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  •  Honestly, I don't know, because . . . (2+ / 0-)
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    I don't know whether it's easier for Sherry to have them covered, or what.  We fill ours in town and bring them back, and the large main tank is kept sheltered, for the most part.

    I suppose the best thing to do would be to have the next person who talks to her ask her what would work best.

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    by Aji on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 02:47:00 PM PDT

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    •  Can the damn things be at least covered with a (2+ / 0-)
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      birdhouse like thingie?

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      by CuriousBoston on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 05:59:44 AM PDT

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      •  Dunno. (2+ / 0-)
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        My first reaction would be to say yes . . . but then, it's propane, and I don't know whether there are safety issues with covering the area near the mouth of the tank (you know, what materials are used, how close it is to the opening, etc., etc.).  It might turn out to be one of those things where the propane companies themselves prefer them uncovered for safety reasons.  

        As far as Sherry filling them without gloves - well, despite the shape my hands are in from my autoimmune disease, there are lots of things I have to do around here in the winter that require me to take my gloves off to do them, no matter how cold it is.  This may wind up being one of those things. [In which case, maybe the better focus is on a supply of those handwarmers that go in the palm of your glove for Sherry to thaw her hands in between deliveries.]

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        by Aji on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 07:14:52 AM PDT

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        •  No gloves! Yes, maybe even battery operated (2+ / 0-)
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          gloves, if they will work in that weather. Nothing, but nothing seems to be easy up there. Slowly, with more durable goods being sent, donations can be switched to replacements if needed, and more cash. I would like to take one of the elders into my house for a few months if i could. If he/she wanted.

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          by CuriousBoston on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 07:37:41 AM PDT

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          •  I think the problem is likely . . . (1+ / 0-)
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            that it's just too difficult to open and connect things with gloves on.  You need the flexibility that bare fingers give you.  If that's the issue, then she's going to have to remove gloves no matter what.

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            by Aji on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 07:59:10 AM PDT

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