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    Log drying kiln idea

    Thanks for the replies. Squaredy I'm not discounting a poly tunnel at some stage but it's not possible at this stage. A good mate of mine built a kiln with an insulated container, hole in the side, poked a space heater in and that was it. He leaves the door slightly ajar and you can see water running out of it, it's also a shit load faster than his glen farrow kiln. But obviously cost a lot in leccy/paraffin. What I'm asking is what's the difference in the space heater and log burner? If the container gets hot enough surely the water comes out of the logs? As I say I'm not an expert on the science of it all but don't want to waste time/money if it won't work. ste
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    Log drying kiln idea

    Just looking for folks opinions on what may or may not be a daft idea. lets say I have a insulated container about 10 feet long and a supply of waste wood. if I where to install a large log burner at one end, mount a heat store above it, probably a 6'x2' piece of 2" thick steel then bag several thermoelectric fans on top to create some airflow will it dry logs? been thinking about this past couple of days and in my head it may work but fact is there's lads on here with far more experience and knowledge on these things so I love your thoughts. thanks, Ste
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    Digger Track/Final drive motors

    Try m j lavin on the Wirral, I'm sure Martin will fix you up. ste
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    Ideas wanted for log screening

    Just finishing off a rotary one I'm making for a customer, I'll post some pics/vid when it's finished. Doesn't take up a massive area and is very effective. Ste
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    Any new small charcoal retorts out there?

    I've sorted my burn issues, got some bags printed and even got a farm shop to agree to sell some for me. I'm just wondering what size range folk aim for when making charcoal, I'm wanting to knock a screen up for removing the fine so pondering what size mesh to use. Thanks, ste
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    what logs have you been chopping today!

    How did you split them mate? Looks smart Thanks, ste
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    any good logs wholesalers out there??

    What exactly are you after? Nets? Bulk bags? Seasoned/not seasoned? Just trying to narrow it down for people Ste
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    Any new small charcoal retorts out there?

    Hi, last week I knocked up a retort pretty similar to the one woodworks originally made. Fired it on Sunday afternoon, left it alone, result perfect charcoal. Lit it again last night, get up all excited this mornin, look in my barrels, a **** load brown ends. Any advice on what went wrong? My only variables are, Sunday I used some kiln dried beach logs, which where standard sized and yesterday I used semi seasoned (down 12 months) ash but cut and split very small. Also Sunday I panicked a bit thinking the gas hadn't come of so stoked the fire after and hour or so to get it roaring again. Any advice greatfuly received Thanks, ste
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    Charcoal bags

    Hi Matt, thanks for the reply. Your bags look spot on mate and I mite give that firm a try. I think maybe I didn't explain myself well enough, there seems to be a lot of charcoal sold where there would be say four smaller bags of charcoal inside a 6kg bag and the consumer simply takes one of these small bags, puts it on the bbq and lights the bag, leave for a bit to get going then spread out a cook. Now to me and I'm sure most folk on here it seems a bit daft but with the way society is with not wanting to get their hands dirty and wanting minimal effort I can see how it would appeal to some. What I'm basically wanting to know is does anyone know if these small bags are just shrunken versions of the standard charcoal bags or something different? I've read about some bags having some sort of paraffin coating to get them going? Tho this doesn't seem very environmentally friendly. Thanks, ste
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    Charcoal bags

    Hi, gonna start doin some charcoal to sell. Just wondering about folks opinions/experiences of these instant light bags everyone seems to sell now. Is there anything special about them? Or are they just paper? Does anyone have a supplier for smaller bags like this? Thanks, ste
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Looks a tidy set up John. What's the trailer? Quite fancy one that style myself, is there room to carry a couple of buckets as well? Thanks, ste
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    Seasoned wood wanted

    How would you like them supplied Mitchell? Loose, nets..... Hard or softwood? Ste
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    Track Motors

    Take the plate off under the cab below the track levers, sometimes **** can build up stopping levers from moving fully, I've known a few like that over the years. Worth checking Ste
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    Treating timber

    It's mainly corsican pine with some lodge pole. I hear what you blokes are saying with regards creosote, and to be honest I'll probably use it for my testing but I've access to both pine root to extract my pitch, and linseed which is grown locally. And I think it's a more natural way of doing it? Thanks for your input so far. Ste
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    Treating timber

    I know what your sayin mate, but I've 15 acres of unthinned small softwood I'd like to make us of, and fencing would be one thing I'd like to do

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