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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

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belle
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Posted - 10/12/2011 : 11:43
Wet wood might burn slowly but as someone said earlier it also deposits lots of tar which will reduce the effecieny of your stove over time..and can be a fire hazard so my expert tells me..I grew up with everything being burnt on fires..even potato peelings and the next door neighbours used to set their chimney on fire deliberately so as not to have to pay for a sweep..so I have scoffed at this advice..untill a friend of ours house very nearly burnt down!


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Tizer
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Posted - 10/12/2011 : 11:54
We had a friend in his 80s who lived in a little cottage down the lane with a big garden where he had grown his `organic' veg since he left the RAF at the end of WW2. There were a few willows on his plot and he kept them pollarded, using the branches for firewood. They were only about an inch in diameter but he kept a big stack of it in an open-sided outbuilding to dry.Thin branches like this are often discarded by those looking for logs to burn in their big fireplaces or stoves kept going all day, but they can supply a valuable source of heat and are easy to burn. You can use them to get a quick fire and a burst of heat into a room, for instance if you come in late and just want some heat for the last hour or so.

As for unseasoned wood, I think the most important factor is to have a very hot fire going before you put it on. The worst thing you can do is to put unseasoned wood (or very resinous wood) onto a low-heat fire - then all the nasties condense in the chimney, rather than being incinerated.


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Stanley
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Posted - 11/12/2011 : 06:26
Have no fear, I have been burning stuff all my life and know the difference between wet and dry! Tiz is right, condensation is only a problem when flue temperature is too low, exactly the same circumstance we had when running economisers at the mill. Deadly has suggested (and I have agreed) full stainless steel liner with vermiculte fill for insulation. This maintains the highest flue temperature and being SS will last me out hopefully! Also correct about thin wood, exactly same calorific value as thick and in a very small stove like the Morso Squirrel very fast heat source and effective. I am not interested in all night burning, my version would be to leave air supply open when I go to bed so it burns out completely.

Comrade, good suggestion and I will follow it up.


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Bradders
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Posted - 11/12/2011 : 21:42
This attracted my attention ...Someone posted it on my Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.251469471583273.65508.138874852842736&type=3

I could have told him !   $32 is not bloomin' bad ....Ha!

That's Busking , I should know !


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belle
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Posted - 12/12/2011 : 00:53
What they don't tell us is who normally busks there and what is their behaviour like..Here we get a great array of buskers from those who are musically challenged and perform 5 notes to an accompanying Cd to those that are so good I missed joining the family for coffe because I was listening to "may you never" ..and yes i put something in the pot. But if the people passing are used to rubbish being played and people hassling them for money they may just have stopped listening..I love music so I always stop to listen if it's good, have been known to dance publicly if it makes me feel that way and to be unable to hide my grimace if the local famous choir boy sings off key!


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Tardis
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Posted - 12/12/2011 : 10:33
Timber collecting: you should always ask the land owner, as by rights these were I believe enshrined under the Acts of Inclosure.

Peasants etc, could apply for licences of turburry (spelling), and I do not know if these are still valid.

I did ask Mike Blomley (chief exec of Pendle) if I could cut down trees in the park as they were a public resource and was told no. Surprised


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elise
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Posted - 12/12/2011 : 11:24
TURBARY - Ancient right to cut turf or peat for fuel.


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Tardis
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Posted - 12/12/2011 : 14:28
Guardian Hack at the Leveson inquiry forced to admit it was the Police who deleted the messages on Milly Dowler's phone, not the NotW.

Didn't hear that on the BBC. No retraction in the Guardian yet either


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 05:14
Reported on BBC last night. Suspicion is that it was an auto delete facility on the service that scrubbed messages over 72 hours old.

Comrade, called in at Nutters and he gave me an old bag but in good nick. Put £2 in charity box, job solved. Now I need a pocket pruning saw.......  Have ordered the stove with Deadly and gone for the original choice, the Morso Squirrel 1410. The cheque is in the post! Early January installation probably.....


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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 07:32
Comrade,pruning saw - appeal through BET - somebody must have one they don't want. Nolic


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tripps
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 09:42
I keep humming Good King Weceslas to myself whilst reading this thread.  I've even looked up the words - "Yonder peasant who is he....gathering winter fuel" Smile


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belle
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 13:25
Tripps that made me laugh..what caught my attention today... alsmost as big a bust as if they had unmasked Santa..turns out Sir David had been filming some shots of his Polar bears in Holland zoo..complete with fake snow!


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Tizer
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 19:51
I bought a Wolf pruning saw. It was expensive but it cuts like magic and makes the work much easier than the cheaper type I had before.

Belle, is Deadly familiar with log burners set up to draw in the air down the chimney? I would be interested to know how the piping is set up. Is it down between the metal flue and the chimney itself so that the air is pre-heated? What sort of diameter is it? I assume it needs a special log burner stove that's sealed up and has a connection for the piping.


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belle
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 22:48
Steady Tizer..you are losing me i think I'd better get your contact details in a private message then you and D can have a good old chinwag..I have no idea if he knows about those or not.


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Bradders
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 22:54
Peter , I entirely agree about the Wolf Saw......They sell similar in LIDL once a year , but (while good for the money) , they aren't a patch on the Wolf.

Stihl ...do a wonderful "Baby" chainsaw by the way, but not quite pocket size.....Is this a gap in the market ...?


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