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    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 24th Jun 08, 8:58 PM
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    calor gas bottles
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    • 24th Jun 08, 8:58 PM
    calor gas bottles 24th Jun 08 at 8:58 PM
    does anyone know the cost of calor bottles ? im thinking of buying a heater for next winter to cut my npower bill.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 24th Jun 08, 9:03 PM
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    • 24th Jun 08, 9:03 PM
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    • 24th Jun 08, 9:03 PM
    15kg Cylinder & refill
    Price: £53.93


    15kg Refill
    Price: £25.51

    you need the cylnder the first time , then do a swap each refill
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    • frankie
    • By frankie 25th Jun 08, 12:49 PM
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    • 25th Jun 08, 12:49 PM
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    • 25th Jun 08, 12:49 PM
    You do not have to use Calor on portable lpg heaters. There are loads of other bottled gas suppliers form garages, DIY stores, garden centres etc.. It is definitely worth shopping around for the cheapest/most convenient.
  • Janey51
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    • 25th Jun 08, 2:16 PM
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    • 25th Jun 08, 2:16 PM
    We use Macgas. It is £10 deposit and £17.95 for a refill (15kg).
  • revmonk
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    • 30th Aug 11, 2:20 PM
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    • 30th Aug 11, 2:20 PM
    The question I have is: How does Calor/Propane/Butane compare with mains gas cost wise these days?

    Many years ago we used in when living in the countryside and it was clean and efficient and easy to switch bottle over etc., But am not out of loop re price comparison.
    • LittleVermin
    • By LittleVermin 30th Aug 11, 4:24 PM
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    • 30th Aug 11, 4:24 PM
    Lpg
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    • 30th Aug 11, 4:24 PM
    The question I have is: How does Calor/Propane/Butane compare with mains gas cost wise these days?

    Many years ago we used in when living in the countryside and it was clean and efficient and easy to switch bottle over etc., But am not out of loop re price comparison.
    Originally posted by revmonk
    Welcome to the forum!

    Heating costs? Check out Nottingham Energy Partnership (inserting local figures):

    http://www.nottenergy.com/energy_cost_comparison/

    Cylinder costs? For prices of 47kg cylinders please see this thread:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=46461981#post46461981

    No current threads for small 15 kg cylinders (but maybe this will develop?).

    Bulk LPG prices?
    - please see this thread (and post quotes you get!):

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=46499911#post46499911

    ...
    Last edited by LittleVermin; 30-08-2011 at 5:46 PM. Reason: tweak
    • tim9966
    • By tim9966 30th Aug 11, 10:42 PM
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    • 30th Aug 11, 10:42 PM
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    • 30th Aug 11, 10:42 PM
    Small bottle was £31 by February which was the last time I bought a bottle. Used to be £21 a couple of years ago, but then both mains gas and bottled has gone up in price a lot recently.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 31st Aug 11, 1:43 AM
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    • 31st Aug 11, 1:43 AM
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    • 31st Aug 11, 1:43 AM
    They all try to tie you in.

    1. The regulator, i.e. the connector at the end of the rubber tube. So you have to buy another one to use a different brand.

    2. The bottle.

    You always run out when it's cold (right?), which is when everybody else runs out, and it means driving round ALL the local suppliers, who have ALL sold out.

    So, I now have TWO Calorgas bottles. If I switch brand, I will have FOUR bottles.

    They charge a "deposit" for the bottle, but you cannot get it back. My local supplier said they will take it back for a reducing amount depending on how long I keep it, and only if I keep the receipt that I bought it from them. So if you were entertaining any idea of handing the bottle back when winter is over, and then get another one next winter, think again.

    Very good as a back up when the central heating stops working, otherwise.
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