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    Noddy could you boil one kettle of water and then pop in flask?
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    Really boiling on the hob uses that much more electric? I allways thought it was tother way around. Bearing in mind a whistling kettle lasts a life time as opposed to an electric kettle that lasts what an average of three to four years? So cost of replacing humph? Wondering.........
    I made an offer today on a doer upper, which will be loads of DIY, was going for a chapel that needed converting last week, so may have a lot of DIY on the go very soon!
    Any one know how much it costs to bring gas in to a house from the road?
    Hoping and praying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Any one know how much it costs to bring gas in to a house from the road?
    think i t depends on how far it is
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    Aye you may be right. Friend reckons 3k, house is on main street and gas is there.
    Hoping and praying

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    have you not just moved though - or am i being incredibly thick - haha
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    I have just moved :0) Moved a few mths ago in to temp accomodation, (rented)
    Hoping and praying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmos View Post
    Noddy could you boil one kettle of water and then pop in flask?
    It takes 30 seconds to boil one cup - so it's really quick - not sure if it's cheaper to boil a full kettle and store. 2 Cups is about 1 minute - so I think the cost is directly proportional to the amount - so think it's just as cheap to boil small amounts each time.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Really boiling on the hob uses that much more electric? I allways thought it was tother way around. Bearing in mind a whistling kettle lasts a life time as opposed to an electric kettle that lasts what an average of three to four years? So cost of replacing humph? Wondering.........
    I made an offer today on a doer upper, which will be loads of DIY, was going for a chapel that needed converting last week, so may have a lot of DIY on the go very soon!
    Any one know how much it costs to bring gas in to a house from the road?
    I'd imagine that extra energy is used in the transfer of heat from the hob to the kettle and then to the water - I did one google which told me that - now I've come to google it again I'm getting various stories - I was just comparing electric hob to electric kettle. It's a good point though Mav - electric kettles do seem to have much shorter lives! I did a fair bit of reading of Which reports - but the one I bought had just come out, so its' previous model was the one I read. It is the case though that I'd always overfill the hob kettle and never do with the new one as it has markers for 1 cup, 2 cups etc!

    Sorry - no idea about the gas question - our previous house was a converted chapel though interestingly!

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    Could we have a 'Green' energy area IYKWIM Solar heating, wood burners, wind turbines and the like??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterfall View Post
    Could we have a 'Green' energy area IYKWIM Solar heating, wood burners, wind turbines and the like??
    we've got the Eco Area - is that OK?? sort of goes together?

    http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=60

    if you can breathe some life into that area would be great
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    Having just discovered on another thread that I know absolutely nothing about EU Electrical Regs, I think a DIY section could be a good idea

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