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Old 09-10-17, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hi
Im looking for a supplier of paraffin for my handyman
any recommendations,
Im in surrey
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Old 09-10-17, 09:07 AM   #2
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Hi
Im looking for a supplier of paraffin for my handyman
any recommendations,
Im in surrey
cheers Paul
I found paraffin was very expensive in comparison to Kerosene (heating oil) which is essentially the same thing. You can pay up to £2.00 a litre for paraffin, while heating oil is 30p to 40p a litre depending where you buy. You can buy kerosene in filling stations, it is more expensive, but still a lot cheaper than paraffin.

Experiment by adding a little petrol to the kerosene to find a nice mix your engine is happy with.
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Old 09-10-17, 09:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info Mark
I did get recommended paraffin blue for it by a fellow owner
but its like trying to find hens teeth lol
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I can remember when you could buy it in hardware stores for paraffin heaters used at home one local shop even had a vending machine that would dispense a gallon into your container outside shop hours!.

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Old 09-10-17, 10:09 AM   #5
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You may have to look around for a reasonably priced supplier.It can be brought from B&q and the likes but you wil pay a pre-packed premium. Try rural garage/service stations.
One of our local garages does paraffin on the pump £5.65 a gallon(or whatever the metric is)and the other garage in the village does Red desiel on the pump.

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Rye Oil LTD supplies it in 25 litre cans, might be worth a trip to rye unless you know your going to use loads of it, they will probably deliver if your within 50 miles.


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I buy paraffin for a greenhouse heater. Local hardware shop sells it in 4litre bottles for about £8.00. Haven't seen it in bulk for years now.
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Not quite the same quantities required, but I went to my local DIY store on Saturday thinking I’d be able to buy a gallon container of paraffin for my lamps... “Paraffin, no chance mate”..

Will visit the garden centre on the way home, they usually sell it. I can recommend Rye oils for good service though, I’ve found them very helpful.

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Winter of 1993 to Feb 2003 I was buying paraffin by the gallon at the rate of about 5 gallons a week as my only heating fuel, can't remember how much is was across that period, but I'd guess still less than £2 a gallon towards the end.

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28 second heating oil (Kerosene) works well in lamps or engines. I just visit my Son and siphon a gerry can full every now and again
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