Draught paraffin....

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  1. Seamanjive

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    Today I found one of those old-fashioned hardware stores that sell anything from a radiator bleed key to a paint kettle. It's near Sidcup in Kent. I asked after any old Tilley spares. The elderly prop. took me to the back of the store where he had a few Aladdin wicks. No pressure lamp stuff.
    I asked after paraffin, did he sell it "draught". No, but he had a beautiful tank out the back, he used to sell a lot of paraffin locally but now it was just the occasional drop for greenhouse heaters. He couldn't justify all the paperwork to resurrect the tank...and demand was so slow.
    So, I bought 4 litres in a plastic container for £9.95, I felt a bit sorry for him.
    There was a sleepy looking petrol station across the way. I went in and asked if they sold paraffin.Yes, it's over there, £6.95 for 4 litres in a plastic container. The same stuff, same container, same supplier - and three quid cheaper....
    You pays your money...
     
  2. ColinG

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    £6.95 is pretty darn good. Most petrol stations charge around a tenner. I'd clean 'em out if I were you!
     
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    I found a petrol station on the north side of Norwich that sells paraffin for less than £1.00 a litre from a petrol pump, but you do have to supply your own container to take it away.
     
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    Was the tank for sale?
     
  5. Seamanjive

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    He wasn't planning on using it...
     
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    Do a google search in your area for 'heating oil suppliers' these are commercial bulk suppliers that will often sell to the public if you turn up to their depot with a suitable container. Ours 'Northern Oils' Nottingham, has a minimum sale of 20 litres but that's fine given a price of 70p a litre. I've been using their Texaco Kerosene for over 2 years, burns nice and bright, no difference to pre-pack, slightly stronger odour when decanting but exactly the same when burning.
     
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    In Belgium they sell paraffin oil /kerosene from the pump/drought for 0.85€ /L

    Went there a month ago with jerry cans and bought 30L at once.
     
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    I buy mine from an old garage in Bradford for about 70p a litre
     
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    Caldo oils in St Helens also sell paraffin from the pump..
     

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