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    mags
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        8-)Hi does anybody know about calor gas heaters i.e. are they economical to run, do they actually throw out a lot of heat and finally do they smell!!!!!

        Thanks Mags

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        #17251
        altohb
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            Fairly efficient in our experience, and reasonably economical to run. The first winter we were here we used only calor gas heaters, as we had to wait 4 months for the electricity to be connected, and we kept reasonably warm in quite a large house, with one heater upstairs and one down.
            They certainly shouldn’t smell – if they do then there is a leak somewhere, and you should turn them off immediately and leave the room!

            #17474
            boot sale
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                Hi Mags, yes calor gas, we used only calor last winter, it was very efficient cheap to run & not at all smelly. We did buy a new fire from the Gaz shop which is just up from the Monday market in Rethymno (don’t know where you live), they were very helpful.
                When first buying the gas & bottle you have to pay 25euro for the bottle, & the gas was 14 euro to fill up, this lasted about a week sometimes more sometimes less depending on the weather.It is recommended that you let fresh air in every hour or so & not a good idea to fall asleep in the same room while the fire is on
                At that time we lived in a large house & it was adequate.
                We did not have a problem with condensation as our living room was large, in a smaller room with doors shut there was some condensation which after an hour dried back with the fire on.
                We also bought a very small camping gas fire for the bathroom, this was also very efficient.
                Hope this is helpful.
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                Ps: best to change the cork washers each time you put a new bottle of gas on, to avoid leeks.
                Make sure you buy one that is CE approved.

                #17626
                MartinP
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                    Ps: best to change the cork washers each time you put a new bottle of gas on, to avoid leeks.

                    I hope we have no Welsh readers.  ;)

                    We’ve just ordered a wood-burning stove but I’m also considering a gas stove as well. Next year we might install central heating but I want to see how (if!) we manage without. Does anyone know, approximately, the cost of a Calor gas stove?

                    #17737
                    boot sale
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                        A friend of ours says the the cost of running a calor gas stove is very good value,but buying one here costs many euros what he did he bought over his nat ., gas stove from uk converted it to calor gas costing a few euros and bobs your uncle.
                        Calor gas central heating is possible,sorry price wise can’t say,oil is a lot easier.
                        Go to a shop that only talks gas or go to a shop that only talks oil,both are good value if your home is properly insulated.
                        With wood burners nice but with no back boilers its a great pity!70euros a load,all that heat going to waste.
                        boot sale

                        #17817
                        eranim
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                            We have a Calor Gas Heater and a Calor Gas Hob and both are excellent.
                            The gas bottle in the heater, on medium heat, for 2-3 hours every evening last winter, lasted about 10 – 14 days. The gas bottle for the hob lasts approx 7 – 8 months. With a gas bottle refill costing between 14 and 16 euro thats not bad.
                            We have had no problem with smell or condensation.
                            Agree with Boot Sale that unless you have an endless supply of free olive wood Zombas (wood burners) can be very costly to run.

                            #17881
                            mags
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                                Thanks a lot for your information I think I will definitely be buying one!

                                Mags

                                #17931
                                Ken1
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                                    Just my thoughts on calor gas heaters.

                                    I used to have two in the UK and found them to be smelly fumes wise and they also caused condensation.Maybe okay for a short term measure but I think a good wood burning stove is hard to beat in the living room backed up by oil filled radiators in the bedrooms for winter time.

                                    Maybe the calor gas has improved since I had them ?

                                    Ken.

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                                    .:Bill:.
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                                        I don’t think so Ken, we stopped using them 4 years ago, they cause terrible condensation. Our house is around 200 years old, and it sucked it in like nobody’s business. So we changed to electric oil filled radiators, the house dried out completely after 2 years, plus the cost was virtually the same. Why did the gas bottle always run out on sat evening?

                                        #18011
                                        eranim
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                                            We can all only speak as we find and I can honestly say we have had no smell and no condensation with our Calor Gas heater.

                                            Ours is very modern only purchased a couple of years ago and doesn’t even look like your regular gas heater.

                                            Our house has an open fire plus oil central heating so we have the best of all worlds I think.

                                            The Calor heater was used the winter before last as our only heating in our other house and again we had no smell or condensation. Both houses were relativley new so I don’t know if that made any difference.

                                            I did try one once back in the uk and was not happy with it but things have moved on and I think they have improved a great deal.

                                            As I said earlier we can all only speak as we find.

                                            #18043
                                            LGiddings2
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                                                Hi,
                                                I think what you have to bear in mind also is convienience. We have a wood burner & a gas fire.
                                                If you are going to be in all day/evening then the wood burner is fine; but for first thing in the morning the gas fire is great; what is the point in setting/lighting the fire at breakfast time, only to go out and about and come back mid morning to find it has gone out?
                                                I think having both is the best option; I do find a slight smell but nothing too bad!
                                                Regards

                                                #18071
                                                john4d
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                                                    Calor Gas heaters without an external flue do put water vapour into the room, it’s pure chemistry, 1 litre of gas produces 1 litre of water vapour. Whether this results in condensation depends on the surface temperature of your walls and the degree of ventilation you have. They do produce a lot of heat, all of which, together with the combustion products emits into the room and the gas is relatively inexpensive.

                                                    #18096
                                                    bill2007
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                                                        You can get a wood burning fires with a back boiler. My neighbour has one and she thinks it’s amazing! We are in Moires area, but there must be more suppliers of this type of heating?

                                                        #18117
                                                        wendil
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                                                            Can someone please tell me what size cylinder you are quoting at 14 – 18 euros. We’re coming over this year and are considering bringing one with us. I know we will have to change the regulator to suit European fittings. Thanks.

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                                                            LGiddings2
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                                                                10L bottles :)

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                                                                Chris B
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                                                                    I have one here in the uk, they throw out "wet" heat so need to ventilate the room great for "instant heat". During the minus four weather here 1 bottle using three bars for about 4 hours per night and maybe 16 hours over the weekends lasted about 3 weeks, in general lasts about five to six weeks. Hope this helps

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