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  1. 30 cube in the garden, 2.5 at mum's, I think we will manage
  2. If your generally fit and healthy then working smart and an as axe can be great, exercise, reasonably quick, cheap. That said, £150 gets an electric log splitter which works well if a bit slow, and I've spent they and more on axes now! There's plenty of technique and tips that you can learn for hand splitting, here or YouTube. I've been at it 7 years now, so fairly practised, know the different wood and what it needs, know a few tricks for awkward bits, have multiple different axes that helps a bit, and know when to just noodle a lump with the saw! I enjoy it though, done about 32 M3 over the last 2 years, not bad for a home owner non pro.
  3. If an axe isn't for you then definitely get a splitter of some kind. But bet aware, it's often the lifting of logs or bending over that is the back breaking part not necessarily the axe swinging. Different techniques like splitting on the ground or using a tyre to keep splits in place, and use of a hookaroon or pickaroon can help. Also technique and experience and the right axe for the job help immeasurably!
  4. It sounds to me like drawing the air from the room would be best for you. If the first construction is of the age where it needs the ventilation, then vent! My own 1930s semi is similar. Solid walls which can be quite cold, built with 5 fireplaces and a range, when I moved in 13 years ago it was quite damp at times as over the years the c/h had replaced the fires and the air bricks and the house blocked up. I put two stoves in and opened up all the air bricks and the place is much much drier. The weather is very very humid at the moment though, I'm getting condensation on the inside of the double glazed windows which is a bit unusual. It'll soon cool a bit more, and with the stoves the house will soon be much drier. Wife and I really notice it if we are lazy and put the c/h on, how the humidity climbs quite quickly.
  5. I'm voting for the stuffed to the gills with crud like the turkey at Christmas. Pop the clutch drum off and clean clutch thoroughly,
  6. Set the tension ok on a cold chain and it won't be so loose warm as to be a problem. That's what I do anyway.
  7. Shell v power, Esso synergy supreme (both are actually 99+Ron and Esso guarantee e free in much of the country, shell don't and haven't for a couple of years). BP ultimate is also a 97 Ron E5 fuel. Not sure if Texaco have a super grade.
  8. Yes you're correct, I should have said that.
  9. Yeah, it deserves to be back together and in use!
  10. Anti vibration mounts. Husky are known for all smooooooooothness as they use proper springs unlike the German creamsicles. Less important on a small saw, but if at all sensitive you'll notice the buzz. Gloves help.
  11. Don't grab the chain and pull backwards on the bar and you'll never slip off and take a chunk out a finger, and gloves aren't needed. What's the AV on the 135? If it's springs, maybe try without, if it's rubber then get gloves.
  12. Well I wouldn't choose to run the marathon in them, but I've had no trouble wearing them for a couple of tanks of fuel through the saw plus a bit of shifting logs and tidying the mess.
  13. Again, he's a homeowner and unlikely to walk far in them or wear them for long. I have never had any discomfort from mine. Gloves yeah I know. I understand some research into injuries in the American forestry industry led to the glove design and patch on the back of the left hand. Possibly a case of stats being abused? You'll want something on your hands when handling logs though I'm not sure any chainsaw gloves are very robust as they are usually soft goatskin.
  14. I've an 038 super I've been meaning to rebuild but tbh I can't see myself getting to anytime soon. Is that of interest to you? P+c unscored original Stihl but some Muppet ( not me) made a bad job of a helicoil repair to a striped plug socket and it really needs either weld repair or a timecert done, or a new cylinder. I had it running using a thin copper washer and loctite to get the plug sealed and found the idle speed wandered so fairly sure it has another air leak. At that point I started dismantling and ordered a few parts to rebuild it (err, fuel hose, filter, air filter, crank seals and av mounts) from huztl. Since then my 3rd Little'un arrived and I've got no further.... He is 15 months now 🤣 plastics a bit faded but ok, case could do with some paint if you want it tidy, but it's fine otherwise. The pile of complete with a 20" Stihl bar that is on its last legs, new chain and drive sprocket/clutch drum. If you, or anyone, is interested I'll try and bother to get some photos.
  15. Oregon Yukon boots, Amazon look the cheapest £48 Various trousers t A class1 from £55-60. Inflation is a bummer, I'm fairly sure I got boots, trousers and helmet for just under £100 when I bought mine 7 years ago.


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