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    Taken for mugs...maybe.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 15 Mar 2016, 11:46 am

    By Miles Brignal of The Guardian newspaper:

    Regarding your letter concerning unfair practices by LPG suppliers, I have had the same experience.

    This week, when my two-year contract with Calor expired, it offered me a renewal at 47p a litre, fixed for two years. FloGas, however, was offering 29.95p on a two-year contract with a guaranteed maximum increase of 3.5% in the second year. I decided to switch and it was painless and quick. Calors response was to offer me slightly better terms. I refused on the grounds that I do not like to be taken for a mug.




    Well good people have any of you experience this, if you use bottled gas?

    Before I came back to civilisation about eight years ago I was living in a very nice fixer-upper cottage in the country. ( and I did fix it up of course ). Because there was no gas on tap I chose to get a large storage tank of Calor propane put in as propane does not freeze at sub-zero temperatures.

    The trouble with this was that I was then, ( I thought ), tied to buying my propane from Calor when there were two other cheaper suppliers close-by.

    Actually, all I had to do was to get the new supplier to buy the tank from Calor, ( cost me nothing to do this ), so that I could get supplies from either Avanti-gas or Flo-Gas. I chose Avanti-gas Scotland.

    At first I was confused by the names Liquified Petroleum Gas ( LPG ), and Propane and Butane but I found out that almost all LPG supplies are a mixture of Propane and butane in amounts that resist freezing in outdoor tanks.

    So, there you have it folks; if you have no gas at home you can use it in small, medium, or large tankloads.

    Find out more about it from THIS website.


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    Post by Nuthin fancy on Tue 15 Mar 2016, 7:37 pm

    Hi All,

    Interesting. My brother got me onto this topic and I bought a small LPG heater and use the 13Kg cylinder ( I think ! ). Thing is I have the thing as a back up heater which I can move about, into the conservatory etc. Looked at Calor Gas and they were the more expensive. I have a FLOW GAS supplier on an industrial estate not far from me and his service and prices are first class. In fact no price increases from Flow gas this year ( well at least on the cylnder I buy ). I have heard it is the most expensive way to buy gas, but as I say its a back up heater and I find it very warm and efficient when I do use it.

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    Re: Taken for mugs...maybe.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 16 Mar 2016, 10:59 am

    Yes, tanked bulk-buying of domestic gas IS still more expensive than piped natural gas, but it is way cheaper than electricity for heating.

    I still have a Super-Ser gas-bottle container for heating my workshop and as long as I have the right regulator I can buy the bottles from the cheapest supplier.


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