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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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wgpeter

Direct Vent Wall Mounted Heater

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wgpeter

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good wall mounted heater (direct vent) with a blower? We need to replace the old one in our cabin. The cabin is 2 stories 768 sq feet (384 sq feet per floor). We just recently brought the water tank inside and now need to make sure the heater will handle the winter temperatures so the pipes don't freeze. We thought about a forced air furnace but do not have a good space to put it. All of the pipes are concentrated in one area of the cabin and we will also use a couple of electric floor heaters in those two rooms just in case. Does anyone think we will have a problem with this set-up?

any thoughts would be appreciated.

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I'm in the same boat, and eager to see what is said here.

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pikechaser

id look into Empire heaters..they make direct vent models that require no electricity to run...can get a blower on them if you like...they can also be hookd up to a thermostat...another option would be a gas fireplace..basically the same deal, mayb a little nicer to look at.....

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Bigsmitty

Empire is a good brand. A gas fireplace might also be a good choice. Make sure it is at least 85% efficient though.Typically 30,000 BTU will heat 1,0000 sq. ft. Make sure that you get a unit that works on a millivolt system. Stay away from a modulating valve that you set the heat setting at a " comfort level" A millivolt unit will allow you to use an external thermostat and will maintain room temperature better. They also work during a power outage.

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wgpeter

Thanks for the ideas fellas.

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Moose

I use my gas fireplace to heat my house until the middle of Nov. It works just great with a progamable GE themostat that way I can warm the house in the morning and cut it down when the sun comes up and warms the house. I have mine in the middle level of the house and when it runs it warms the entire house. Also the fan runs until all the heat is out and the temp sensor shuts the fan down automaticaly. If you want it to work durning power outage make sure you get a model with a pilot light not the eletonic ignition, Hope this helps.

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