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    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 7th Dec 04, 3:59 PM
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    arkonite_babe
    • #2
    • 7th Dec 04, 3:59 PM
    Re: Home Heating Oil ?
    • #2
    • 7th Dec 04, 3:59 PM
    Springfield,

    The majority of the pages on the NI board were wiped out during a techie reshuffle, this was in an effort to make the site quicker.

    The link which I think you are looking for is This

    Let us know if this is the one and if not maybe someone else can help out

    HTH
    Last edited by arkonite_babe; 30-01-2005 at 12:33 AM.
  • Springfield
    • #3
    • 8th Dec 04, 1:46 PM
    Re: Home Heating Oil ?
    • #3
    • 8th Dec 04, 1:46 PM
    Thanks arkonite, That link is very helpful.

    Cheers

    Springfield
  • gorilla
    • #4
    • 8th Dec 04, 11:37 PM
    Re: Home Heating Oil ?
    • #4
    • 8th Dec 04, 11:37 PM
    I used Home Fuels last week. I ordered 600 lts and they were the cheapest at 158, although this is 55 dearer than the last oil I bought in March.
  • Fionnuala
    • #5
    • 9th Dec 04, 1:47 AM
    Re: Home Heating Oil ?
    • #5
    • 9th Dec 04, 1:47 AM
    I am new to this oil central heating malarkey, so excuse me if I reveal my ignorance in public, but what is 28 Sec Kerosene and what is 35 Sec Gas Oil...and which one do I want for domestic central heating?

    Am currently freezing my nubbins off as my oil ran out tonight...brrr!

  • not-so-civil
    • #6
    • 9th Dec 04, 4:24 AM
    Re: Home Heating Oil ?
    • #6
    • 9th Dec 04, 4:24 AM
    This is effectively the trhickness of the oil. 28 sec (Kerosine) is paraffin whilst the 35 sec oil is deisel. Most boilers run on 28 sec oil which is also cleaner burning. A few pressure jet boilers can use either oil.

    Stay warm, and you may need to bleed the air out of your boiler before it will fire.

    good luck
    • scandarahar
    • By scandarahar 9th Dec 04, 6:27 PM
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    scandarahar
    • #7
    • 9th Dec 04, 6:27 PM
    Re: Home Heating Oil ?
    • #7
    • 9th Dec 04, 6:27 PM
    Hi -

    How old is your boiler?

    Newer ones won't need bled - you just need to press the red-light button, maybe a couple of times until it fires up.

    If it needs bled - take off the cover and you should see a nut about 2 cm wide going into the front of the burner as you look at it. Put a basin below this to catch the oil spillage. Loosen the nut a bit and press the button to fire the boiler up (red light). You may need to do this a few times but you will know it's going to plan when the oil comes out from behind the nut. As soon as this happens - tighten the nut up again.

    Hope this makes a bit of sense - if you need any more help just ask

    BTW - if it happens again in future ask the guy delivering the oil to do it for you. They usually will do it no problem (takes about 2 mins).

    Good luck!
  • skorpio40
    • #8
    • 10th Dec 04, 9:45 PM
    Re: Home Heating Oil ?
    • #8
    • 10th Dec 04, 9:45 PM
    Redon fuel. Doagh Road Newtownabbey. 199 for 900lts. use this as a starting price. try cawoods
  • ollywood68
    • #9
    • 25th Jan 05, 10:04 PM
    11 quotes for central heating oil
    • #9
    • 25th Jan 05, 10:04 PM
    I live in Bangor and got quotes from 10 companies for 1000 litres of oil on 25/1/05 - so its not the prices that are important but the RANKING of the companies. All numbers were obtained from the yellow pages. Here they are in rank order:-

    Kane 273 91270439
    Meekin 261 94432417
    Carlisle 257 91275212
    www.cheaperoil.com 256
    Home 252 91477766
    Ritchie 250 91812608
    Nicholl 249 90777879
    Down 243 91861556
    Penninsula 236 91861515
    Clandeboye 233 91478581

    Then I phoned Maxol direct and they matched cheapest quote, was able to pay in 12 days or something like that and by credit card - so no up front payments.

    I didn't like www.cheaperoil.com because you don't know who is delivering the oil and I assume the website is adding its commisson onto the cost.

    I also found the dearest Kane to be very smug about their price and asked me to phone them next time i wanted oil without willing to move on the price. This is blatant rip off time by the companies with the dearer prices. Also Maxol direct admitted the price they gave me was rock bottom and was only doing it not to lose my business. But in the end, I, the customer was the winner
    Last edited by ollywood68; 25-01-2005 at 10:09 PM.
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    • thetope
    • By thetope 26th Jan 05, 12:27 PM
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    thetope
    I didn't like www.cheaperoil.com because you don't know who is delivering the oil and I assume the website is adding its commisson onto the cost.
    by ollywood68
    cheaperoil.com are actually Nicholl Fuels, so they are a "reliable" name. Their price is basically nicholl's with a few quid knocked off. I would not bother paying the extra for their "quick delivery" as both myself and my boyfriend have had oil delivered next day without paying extra. I purchased 500l from them on monday this week (24th Jan) and paid 119, Nicholl themselves wanted 122, my usual supplier, maxol wanted 134 and when pressed to match cheaperoil refused. They came down to 122 with haggling but would not match them quoting cheaperoil's delivery policy as being inferior. Well they lost my custom and i got my oil the next day so i was happy. perhaps maxol will try to woo me back next time with some better discounts/special offers (i'm a sucker for their free cinema tickets)

  • Sarahsaver
    my mum gets her oil in the summer because it's cheaper then!
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    • NAR
    • By NAR 26th Jan 05, 3:17 PM
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    NAR
    I live in Bangor and got quotes from 10 companies for 1000 litres of oil on 25/1/05 - so its not the prices that are important but the RANKING of the companies. All numbers were obtained from the yellow pages. Here they are in rank order:-

    Kane 273 91270439
    Meekin 261 94432417
    Carlisle 257 91275212
    www.cheaperoil.com 256
    Home 252 91477766
    Ritchie 250 91812608
    Nicholl 249 90777879
    Down 243 91861556
    Penninsula 236 91861515
    Clandeboye 233 91478581
    by ollywood68
    Why didn't you try Bangor Fuels 91477795, as you live in Bangor?
  • ollywood68
    oil quotes
    Just to clarify, the purpose of my last posting was not to promote any particular oil company but to demonstrate the range of prices that companies will offer for basically the same product and that we very little effort you can move from 273 to 233, irrespective of who the oil is bought from.
    happiness is being able to have one more drink
  • ollywood68
    oil quotes
    Why didn't you try Bangor Fuels 91477795, as you live in Bangor?
    by NAR
    I just lifted 10 companies whose name I immediately recognised from the phone book or flyers that arrived through my door. I could have phoned bangor fuels too. Also, the companies that I did phone were not all Bangor companies but companies who would deliver to Bangor. And finally once again all I am demonstrating is that with little effort and time (it took me less than 10 mins to phone all the companies) I saved myself money
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  • ollywood68
    oil quotes
    my mum gets her oil in the summer because it's cheaper then!
    by Sarahsaver

    Its not always. plus if you buy in the summer you may need to buy in the heart of winter which could be the dearest time to buy. Sometimes if you buy near the start of winter, then refill near the end it works out cheaper over the year.
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    • Leothecat
    • By Leothecat 27th Jan 05, 2:15 PM
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    Leothecat
    ollywood68,
    I was very intersted to read your post as we have just been discussing this in work and a colleague just got 500 ltrs from Clandeboye fuels for 121. I have no connection to Clandeboye other than buying my fuel from them and can honestly say that they are often the cheapest, you can pay via credit card, debit card, cheque or cash and have 14 days to do so. Also, he nearly always delivers next day.
    Cheers!

    (Honestly, I dont have anything to do with this company even tho it may sound as if I do
  • ollywood68
    ollywood68,
    I was very intersted to read your post as we have just been discussing this in work and a colleague just got 500 ltrs from Clandeboye fuels for 121. I have no connection to Clandeboye other than buying my fuel from them and can honestly say that they are often the cheapest, you can pay via credit card, debit card, cheque or cash and have 14 days to do so. Also, he nearly always delivers next day.
    Cheers!

    (Honestly, I dont have anything to do with this company even tho it may sound as if I do
    by JanetRose

    Cheers for a positive comment on what i throught was a helpful first posting on getting better value for money when buying oil. My table did show that Clandyeboye was the cheapest also, but I went back to the company that I have got oil from over the last number years as they matched the price. If they hadn't matched the price then I would have went with Clandeboye. But my objective was to get the cheapest price irrespective of the company and I did get that. PS When ordering oil, I think they have 3 prices per litre, under 500 or 600 litres, over this level and under say 2000 and 2000 and over. So it may be worthwhile when ordering a half a tank to ask at what level the price per litre changes
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  • jnd
    I always thought the price changed at 500 and 900L and thus always order 900 Litres. I think I will check next time I'm phoning around. I usually find Ian Martin Fuels in Lisburn - 92612536 to be one of the cheapest and that's him delivering to me in Bangor.
  • ollywood68
    I always thought the price changed at 500 and 900L and thus always order 900 Litres. I think I will check next time I'm phoning around. I usually find Ian Martin Fuels in Lisburn - 92612536 to be one of the cheapest and that's him delivering to me in Bangor.
    by jnd
    Nice one. I will add him to my list next time.
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    • kestra
    • By kestra 7th Feb 05, 1:07 AM
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    kestra
    oil prices
    i ordered recently from carlisle fuels who where the same price as cheaper oil.com at about 118.

    well worth it
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