Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Grand union
  1. Anyone know...can an oil fired range run on Red Diesel?

    Thank you for clearing this conundrum up Robbo...that helps enormously
  2. 4LeggedGrasshopper

  3. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    Thanks SmileyPete, we are partly refitting so this seems like good advice
  4. Hi, I’m hoping someone can help answer this as numerous google searches have failed. Pfft Technology! Basically we’ve set our hearts on a heritage style range which we’ve seen can run on red diesel, we just don’t know how?? And whether we can buy an oil fired range (much, much more affordable) and it run on red diesel - convert it or something I assume? I’m hoping someone can enlighten us...please pass on your knowledge Thanks in advance
  5. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    I really did open up a can of worms! Thank you for all your weird and wonderful replies everyone. I know living on a boat (full time and on a residential towpath mooring i.e. No hookup) is going to be very different and I’m prepared for making compromises, I’m just not keen on a washing machine being one of them. I think we’ve definitely got to have one, even if it’s only used once or twice a week...with our water tank that’s about all we’ll be able to use it anyway! So taking whats been said into consideration, let me see if I’ve got this right...... I’m not an electrician, but here goes... The inverter is 2000w (not sure what type without looking at it) and there are 5 domestic batteries, also with a solar panel providing a max of 150kw (We have plans to add 2 more solar panels later). No idea about alternator until I see it! And we’ll probably end up getting a generator. That’s got to be enough power right?! Especially if we use a thermostatic valve and supply the machine with hot water from the calorifier and (hopefully) an oil fired stove (also used for cooking and central heating). So ... power supply ✅ Water supply ✅ we’ll just keep the tank topped up and only run the washing machine when we can definitely get to top it up If I’ve got the jist, I think the only thing left to worry about is water pressure? Or do I not need to worry about this? As for drying the washing, I’m hoping the super duper stove will solve that.
  6. Fit a washing machine or not..??

    Hi there, Me and my husband Dan have finally realised a dream and brought our first boat!! Were in the process of fixing it up and hope to be living aboard from March 2018. In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about washing machines, specifically whether it’s realistic on a boat. We already have one (previously lived in a house) that is very energy efficient 0.96 kWh per wash, but it’s water consumption is 47L per wash!! Seems a lot as our water tank is only 250L. Also, water pressure is apparently a consideration?? My overall question, is it worth it? I dread the thought of lugging my washing to the laundrette, but i don’t want to go to the trouble of fitting a washing machine only to find it doesn’t work properly. I don’t know what to do, so any advice you experienced boaties have will be gratefully received Msny thanks, Becky