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Published January 06, 2014, 07:48 PM

Space heater inventory thin around Fargo - Moorhead

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Space heater inventory is looking a little thin on store shelves across the Fargo - Moorhead area. Home Depot and Menards both say there are few units left.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Space heater inventory is looking a little thin on store shelves across the Fargo - Moorhead area.

Home Depot and Menards both say there are few units left.

But Scheels Hardware in Fargo says there are other items getting the attention of people trying to fight the cold.

Fans have been selling more as people try to spread the heat throughout their homes, while those who head to warmer climates for the winter, have been buying water and heat monitoring alert systems.

With the constant threat of pipes freezing up, heat tape is selling out as well.

Monte Koffler/Electronics Manager, Scheels Hardware: “So what it basically is is an insulated wire, not real high voltage, high wattage, but an insulated wire that you attach to a pipe if you're concerned about that pipe freezing.”

Scheels and other home improvement stores have been getting frequent shipments of space heaters to keep up with the demand.

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