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Range of prices for Ash cordwood at roadside Gloucestershire/North Wilts?

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As above .

I ask as I need to get some cordwood in for splitting , to dry out (to 20% !!!!!!!) by next October , I will dream  on !!!!!!

 

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57 minutes ago, cessna said:

As above .

I ask as I need to get some cordwood in for splitting , to dry out (to 20% !!!!!!!) by next October , I will dream  on !!!!!!

 

Ash will dry to 20% easily with a good summer if you can get it cut early enough.

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12 hours ago, cessna said:

As above .

I ask as I need to get some cordwood in for splitting , to dry out (to 20% !!!!!!!) by next October , I will dream  on !!!!!!

 

Why dream? According to my valiant moisture meter the robinia I cut and split last month is 13% on the faces and 24% in the middle when split.

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Hate seeing Robinia as firewood.
Beautiful and I believe the most durable of all native species.

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4 hours ago, openspaceman said:

Why dream? According to my valiant moisture meter the robinia I cut and split last month is 13% on the faces and 24% in the middle when split.

So just under 20% in the middle Wet Basis then - Ready to burn !

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18 hours ago, arboriculturist said:

So just under 20% in the middle Wet Basis then - Ready to burn !

I won't rush in on the basis of a couple of measurements, that robinia was either an anomaly or I didn't push the pins in far enough, it has oven dried to give an initial 31% wet basis.

 

The other piece of beech, also from this year's felling and reading 24% on the fresh face,  I microwave oven dried and it was 19.83% wwb.

 

So I am still a bit undecided on  what basis the valiant indicates moisture content.

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1 hour ago, openspaceman said:

I won't rush in on the basis of a couple of measurements, that robinia was either an anomaly or I didn't push the pins in far enough, it has oven dried to give an initial 31% wet basis.

 

The other piece of beech, also from this year's felling and reading 24% on the fresh face,  I microwave oven dried and it was 19.83% wwb.

 

So I am still a bit undecided on  what basis the valiant indicates moisture content.

I suggest you contact Bob Sizeland of Valiant for a definitive answer , his Email address is "[email protected], as I did . Cheers 

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24 minutes ago, cessna said:

I suggest you contact Bob Sizeland of Valiant for a definitive answer , his Email address is "[email protected], as I did . Cheers 

Where's the fun in that? 🙂

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On 14/05/2021 at 23:01, cessna said:

As above .

I ask as I need to get some cordwood in for splitting , to dry out (to 20% !!!!!!!) by next October , I will dream  on !!!!!!

 

If you can get hold Birch it dries quite quickly - split now down to about 10cm and kept dry/well ventilated it will be good to go next autumn/winter.

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