beemerboy wrote:One of the reasons I am thinking of propane is eventually, I'd like to replace my electric water heater with gas. My water heater is in a cupboard on an outside wall. I'm pretty sure I put a gas heater there. A hole for a flue could go through the wall without too much difficulty. I can always remove the cabinetry if needed. Piping for the gas would be easier.
Also, I might be able to pipe in for a gas stove. I have cooked with a gas stove and I liked it better than my electric.
I know that coal is cheaper to use, but I'm thinking of the future when I'm not able to handle it.
well, you can do all those things with heating oil, except the dryer. However, cooking ranges that burn heating oil are quite expensive compared to a standard LP range. Oil water heaters are common and, one of the best ways to heat domestic water - set the aquastat to 120º (for low standby losses) and they act like an on-demand water heater - fired @ .65gph or better, they don't really run out. If you want a gas stove, just get a large bottle or two and run the stove off propane, but for heat (outside of coal, of course) you can't beat oil.