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Monitor heaters are WONDERFUL!!! SM

Posted By: ouch on 2005-10-18
In Reply to: How are you planning to deal with the oncoming high winter heating bills? - Inquiry time

Fortunately, we have a Monitor heater which is maybe the most efficient
heater you can buy..we burn kerosene..we have a 250/gal tank..yesterday
we got 100 gal. at 3.36/gal..that will hold us pretty good for quite a
while and in the meantime we'll be buying 10 gal. at a time wherever
we can find it cheaper which at this point is 30 miles away. We live
in the mountains and it gets very cold up here and stays cold til
April. I set it on 58 before I go to bed..the heater kicks on at 58 and
heats it up to 4 degrees higher. In the daytime I'll keep it on 64 and
we'll be wearing more clothes.

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This has nothing to do with the monitor...sm
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Portrait or Landscape.

Click on 'File'
Click on 'Page Set Up'

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Portrait prints it vertical
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Please see message on Monitor board.
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on jobs.mtstars.com... Two inappropriate ads placed.  Both came up under search under sears all and Workers' Comp.

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Any suggestion for a monitor that
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Bought at Best Buy (monitor) or Office Depot (Logitech mouse)

But the monitor is big, not a thin trinitron.......you could go to the website or contact dell dot com for pricing of a thin monitor.

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