The Thanksgiving and Holiday trigger, for me at least

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Posted by NicholasD ( on February 28, 2000 at 10:16:26:

In Reply to: I'll drink to good old fashion clean fresh air posted by NicholasD on February 28, 2000 at 09:47:35:

Baking a turkey in a gas range, don't know why it took me so long to figure this out, a gas range uses a 40,000 BTU burner and with the four burners up on top at 10k each, with a full dinner going, that's up to 80,000 BTU of burnt gases entering your energy efficient air tight home, man I was getting bad clusters every holiday season, the combustion and heat circuits in a gas range are the same, so much heat is lost in the baking process, the range is also burning the oxygen you need to exist on in your home. I can't believe with all this EPA crap and even Consumers Report have not studied the gas range, recently I went to several dealers, and the brand new ranges have not changed in principle over the last 100 years with exception of all that electronic crap, all the gas that is burnt is not vented and goes directly into the room, even a outside vented hood does not help as the combustion chamber is opened, a means to provide outside air for combustion is not provided,it is against practically any building code to vent a gas hot water heater in the home and these guys are only 40,000 BTU's, granted they are use more frequently than the range, but if you are baking a turkey, the pies, and everything else, 12 hours of continuous use is common. I dumped my gas range and got an electric, without the need for room air, the electric over is well sealed and does not heat nor pollute my room, with this small change, I have been able to enjoy Thanksgiving without the CH. Thought I would pass this along, just can't believe it took me over 15 years to realize this.

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