What can Heat my Terrace?

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What can Heat my Terrace?

Postby daneinspain » Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:59 pm

Im looking for something to heat up my terrace so I can use it in the coming winter, I dont want to close it off. Any ideas?

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Postby hillybilly » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:25 pm

Patio heater (estufa exterior)? Just seen them on offer at €149 (Grupo Amaco). Used to have one in UK which did the trick.

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Postby daneinspain » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:30 pm

Do they have a website? Where are they? Is it a gas heater, I'd rather not have gas myself

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Postby silver » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:41 pm

This is a gas one...dont know if you can get any other.
No muerdes la mano que te da de comer.

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Postby silver » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:44 pm

No muerdes la mano que te da de comer.

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Postby boxcart » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:46 pm

www.marbellamist.com

They do the gas ones and infra red ones which I have at home that I bought in Italy years ago, they are really great. Like warm sunshine!

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Postby daneinspain » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:18 pm

Thanks silver & boxcart. The corte ingles one looks rather plasticy and of poor quality but im going in to them to have a look tomorrow.

Ive also contact marbella mist about prices for their gas and halogen heaters. I must say the halogen ones look very nice and probably cheaper to run than the underfloor heating i have!

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Postby daneinspain » Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:09 pm

Thanks again boxcart I got an infra red lamp from them and its great.

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Postby Grouser » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:22 pm

Put more clothes on instead. Patio heaters have to be the best way of squandering energy and contributing to global warming ever invented
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Postby daneinspain » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:44 pm

I see your point, thats one of the reasons I got an infra-red heater which is connected to the electricity and is very economical to run and therefore very environmentally friendly - so not to worry! got it from a local company marbellamist.com

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patio heating

Postby meseta » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:50 am

You can buy wood burning ones at less than 100 euros. Last year, we stopped at a place on the Malaga to Cordoba road ( Benameji, I recall, small town packed full of furniture shops ) and bought a wonderful cast iron estuffa. One log keeps you warm all evening. Those gas ones are ugly and way over the top on price , IMHO !

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Postby daneinspain » Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:19 am

ILL SAY IT AGAIN!!! I agree the gas ones are ugly, expensive and expensive to use. Thats why I got infra red halogen heaters they are small little lamp type things with special bulbs and design to eat very effectively and economically.

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Postby gretch » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:37 pm

daneinspain, OK, got it, however if anyone else is interested, we sometimes burn wood in an old oil drum (approx 50 x 30 cms) for heating our patio, then we put a grill type of thing over the red embers and it’s a BBQ.

A bit basic and ugly, but even cheaper still and a nice smell of wood smoke. :D

NB It cannot be put directly onto tiles.


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