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Post by groundhog on Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:25 am

Just had a look at boilerjuice this morning and the average price of domestic heating oil shot up by 4p a litre yesterday, meanwhile crude oil dropped a little.

As if oil suppliers would take advantage of the cold snap, surely not. think_smiley_46 .........(and don't call me Shirley)
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Post by Les W on Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:08 pm

Try getting a quote from https://www.oilnrg.co.uk/ they sometimes come out a bit cheaper.
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Post by groundhog on Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:21 pm

Thanks Les
I wasn't looking to order I paid 10 pence a litre less than the online companies by shopping around last week just making the point they are on the make as soon as any opportunity arises.
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Post by Les W on Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:23 pm

Yes I agree, I bought 500 litres last month, it's gone up by £60 since...
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Post by landyman on Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:46 pm

I have just today finished converting my boiler to run on my home made bio diesel. Its under test at the moment. If all is well then I wont get ripped off anymore by the oil companies. Its costing me about 30p per litre.
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Post by Molly Motorhome on Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:55 pm

Get a group of you to place one order for 10,500 liters (small tanker load) that all get dropped in one visit and one person pays for it (watch out for the taxman but this accounts for one of the big savings) and you'll be staggered how much you will save.
We brim our tanks in mid to late October so that we get through to May and avoid all the silly prices.
The great thing is if we use more than 10,500 liters they make a second visit at the same rate even though we are 65 miles away from the distribution centre.
Any topup before the October one are self managed.
We have 6 in our group and October topups are normally 1750-2500 litres each.

Landyman, whats involved in converting to Bio-Diesel?
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Post by landyman on Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:26 pm

Molly Motorhome wrote:
Landyman, whats involved in converting to Bio-Diesel?

It works best on older boilers. Mine is a worcester heatslave combi.
If you have the installation instructions it would tell you the settings for 35sec oil (diesel).
Just set it for that, which is basically bigger nozzle, higher pump pressure and more air.
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Post by HairyFool on Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:01 pm

I had worked out I had enough to get me through to the spring and miss the silly season for oil prices.

Then last week I had to decant 150L to my son who had managed to run dry on a Friday and no delivery until Wednesday

Not my favourite offspring sensored1

Just as well I adore my granddaughters.
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Post by PennyandDerek on Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:49 pm

Like others, we fill the tank to the top in September/October before the first cold snap gives everyone a quick reminder.

I use boilerjuice as well. You have to accurately know the amount you need to order so I use a dipstick which has all the historic levels/orders marked on it.

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Post by groundhog on Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:55 am

Price has gone over 60p a litre today on boilerjuice, I paid 35.2p less than two weeks ago!
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Post by PennyandDerek on Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:27 pm

Good ol' rip-off Britain!!
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Post by groundhog on Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:43 am

Who needs a weather forecaster ( except Lucy Verasamy of course!) price dropped by nearly 4p a litre today....  censored!
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Post by HairyFool on Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:44 pm

Prices have dropped a bit around here but the problem I had today was the lead time with most suppliers quoting circa 2 weeks.

I will have to eke out my last few litres carefully (or go raid the son's tank).

We have a nice steel rectangular tank which means the dipstick method is easy to calculate, 1cm = 11.163 litres
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