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« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2018, 05:13:48 PM »

I just paid 118 Euroa for the 47kg one,
                         I did see an add for the 47kg one @ 80 Euro but when i wen to collect, I discovered that it was the next one down and not the biggest one @ 47kgs.
  The 47kg one, was 130euro in 2015.
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« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2018, 08:09:31 PM »

I had to laugh at Joan Yates on Facecloth, she was moaning like feck cos she just paid £64.15p for one and some other dude was grumbling about the £40 deposit  wackoold some folk just don't know when they're well off  Grin £82.50 including the deposit is still cheaper than I can buy one!!!!!
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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2018, 08:38:45 PM »

I spend around £1500 PA for the business on gas for our mobile showers. We now use genuine Calor and in 2017 paid around £42 ins VAT delivered for 47K gas. Previous supplier was non Calor and was about £78 for 47 K bottles. It sure pays to shop around.
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« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2018, 08:58:32 PM »

Goodness Andy, !!
             I am definitely going to shop around a bit more. Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2018, 10:24:30 AM »

I read that it has and may still be difficult getting LPG.
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« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2018, 03:53:46 PM »

Calor has special deals for some industries that can use there products out of the main season.

For instance our local shoot uses them to raise the pheasants.
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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2018, 06:18:47 PM »

FYI

I use bulk LPG and pay 37p /Ltr,  1Kg of LPG is 2L so I pay 74p per Kg, so 47 Kg cost me £35 (that's inc VAT at 5%).

I have a 1 Tonne (2000Ltr) tank, the rental (standing charge) is £ 64 pa.

So if your paying around £50 for a 47Kg bottle that's £15 more per 47Kg than I pay, so you would be better off having a bulk tank if you use more than 4 bottles per year.

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« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2018, 07:43:35 PM »

FYI

I use bulk LPG and pay 37p /Ltr,  1Kg of LPG is 2L so I pay 74p per Kg, so 47 Kg cost me £35 (that's inc VAT at 5%).

I have a 1 Tonne (2000Ltr) tank, the rental (standing charge) is £ 64 pa.

So if your paying around £50 for a 47Kg bottle that's £15 more per 47Kg than I pay, so you would be better off having a bulk tank if you use more than 4 bottles per year.



Trouble is, they won't give you a domestic tank unless you have central heating or at least guarantee that you'll use far more than '4 bottles a year'. At least not here they won't. I tried this route when we had a gas fridge freezer (47kg every 6 weeks) and was even prepared to fit gas lighting (a moment of madness) but still the local depot wouldn't wear it. My neighbours did manage to 'blag' one right enough but very shortly after, that particular salesman got the sack. I think they've only had one gas fill in almost 3 years  hysteria Well done them I say, but since we ditched the gas fridge freezer we only use 19kg cylinders and not very many of them at that.
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« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2018, 12:06:42 AM »

FYI

I use bulk LPG and pay 37p /Ltr,  1Kg of LPG is 2L so I pay 74p per Kg, so 47 Kg cost me £35 (that's inc VAT at 5%).

I have a 1 Tonne (2000Ltr) tank, the rental (standing charge) is £ 64 pa.

So if your paying around £50 for a 47Kg bottle that's £15 more per 47Kg than I pay, so you would be better off having a bulk tank if you use more than 4 bottles per year.



Trouble is, they won't give you a domestic tank unless you have central heating or at least guarantee that you'll use far more than '4 bottles a year'. At least not here they won't. I tried this route when we had a gas fridge freezer (47kg every 6 weeks) and was even prepared to fit gas lighting (a moment of madness) but still the local depot wouldn't wear it. My neighbours did manage to 'blag' one right enough but very shortly after, that particular salesman got the sack. I think they've only had one gas fill in almost 3 years  hysteria Well done them I say, but since we ditched the gas fridge freezer we only use 19kg cylinders and not very many of them at that.
We don't use that much really,  refill every second year so 1000L per annum, so 500kg, so equivalent to 11 X 47kg bottles pa.  We've never been required  to give any commitment on usage either.  I guess living where you do does excercise their calculators when it comes to covering delivery costs🏝️😬
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« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2018, 08:42:35 PM »

Good news at last, and not just for the gas!!

We have an offer for the house which we have verbally accepted so our days at Long Rig are numbered!

Now I can start to seriously look at the plans for the next house which I am really looking forward to !

Watch this space !!
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« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2018, 08:57:16 PM »

That is indeed good news Russ,
                               Hopefully all will go according to plan..It is a bit too early for congratulations but we will keep our fingers crossed,
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« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2018, 06:57:58 AM »

Everything crossed Russ fingers crossed!
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« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2018, 08:46:14 PM »

I think its time to say the house is now sold !

Estate Agents removed signs following a written offer that was made and accepted last week, just waiting for confirmation that the buyer has been given her mortgage.

She is a Horticulturist and is also buying another Acre of land off the land owner to become totally self sufficient so being off grid is also something they wasn't to do.

As suggested by Biff earlier, I made up a booklet with all the info about the Tech and she seems really keen.

As soon as we hear next week we aim to move out end of the Month to a rental cottage until we build the new house.

Although as mentioned earlier, it will be on grid but a with 4kW of PV and a battery storage system, as well as Solar Thermal, Pellet Boiler and UFH just like here.

It will be a SIPS type house (local housebuilder produces them, 7 miles away !) with Osmo Treated (and stained) European Larch external cladding and Redwood interior cladding with Oak Flooring. Architect was around last night just putting finishing touches to the plans ready to go to planning end of June.

I know it can all be a hassle but we have learnt a hell of a lot from the Long Rig build but we are both really looking forward to it, defo our last move !

May not have the panoramic views we have now but to be honest you get a bit blasť to is and we will not miss the exposed here and the constant wind !

I have started a new website which I will make live once we know here mortgage is through next week.

So be prepared for more on 'Station Brae' soon !! In the meantime, here is a sneaky peek !!

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« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2018, 09:36:28 PM »

Blimey another chapter begins, good luck with it all Russ. I wish I had the bottle to do similar, where's the envious smiley Grin

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« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2018, 10:28:04 PM »

You're a hero Russ, I couldn't put myself through all that house building carry on again  genuflect Looking forward to the next chapter.
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