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Storage of logs in a shipping container. Good plan or not?

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if your spending some ££ how about a bit more and a solar powered fan to create airflow inside?.. its something I am considering for my logs when I get the spare cash for another toy.

 

It should blow air through the logs most days

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Some great ideas. Thanks all. I should point out that the site on which the containers will be placed is not secure although it is tucked away. It's a bit of unused ground that I've enquired about. I should be able to get electricity to it from (what will be) the landlord's property and it's easily accessible for an artic. Lots of things to tie up first, anyway, but trying to gather as much info on everything I can before committing.

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I built a log store out of round posts with plastic papers for the base, and a corrugated bitumen roof. The roof is black which causes air to rise through the structure as the roof heats up in the sun. The sides are semi open to let more air through. I have divided it into 3 bay's as the most seasoned i.e. oldest log and the one you want is always at the bottom at the back! I fill and use the bays in rotation. Here is a link to a you tube video, which may give you some ideas, although this was designed for personal use, I can at least guarantee my logs are well seasoned as I know when I cut and stacked them!

 

Also as I designed it around pallets, a fork lift might be able to retrieve a one ton sack at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

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I am thinking of getting a twenty foot curtainsider for my storing and drying my logs and kindling. Open the curtain on the windward side for airflow when it dry. Close it up if it is wet. Simple, and it seems to me a lot less bother than getting a solid container and cutting holes in it.

Quite a few curtainside boxes on ebay. Cheaper than a polytunnel and more durable.

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I am thinking of getting a twenty foot curtainsider for my storing and drying my logs and kindling. Open the curtain on the windward side for airflow when it dry. Close it up if it is wet. Simple, and it seems to me a lot less bother than getting a solid container and cutting holes in it.

Quite a few curtainside boxes on ebay. Cheaper than a polytunnel and more durable.

 

Good idea. Maybe something I can use in the future but at the moment the containers will be on a site that is not secure (although tucked away). Thanks for the input, though :thumbup1:

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I am thinking of getting a twenty foot curtainsider for my storing and drying my logs and kindling. Open the curtain on the windward side for airflow when it dry. Close it up if it is wet. Simple, and it seems to me a lot less bother than getting a solid container and cutting holes in it.

Quite a few curtainside boxes on ebay. Cheaper than a polytunnel and more durable.

 

You will still get a shed load of condensation from the roof and no solar effect from the polly. As a comparison, the 2 couldn't be further apart

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