A number of alternative fireplaces have cropped up in recent years, giving consumers a variety of options when it comes to choosing one for their home or patio. There are three primary types of fireplace to focus on that are giving traditional wood-fueled fireplaces a run for their money: propane, gel fuel, and bio-ethanol. Each type has advantages and disadvantages that will impact purchasing decisions. Some of the most common aspects we cover below, include initial cost, ongoing cost, maintenance, safety, aesthetics, ease of ignition, and ease of extinction. First, we will briefly recap the advantages and disadvantages to traditional wood and propane fireplaces. This will give context to compare to bio-ethanol and gel fuel fireplace pros and cons. It is worth noting that gel fuel and bio-ethanol are a bit different from each other, and we will go over those differencesnext, comparing the pros and cons of both gel fuel and bio-ethanol.
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In this article, we will look at several Digital Weather Stations, consider the pros and cons of each, and how they compete in various categories, and identify the best station for each category.
Whether you’re storing firewood or sporting equipment, the Suncast DB10300 Patio Storage Box will suit your outdoor storage needs. With a massive 103 gallon storage capacity, all your outdoor or patio storage needs will be solved with the Suncast 103 Gallon Deck Box. This storage system is made from high-quality resin molded plastic, making it resistant to all the elements, sun, and rain. It’s not going to win any style awards, but the look is functional and inoffensive. It has low profile wheels for easy maneuvering, and a handle to allow it to be placed where it is needed.
The Suncast DB10300 Deck Box has a sturdy design and could be used as a table for light items, but sitting on the unit isn’t recommended. This is unfortunate, as some competitors function as seats, which certainly has added value.
In this review, we will look at the DB10300 Deck Box, examine its pros and cons, and determine who needs one.
A slim and sleek weather station, the La Crosse Wireless Weather Station is an entry-level weather station for beginners. This weather station offers a large, reasonably attractive screen, one sensor capable of communicating at decent range, and the ability to add additional sensors as expansion. With a very low price relative to more complex units on the market, it appears to be a great deal. However, the unit lacks sophistication compared to what is found in more expensive weather stations. This means that its competitors are smartphone apps, as opposed to proper weather stations that allow for data collection and analysis. Compared to free phone apps, the La Crosse WS-9077U-IT is actually quite expensive! In this review, we will look at the Wireless Forecast Station by La Crosse Technology for what it is, consider it on its merits, and zoom in on who might find it useful.
The La Cross Forecast Station won our Best Budget Wireless Weather Station in our Review Round Up.