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  1. True WD is very thin. A bit of veg oil on a cloth wiped over the inside might be better.
  2. Yes I if I did the inside I'd try to keep it off the bricks, although I doubt they would suffer in the slightest I'd remove them and spray the body behind them. The baffle in my stoves have a few rust spots so I'd do that maybe... That's about it.
  3. You oil the outside? I guess it's stove black/polish finish not painted or enameled? Does it smoke when you next fire it up? I had been thinking solely about the inside and whether a couple of squirts of wd40 would help.
  4. Makes sense to me that they last well if built well. If you aren't stupid, run them hot but not over fired, keep the bricks good and the door seals good, feed it dry wood, sit back and relax. I I've thought before, should I do anything special over the summer? I usually Hoover it out after sweeping the flue but then I have done the sweep a bit early and had another fire or two some years. I then just leave it with vents open so it breathes. My lined flue has a cowl on the top so little rain shouldn't get in but air flow always feels right to keep moisture at bay. Does anybody bother with anything more? A squirt of light oil or other water repellant for example?
  5. I've never left it long before splitting. I will always try splitting any wood i scrounge when green, and mostly I find it splits best green. I guess that is very much the case for Euc. I've never had any large Euc either, can't remember for sure but probably had 15" ish max. Maybe the old heart wood gets harder?
  6. lets be logical. are our circumstances different in a way that mean we need different regs? different city sizes or useage patterns or pollution affecting weather or economy or....? Then think, do we have or can we generate the resources to set our own, good (better) regs and is this a good use of public money or should we worry about other things and spend our taxes elsewhere? I'm not expert but I tend to think our differences are not that great and we have little to gain, so no, lets use what has already been developed by the EU (or US).
  7. Australian Eucs, some at least, are incredibly dense, some of the gums sink in water they are so dense, and they are still very very dense after seasoning. E.gunni over here is a fast growing weed of a tree with a highish moisture content. I've never had it that size but have had it a few times and found it very straightfoward to fiskar. leave it alone and it splits itself almost and it dries out fast. often seems to grow twisted...or at least the few i've had have been that way. Smells great. splits easy, seasons fast but I would put it below leylandii as a stove fuel tbh, it gets fairly light. it does split easier than leylandii though.
  8. I think you'll find they are copies of the US regs. hard to believe i know, but the EPA regs are tight and I'm fairly sure we/europe is simply copying and catching up.
  9. Just back from a short break in the Cotswolds and a lovely cottage in stow that looked freshly done up. It had a couple of stoves that looked nice enough from the outside and being me, a keen stovist, I had to have a quick look inside. I didn't see a brand name but they felt cheap, the doors felt very light and flimsy. My guess is they won't last. My own 2 stoves are only in the £650 ish price range (a Stovax and Franco belge) but seeing or feeling these cheaper ones reaffirmed my thoughts that it's worth spending a little more. I'm not sure if you need to spend £650, or £450, but there are definitely still stoves that are 'too cheap' about.
  10. Oooph! Still they will pay for themselves in what, 3 years I guess. I dunno TBF I've never bothered to get a sweep in so can only guess what they charge.
  11. Typhoon, cyclone and soot eater are all the same kind of thing, power sweep systems. I had no way of knowing if paying more got something better but was nervous of a cheap system breaking and leaving the head and some rods stuck, so one of those rare situations where I was happier to pay more.
  12. Those rods/head look like the ones I have, except mine are the screw together version.
  13. I would assume the exact same for flue liners too. Promises of 10, 20 or 30 year warranty hahahaha. Buy a decent one but not because it's warranty lasts 30 years.
  14. Super easy splitting and as dense as Oak, great, if only it were closer to SE19


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