Propane Gas Costs Per Month

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  1. Brightsure

    Brightsure Active Member
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    Is anybody running a hot water system using the L5 or similar? Im wondering how much it costs a month to run it based on how many hours a day it runs, anyone got any ideas?
    Also this video is what i am going for, sorry if its been posted before.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM07hsbkChU
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    that looks like ive seen that set up before!!! lol

    with my set up I use about 1 6kg bottle every 2 weeks, that costs me £13. witch works out to be £1.08 for a days use of400lts of water.

    it also depends on the setting you have it too, I have it on a low heat setting at the minute, but do turn it up when I need it to be hotter. the hotter you have it the more gas you use.
     
  3. Brightsure

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    Thats great sounds pretty good, Thanks very much i will be getting this fitted next week i hope!
     
  4. Brightsure

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    One other question what temperature do you run this at? Just did a check on my house temp and was up at 50oc if this runs near that i can see this being much better for cleaning the windows!
    Also getting the right flow rate will result in the gas lasting longer too, too fast a flow and the flame would need turning up.
     
  5. rcproperty

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    the temp again varies its hard to do a pin point temp, but it runs from about 30-50 deg C but can get anywhere upto 70+

    yes that's right, I use a analogue controller and have the flow rate runnin at about 20psi, and the gas low, today I could see a little steam come from the brush.
     
  6. spruce

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    ?? I think that should be £1.80 a day for 7 days, or £2.60 per day for 5 days. :Image9:
     
  7. rcproperty

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    sorry was meant to say every 2 weeks, 12 days work.
     
  8. DanielT

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    I bought a gaslow refillable bottle for mine. 12 litres/11 kg of gas from a petrol station is about £9 instead of overpriced Calor. Outlay of about £150 pays itself off fairly quickly especially if you use it for BBQs too
     
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