Measured gas Consumption

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  1. Stewart J

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    This may or may not be of interest. We have a twin 11kg Alugas refillable system, topped it up to the max on 31st March. Spent all week on site at Haggerston Castle South of Berwick, using site facilities from 6pm each evening till 9am next morning. We tend to cook in van from scratch no microwave warm ups so use gas for this.

    Our days were spent on Holy Island in rather inclement weather, had our 2 year old grand-daughter with us so OH had the Truma heater on convection set at No 3 all day, fridge and water heating also on gas all day.

    Lindisfarne Service station sells gas on the A1 at the Beal turn off for Holy island (£0.69p per Litre), so topped up as we left Haggerston this morning and was pleasantly surprised to find it took only 4.72 litres at a cost of £3.30p to top up.

    So all our daytime heating and cooking and evening cooking for five full days plus meal cooking either end cost £3.30. Well pleased. :thumb::thumb:
     
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  2. dave newell lvs

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    Why do you have your water heating on all day? Its a asteful way to use it really, you'd do better just switching the water heater on about half an hour before you want hot water. Mostof us know when we need hot water and can plan ahead.

    D.
     
  3. Stacetop

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    Since we changed to refillables the gas seems to last longer and is much cheaper!!!

    We also leave the gas on 24hrs. Although this is mainly in winter to stop it freezing
     
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    We just spent 2 weeks in Brittany on aires. No EHU, so we used gas for heating, water cooking and fridge freezer. Our tank is 22 litres, we topped the tank up twice ( around €8 each time) and the tank is now empty, so I reckon we used about €25 of gas.
    We don't skimp on the heating and the hot water is on all night because I forgot to set the timer once and Mrs A ended up with a cold water half way through a shower one morning! :Doh:

    On the plus side, we only paid out €8 for two nights at aires that charged, all the others ( including water) were free.

    Allan
     
  5. Stewart J

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    Leave that to the missus Dave I was out birding most of the time, is it not thermostatically controlled
     
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