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About Squaredy

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  • Birthday 19/11/1969

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  • Location:
    Newport, South Wales
  • Interests
    Fishing, boating, woodwork
  • Occupation
    Timber supplier
  • Post code
    np18 2dy
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  1. Just checked, no license needed so long as you stay under 20 cubic metres per day.
  2. I apologise if you know this but I think you need an abstraction license to do this.
  3. Yes agreed, or cheaper in the long run to get a smallish de-humidifier. Will cost more up-front but much cheaper to run. A 10 litre per day model would be plenty.
  4. I think the charts are more intended for central heating rads. Steve mentioned an oil filled radiator which of course is just a plug in electric heater. So as long as it has a built in thermostat it will regulate the temp nicely.
  5. Steve the answer is really really simple. As long as you make sure the heater has a thermostat (most do) it will be fine. Most electric heaters are 2kw which should be enough unless you leave the windows open to admire the snow drifts. The type of electric heater makes little difference, they are all the same efficiency pretty much.
  6. Well it all hinges on how and where they were left. Even couriers have a duty of care. I do agree though it is maybe a little foolish trusting that a courier will leave them In a sensible place.
  7. No it is up to the supplier to deliver the goods. If they employ a courier who leaves them in an appropriate place they will have to sort it. If an arborist employs a subby who fells the wrong tree he won’t be able to say to the paying customer ‘Not my fault he is a subby’.
  8. Good advice; and remember the onus is on the supplier to prove the goods were delivered as arranged. Until the goods are with you or somewhere you have agreed they have not supplied them. I also use DPD a lot and find they are usually really good. Unlike Citylink - they were lying scoundrels. Well, the ones that I had experience of were.
  9. As has been said it is very very dense timber so go slow. Also get your blades sharpened by Stephen Cull, as most people who sharpen these blades mess it up. Finally, it will split and distort terribly as it dries so sell it all to me at a wholesale price and save yourself the stress and loss! Seriously though it is very beautiful but very troublesome timber so do expect a lot of movement and splitting. Can we see some pics?
  10. Two points here. If you have agreed the items are to be left in a safe place, were they or were they left in a very unsafe place? Right out in the open is hardly "safe". Did the app give you the chance to enter exactly where is "safe". If not it has to be a matter of judgement and no reasonable person would say that in clear view of passers-by is safe. Secondly remember your contract is with the retailer. If they failed to deliver the goods as arranged they are in breach of contract. As the Which webpage (linked above) says, it is worth reading the retailer's terms and conditions. If it is clear they have not left the items in a safe place take it up with the retailer. Or better still if you paid by credit card claim against them as they will also be liable. If they have acted with due care and left the items in a place that would reasonably be considered safe you will have no case, but from what you have said they weren't.
  11. I have used Dropbox for years, works well as long as you remember not to update a file before the system has synchronised when you switch a laptop or whatever on. Mind you I am the only user -not sure how it would work if miltiple users were involved.
  12. And everyone seems oblivious to what a good timber it is. I have an Alder kitchen, bathroom floor, clock, in fact any indoor furniture is great in Alder. Frustrating thing though is I so rarely get offered Alder logs as everyone just thinks of it as firewood!
  13. You may be able to buy a single size tap from eBay for a few quid. You can even make one from a high tensile bolt if you are stuck - it just takes a couple of minutes.
  14. What this thread shows is it is very easy to confuse different problems. Air pollution can be caused by burning wood - with possible health implications if too much is done in one area. Burning wood does not however cause climate change. Yes it releases carbon into the atmosphere, but it is part of a balanced cycle, with new growth absorbing carbon. De-forestation is a major cause of climate change, but tree maintenance and management in the UK is not de-forestation. Running a chipper fueled by fossil fuels is of course a small contributor to climate change, as are leaf blowers, chainsaws, tractors, road vehicles etc. So as one poster said, it would be better to leave brash on site to rot, or indeed to burn on site. For many reasons this is often not desirable. But the original point is a good one, perhaps chipping should not be the default position?


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