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#3452848 - 08/11/14 08:30 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 31279
Loc: Great Lakes
Doesn't take that long to reproduce, unless you are completely lost.

But seriously, what do people do there since it's so cold majority of the year?
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#3452852 - 08/11/14 08:34 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
abycat Offline


Registered: 12/06/10
Posts: 1844
Loc: grande prairie AB
work right through it. Most of the work is in the winter cause the ground is hard. In the spring and summer the roads are really soft so the big trucks can't bring parts and supplies to the rigs. The warmer months are the slow times.
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#3452854 - 08/11/14 08:38 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
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Registered: 10/30/02
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#3452858 - 08/11/14 08:45 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
Bandito440 Offline


Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 2969
Loc: NYS
I'm moving to abycat's town and going into the firewood business.
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#3452879 - 08/11/14 09:00 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 7180
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Doesn't take that long to reproduce, unless you are completely lost.

But seriously, what do people do there since it's so cold majority of the year?


Take vacations. I like to get into the tropics 3-5 weeks every winter. Down in Curacao December weather is very nice!

Carrying an oil fired house threw the winter is always painful. Luckily this year unless I buy something else all my junkers are torn down vacant lots. Last year I spent $1,400 in the month of Jan alone heating an old two family.

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#3452930 - 08/11/14 09:46 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 6464
Loc: Midwest
Filled up with propane for $1.68 a gallon here a few weeks back.. that sure beats the 5-6 something it was last winter.

Last winter we stopped using the furnace and starting using space heaters that ran 24/7. They were able to keep the house at 62*F, but nearly doubled the power bill. With the combined cost of propane, buying the heaters and the extra electricity, they still paid for themselves and we didn't freeze.
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#3452933 - 08/11/14 09:50 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
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Registered: 12/06/10
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Loc: grande prairie AB
That's weird. This pic was from last November. http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee420/abycat/20140224_002756.jpg

the firewood business is horrible here cause we have lots of pencil poles. The snow removal business is good. We had 11' of total snow last year.
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#3452935 - 08/11/14 09:54 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 16650
Loc: Upstate NY
I am looking at a prebuy for oil at around $3.57 and need 700 gallons. My 2 tanks hold 550 gallons.

I am waiting for everyone to switch from oil to propane so the price of heating oil drops.

Propane is made from oil so maybe that will never happen.
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#3453401 - 08/12/14 11:54 AM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 7180
Loc: CT
Around here everyone who can is switching to natural gas.

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#3453450 - 08/12/14 12:28 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
Pop_Rivit Offline


Registered: 02/09/08
Posts: 5260
Loc: Midwest
We contract our propane every year, and just did our next contract about a month ago. We locked in and prepaid at about $1.39/gallon-we contracted for 700 gallons. That will last us all winter and take care of most of our next summer fill. We heat about 4200 square feet of home, and keep it around 68 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night during the winter.

The propane also includes our stove/oven, clothes dryer and our outdoor grill that's plumbed into the propane system. So everything propane costs about $1,000/year in fuel.

Around this area propane is historically cheaper than natural gas if you contract and lock in at a summer price.

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#3453487 - 08/12/14 12:52 PM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
Bandito440 Offline


Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 2969
Loc: NYS
$1.39! Wow! That's cheaper than I've seen it anywhere. Local markets are interesting.

Have you considered getting a vehicle that operates on LPG and fueling at home?
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#3458576 - 08/18/14 10:37 AM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
Anduril Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 733
Loc: Perris, CA
I think last year we spent about $100 on heating for the year. Don't ask what our cooling costs are.
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#3458621 - 08/18/14 11:29 AM Re: Heating fuel prices - post yours [Re: Bandito440]
rjundi Offline


Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 7256
Loc: USA
1000 gallons of #2 heating oil for hot water and heat, temp at 64F.

We spend additionally about $200/year on cord wood and I find stuff on side of road to feed our woodstove that makes our main living area 72-80F!
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