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08-07-2019, 18:24   #16
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I hear this a lot, what's the exact science/ calculation behind it?

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08-07-2019, 18:25   #17
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No, have moved on to other recreational drugs
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08-07-2019, 18:28   #18
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No, I only use coal that is delivered by a slatternly cockney child worker.
He wont see 20 but he's lovable and cheeky with it.
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Was in Connemara at the weekend and the amount of turf, bagged up and ready to go, along the side of the roads was amazing. Made me realise what a cynical and suspicious place where I live has become. You can't leave your bins out in the East of the country without someone nicking them
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But turf is so much cheaper. Cost really should be considered when discussing efficiency.

Not wanting to split hairs, but that chart is really about efficacy, not efficiency.

You're literally comparing 1 tonne of turf to 1 tonne of oil, while ignoring cost -- a huge factor.

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I hear this a lot, what's the exact science/ calculation behind it?

We spend less than a grand for a winter's supply of turf, at home. None of the rads work, so it's the only source of heat, apart from maybe one trailer load of timber (which goes in no time, and seems super inefficient).

I live in a smaller house, in Dublin, and my heating costs are a few hundred quid higher. And my house is better insulated. I'm curious as to the provenance of this fact. Perhaps I am your elderly neighbour.
Not much more than a grand will heat every room in this house with coal and a back boiler, plus an oil fired boiler.


I used turf for many years and know I got less heat per £ than I do from any other source.
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I used turf for many years and know I got less heat per £ than I do from any other source.
Per tonne, yes. But per pound or euro?

You must have been buying very dear turf.

What were you paying for a plot?
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Our family have cut turf for over 200 years, even under the British landlords, so our E.U. landlords and the Green Party gob****es can piss off if they think we are going to stop now
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We are drawing out home this past 2 weeks.a mighty year for turf.
Hope to be finished Friday.
The bog is good for the soul and you would ate steel after a day in it.
Give me a week in the bog alone with the skylark singing and ye May keep yere crowded foreign holiday
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I find it very cost efficient,E300 for 300 yards = 220 bags,more than enough to heat the living room stove for the year, E500 of kero for the rads,job done.
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My family use turf from my fathers bog, he can still cut it but only a matter of time before it's stopped.

The smell of a turf fire is something from my childhood and even adulthood that I'll always love but God I'm glad I'll never have to empty out a fire in my house (no chimney, gas boiler).

I think it should be consigned to the past, our ancestors used to go around on donkey and cart but we gave that up didn't we?

Even just to protect the bogs and the wildlife. It doesn't have to be doom and gloom, theres good reasons to do it and should be supports to help reluctants to switch over.
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But turf is so much cheaper. Cost really should be considered when discussing efficiency.

Not wanting to split hairs, but that chart is really about efficacy, not efficiency.

You're literally comparing 1 tonne of turf to 1 tonne of oil, while ignoring cost -- a huge factor.
You asked for science, I gave you science!

Now you want to do a Moore Street haggle, but this heat pump man isn't going to play!
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We are drawing out home this past 2 weeks.a mighty year for turf.
Hope to be finished Friday.
The bog is good for the soul and you would ate steel after a day in it.
Give me a week in the bog alone with the skylark singing and ye May keep yere crowded foreign holiday
Pulling a sentimental curtain over the horsefly (cleg) bites that I know you get!

But there are few things as uplifting as hearing the lark's song in a lonely place.
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Sorry, I meant turf 'mowld'.
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I went to the bog a few times as a kid to cut turf. Well, my father did the cutting.
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