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Author Topic: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire  (Read 2860 times)

Lambic

  • Joined Sep 2022
Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« on: December 04, 2022, 11:00:06 am »
Hello

I was just curious if anyone knows any garages in the 'shire which sell red diesel ?

Planning ahead for a new Iseki toy.

Many thanks

doganjo

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Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 04:16:28 pm »
Is er nae sumbdy ut Udny fa his reed deesil?  :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:
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Lambic

  • Joined Sep 2022
Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2022, 06:00:45 pm »
Udny would be good. You know where ?

doganjo

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Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2022, 06:14:24 pm »
Afraid not, been away from home for 15 years,  I would ask at one of teh country garages, or perhaps a local farmer?

If they are still there, you could ask Esme and George (used to be Esslemont Estate Farm Manager) - they lived on their farm behind us at Overton.  Along the road from the Overton Garage - they might be able to help

We were at Arcadia, at the crossroads
« Last Edit: December 04, 2022, 06:17:15 pm by doganjo »
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Lambic

  • Joined Sep 2022
Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2022, 04:55:18 am »
Many thanks  :thumbsup:

Lambic

  • Joined Sep 2022
Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2022, 02:51:17 pm »
Well after a bit of investigation, if I want to buy less 500L (which I do due to if going off after 6 months), then need to drive to Smith and Sons in Peterhead with Jerry cans.

Anyone recommend any decent cheap diesel storage vessels around 30 L ?

oor wullie

  • Joined Jun 2012
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Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2022, 08:11:41 pm »
A tank of diesel lasts me nearly 18 months and I've never had problems with it going off.  If it is a risk you can buy biocide to add to it.

Whatever you store it in I would recommend it is bunded, just in case.

Bywaters

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2022, 12:23:33 pm »
there is a map showing red diesel outlets - I found it on a FB group on CHinese Diesel Heaters

It escapes me at the moment, but if I find it again I will post the link

Lambic

  • Joined Sep 2022
Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2022, 07:16:17 am »
Please do, I am a facebook hater so do not use.

Interesting to read that the red diesel would last 18 months...guess the 6 month thing is a conservative estimate form supplier etc.

Can you recommend a biocide to add to th diesel ?


Lambic

  • Joined Sep 2022
Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2022, 04:22:07 pm »
 :thumbsup:

oor wullie

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Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2022, 06:08:24 pm »
I can't recommend any particular biocide, I just googled 'diesel biocide' and picked one.

I once worked on a ship that had a diesel tank sized to last for a year without refuelling.  They were very careful (isolating new deliveries of diesel and testing for bacteria before transferring it to the main fuel tank)  but never had any problems (fortunately as 16 million litres of contaminated diesel would have been a big problem!)

On the other hand I have also once seen how one batch of bacteria contaminated diesel caused problems for months with blocked filters so it can happen.

Lambic

  • Joined Sep 2022
Re: Red Diesel - Ellon / Pitmeddon Area, Aberdeenshire
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2022, 08:18:25 pm »
Thanks, will do some research.

Probably should know more about the issue myself as have worked at sea for 20 years.

 

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