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1 minute ago, william petts said:

What is your force drying? Also i always believe it' worth trying to keep customers suppied than letting work go as they may find another supplier and not use you again

I mean blasting a massive amount of hot air through it so it dries in a couple of days instead of weeks. It's less efficient but as you say, sometimes it's better to take a small loss to keep customers happy long term. We use our woodchip drying trailer to do it.

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5 minutes ago, gdh said:

I mean blasting a massive amount of hot air through it so it dries in a couple of days instead of weeks. It's less efficient but as you say, sometimes it's better to take a small loss to keep customers happy long term. We use our woodchip drying trailer to do it.

Ah right Ok, do you not dry all year round and store the dry stock undercover???

 

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5 hours ago, Woodworks said:

We offer green logs cheap in the late spring and summer. £140 for 2 cube as opposed to £200 for same when dried. Just processing straight into the truck without all the rigmarole of storing and drying it. We dont do offers on dried logs though.

How did it work out woodworks? You sell plenty green? Cheers

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12 minutes ago, william petts said:

Ah right Ok, do you not dry all year round and store the dry stock undercover???

 

We do but we've got limited storage space and we sold way more than we expected so the backup stack went to. 

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40 minutes ago, swinny said:

How did it work out woodworks? You sell plenty green? Cheers

No not many. I encourage heavy users but most cant be bothered with building storage and would rather buy 1m of dry at a time

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I'd buy green wood to process and season myself, but the price would need to be a good bit cheaper than buying split and seasoned wood, to make it worth my effort.

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4 hours ago, HertsWood said:

Steady sales and now looking at using my charcoal retort to dry timber....

Sounds exciting. How will you keep the temperatures down? 

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Hi Woodworks,
The idea is to take the temp up to about 200 degrees then shut it down.
It’s a work in process helped by suggestions from the retort’s designer

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