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  1. Many thanks for your replies ,all very much appreciated, to try and alleviate the frustrating problem.
  2. Do any of you that have a firewood processor ,that uses a chain saw to cut the logs find that after time the chainsaw "jams" when about halfway through a log.I ask as I have an old JAPA 2100 Firewood Processor and after quite a few loads ,the chainsaw jams when about half way through cutting a log. What causes this? I assume it is the VERY fine burr that gradually builds on the chain bar, as I find once I file the burrs of the bar works ok. That said the burr is SO fine I find it hard to believe that is the problem, ???
  3. Just trying to get up to date with Ash cordwood ( mixed diameter from 8cm to 61cm acceptable), at road side prices ,around the country as I need to buy a few artic loads , so interested in the range of prices anyone has had to pay recently. I am situated on the Glos/Wilts border. Thankyou
  4. Are on board timber truck weighers( whatever type) as accurate as an approved weigh bridge ( one that is tested by trading standards weights and measures dept).
  5. I am wondering if I make some crates made out of 4, 8ft x 4ft Weldmesh panels ,secured together ,(standing on end) ,and fill them with 9" logs , will the logs dryout quite quickly from the beginning of June till the beginning of October. The crates would be out side supported on pallets and covered with a tarp. A bit basic I know,and also very dependent on the summer weather!!!! Negative or positive thoughts appreciated.
  6. Have any of you made a home made feed rack/table that will handle slightly kinked 2.3 + lengths of wood. Having just had a hernia operation,and recovering from it I don't wish to be doing heavy lifting next log season ,so was considering making a log rack to feed my old Japa 2100 firewood processor. Any hydraulic motor power for the log rack would have to come from the tractor hydraulics. So any info/pics of what you have made would be much appreciated. I am only a small producer doing about 300cu mtrs of logs a season so not wishing to spend much money on the rack, I see some manufactured ones are very pricey and sophisticated for my requirements.
  7. When I visited Woodsure, the smell/fumes from the nearby fibreglass factory or whatever it is was /is seem to be a polluting the atomosphere more that the smell of logs burning via a wood burner!!!!!!
  8. I only do a a small amount of forestry clearing windblown trees for firewood. I use a Husqvarna xp 550 with a 15" bar as a nice light saw ,the only problem is the bar is to short for some work, so I was wondering how long a bar I dare put on it before I run out of power. I don't want to buy another saw as so expensive. Thanks for any suggetions
  9. Only use the barrow if customers want logs stacked and I cant park near logstore. I charge £25 for stacking my 1.6cu mtr load of logs and another £10 for barrowing ,total load of logs plus stacking/barrowing £180.
  10. Many thanks for all your replies. I guess I am like a tractor that has done 10,000hrs plus , "showing signs of age through wear and tear"😉
  11. I am now 70, and I supply a small mount of firewood, but I am finding that the backs of my legs from my knees down are aching ,especially when walking about,and pushing a barrow load of logs. If any of you also suffer with the afore mentioned problem I would be interested to know if you have sought medical advice about the problem and if so have you had any advice as to how to alleviate the problem, apart from being told "GIVE UP."!!!
  12. Any update on this thread would be appreciated . Would you buy a Rotatech chain or bar again? Or is it as always you get what you pay for? I noticed that the Rotatech chain and bar I used on my Japa2100 firewood processor seemed to create a lot of sparks compared to other makes of bar and chain I have used,giving me the impression that Rotatech chains are made of inferior quality metal.
  13. I am sure I read some where on the "net" that some one had constructed a poly tunnel type of structure on one of the very exposed Scottish Islands, (not necessarily saying it was to dry firewood!!!!). I would be very interested to know of any structures similar.
  14. Many thanks for your post, in my complete ignorance I haven't heard of "carb reset",I will certainly give it a try.
  15. I have a 4yr old (or their abouts) Stihl Ms 362 chain saw which when hot will not start and the tick over speed is slightly too low so when it stops it will not start as previously mentioned . Cheltenham Garden Machinery have looked at it twice for me and they cant find out the problem. As the carburettor is computerised or what ever you guys call it I unable to make any adjustments so a very frustrating situation. Have any of you experienced the above problem yourselves ,if so how did you get the problem fixed. Thanks in advance for any comments good or bad .
  16. Thanks for your sensible replies, much appreciated . Makes a change from the gibberish replies that some put on these forums, on such serious matters that may mean ,we can stay in business creating employment for someone ,or meaning we have to close down and thereby doing someone out of a job. Thanks again.
  17. Moving on to 2022 , do any of you know if the regulations for supplying firewood are changing from May 2022. No doubt the "Firewood Gestapo", Wood Sure , would like things to change so the organisation can justify their own existence to the Government department they work /are contracted to , self preservation while others drown comes to mind !!!
  18. Due to winding down my small firewood supply business ,I wish to remove my website from Google and ideally completely from the web. Have any of you successfully removed your website from Google etc, I appreciate it must be very difficult /almost impossible to get ones website completely removed from the worldwide web, and the the Woodsure organisation. In "theory" due to the freedom of information act if one asks an organisation to remove ones details they should but in reality how does one ever get to know if they actually have? In reality I don't think one will ever know.😠
  19. As above.I use old bulk lorry sheets for covering the top of the stack ,but am considering polythene sheet to cover the sides to try and keep the 2.5mtr long cordwood drier. I am aware that one has to be careful as not to eliminate all air flow, otherwise one may end up with mould on the cordwood. Thanks
  20. Many thanks for all your replies , much appreciated. I will leave it at.
  21. A difficult question to answer ,but if my pickup truck holds approximately 1.6cu mtr of loose logs , how much air is in a load of 8",9",10" or 12" long logs? Another words ,how many "cu mtrs" would there be when stacked . Any approximate amounts appreciated.
  22. Has the price of Ash at roadside / trackside moved up or down recently ,as I believe a lot being felled at the present time?


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