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How much do you pay for delivered firewood?
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How much do you pay for 1 cubic metre of delivered firewood?
I collect it myself
52%
 52%  [ 12 ]
less than 10
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
10-20
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
20-30
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
30-40
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
40-50
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
50-60
0%
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60-70
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
70-80
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
more than 80
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll shortly have our stove installed, so our supply of logs is coming off the market and into our own house...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikepepler wrote:
We'll shortly have our stove installed, so our supply of logs is coming off the market and into our own house...


With your supply, Mike, you should be able to manage both, although at a lower level of sales, shouldn't you?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal wrote:
mikepepler wrote:
We'll shortly have our stove installed, so our supply of logs is coming off the market and into our own house...


With your supply, Mike, you should be able to manage both, although at a lower level of sales, shouldn't you?

We think we will have some spare, but aren't taking any chances for the first winter - after that we'll know how much we need to keep the house and the water warm. Stopping selling is also giving us the chance to build up a stock of wood, so we can burn after 2 year's seasoning rather than 1.

The other thing we're planning to do, and have already started, is to barter logs instead of selling them. I've already swapped some with an electrician friend for him checking our house out before we bought it, and delivered some to a friend who will help us with DIY projects later in the year.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikepepler wrote:
The other thing we're planning to do, and have already started, is to barter logs instead of selling them.


Great idea. Keep it spreading.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you looked at reverse/down draught boilers, Mike? I also saw a reverse/down draught room heater on here a while ago, but I can't find it now.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you looked at reverse/down draught boilers, Mike? I also saw a reverse/down draught room heater on here a while ago, but I can't find it now.

I'm not sure which one you're referring to. Is it a gasifying stove of some sort?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was a gasifying room heater type stove.

Sorry, there are so many ways of describing them.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're building a rocket stove mass heater.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We're building a rocket stove mass heater.

I know Biff isn't bothered, but I still want to know whether they will comply with buildings regs.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnB wrote:
biffvernon wrote:
We're building a rocket stove mass heater.

I know Biff isn't bothered, but I still want to know whether they will comply with buildings regs.


They can be built to comply with Building Regs quite easily, John. You just have to comply with minimum clearances to combustible materials, air supply to the room in which the fire is contained, heights of chimneys above roofs and a 101 other things!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal wrote:
They can be built to comply with Building Regs quite easily, John. You just have to comply with minimum clearances to combustible materials, air supply to the room in which the fire is contained, heights of chimneys above roofs and a 101 other things!

That's what I wanted to hear. Will they work with a two storey house, preferably using the existing chimney (lined if necessary)?

I imagine there would be some trial and error to get it working properly, so it may be need an experimental stage, and an adapting to suit building regs stage.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my understanding of them they need a fairly constant flue diameter throughout the system, John. So, you may have to line the chimney to get that. If the chimney's insulated at the same time all well and good.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal wrote:
From my understanding of them they need a fairly constant flue diameter throughout the system, John. So, you may have to line the chimney to get that. If the chimney's insulated at the same time all well and good.

Anyone fancy a weekend building one? I've got a part of the house that's uninhabited at the moment where we could experiment!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought firewood at what seemed a very low price.
For a large load, stated to be 3.5 cubic meters, they charged 100 for logs and only 50 AFAIR for "firewood"
The firewood consists mainly of smaller pieces and seemed to consist largely of the leftover bits from cutting trees into sawn timber.
I bought a load of each, but next time will buy only the cheaper firewood.
Some is small enough to use as kindling, and even the large bits light very readily as many have rough edges, loose bits or splinters.

Bought from Minehead sawmills on the Minehead industrial estate.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last lot was 80 quid for half a tonne/couple of cubic metres split.

Since the economic downturn there's a lot less wood in skips these days -- especially retail/shop-fitter skips which always seem to have loads of untreated timber going to waste.
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