12, 2012 - 16 answers

I Want a Hot Shower

When my furnace is running, I don't get hot water in my shower. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by backwords on Dec 3, 2012 - 25 answers

Hot air heater for a cold damp bathroom?

Can anyone recommend a sub $100 heater for a bathroom? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Cold as ice and/or burning up for your love

I have a 1700 square ft. house. I have an air conditioner/heating system that is set up to operate with the whole house as one zone. I have one room that is out of proportion to the rest of the of the rooms in the house (much larger, much higher ceiling) that is always hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. So I'm thinking the solution is for that room to be separated into a second zone. How? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Wasting warm water woes - Stop a leak on my hot water heater.

Indoor Plumbing Filter: Help me understand a valve on my hot water line and how to stop a leak. [more inside]
posted by msbutah on Apr 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Heater outlets?

Alternative to this ugly heater outlet and online fabric stores [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Feb 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Are quartz heaters just hype eaters?

Do these newfangled quartz infared "Amish" space heaters actually do anything new and better? Or is it all just hype? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Jan 20, 2012 - 17 answers

How to unstick brass valve?

How do I unstick this brass bypass valve? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Will adding a water tank to a propane stove help regulate heat?

Will adding a water tank to our propane heater help regulate the room temperature, or just suck up heat? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Nov 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for a temporary heating solution for workshop/garage.

Looking for a temporary heating solution for workshop/garage. [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Nov 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Heaters in building entrance area - good or bad?

Will installing a heater of some sort in a building entrance area keep condensation from forming on the front door during the winter, or will heat just rise straight to the top of the stairway with no effect on the entranceway? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Oct 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Buying a hot water heater. Is there a good way to choose one?

Buying a hot water heater. Is there a good way to choose one? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Water heater entraining water in exhaust flue

Why is my water heater not working, and why is it throwing out exhaust gas entrained with cold water? [more inside]
posted by drollix on Aug 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Space heater safety

Is it safe to leave a space heater plugged in all the time? [more inside]
posted by parkerama on Mar 8, 2011 - 14 answers

In-line water heater suggestions?

What kind of water heater can I put under our bathroom sink to heat the water until the house water heater takes over? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jan 23, 2011 - 12 answers

Let's Stop Going Out

I can fix it! Maybe. The pilot on our Williams P321638 wall heater keeps going out. Sometimes as often as every minute. Can someone help me confirm the logic to my proposed approach? [more inside]
posted by xz on Dec 18, 2010 - 13 answers

What to look for when buying a gas hot water tank?

What to look for in buying a new gas hot water heater? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Dec 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Heater troubleshooting

It's getting cold, and the heat in our newly-purchased but old house won't turn on. Can you help troubleshoot, or should we just call in a professional? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Oct 2, 2010 - 22 answers

Tanks in advance!

We need a new hot water heater and are considering a tankless model. Do you have one and can you tell me if it's worth the higher price? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Sep 11, 2010 - 26 answers

How low (in temperature) will a typical induction heater go?

How suitable is an induction-type hot plate for keeping a liquid stable at a low temperature (target is 70C.)? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Jul 25, 2010 - 26 answers

Lights off. Heater on. What?

Why does turning off my lights sometimes cause my heater to turn on? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Apr 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Glacially slow hot water

Master bathroom shower takes FOREVER to get hot water. The hot water heater is outside, less than fifteen feet from the actual shower. Other faucets in the house are much farther away (up to 30-40 feet away) never fail to get us hot water in less than 15-30sec. What gives? How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Mar 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me with getting the right venting for Takagi Jr tankless heater.

I bought a Takagi Jr tankless heater and was wondering if anyone could help me with getting the right venting for it. I'm going to be venting it through the back wall right into my backyard.
posted by jasonbold on Mar 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Help some painters clean their brushes

How do I change the heating element on a small 20 gallon electric water heater if I can't find the drain? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Jan 18, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm Too Old for the Draft

Is it safe to insulate around the crawlspace exit point for a hot water heater vent pipe? [more inside]
posted by Gingercat on Jan 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Freezing my ass off!

Have you had any experience with in-car extra heaters like the ones on the linked page? example types [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Dec 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me turn on my radiator

My radiator won't turn on. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Power-vented water heaters -- what say you?

Replacing a water heater... to power-vent or not to power-vent? That is the question. [more inside]
posted by sesquipedalia on Nov 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Human powered heater?

Is there such a thing as a self powered/manual heater? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Nov 1, 2009 - 15 answers

How should I stay warm this winter?

Which is more efficient/economical to run: a baseboard heater or an oil-filled radiator-type space heater? [more inside]
posted by apricot on Oct 25, 2009 - 12 answers

It's chilly in here...

So, we'd really rather not go to our landlord about this problem, but we're having problems with the heat in our apartment. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Oct 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Reasons for car heater to not blow hot air?

Need help from mechanics! Asking for a friend: On a 2005 Mercury Marquis, the air temperature control does not work. What could be the cause and possible ways to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Houstonian on Sep 24, 2009 - 12 answers

Price for new water heater?

Reasonable cost for a new hot water heater? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Sep 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Toasty ceiling fan?

Ceiling fan heaters. Have you had one? Have you read or heard anything about their safety? Help me find a good heating solution for an attic room. [more inside]
posted by walla on Aug 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Should a hot water pump be this noisy?

Should a hot water pump be this noisy? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Jul 28, 2009 - 6 answers

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