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Heating Oil

Postby Clio » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:09 pm

Available from Saturday, average price expected to be 92 cents per litre.

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby johnincrete » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:33 pm

Can someone give me the Greek for Heating Oil so I can order some

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby filippos » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:53 pm

Round our way it's usually 'petrelaio' / πετρέλαιο which translates as 'oil' and 'kerosene'. Occasionally, I have heard "yia thermansi" / for heating.

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby bobscott » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:05 am

johnincrete wrote:Can someone give me the Greek for Heating Oil so I can order some


Thermansi (Θέρμανσι) is the word most garages use (cf the word we use, Therm meaning to do with heat) to distinguish it from the other kind of diesel oil which they call petrelio (Πετρέλιο).

Having said that, Greek officials once translated 'petrol' as 'petrelio' on my car log book which caused some kind of confusion at the MOT test and now that I do have a diesel powered car, and ask for petrelio, garages usually check on that by saying 'you want diesel?' Language is a wonderful thing! Bob.
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Re: Heating Oil

Postby filippos » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:10 pm

As I said above, Bob, around us the most common is πετρέλαιο, one of the meanings of which is kerosene. At least, that's what's always appeared on our receipts. I can understand the use of "Θέρμανση"/heating and what I've occasionally heard as "για θέμαανση" could have been preceded by "πετρέλαιο".

Whatever, I'm sure John will get the right stuff delivered.

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby Kilkis » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:37 pm

On the big price signs outside petrol stations it is usually Θέρμανση. Normally at the bottom of the board.

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby filippos » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:34 pm

That's as maybe but I've never had that on a receipt. Neither way is it important; John will still get the right stuff.

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby bobscott » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:17 am

Kilkis wrote:On the big price signs outside petrol stations it is usually Θέρμανση. Normally at the bottom of the board.

Warwick


Exactly.
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Re: Heating Oil

Postby bobscott » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:24 am

bobscott wrote:
Kilkis wrote:On the big price signs outside petrol stations it is usually Θέρμανση. Normally at the bottom of the board.

Warwick


Exactly.


And on my last receipt from the erstwhile jetoil station between Kalyves and Almyrida, in the box saying ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ (DESCRIPTION) it says:
ΠΕΤΡΕΛΑΙΟ ΕΞΟΤΕΡΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΥΣΗΣ (diesel) ΘΕΡΜΑΝΣΗΣ which means: DIESEL INTERNAL COMBUSTION HEATING (Sorry for the capitals, I'm not shouting, honest!)
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Re: Heating Oil

Postby Kilkis » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:35 am

filippos wrote:That's as maybe but I've never had that on a receipt. Neither way is it important; John will still get the right stuff.


I wasn't correcting anybody or being pedantic. While heating oil may be legally available from a certain date it is not necessarily available at all garages from that date. Usually when a garage has it available they put a price on the sign in the appropriate place. I. thought knowing where to look and what to look for might be useful?

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby SatCure » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:45 pm

bobscott wrote:And on my last receipt from the erstwhile jetoil station between Kalyves and Almyrida, in the box saying ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ (DESCRIPTION) it says:
ΠΕΤΡΕΛΑΙΟ ΕΞΟΤΕΡΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΥΣΗΣ (diesel) ΘΕΡΜΑΝΣΗΣ which means: DIESEL INTERNAL COMBUSTION HEATING (Sorry for the capitals, I'm not shouting, honest!)


ΕΞΟΤΕΡΙΚΗΣ means "of external" (not internal). Just sayin'.

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby Carolina » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:48 pm

Been brought here by the the girls' comments on another thread.

Πετρέλαιο (literal meaning: oil/ kerosene/diesel. colloquial: heating oil)
or
Πετρέλαιο θέρμανσης (literal: heating oil. colloquial: heating oil)
οr
Θέρμανσι (literal: heating. colloquial: heating oil)

is what it is.

If you're at a garage which sells heaters and pull up in a diesel-fueled car, use the middle option.

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby bobscott » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:10 am

SatCure wrote:
bobscott wrote:And on my last receipt from the erstwhile jetoil station between Kalyves and Almyrida, in the box saying ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ (DESCRIPTION) it says:
ΠΕΤΡΕΛΑΙΟ ΕΞΟΤΕΡΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΥΣΗΣ (diesel) ΘΕΡΜΑΝΣΗΣ which means: DIESEL INTERNAL COMBUSTION HEATING (Sorry for the capitals, I'm not shouting, honest!)


ΕΞΟΤΕΡΙΚΗΣ means "of external" (not internal). Just sayin'.


Thanks Martin - my mis-reading! It is indeed external. Bob.
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Re: Heating Oil

Postby annabanana » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:36 pm

Hi there
Does anyone use olive waste for heating and if so is it efficient?
Thanks

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Re: Heating Oil

Postby YoMo2 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:55 am

annabanana wrote:Hi there
Does anyone use olive waste for heating and if so is it efficient?
Thanks


Nice try at diverting the pedants from their debate...... On which subject, Carolina, I may have missed the joke, but why would I ask for quote "heating oil" unquote, in a diesel fuelled car?

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