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07-11-2011, 10:17   #1
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Kerosene - Where to buy at the 'pumps'?

Yes, i need to find somewhere close to ballyhaunis in Mayo that I can buy kerosene/home heating oil from the pumps?

Theres a whole bunch of mofos stealing oil from tanks round these parts and f**ked if im working my t1ts off for some stunt to take 300-400 quids worth from me. Thankfully i only ever use about 200 litres of oil for the entire winter so buying it in 50 litre loads doesnt bother me.
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This thread mentions a few places and also the garage on the ballina to crossmolina sells it too think it is top oil.
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cheers astra for your reply. Found a local hardware who sell it by the gallon - Delaney's on Bridge street for anyone that might be interested.

(In ballyhaunis!)
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As a matter of interest, how do you get the oil into the tank? It may sound like a silly question but I'm not sure I'd be able to lift a 50L drum high enough to get it into the tank (weakling that I am!).
Would it be very heavy?
Also, roughly how much would a 50L container be and does that place sell drums?

Sorry for all the questions, just trying to figure out if it's worth the hassle as I've been stung a couple of times with my oil being robbed
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As a matter of interest, how do you get the oil into the tank? It may sound like a silly question but I'm not sure I'd be able to lift a 50L drum high enough to get it into the tank (weakling that I am!).
Would it be very heavy?
50l of kerosene weighs 41kg, plus the weight of the container. That's a two-person lift. I think you'd have to siphon it.
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I think it was approx 89 cent a liter. Archers in Ballina were selling pumps last year that people were using to pump water from drums up to tank in attic so maybe they would work there was 2 in a pack cost about 15e. 50l would be too heavy for one person I suppose you could decant it into a watering can which would hold about 10l and do it that way would be messy though.
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As a matter of interest, how do you get the oil into the tank? It may sound like a silly question but I'm not sure I'd be able to lift a 50L drum high enough to get it into the tank (weakling that I am!).
Would it be very heavy?
Also, roughly how much would a 50L container be and does that place sell drums?

Sorry for all the questions, just trying to figure out if it's worth the hassle as I've been stung a couple of times with my oil being robbed

He might as well use 2x25l containers
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I think you can get a container that holds 20 litres. Top Oil on the Crossmolina Road has them for sale.
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The old 5 gallon drum (<25L) is a common size that was used by farmers etc for tractor diesel. Its about the heaviest you would want to be lifting to spill into a tank.
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hello lads

I bought the fuel in 25ltr drums x 3. The total cost was about 70ish noddles. Also, i have a low, flat tank (3ft tall i think). The containers i used have tap valves on the bottom so i was as easy as turning the tap and let it fill!
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John Caden crossmolina area has recently started delivering oil and will deliver very small amounts apparently. Would be handier than messing with drums.
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