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So what's the going rate for selling the stuff? Do you need to specify hard or soft wood etc etc?

 

We get £5 for the small Selway bags which is around 2kg. Thats selling direct and the paper bags aint cheap. Don't expect to make a fortune :biggrin:

 

We call it a hobby that makes a few pounds but no money to be made IMO at least not around here.

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I don't plan to sell it really, if I can make a few beer tokens during the summer months...

Got some seasoned eucalyptus in at the moment, looking forward to seeing how that turns out.

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I was wondering if an old land roll would be of use?

I have a 5ft roll, two 5ft diax5ft length barrels essentially that are probably about 1" thick? Can't measure it up just now as I'm not there for a while though.

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We get £5 for the small Selway bags which is around 2kg. Thats selling direct and the paper bags aint cheap. Don't expect to make a fortune :biggrin:

 

We call it a hobby that makes a few pounds but no money to be made IMO at least not around here.

 

Must be hard to compete with the supermarkets, I have just made a tiny charcoal stove to fit into the van and to test it I bought 5KG of lumpwood charcoal for £5 from Morrison's.

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I was wondering if an old land roll would be of use?

I have a 5ft roll, two 5ft diax5ft length barrels essentially that are probably about 1" thick? Can't measure it up just now as I'm not there for a while though.

 

What a great idea. :thumbup: Hadn't even crossed my mind.

Looks like it would last a lifetime too...

cheers, Steve

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What a great idea. :thumbup: Hadn't even crossed my mind.

Looks like it would last a lifetime too...

cheers, Steve

 

a quick glance on ebay suggests these hold some value. I suppose old or new, they don't really ever wear and old ones are probably better made than new ones so sought after?

 

still, might find one locally at a farm sale if you're lucky?

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a quick glance on ebay suggests these hold some value. I suppose old or new, they don't really ever wear and old ones are probably better made than new ones so sought after?

 

still, might find one locally at a farm sale if you're lucky?

 

That's my thinking too. Best to keep a look out for an old one, local as possible, with collapsed bearings. May be possible to pick one up for £100 to £200

 

Due to weight I think it would be leaning towards being a fixed position retort, possibly.

cheers, steve

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Spent some of the weekend working on my prototype.

 

Intriguing. :thumbup:

It already looks quite different to your mk1 test retort.

Did you find the insulation very itchy/ easy to work with?.... looks about 50mm thick?

cheers, steve

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