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Old November 13th 06, 08:41 AM posted to misc.consumers.house
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Does anyone know if I can buy Natural gas in large bottles to run
household central heating & hob for a few months.

I need to have the mains gas supply & meter moved for building work to
be done and National Grid have given me a ridiculous 12 week lead time
(and people tell me that the chance of the work actually being done on
the specified date is remote). I must disconnect the supply now to
demolish a garage to continue the build work. So I need to run the
house on bottled natural gas for 3 months.

Any helpful suggestions?

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Old November 13th 06, 02:29 PM posted to misc.consumers.house
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chris wrote:
Does anyone know if I can buy Natural gas in large bottles to run
household central heating & hob for a few months.

I need to have the mains gas supply & meter moved for building work to
be done and National Grid have given me a ridiculous 12 week lead time
(and people tell me that the chance of the work actually being done on
the specified date is remote). I must disconnect the supply now to
demolish a garage to continue the build work. So I need to run the
house on bottled natural gas for 3 months.

Any helpful suggestions?


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Jim
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Old November 13th 06, 02:39 PM posted to misc.consumers.house
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"chris" wrote:

Does anyone know if I can buy Natural gas in large bottles to run
household central heating & hob for a few months.



Yes & no... While it would be available in tanks large enought to supply your
home, LPG (also known as bottle gas) has a slightly different makeup than
natural gas. This means your appliances would need to be re-jetted to work
properly. Not a big deal and a bottle gas supplier would be able to do it with
no problem.

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Old November 13th 06, 05:59 PM posted to misc.consumers.house
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On 13 Nov 2006 00:41:26 -0800, "chris"
wrote:

Does anyone know if I can buy Natural gas in large bottles to run
household central heating & hob for a few months.

I need to have the mains gas supply & meter moved for building work to
be done and National Grid have given me a ridiculous 12 week lead time
(and people tell me that the chance of the work actually being done on
the specified date is remote). I must disconnect the supply now to
demolish a garage to continue the build work. So I need to run the
house on bottled natural gas for 3 months.


Can't be done. Reason that propane works is that it can be made
liquid at a reasonable pressure. I'd just use electric heaters while
the work is being done. If you need hot water you could always buy a
small electric water heater to get you by.




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Old November 14th 06, 12:27 AM posted to misc.consumers.house
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On Nov 13, 11:59 am, Chris Hill
wrote:
Can't be done. Reason that propane works is that it can be made
liquid at a reasonable pressure.


The propane is gaseous by the time it gets to the house. It is just
liquid in the tank.

It won't work anyway because the mixture is richer one way or the other
(propane I think) so you'd need to convert all the appliances if you
switch fuels. It can probably be done but the cost might be excessive.

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Old November 15th 06, 09:24 PM posted to misc.consumers.house
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On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:29:57 GMT, someone wrote:

Post to this group:

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Jim

Did he say he was in the U.K.? Because NationalGrid has acquired many
U.S. utilities as well. I have them at one of my business locations.


Reply to NG only - this e.mail address goes to a kill file.
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Old November 15th 06, 10:54 PM posted to misc.consumers.house
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v wrote:

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:29:57 GMT, someone wrote:


Post to this group:

UK.D-I-Y

Jim


Did he say he was in the U.K.? Because NationalGrid has acquired many
U.S. utilities as well. I have them at one of my business locations.



Pull the headers down and you'll see his ISP. UK
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Old November 16th 06, 08:56 AM posted to misc.consumers.house
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WDS wrote:

On Nov 13, 11:59 am, Chris Hill
wrote:
Can't be done. Reason that propane works is that it can be made
liquid at a reasonable pressure.


The propane is gaseous by the time it gets to the house. It is just
liquid in the tank.

It won't work anyway because the mixture is richer one way or the other
(propane I think) so you'd need to convert all the appliances if you
switch fuels. It can probably be done but the cost might be excessive.


I am aware of the differeneces in jet size, but did not want to have to
change the gas fired boiler, hob & oven jets, even if I could.

CNG fueled cars use pressurised bottles of a sensible size, why cant I
use something like that?

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Old November 16th 06, 01:08 PM posted to misc.consumers.house
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On Nov 16, 2:56 am, "chris" wrote:

CNG fueled cars use pressurised bottles of a sensible size, why cant I
use something like that?


No one sells NG that way because NG is used for fixed applications
only. LP wins the "portable methane fuel" war because of its
characteristics, probably mainly the ease of liquifying it.

 




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