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Oak only firewood?

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Oak burns best when burned with something else. just hardwoods is probably the way to go for a premium product.

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needs a lot of drying to be a good firewood, but I hear your point.

A lot of woodchip installations now pay by the KWh, oak I think has 2900kwh per tonne.

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Iam burning iron oak on its own, paper and kindling then oak lovely. Also four weeks ago i sold a tractor trailor of ash the man has two woodburners its gone already so i sold him a small quad trailor and he said it is burning a lot slower with a lot more heat:001_smile:

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A lot of woodchip installations now pay by the KWh, oak I think has 2900kwh per tonne.

 

what would you get from larch or spruce? whats the price per ton/ KWh difference?

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What is "Iron Oak"? I'm sitting here with some lovely Cherry in the fireplace. Might also be a market for wood from fruit trees because of the smell. Maybe an oak/apple mix.

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what would you get from larch or spruce? whats the price per ton/ KWh difference?

 

Larch and spruce are about 2700kwh per tonne.

 

Obviously, a tonne of 22% moisture content chip will have a higher energy rating than sopping wet fresh chip, and will be a higher volume per tonne.

 

If you charge 2p per Kw, it works out at about £58 per tonne for high grade dry chip.

2p per Kw is a common figure because at that price it just beats mains Gas bought commercialy.

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Larch and spruce are about 2700kwh per tonne.

 

Obviously, a tonne of 22% moisture content chip will have a higher energy rating than sopping wet fresh chip, and will be a higher volume per tonne.

 

If you charge 2p per Kw, it works out at about £58 per tonne for high grade dry chip.

2p per Kw is a common figure because at that price it just beats mains Gas bought commercialy.

 

so at current timber prices your better off burning dry larch chip etc to dry oak chip? from what i gather prices are low at the moment due to the lack of building work?

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