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#1 markleeds

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:58 PM

I needs some advice.

We are thinking of moving to Boston Spa as I now have a job in Leeds, after 4 years working in Hull. We have seen a really nice cottage we both like, the only issue is that it has a hard fuel boiler. As anyone got experience of these? Are they economical or a right pain in the backside?

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#2 Larry the Leit

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:02 PM

I needs some advice.

We are thinking of moving to Boston Spa as I now have a job in Leeds, after 4 years working in Hull. We have seen a really nice cottage we both like, the only issue is that it has a hard fuel boiler. As anyone got experience of these? Are they economical or a right pain in the backside?

Thanks

My parents have got one. To be honest it's a doddle, one bucket if anthracite per day and a pull of the handle each morning and that's about it for a warm house and hot water. They replaced the 1970s one the other year and don't regret it one bit.

Edited by Larry the Leit, 20 October 2013 - 08:05 PM.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:15 PM

I had a solid fuel fire for years that ran off sun-bright doubles (looks like coke) excellent system, plenty of hot water and the radiators  where banging, once you get into the routine of emptying the ashes once a day they're a doddle and you have the bonus of a nice glowing fire.


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#4 markleeds

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:59 PM

Are they a pain in summer though, when you don't really need to fire buring?

#5 Larry the Leit

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:19 AM

Are they a pain in summer though, when you don't really need to fire buring?

 

Either turn it off and heat the water on electric, or just turn down the airflow.


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#6 Futtocks

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

My sister's just had wood pellet central heating installed.  

 

Like solar panels, you can get a bit of installation money off the government as a 'renewable heat incentive'.


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