House move dilemma - LPG heating from red portable tanks!

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Re: House move dilemma - LPG heating from red portable tanks!

Post: #177236 Green Aura
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:24 pm

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Re: House move dilemma - LPG heating from red portable tanks!

Post: #177238 red
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:26 pm

I'm glad to have moved away from LPG - we used to have a big white tank in the garden. The main problem was trying to get them to deliver.. much stress. Somestimes they woulc come cos i said i was low - then empty their tanker into my neighbours tank (as they did eveyone at once) and give me nothing.. gah!!
we ran out christmas eve once.. did get some in time.. but it was unfunny.

I'd look at moving as much over to wood as you can. could you fit a wood burnign rayburn?

and i like the look of these little stoves http://www.clearviewstoves.com/pioneeroven.htm with space for a casserole...


congrats on the sale TG - hope you find somewhere perfect. :icon_smile:
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Re: House move dilemma - LPG heating from red portable tanks!

Post: #177240 Thurston Garden
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:29 pm

Thanks Red & Maggie!

Red I was just looking at solid fuel Rayburns on ebay. The kitchen chimney has been closed off at some point and would need a bit of work to reopen. No undoable though. It's an option - and have an open fie in the living room for background heat/animals lying in front of :iconbiggrin:
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Re: House move dilemma - LPG heating from red portable tanks!

Post: #177258 Thomzo
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:36 pm

Thurston Garden wrote: I am out at work all day, so I will need to see if you can keep it ticking over for 9 hours. I don't fancy coming home to a cold house and having to start raking out a fire and laying it ready to light and then waiting for a while to heat up. Hold on, is that not what everyone did 20 years ago......?


It was what I was doing 10 years ago. We had so many problems with the old gas boiler that for months at a time, the rayburn was the only form of heating or hot water. I used to come home from work (often far more than 9 hours) and have to get the rayburn going so I could have a shower the next day. It is do-able but I'll admit that I used to use coal. Just four lumps of coal on a fully shut down rayburn will keep it going all day, then throw a tissue on it and load it up with kindling, should get it up to temperature in about 20 mins.

Invest in excellent insulation for the hot water tank, double or triple the recommended amount. It will keep the water hot for a lot longer. If the OH was away and I was really frugal with the shower, I could make the hot water last from Sunday night through to Wednesday morning.

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Post: #177260 Thurston Garden
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:38 pm

Thanks Zoe - all very positive! All I need to do is buy the place now :thumbright:
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Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:41 pm

Fingers crossed for you honey.

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Re: House move dilemma - LPG heating from red portable tanks!

Post: #177316 MuddyWitch
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:05 pm

Good Luck!!!
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Re: House move dilemma - LPG heating from red portable tanks!

Post: #178879 happy place
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:18 pm

you mentioned that there was a redundent water pipe running from the fire to a hot water tank somewhere treat this with caution as i 'm sure i read somewhere that if you have a backboiler fitted to a solid fuel heat source an it isn't used it can go bang. something to do with expanding air and compressed gas physics dont want to scare just warn
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Re: House move dilemma - LPG heating from red portable tanks!

Post: #178884 Thurston Garden
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:46 pm

Good point. The fire is not in use, so I would need to investigate further.

No progress on a purchase though :(
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