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I bought a small crane from rock machinery.....perfect for bulk bags ,and stump grinders. Costa about 200 quid,best part is you can buy a spare base for 30 quid and mount on trailer. Just move crane from truck to trailer as required.

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How do you get the wood from the ibcs out without the ibc smashing on to the customers drive and having to lift it back on the truck?

 

You dont you leave the IBC with the customer then exchange with a full one. Market as a self contained wood store.

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Wood isn't a sponge.

 

If I didn't do deliveries on rainy days, I would of gone out of,business many years ago

 

Um I must be missing something! Wood is like a sponge. Ask your self why you sit the end of a gate post in preservative for 10 mins. It's as so the preservative can get as far in to the wood as possible. So delivering in the rain with your logs uncovered isn't good. I sell kiln dried logs and deliver them in covered bulk bags which I tip at the clients house. I tell them that they will be delivered dry and it is then up to the client to keep them dry. Nice and simple.

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Um I must be missing something! Wood is like a sponge. Ask your self why you sit the end of a gate post in preservative for 10 mins. It's as so the preservative can get as far in to the wood as possible. So delivering in the rain with your logs uncovered isn't good. I sell kiln dried logs and deliver them in covered bulk bags which I tip at the clients house. I tell them that they will be delivered dry and it is then up to the client to keep them dry. Nice and simple.

 

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Bad news for anyone with a wooden boat then.........

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Bad news for anyone with a wooden boat then.........

 

I have a wooden boat and I am a cabinet maker! End grain has a lot to do with things. That's why all endgrain is sealed. Also have you seen a klinker hulled boat before. How much varnish is on them.

 

Do you varnish your logs then.

 

Also old galleons were smothered in tar to water proof them (old age varnish)

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If the rain covers blow off the 6 in pine blanks we use in the kindlet and they get heavily rained on I would say the weight goes up a third and it takes a good few weeks to dry out.

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Well I put three seasoned logs in a bucket of water and left them submerged all day, approx 10 hours.

Birch, ash and larch.

 

Took them out of the water and split them.

The outside of the log was wet, but the rest was bone dry.

No water penetration at all, not even on the end grain.

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Well I put three seasoned logs in a bucket of water and left them submerged all day, approx 10 hours.

Birch, ash and larch.

 

Took them out of the water and split them.

The outside of the log was wet, but the rest was bone dry.

No water penetration at all, not even on the end grain.

 

Spot on, a lot of my cord (in rings and limbs) sits outside, we had 3 days of continuous rain a couple of weeks ago, 1 day later I started cutting some up, dry as a bone. Some of my customers keep their logs undercover, some just leave them outside open to the elements. All burn no problem.

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