That there is no longer any retail availability of LPG gas heaters for indoor use.
I can understand why as some people didn't use them properly, but when I read about people down the line and not having any electric power for a number of days, you'd be pretty stuffed/cold/frozen if you didn't have any other means of heating.
Is that true? I live in an old farmhouse. The room I spend most of my time in, where the computers are, would be unbearable without the gas heater. Electricity is not a viable option. I tried that in the past. An ordinary electric heater does not warm the space and is much too expensive for continuous operation. It would also place an unsafe load on our old wiring, which is a lot riskier than the gas heater next to me that I never leave on when I leave the room. If I can't buy a replacement heater when the current one dies I might as well burn down the house. This idiocy really makes me angry. When did this happen?
High stud height and probably lots of unintentional ventilation. Perfect environment.
Btw carbon monoxide detector $50 at the warehouse. Has a digital readout, but no display below 30ppm. Low levels it is designed to tolerate for a long time before activating. High levels it will go off immediately.
Edit: On the plus side there is now a bigger market for flued heaters and new gas installations will use these as standard instead of the 'plug in' unflued type. Larger market, price will drop.