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  1. Thats exactly what I suggest to my customers, just common sense really .
  2. To those of you that had logs down to 20% say back in October for delivery through this winter,how do you prevent the moisture content of your logs rising through the winter months when the relative humidity of the the outside air is up to 95% plus most days? I am sure that unless you have a heated or well insulated shed/barn the relative humidity inside the shed will be very high but perhaps I am incorrect. Personally I would think that the moisture content of processed logs stored in a barn ready for delivery will fluctuate on an almost daily basis. I do wonder if any of those people who conjure up legislation have any hands on experience of dealing with the product that they are dealing with in the legislation. A bit like the Environment Agency staff being so (Dim !!!!) dead against waterways being kept cleaned out to keep water flowing well, they cant seem to grasp the fact that a river is like a roof gutter, "If you let the gutter on your shed /house fill up with leaves it overflows", rant over . Sadly common sense does not prevail any more.
  3. I myself sell around a maximum of 400 cubic mtrs of firewood/logs per year. Just out of interest I would like to know how many cu mtrs of firewood /logs other Arbtalk members sell how ever big or small ,as all relevant to the individuals business.
  4. Thanks for your replies. Sorry to have mislead you @dumper . I sharpen the chain on a regular basis as needed as I log up about 200tons of cordwood each winter. I think my mistake is not filing off the slight burr on the sides of the chain bar each time I sharpen the chain ,also getting chains and bars does not help ie putting a 1.3mm wide chain in a 1.5mm wide chain bar!!!!!! We live and learn thanks again and I wish you a safe 2021.
  5. I have an old Japa 2100 firewood processor which does all I want it to do. Recently while processing lengths of cordwood into logs the chain /bar jams in the wood I am cutting through. Is this because the chain is blunt and the bar has a slight burr on it due to excessive use. I have had the machine from new 14yrs ago but the problem I have described has only started to occur recently.
  6. As per title ,any idea of the range of sizes of logs that will fit in very small log burners as fitted in Shepherds Huts and canal boats. How much of a premium do any of you charge for cutting mini logs 6"inches and under as they must be so time consuming to cut!!!!
  7. I say again many thanks for all your suggestions, much appreciated, thats why this forum is so useful?
  8. Their was no sarcasm what so ever intended in my reply to your help and suggestions on such a serious matter.
  9. Many thanks, no I have not been on a course as you mention, never knew such a course existed especially one that ACTUALLY cuts up a 48"plus tree on a steep bank,lying sideways on to the bank,so one has to be taught how to deal with "preventing a runaway 48"plus trunk" as well as cutting up the trunkh,really dangerous situations,and as you say one false judgement causing ones death or someone elses. Thank you and everyones replies to my thread.
  10. As above. I ask ,as I sometimes need to cut up a large diameter 48" plus diameter windblown Beech tree which are usually on very steep ground!!! Cutting through them from both sides with my 36" bar is not ideal as trunk liable to roll on top of one if one gets it slightly wrong, with fatal consequences. Any suggestions welcome.
  11. How right you are ,as that is how they made their money and I think many of them think firewood suppliers are on the same level as pikeys ,that is why I have no scrupples about trying to charge them for everything I can get. If they choose to go elsewhere so be it. At 69, I learnt too late in my business life that "nice guys get hurt (taken for suckers!!),and also "THEIR ARE NO FRIENDS IN BUSINESS BUT CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS IN A FRIENDLY MANNER", that was very good and so true advice I was given rather too late in life. Also "YOU CAN WORK AS HARD AS YOU LIKE, BUT IF YOU ARE WORKING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME " Thanks everyone for your replies.
  12. I charge £20 for stacking my 1.6cu mtr of loose logs, and I am about to start charging £10 for delivering logs at week ends. Do most of you charge about the same or less. I must add that I live in an affluent area and some of the customers who ask for a weekend delivery live in London and just come to their second home at week ends,if they can afford a second home they can surely afford £10 for a weekend delivery, especially when one of the customers companies had a $40,000,000 dollar profit last year?
  13. Many thanks for your replies. I doubt whether it will do any good but I have sent an Email to the Woodsure organisation saying that the variation between moisture meters(pin meters) measuring moisture on the "Dry Basis",and the Woodsure basis of testing wood by the "wet process" (oven testing) needs to be explained to the general public. As the general public and Myself included are measuring wood with a pin meter, which if you go by what Stoves On Line say at the very end of their advert for their pin meter, our meter uses the "dry basis" for measuring moisture content of firewood, if our meter (Stoves on line meter) says a log is 25% moisture, the log moisture measured by the "wet basis" will measure 20% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All very confusing ,just to stir things up will logs have to be 20% at dry basis or 20% wet basis ??
  14. If what you say is correct, I cant understand why the EXTECH MO220 comes with charts for 170 wood species? May I suggest you visit www.extech.com and look at the EXTECH MO220 .

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