Does anyone know if 28 sec kerosene is available from a normal fuel supplier, so it can be bought in bulk ie getting a domestic oil tank filled, rather than having to go to a filling station and filling your can? Any comments would be appreciated.
My husband has just installed a Rayburn Novelle from the UK and the instruction booklet says it takes 28sec kerosene. Is paraffin (petrol) safe to use instead of kerosene? I did contact Rayburn in the UK but they told me that paraffin could not be used instead, as I found it extremely difficult to try and find kerosene in france.
Have you been successful with using your paraffin with your Rayburn?
Would very much appreciate your comments/advice.
28 sec kerosene is not stocked in France as there is no demand for it. The French norm for heating oil is 32 sec oil so why would anyone stock it?
An acqaintance of mine tried to save money yearas ago by buying a boiler in UK and then had the same problem. He ended up buying a French boiler and losing thousands of pounds.
Good luck in finding it.
For anyone who finds this in 2017 - the 28 sec oil boilers from the UK vs 35 sec oil boilers from France is still a conundrum. It can be solved.
Thankfully I made good headway in getting a decent answer on this, from a very helpful chap called John Baxter at Grant UK boilers' technical support (I spoke to Worcester Bosch and they were singularly unhelpful). One of the reasons John was a particularly good source of knowledge is that he also has a house in France and has had his UK-purchased boiler running successfully in France for the last 8 years. Here is the summary of how to do it.
Because France oil is thicker, you need a smaller nozzle jet and higher pump pressure to atomize the oil.
For the condensing boiler (hence more effiecient and cheaper to run) Grant VortexPro 36/46kw with a default 41kw output, John said to change the nozzle jet to 0.75/80 degree/solid. Pump pressure of 14.5 bar.
Note this nozzle / pump combination is specific to this specific boiler so contact him for exact details.
John retires 2018 so speak to him before then if you need help.