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  1. Has the price of Ash at roadside / trackside moved up or down recently ,as I believe a lot being felled at the present time?
  2. Today I think I may have overloaded the clutch mechanism on my Farmi 501 winch . Is it quite a difficult job to dismantle the clutch assembly on the Farmi 501? Many thanks
  3. How right you are in what you say in you're last sentence.👍
  4. Many thanks for all your replies , I only asked as a general question. Come what may , I am sure that most Ash firewood / logs are now going to be from Ash suffering from ADB , so how ever it burns that's what customers are going to be receiving / burning .
  5. Please can someone direct me to threads that have discussed the effects of "Ash Die Back" on burning quality of "Ash Die Back" effect wood if any ? Many Thanks
  6. Many thanks for all your recent replies as they are all useful information as to how much wood is costing at roadside.
  7. I suggest you contact Bob Sizeland of Valiant for a definitive answer , his Email address is "[email protected], as I did . Cheers
  8. As above . I ask as I need to get some cordwood in for splitting , to dry out (to 20% !!!!!!!) by next October , I will dream on !!!!!!
  9. I have just phoned Valiant ( 6/5/21. 8.50am) ,and the customer services lady told me the Valiant FIR421 Colour Change Moisture meter, definitely measures moisture using the "WET BASIS". I hope that helps and if you wish to phone them to confirm what I have said Valiants Phone Number is:- 01763 284184.
  10. I will phone Valiant tomorrow to get a definitive answer as to whether it measures moisture using Dry or Wet basis. All I want is moisture meter that measures moisture content to Woodsure standards at the press of a button. All the articles Arbtalk members about moisture content are interesting but all I want is a moisture meter that I can carry in my truck and say to a customer ,when I measure a log in front of them ,that the moisture content is "x" etc and this moisture meter is approved by Hetas/Woodsure , irrespective of what the customers moisture meter may say , whether that be higher or lower than mine.
  11. I purchased a Valiant moisture meter from HETAS . I certainly hope that when it says 20% ,it is what HETAS would would except as 20% !!!!
  12. I strongly recommend downloading the above from the internet, and read slowly through it . After reading it ,it has put my mind at rest over a few things at least till May 2022. I might then be forced to call it a day if I haven't, mastered a technique of getting logs down to 20% just by air seasoning!!!!!! Of course , if I have misinterpreted what I read I may be in for a fine😒 I will keep a copy of the regulations with me in my truck,to explain to customers and show to a "little HITLER/ESS local authority officer " who will be on an ego trip to exercise their Authority .
  13. I have some old age pensioner customers who only have enough storage for .8 cu mtr of logs,which is half of my usual 1.6 cu mtr full. At the moment I cant meet the new regulations criteria which says a load of 1.6cu mtr or less has to be under 20% mc. Seems ridiculous that small loads cant be over 20% as long as one gives the customer a note ,the same as one has to do with a load of 2cu mtr. OK I know what I am saying defeats the theoretical idea of the new regulations,but it doesnt seem very fair for old age pensioners who trust someone they have been dealing with for 10yrs or so.!!!!!


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