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Hi, 

I have recently joined on a hunt for wood to burn at home. 
We don't have any heating in our house so rely on logs and kindling to keep us warm, and this is set to run out for this year very soon!

Please can anyone let me know if they have (or know how to get hold of) any dry logs or kindling. 

We are based in Nutley, East Sussex. 

thanks in advance!

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Just to add to this, anything that you get tipped this winter will still be wet, and will need to be dried if you want the 'ideal' 20% moisture content. So it will be good for next winter. You might have to accept the inevtiable and buy some fuel this winter. It might be possible to get waste wood that is dry from local joiners and so on, perhaps clean pallets (not painted for example). Pallets you can usually pick up on industrial estates if you ask and should be dry wood. Of course you have to deal wirth nais and taking them apart. But then you would normally have to split and maybe cut free logs too.

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Good luck with free dry wood, free waste wood from tree surgeons yes but not free dry wood, that is a product.

 

As above you need to find somewhere that generates waste wood that is not treated or painted.  Pallets may look attractive, and are certainly available, but you'd be surprised how many you need to keep a fire going.  Also need to check the labels as some are treated, although TBH most are now fine, see here, look particularly at the treatment stamp (you don't want MB).  Builders often dump off cuts in the skip as well but in fairly small amounts.  The guys that did our patio also get a lot of hardwood boxes that the slabs from India come in that they were more than happy to give me (they did not like to see them thrown but had little choice normally).

 

Note: if wood has been dried but then out in the rain for a few days or even weeks it will dry again MUCH more quickly than fresh cut trees.

 

P.S. Tried a look on face book or a wanted ad?  You will have to sift through all sorts of junk that people think you can burn but you might get some stuff that is useful.

Edited by Rob_the_Sparky
Added P.S.

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