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    Cabinet maker but now log cutter/seller

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  1. If you are making a retort use fireproof bricks where you can and protect all the steel from the worst of the heat. It will get very hot and it will distort if exposed to the full force of the burning gases.
  2. It all seems a bit confusing. I asked for LPG and have had a bottle of Calor Propane delivered? From the Calor site "LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is a hydrocarbon gas that exists in a liquefied form. LPG is a colourless, low carbon and highly efficient fuel. Supplied in two main forms, propane (C3H8) and butane (C₄H₁₀), LPG has a range of uses – from providing fuel for Autogas vehicles, leisure parks, crop-drying, BBQs, heating homes and much more. "
  3. We will see. This is what the instructions for mine say "For short periods of running any size of cylinder may be used, but for long term running particularly in cold conditions smaller cylinders may start to freeze with consequential loss of power. For reliable operation use a cylinder of at least 19kg net capacity. In cold weather it may be necessary to use 47kg cylinders"
  4. Cant find any problems in theory so I am going to order the kit and will report back on how well it works
  5. I use them when it's cold and wet but only ground work. They are thick but you get used to it.
  6. I can get the gas for £68 delivered and from what I can find out that should be 92 litres of propane. What economy figures do you think I should get with propane in comparison with petrol? I was working on the fuel economy being 20-25% less on propane
  7. Price! I get through 16-17 litres on a busy day so that would be around £70. From what I can work out gas is going to cost around £16 a day
  8. No problem with fuel density when working from home but might switch back to petrol when doing contract work The Gear GB kits instruction do recommend the larger tanks to avoid over cooling but should be fine with the 47kg tanks apparently. Also its the cheapest bottled way to buy it. Good to hear
  9. I run my business on a personal account so no charges. Every few years they call me in and say I must get a business account. I say if I have to open a new account I will shop around then it goes quiet for a few more years. Only a sole traded but this has worked for 30 years so far
  10. Here you go LPG Kits | Honda Engines and Generators | Gear GB WWW.GEARGB.CO.UK LPG Kits | Honda Engines and Generators | Gear GB
  11. Getting a bit fed up the fumes from my GSX390 Honda on processor. I have been looking at ways to improve this some of which get bonkers expensive like electric motors run of a generator. Then a chap in the local hire place says just run it on propane. Seems that its a very cheap conversion and cheaper to run. Anyone done this and what are the drawbacks?
  12. A COP of 5 would be very good but I guess newer models with scroll compressors might do that well. COP is very dependant on the temperature lift you require. A badly insulated house with rads might require high temps so poor COP and properties like this are where the horror stories come from. This page explains it far better than I can What is the COP? - John Cantor Heat Pumps HEATPUMPS.CO.UK The energy efficiency of a boiler is usually quoted in percentage terms. e.g. If a boiler is said to be 90% efficienct, then 90% of...
  13. Split asap IMO. Ash is slow to dry so sooner you get it all cut and split the quicker it will dry
  14. Woodworks

    Wood DIY

    It was PC pony with no genitalia 😂 Things I did notice was the blank just left the legs and hooves in profile but 2D not 3D I added some extra fill out the knees and a full hoof with a frog carved into the bottom


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