Just a few words on running costs..
Here we are a year on and our records indicate that Caxton uses 1.456 litres of diesel per engine hour. Included in this would be the running of the Hurricane central heating boiler as it is served by the same diesel tank. We have averaged 3.25 engine hours per day at an average fuel cost of 73p per litre so our diesel costs are in the region of £3.55 per day, circa £1300 per year. When I compare that to the cost of running a car and heating and lighting a home what a difference.. Of course there is coal on top of that and that is in the region of two bags per week when we are running the fire 24 hours per day, supplemented by wood of course.