I added the four rates, then divided by four. That'll give a rough average of all the pricing conditions that'll be encountered. Overkill though. Divide that by 1000000(the pdf's figures use 1000000 BTU blocks). That gives you a price per BTU. Multiply that by 30000. That's how many BTUs the stove uses per hour(probably?) according to the OP. 22¢Okay, what does 1000000 and 30000 represent?
You can get CO poisoning without proper ventilation, such ventilation would effectively cancel the benefits of heat produced by your stove top.Well thats not so bad if its .22 per hour. It heats my whole house on low. so its probably a lot less per hour
I am just trying to see what my max would be if I had my stove running all winter long96% of the time, my gas stove is putting out exactly 0 BTUs.
Maybe 3% of the time, one my burners is putting out 15000 BTUs. That's when I'm boiling water for tea.
The other 1% of the time, it might be putting out anywhere from around 5000 BTUs up to the 90000 BTU range.
You have to factor that into the calculation.
That would be an effective way to kill yourself. Well, not as effective as a gun to your head, but still a possibility.I am just trying to see what my max would be if I had my stove running all winter long
Vent-free fireplaces are designed to heat homes. Stoves aren't. Still, most still recommend against using vent-free fireplaces, and in fact they're illegal in Canada.Gas stove is a synonym for a free standing gas fireplace
Carbon monoxide poisoning, which BTW, can also occur with vent-free fireplaces, which is why the latter are illegal in most of Canada.How would that kill me?
Is it vented? Lots of wood burning stoves used for heat are vented.My grandpa has a wood burning stove on the farm....
No it's not.All my rooms have combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Besides most of that stuff is just scare tactics.
That will help, but the best solution is not to do it in the first place. It's just fscking stupid.My house is so old and drafty that it's really not an issue.
Well, several people died or almost died during the ice storm last month from CO poisoning, although that was mainly from running BBQs and generators. Interestingly, for the latter, the generator wasn't even in the home, but still killed them.When was the last time you heard of someone dying from a natural gas stove creating carbon monoxide poisoning?