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Patio Heaters

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Eldrick Report 12 Jun 2008 09:16

I read that as well, supposed to give out a huge carbon footprint.

I must be a living nightmare for the carbon footprint trackers :-)

3.5 ltr high emission 4 x 4, solid fuel heating (incl an aga), petrol lawnmower, garden fires, a midge eater, on a farm surrounded by animals that are always passing wind, the smelly devils, and now a patio heater!

I bet I am first against the wall when the green party get elected. Until then, I think I will light my patio heater and laugh maniacally.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 12 Jun 2008 03:46

They are supposed to be very environmentally unfriendly apparently. Modern version of the camp fire I think lol

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 11 Jun 2008 12:24

Went to BBQ at friends, all squeezed under a cover, pouring with rain, all went home to get fleeces and put on warm trousers.
All crouched round the heater, and it was the most unpleasant evening I had ever spent. Rain pouring down my neck.
No BBQ's at night not for me. Plus gnats feasting on your flesh.
As my Pal said, we could have been home with nice glass of wine, warm and enjoying ourself as much.


AnninGlos Report 11 Jun 2008 08:36

We had a BBQ last night but if it is too cold to sit in the garden we sit in the conservatory with the doors open. Debs, all we can hear is the traffic on the main road. we do have birds but only the garden to look a, no river and too much light pollution to appreciate the stars.



Elisabeth Report 11 Jun 2008 07:20

Morning all,

I agree, it is lovely to sit outside looking at the garden and wildlife and we do enjoy a bbq, but I just cannot get my head around the heaters. Maybe it is just that I cannot understand justifying the cost of the heaters and the gas. Each to his own - thanks for the comments.


Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 10 Jun 2008 23:45

Ann this year summer is very slow in coming.
Although it is still spring, it feels more like winter. An all time low temp. was reached last week.

All the more reason for the patio heater - lol :)
We've still been going out there to sit.

I'm sure we are in for a long hot summer (fingers crossed)



AnnCardiff Report 10 Jun 2008 23:39

Hi Deb - I think your climate must have a lot to do with it - our weather is so unpredictable here - we've just had two glorious days, really hot, but tomorrow - well that promises to be a bummer - just no consistency

Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 10 Jun 2008 23:34

So that's two of us Eldrick!

Ann as I have said It comes down to lifestyle and environment. Most of the meals are cooked on the BBQ in the summer as it is too hot to cook inside on a stove (plus I'd rather be looking at a greenbelt than a kitchen wall:)
Besides, as everyone else is usually outside I'd be dashing in and out of the kitchen.

I don't agree that it is an age thing as my parents in their 70's cook on the BBQ.



AnnCardiff Report 10 Jun 2008 23:28

I've never understood patio heaters or barbecues for that matter - you have a cooker in the kitchen, why cart everything outside where there are flies and suchlike!!! An age thing I suppose


Eldrick Report 10 Jun 2008 23:25

Yep, I like my patio heater.

Like to sit outside in comfort.

Cant understand people that don't!


Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 10 Jun 2008 23:22

I have a patio heater :)

In the summer we "live" most of the time in the backyard. Why spend the night indoors playing cards or visiting with friends and family when I can put the patio heater on to "take the chill" off?

Indoors I can't hear the sound of the river rushing, or the last call of the evening of a bird I still have yet to identify.

I can't see the Northern Lights from inside, or watch for satellites passing by.

I guess that it comes down to lifestyle.



Sharron Report 10 Jun 2008 22:39

They make a cracking place for wrens to nest though.


Elisabeth Report 10 Jun 2008 22:34

Just preparing to head up to bed, but caught an item on our local news. A wren has built a nest in a patio heater, and the gentleman commented he would have to put on an extra sweater until the birds have left.

I have never quite understood why people need a patio heater. Surely if the temperature in the garden means you need to have a heater, it is time to wrap yourself in a blanket or sleeping bag, or more sensibly - go indoors. They seem a total waste of money!

There's nowt so queer as folk!

Sleep well