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Old 16 October 2009, 15:26   #11
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steam powered rib and 4x4 then too?
Well, less held to ransom. No real way out of fueling the above, but a 1500 saving on home heating bills helps towards the former.
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Old 16 October 2009, 15:40   #12
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Woodburners are ONLY viable if the wood is FREE -
Yep, free wood other than a bit of sweat and diesel.
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More seriously, you've got a lot of work ahead of you. I cut my own timber for open fires and a stove, but wouldn't have enough for central heating purposes - and it's a time consuming process! The lads hereabouts laugh about heating timber - reckon it warms you three times, when you cut and carry it, when you block it and later when you burn it . I spent a day blocking the stuff recently, nice autumnal work. Larch is nice to split and smells of pencil-cases, oak is more reminiscent of a nice Rioja and needs a few more revs on the husky. Coppiced hazel and ash are fantastic to work with and look good in the woodpile, appealing greatly to my OCD.

But if you want a fire that hell would be jealous of, try a 40 year old Canadian maple dance floor - I'm burning my way through a scrapped one, should be done by Christmas.

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Yep, free wood other than a bit of sweat and diesel.
Ah, you've twigged that then...
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More seriously, you've got a lot of work ahead of you.
I have about 30tonnes of well seasoned sycamore lying on the ground at home at present. I'm hoping that this will keep me ahead of the game.

I'm also hoping that the efficiency of these latest units, will afford me a little time off from being a lumberjack.
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talk about efficiency, is there any way of capturing the rainwater and using it in the bog or something,
last weekend i had a course at the Met office in exeter and they have a 4000 gallon water tank under the building somewhere that captures the rain from the guttering for bogs and tap water,! bloody great idea,
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Yep, free wood other than a bit of sweat and diesel.
No sweat and only 5 of diesel - I get ready cut up pallet offcuts - burns really fast but a trailer full lasts me 3 weeks - very rare I need my chainsaw any more.

As to splitting logs I have an electric/hydraulic machine mart log splitter - they are great.

Even better if you have a tractor you can get a tapered spiral screw which you attach to the pto and it will split almost anything - thought about attaching one to the Landies wheel hub - aka Boudicca!!!



You can get the screw for about 60

This is the best though - health and safety would love it!!!

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talk about efficiency, is there any way of capturing the rainwater and using it in the bog or something,
last weekend i had a course at the Met office in exeter and they have a 4000 gallon water tank under the building somewhere that captures the rain from the guttering for bogs and tap water,! bloody great idea,
Yeah, grey water harvesting. It can be used for bogs, washing machine etc.
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No sweat and only 5 of diesel - I get ready cut up pallet offcuts - burns really fast but a trailer full lasts me 3 weeks - very rare I need my chainsaw any more.

As to splitting logs I have an electric/hydraulic machine mart log splitter - they are great.

Even better if you have a tractor you can get a tapered spiral screw which you attach to the pto and it will split almost anything -
Yep, F-in-Law has an old Case Tractorial on his hobby farm.
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Not what you are looking for I know, but I can also thoroughly recommend the Clearview stoves for anyone out there wanting a fantastic but simple bit of kit.

We've got their smallest model in our living room, and find it too powerful. If it weren't so complicated I'd connect it to the central heating to run parallel with the boiler, but that's major plumbing and safety controls to prevent overheats and boiling rads.

The claim that a log will last an hour is not far wrong. I've never quite managed to keep it going overnight though, but we are on the top of a hill and get too much draw up the flue.
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Have you been down the docks again Cods?
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