Two numbers for you 01242 531172 or 03301231946. I did have numbers for last years renewal but as Towergate have moved premises these became useless.
While in Cow Roast marina we were buying smokeless fuel called Pureglow. Now this at first was very good giving plenty of heat from nuggets I would say were equal in size to Supertherm that we always purchased from our usual fuel boat. Before we go any further I must point out that having purchased very large quantities of Supertherm from the fuel boat over the years all have been 100% consistent in quality.
The Pureglow however has lost it`s initial consistency and the contents have been smaller nuggets and a lot of broken pieces of fuel none of which gives anywhere near the heat of the usual Pureglow. Up to now we have come across 3 below standard bags from a total of about 15 bags.
Note also in the centre and in close up to the left of this text the two very different sized nuggets.
Anyways now we are back on the canal we can once again take advantage of the fuel boat coming alongside and selling us some decent smokeless fuel.
I did speak to one of the owners of the fuel merchant that supplied the fuel to the chandlery. They do not manufacture the products but they do bag them. The Pureglow has been subject to a binder fault causing the heat shaped nuggets to become broken during the many times the bags are handled before reaching the boater.
He also confirmed the fuel pictured on the right in the pictures is Pureglow.
The small nuggets are in fact Pureglow but the larger are he says Supertherm a more expensive product that has been included at extra company cost to keep their customers supplied.
Just to be clear the different fuels have never been in the same bag. Some bags have been solely the large nuggets, they say are Supertherm, whilst other bags are just small nuggets and a lot of crushed fuel some so crushed it is one step from being dust. I have been pretty generous in picturing the crushed stuff, perhaps I should have included a handful of the minute stuff that ends up in the bottom of the bag.
My learning from all this is never buy Pureglow because even when the manufacturing problems are solved it gives out little heat. I did think it strange when first buying the Pureglow that it performed so well as it is after all a budget priced fuel but kept buying it as it did the job, now I know the answer.
We are left with two bags of