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    • tracyclimber
    • By tracyclimber 8th Oct 17, 6:18 PM
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    Rayburn VS oil storage heaters
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    • 8th Oct 17, 6:18 PM
    Rayburn VS oil storage heaters 8th Oct 17 at 6:18 PM
    I havea coal fired Rayburn, from which there are 3 radiators. The only room I heat is the bathroom (there is the Rayburn in the living room and an open fire in the front room). In the bathroom is a small oil filled radiator, which I keep on minimum during the day and turn up early evening, turning down again at bedtime. This is kept on at minimum as I've heard that it is cheaper to keep the oil warm. I do this because I have to have the motor running to use the Rayburn heaters, to circulate the hot water. The hot water is sort of "free" as it comes from the Rayburn which is on 24hrs a day.
    Is it cheaper to run the oil fired heater or to use the motor to have the Rayburn radiators on?
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 8th Oct 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:03 PM
    So far you are doing a very good job of throwing money away. The pump, probably using around 40w, is way cheaper than the oil heater.
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    • tracyclimber
    • By tracyclimber 8th Oct 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 7:26 PM
    Thanks very much for the advice
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 8th Oct 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 8:19 PM
    Save the oil heater until the middle of winter
    • tracyclimber
    • By tracyclimber 8th Oct 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 8:21 PM
    Yes, I could do that, thanks
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