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green man

Central heating oil price?

OH just paid 40pence a litre for central heating oil for a house he is doing up I haven't bought any oil for over two years sounds like I am best sticking to wood.

What are you paying for central heating oil?
debbie

its a rediculous price.  We haven't bought heating oil in nearly 4 years - we rely on a woodburner (all our wood is our own) for heating downstairs and use a cold buster which is very energy efficient for upstairs.  I just wish we could have a rayburn with a back boiler so that the hot water was covered too but we can't so have to use the emersion heater.  fortuntely its just the two of us so its on for about half an hour twice a day and over the last 8 months we have managed to reduce our electricty consumption by £10 a week.
bullcross

40.57 her with a minimum of 1000litres
bodger

Our plumber told us rightly or wrongly that we couldn't have a dual system running. We have just had a very economic oil fired boiler put in. It does all the central heating and hot water. I'd dearly love to have one of our wood burners running two or three radiators totally seperate from the main system but who am I to argue ?
debbie

hmm.  not sure about that one Bodger.  I think Alison runs a dual system - not 100% certain but I think she does..ask on DS?
ClaireK

Not sure what we pay, OH has just placed an order.  The following deliver it fairly cheaply as long as there are enough people in the area ordering. More orders means cheaper fuel:  https://www.boilerjuice.com/orderTankeredOil.php

Worth a look

Claire
Justme

A local friend has just paid 44p on 500L.

You can run two or more systems into one heating system your plumber does not know what he is on about.

Dep on what you have & what you want there are various products that do just that.

Evergreen Central Heating Neutralizer
Thermal store
Dunster neutraliser
H2Panel
H3Panel
H5panel
H5panel


Are a few of the top of my head.
bodger

I had a sneaky feeling that he didn't.
We have oil fired central heating powered by a condensing combi boiler thats new and very efficient. We would want it to continue doing that and supplying the hot water. What would be nice, would be if we could run two or three radiators off one of the woodburners. At the moment, because of the two woodstoves we rarely have to stick the central heating on. If we could heat another room with a secondary system, this would become even less frequent.
green man

Just pinned OH down he now says she quoted him 43.something   even worse than I thought.
Justme

As you dont want to heat the entire rad system it might be better to either add a few rads just for the stove or replumb the existing ones to the stove.

Or one of these if you can just turn down the other rads you dont need.
beeman

I paid 37.95p on 900ltrs a couple of weeks ago, after ringing round different suppliers.I found out the hard way that loyalty to any one supplier costs you dear.
green man

That was a good price Beeman. I know what you mean about loyalty we have been stung like that.
bodger

I'm going to ring round and get prices right now. The trouble with living where we are, is that there's very little choice.

I've rung the three local companies and they are all around the 39 point something a litre.
green man

That's good bodger.
bullcross

42.5 per litre today and that was just before it went up in price AGAIN

As for loyalty to one supplier, that is out of the window here, up until now we have only ever used two suppliers, one of them being very close to us which worked out great..................that was until they would not quote per litre and told us we'd be paying whatever it was on delivery day
CT

Good grief, I am in shock.  I have been paying 56.9p a litre.  It has certainly been over 50p a litre for well over a year now.  You lot have me thinking now.
pestie

just orderd 500 litres at £220.89  
Justme

Thats 44.178p per L

Is that inc vat?

Not that 5% makes much difference.
bullcross

CT wrote:
Good grief, I am in shock.  I have been paying 56.9p a litre.  It has certainly been over 50p a litre for well over a year now.  You lot have me thinking now.


  now that is crazee, makes ya think though eh?
hiho9

got a ton of coal coming tomorrow, (if it makes it here) £220 a ton. £280 from another... there both from the same town  
Jake

just had 15 ton of coal from a lime stone quarry all shapes and sizes £20 per ton plus £120 delivery just tipped in one pile outside the house,took 4hours none stop to get in .OK for 3 to 4 years at least.
green man

Bargain Jake
bullcross

Jake wrote:
just had 15 ton of coal from a lime stone quarry all shapes and sizes £20 per ton plus £120 delivery just tipped in one pile outside the house,took 4hours none stop to get in .OK for 3 to 4 years at least.


Brilliant
bullcross

No vehicle has come up our drive since New Year's Day, so when the oil company phoned to confirm delivery tomorrow and insisted they were used this type of challenge, who was I to doubt them?

I'll keep ya posted and try to get some pix if we're all home  
hiho9

Jake wrote:
just had 15 ton of coal from a lime stone quarry all shapes and sizes £20 per ton plus £120 delivery just tipped in one pile outside the house,took 4hours none stop to get in .OK for 3 to 4 years at least.


well it never made it here....
bullcross

bullcross wrote:
No vehicle has come up our drive since New Year's Day, so when the oil company phoned to confirm delivery tomorrow and insisted they were used this type of challenge, who was I to doubt them?

I'll keep ya posted and try to get some pix if we're all home  


Well I thought I'd try and make their attempt at our drive a bit more "user friendly", so I was up and at it before daybreak, trying to clear the snow and ice. I'd have to move the car from the entrance before anything else though, that's if I could have got into it , 4 kettles of warm water later to just thaw the door seal and I was in and got it started, left it running and set about the task in hand

In the meantime, Bee thought she'd phone them up and she was informed that it had snowed and they were not coming    

It's funny now but I was not amused at the time

So much for them "being used this type of thing", couldn't even get out of their own depot

Never mind eh , just hope we don't get too low on oil I guess
bullcross

hiho9 wrote:
Jake wrote:
just had 15 ton of coal from a lime stone quarry all shapes and sizes £20 per ton plus £120 delivery just tipped in one pile outside the house,took 4hours none stop to get in .OK for 3 to 4 years at least.


well it never made it here....


Same as our delivery
hiho9

we have enough left for about a week (ish) if not its the wood pile
bullcross

Today the price is 49.56 p/litre
bullcross

bullcross wrote:
Today the price is 49.56 p/litre


51.82 this afternoon    
bullcross

Well our delivery came this afternoon the driver took one look at the drive and laughed

We hauled the pipe from the side of the main road across the garden and over a fence into the yard where the tank sits, sorted

The driver was totally amazed to find someone prepared to help him and understand just how difficult access to tanks is in these conditions, he'd just come from a farm where he'd taken 3 hours to get the oil into the tank ................don't think he was here more than 15 minute, wouldn't have a cuppa as he was running out of time , I'd hate to have their job right now.
hiho9

our coal turned up this morning....
wrong stuff but at least he turned up with an alternate, could have saved him a trip if he had phoned

got 5 bags coming from the expensive ones tomorrow. until this one can make it to the coking plant to pick up ours
bullcross

hiho9 wrote:
our coal turned up this morning....
wrong stuff but at least he turned up with an alternate, could have saved him a trip if he had phoned

got 5 bags coming from the expensive ones tomorrow. until this one can make it to the coking plant to pick up ours


As you say " a phone call" none of 'em do

Good luck

Al
hiho9

well at least we now have some coke... and no worry that the coal we were burning is going to get too hot.
Darren

just sat here wondering, we have all probably thrown some red diesel in at some time or another in an emergency, I wonder what the costings would be to distil the old chippy oil?
Hawkeye

google it and youll find plenty of articles about it, there is even a forum dedicated to it
Darren

cheers

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