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The cost of fuel
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userTracker
Posted: 8 August 2008 9:03 PM
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It's made no difference to us and I am damned if I am gonna let an unelected and unelectable Prime Minister spoil or disrupt my way of life that easily!

I fitted cruise control to reduce the dreaded Ducato ankle ache on a long haul and to make life generally more relaxing on motorways.

If I do get more mpg, and I'm not convinced that I do, it is a bonus - but I find it much easier to cruise at a lower speed with it engaged that I would drive without it.
userkelly58
Posted: 9 August 2008 3:05 PM
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Hi Colin

Its for a large 3 bed bungalow with 11 rooms in total that is well insulated the boiler is for all our hot water and heating,but this winter we are going to have to turn things back a bit more to save on oil, the lounge used to have a coal fire which we have removed and replaced it with an open gas fire run on bottled gas @ about £39 a refill.Still we will be getting £250 heating allowance from the government so every little helps..

usercolin
Posted: 9 August 2008 9:37 PM
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Well that figure got me looking at my calcs! the new bungalow is detached 4 bed and estimated oil usage is less than 1000litre, but insulation exceeds latest requirements and boiler is highest rated combi, speaking to a friend, they had old boiler replaced by new high efficiency one and reacon on saving about a third.
userBasil
Posted: 11 August 2008 10:39 AM
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Well I am certainly glad to have gas not oil! Our Gas AND Electricity combined cost comes in at less than £1100 per annum and that is for a five bedroom three reception room chalet bungalow.
I am also glad I had the foresight to have cavity wall insulation put in and to have the loft well insulated (though we could probably put more in there) the boiler although 18 years old was a cutting edge 'Condensing Boiler' and has been extremely economic.
I believe the biggest savings are due to the control system that I installed which does not just switch on time, but also temperature inside and out of the building.
Heating is not a difficult concept, you just need to remember that what you burn is only replacing what you throw away into the atmosphere, so if you could stop ALL heat from leaving the building then you would only have to heat it up once and it would stay warm forever so not using any fuel at all after the initial burn and therefore no cost, insulation aims to achieve as close to this as possible.

Bas
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Posted: 11 August 2008 10:05 PM
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We haven't had a winter yet so time will tell how much the 'super' insulation works, but at moment it seems to stay at stable temp until tv is switched then have to open window to let heat out! Also got a nifty remote contol for boiler, can be in any room and open TRV and then tell boiler to switch on and set temp required, now if only had a remote for all the rads I could be playing for hours with it
userBig Bear
Posted: 17 August 2008 6:19 PM
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What's the cost of freedom !
userTracker
Posted: 17 August 2008 7:42 PM
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Big Bear - 2008-08-17 6:19 PM

What's the cost of freedom !


Priceless - as long as you can afford it!
userPeter42
Posted: 19 August 2008 1:54 PM
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I must answer 'Yes'. Although I have visited Spain, Portugal and France so far this year, I find that I have curtailed journeys in this very expensive country. Although, because of conversion rates and fuel prices, the other countries are not cheap to visit anymore, they are not so expensive as dear old 'rip-off' Britain. So instead of journeying a 100 miles to attend a weekend Meet or Rally, I am spending more time at home. If the weather was a little better I could spend the time pottering around the garden but even that 'pleasure' is denied me!
userROON
Posted: 19 August 2008 3:11 PM
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Driving back from Worcester I passed a small garage, in a line of traffic, so I couldn't pull in quickly enough and deisel was 7p cheaper than on the motorway..... It stinks that if a small garage can sell it for that price the motorways take advantage and charge what they can.
userphil
Posted: 19 August 2008 8:00 PM
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nope.
the cost of fuel will not stop us doing what we love.

don't dream it live in it


userphil
Posted: 19 August 2008 8:01 PM
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nope.
the cost of fuel will not stop us doing what we love.

don't dream it live in it


userBazza454
Posted: 19 August 2008 10:55 PM
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ROON - 2008-08-19 3:11 PM It stinks that if a small garage can sell it for that price the motorways take advantage and charge what they can.

Captive Audience or Market Dynamics - take your pick...

userhorse444
Posted: 21 August 2008 2:00 PM
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onwards, it wont stop us either, although I do notice that diesel is coming down a little, I also would not pay motorway prices,pulled off at next junction into village of Lockerbie and saved 11p a litre
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Posted: 16 September 2008 3:23 PM
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