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Alycidon

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About Alycidon

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  • Birthday 06/11/1953

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    Northants
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    Gamekeeper.
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    Company Director
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    NN6 7RD
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    Northampton

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  1. Alycidon

    choosing a replacement wood burner

    Any Hetas registered installer can undertake the install, but take up references as its not hard to get a Hetas ticket. You could do it yourself but it would then need to be signed off as safe to use by a building inspector. A
  2. Alycidon

    choosing a replacement wood burner

    At 5kw nominal then the Morso 04 would work well, the 4kw rated S11 series would also be fine having a max output of around 6.5kw. The former will give you 100mm at the sides, the latter 150mm which is preferred for better air flow. With the exception of two models all Morso stoves exceed the proposed Eco design requirements. A
  3. Alycidon

    Ash dieback

    Looks like not, but the info I found dates from 2012. When I spoke to the FC inspector a couple of weeks ago when he came to check some imported Ash he said the die back was now everywhere pretty well. Maybe I need to speak to him as I bet we have 30 affected trees at least. A
  4. Alycidon

    Ash dieback

    Probably 30% of our mature Ash here are affected, only slightly at present, one 5 foot diameter trunk has about 6 feet of top growth that has not come into leaf for 2 years, it will have to come down I think. We have very few immature Ash having planted larch/spruce in the 60s and Beech and Birch in the 80s. What is the procedure for the wood from diseased trees today ?, can we sell it as firewood ?. Thanks A
  5. Hamlet are an Arada brand not Stovax. The Hamlet widescreen has a glass 50% smaller then the Ecoburn but its a lower price. Been there done the maths, the guy went away with the Ecoburn. Certainly widescreen 5kw stoves have destroyed sales for 5.1kw to 7.5 kw models especially as many of the latter need to be flued using 150mm systems and needing air vents. Given that responsible sellers dont sell them for use in a 3 kw room then they do sell well. A
  6. Alycidon

    Bulk hardwood supplier needed-urgently

    We buy it in 2.35m tall crates and it works out at £75 a loose cubic metre for birch. Yes ash is now £40/50 more per crate. I buy some of those for decanting into smaller bags but the bulk is in crates about half that size, these are delivered to customers as they are. A
  7. Alycidon

    Eco firelighters

    I have some, natural wood wool and wax similar to the Flamers product, and they hold together better than most in the market. PM me for prices, carriage would be on top unless you collect, I am in central Northants. A
  8. Alycidon

    Bulk hardwood supplier needed-urgently

    Cord or kiln dried logs. Most Lithuanian suppliers are £105 - £110 for a stacked crate of KD that would come out at about 1.5 - 1.6 cu m. So your figures are not to far out but quality Ash cord is now in very short supply in Lithuania and quality is suffering. Birch is fine. A
  9. Alycidon

    Bulk hardwood supplier needed-urgently

    If you are thinking you can buy cord in today, cust it and sell it tomorrow as seasoned wood you wont keep many customers. After cutting/splitting it needs at least six months to dry out. A
  10. Alycidon

    So what's going to happen to the firewood market?

    Women want things wrapped that wont get their hands dirty when they pick them up. Compare the prices of loose and pre packed carrots in a supermarket. A
  11. Alycidon

    So what's going to happen to the firewood market?

    Having complained about the percentage of Ash logs showing signs of decay in my last container from Lithuania my supplier has advised me that good clean Ash cord is now pretty well impossible to source over there, their Beech is superb but I will probably take some of their Oak next time unless I give a different supplier a go who has nice Ash. Those of you who I have recommended to that supplier, the 1.17 cu crates were all pretty good, but of the bigger ones some had 25% of the logs showing signs of decay. All perfectly dry but just not looking nice and being somewhat down on calorific value I suspect. They are at the Arb show next weekend. A
  12. Alycidon

    Kiln dried hardwood supplier needed Cotswolds

    What volume are you looking for ?, previous posts suggest a cubic meter or two. If you are looking for container loads repost to that effect. A
  13. Alycidon

    560XP hot start

    Will have a look at that once I get it back, thanks for the heads up. A
  14. Alycidon

    560XP hot start

    I did put a new plug in when the problem first occurred hoping that was the issue, have not checked gap between coil and flywheel though, not sure how to go about that but when it last went in a couple of weeks ago I did ask that they serviced it and changed the air filter at the same time. Saw was new in April 2014, does around 50/60 working hours a year, cutting up wind blown trees mainly, Once its running it runs nicely, picks up and idles fine and has seen no noticeable drop off in power, with the exception of the delayed hot start then its pretty well all as per normal. Thanks again for your help and advice, A
  15. Alycidon

    560XP hot start

    Dealer came back today saying they have not been able to find any problem with it. Maybe its me not pulling it hard enough after all. Time will tell. new MS462 arrives next week so I dont suppose the 560 will now get much use.

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