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  1. #1
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    Default Red Diesel for Heating

    Will the propsoed changes affect domestic users of gas oil for heating which is exactly the same stuff as red diesel? If the exemption for home heating remains then will boats be able to have a red diesel tank for their eberspacher heaters??
    Your thoughts would be appreciated
    Martin

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    Default Re: Red Diesel for Heating

    Except that most home central heating is run on kero because it's cheaper. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    Orrabest
    Duncan

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Red Diesel for Heating

    Lorries run their cab heaters on red legally !!!
    Mike.......Yank V8s are sweet music

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Red Diesel for Heating

    Yup - i think if you had a second tank, you could legally run the Eberspacher/Kabola/whatever on red diesel. Similarly the generator could probably run on red too, though i'm not sure what happens if you use the generator to provide propulsion...

    Rick

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Red Diesel for Heating

    Lets hope the baot fuel suppliers will keep supplying red diesel for this heating type purpose I am sure we will all promise not to use any for propulsion except when in international waters!!
    Martin

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    Default Re: Red Diesel for Heating

    Hang on a minute - I thought post Highwayman Browns pre budget thingy red diesel was more than likely to stay as is

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Red Diesel for Heating

    Well, not quite. If you read this, http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...25mbmnews.html and this, http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...941ymnews.html, you will see that it is not a "done deal" as yet.
    regards,
    Philip

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Red Diesel for Heating

    Yes it is cheaper but I believe the calorific value of gas oil is higher so works out about the same.
    I use gas oil because I also run a standby generator off it.
    I'd rather be naked
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