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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Ahhh!!!

First load of heating oil delivered today. 875 bucks.....

I was thinking it might be more efficient to shovel cash into my furnace...
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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Not cheap at all. $ 3.50 + a gallon.  So glad we have Natural Gas.                                                                                                                              Roger


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:17 PM

I don't even want to think about it yet. My tank is just about bone dry. But I guess I'll be getting it filled up before it gets cold. We all know it will go up in price as soon as the demand rises.

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:55 PM

Not cheap at all. $ 3.50 + a gallon. So glad we have Natural Gas. Roger

If natural gas was available in my area i would have it in a second. I had it at my last house and it was cheap. 100 a month on budget and i was golden. I am spending about 1800 a year on oil.

I am going to prepay my next tank next week when my bonus check goes gets deposited.

Edited by toomanytoys84, July 19, 2014 - 08:56 PM.

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 09:02 PM

you can try one if these

waste oil is cheap

 

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waste oil tornado rocket heater hybrid one of its kind, this prototype will burn almost any flammable liquid. motor oil, diesel, veggie oil, mineral oil, animal fat, and etc. it burns waste motor oil at 1 liter per hour or less than a quart an hour. I ran this oil burner 6 hours plus on a gal of mineral oil. no fans, no electrical, will work when power is off, off the grid heat. it puts out lots of heat and can be turned up or down by the oil flow valve. it is about 67 inches tall. uses standard 6" stove pipe. comes with 1.5 gal stainless tank and brass fittings. will heat any garage or shop very well. I am asking $700.00 obo. I have two more in the works if you miss this one. contact me at 515 twoforzero zerotreeninertree, ty jason 


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 10:11 PM

My propane bill was about 4000.00 or more last year!! Don't want to see winter again!! I use some wood and coal in my garage for heat. The coal is great. Noel
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Posted July 20, 2014 - 12:12 AM

Wow... I used only $1100 worth of propane last winter. I used slightly over 700 gallons of propane. I contracted for my propane so i had a low set price.

I would go to a wood furnace before I would go heating fuel. Wood is cheap, especially with 128 acres of wooded land to harvest from.
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Posted July 20, 2014 - 05:23 AM

I burn wood, last winter almost 4 cords. The wood only costs my time as I have 28 acres of oak forest. Most of my heat comes from passive solar but we seem to be getting fewer sunny days each winter.

 

I burn wood for two main reasons:

 

      1. It saves alot of money. A cord of dry hardwood, burned in an efficient woodstove is equivalent to 200 gallons of heating oil. That would cost $800 here.

 

      2. When the power goes out in a storm, I still have heat and the ability to cook. In 1973 we had an ice storm that knocked out power for many days. Pipes froze in many houses causing much damage. Woodstoves in basements prevented that problem. Nasty ice storms will happen again, look at the big ice storm in Canada years ago.

 

I'm hoping to build a wood gasifier to run a generator this year. I should get 100hours of generator from a cord. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 06:07 AM

My propane bill was about 4000.00 or more last year!! Don't want to see winter again!! I use some wood and coal in my garage for heat. The coal is great. Noel

Noel, I think propane is the most expensive fuel here on a cost/million BTU basis. It's convenient and clean and great for cooking but cheap it isn't.  That's a serious energy bill. Have you thought of looking at upgrading insulation. 


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 08:16 AM

The waste oil burner looks like it is well built Looks like it would work great in a workshop.. However I'm not sure that it would not be a good choice for a house, Mainly because it would more than likely void your home insurance.
I used to heat with a wood stove, A little more expensive than what you are told. My chainsaws,trucking,labor and increased insurance rates etc. added to the price.

Different ideas from all parts of the country and no one mentioned multi fuel Pellet Stoves or Heat Pumps. Multi Fuel Pellet stoves will burn Wood Pellets,Corn,Cherry Pits,Walnut Hulls Etc.

Modern Heat Pumps have a very high efficiency rating in the warmer climates as well as being able to cool the home. In the right application a Mini Split non ducted Heat Pump is hard to beat.

Local prices on Propane prebook is at 1.80 Gallon, so it would cost about $1,500 to heat my house this next year using propane.

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Posted July 20, 2014 - 09:36 AM

I have a wood burner and several cords of good seasoned firewood sitting in the yard.

but my wife cant handle the wood stove, and im not home through the week a lot so I cant maintain it.
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Posted July 20, 2014 - 01:20 PM

We were paying $1.20 per liter at one point in the winter, now of course its back down when you don't need it, but still not as low as last summer.  Always creeping up.  Yes am looking into heat pumps. Old bunglow type house, only 28'x40',  wood windows, 2x4 walls, lot of money to up grade,but lot of money for fuel, so what do you do?  Have extra insulation put in attic. Took the propane water heater out and put in electric.  I have been in the propane business for all most 35 years.  I use to promote propane, but not any more.  After the price increase last winter, they will do it again this winter because they know they can get away with it again.  Noel

 

 And the government put HST tax on every thing here last year. When from 5% to 14% including propane, but not heating oil. 


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 01:53 PM

well those prices are making my corn burner look pretty cheap again. Grow your own heat, and no mess or time wasted cutting/splitting/stacking/hauling the wood.  We went back to corn last yr after the LP prices went wacky, due to the supposed man made shortage.


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Mu biggest problem is my floors aren't insulated. I am going to pick up some rolls and do the floors. Also going to buy a little electric heater to put in the living room. I only have one heating outlet in the living room. So the rest of the house heats up to 75 and the living room is 70. So I hope to balance it running a little electric one.

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Posted July 20, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Set the thermostat at 67 and buy a sweatshirt.




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