Heating elements

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Re: Heating elements

Postby scythe » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:34 pm

Also where are you getting these $20 gas bottles.
Walked past the price tag of the bottles at bunnings the other day and they are $27 for a 9kg bottle.
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Re: Heating elements

Postby RC Al » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:57 pm

We country folk get to pay 27 at green shed, city stores have to compete with bcf ( my local bcf charges $23 for a fill), have a local supplier who dose $20 or $22 from memory, try your local bbq places too

Gasbottlerefils.com might dig up a gem locally for you
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Re: Heating elements

Postby Ravvin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:16 am

Down here, all of the bottle swap places have them for around $24 to $27, but they are only filled to 8.5kg, no matter whether its the regular 8.5kg cylinder or the larger 9kg.
You may be getting a better deal by getting them refilled.
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Re: Heating elements

Postby Asmitasant10 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:53 pm

Thank you for the information it was very useful.
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Re: Heating elements

Postby Jono » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:15 pm

Depending on your solar metering setup, most systems these days allow you to use the power you generate.

If you're stillin during the bright daylight hours and you're generating more than your using than its free. The exception now is that it's winter as there's less daylight, so you'll end up paying for the power when it gets dark.

I just suck it up and see it as subsidised power...
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Re: Heating elements

Postby Asmitasant10 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:16 pm

It's great information it was very useful...
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Re: Heating elements

Postby coffe addict » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:32 am

I'm running gas now and electricity last yr. There's nearly $500 less on the bill this yr and I've made about the same or slightly more booze this yr!
My gas costs are under $100 gas is way cheaper than electricity in my experience.
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