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sandspider

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  1. Wild privet? Good for wildlife, looks and smells nice. Not sure how it would do in a confined root space though...
  2. Squaredy, were the cups at westonbirt no good? Industrial recycling only?
  3. I seem to remember seeing somewhere that 10cm diameter is the best size for optimum burning. Most of my logs are around this size (length varies), and it seems to work well in both my large and small stoves. Having said that, I will put a bigger one or two on sometimes to keep it going for a bit longer, as long as it's still flaming rather than smouldering.
  4. I think you will find it's just a photo of Graham in his work clothes...
  5. As I remember, they made a thing out of their cups being compostable in normal compost, not requiring the high temps of industrial set ups. I don't have the details though, so don't quote me on that...
  6. I dried my leylandii in a polytunnel. ~6 months in good weather with one door and all vents open seems to dry it fully, to 12% ish.
  7. Surprised to see you in normal clothes, was the gimp outfit having it's yearly wash?!
  8. They have disposable cups at Westonbirt, made of some sort of vegetable polymer, which apparently will compost in normal compost bins...
  9. I'm currently burning quite a bit of leylandii, as I had a big one felled in my garden. I need to put three logs on where I would have put two hardwood logs on, but it burns well and dries quickly.
  10. The Truncators are quite good, especially if you've got a lot of smaller diameter wood. Pricey new, but I picked up an unused one on ebay for £25 and it's handy to have. Chop wood, saw horse retains it, pour each "cup" of logs into wheelbarrow, off to polytunnel. I also have one of the basic metal ones from Toolstation, but I've eventually managed to snap the little metal strap that holds the legs closed by dumping one or two too heavy logs on to it. (It's also a thin, flimsy bit of metal). Still works though.
  11. Whenever you and others post the branch logger videos, I have to watch them! Very soothing. I'd like one, but don't have enough small diameter wood really. Chainsaw it is then. As for log carriers, I have an old plastic laundry box thing that has served me faithfully for 10 or more years. Can put it down without it collapsing, throw logs into it etc. and it's easy to carry, keeps the mess in, can be put down on wet grass etc.
  12. I had an air arms tx200 HC, non fac. Lovely gun, I regret selling it. I never tried a fac version, but I imagine they'd be good to shoot, the non fac certainly was. Heavy though.

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