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  1. i find prunus can be difficult to dry, i think the bark is very waterproof. the little apple i've had burnt well, its very very dense. was a bit tough to split though.
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    E5 fuel

    Yes you won't get more power. Shave the keyway and advance the timing to make use of the knock resistance
  3. neiln

    E5 fuel

    Yes I saw that a few weeks ago too, I wonder if the law has changed and it now applies to super? I'm struggling to find much on the web that is recent, the Esso stuff I found might be out of date.
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    E5 fuel

    Its good to empty the saw as ethanol tends to swell fuel lines and carb gaskets, and because of a non-ethanol problem, the oxidizing aromatics forming gums and varnishes that block the carb jets.
  5. 2 of the 4 clips to hold the glass were screwed in absurdly tight. Oddly the stove ran fine for a season, then it developed 2 cracks in the glass the following season. screws were so tight i had to drill the things out!
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    E5 fuel

    but we know better. buy 97-100 octane, mix small amounts and use it while fresh, add startron*, AND DON'T LEAVE FUEL IN YOUR SAW! *other stabilisers are available
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    E5 fuel

    Whether you trust them or not is a difficult point, only you can decide. The water strips the ethanol and also strips the Octane rating, as ethanol raises Octane. the fuel above the water/ethanol gel is very poor.
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    E5 fuel

    Ahh an bot of success! Esso say - Fuels Frequently Asked Questions | Esso WWW.ESSO.CO.UK Get your questions answered. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about Esso products in the United Kingdom. What is the ethanol content of your fuels? The majority of unleaded 95 Octane petrol sold in the UK contains up to 5% ethanol as required under the Government’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). There is currently no requirement for renewable fuel (such as ethanol) to be present in super unleaded (97 grade petrol). Esso super unleaded petrol (Synergy Supreme+ Unleaded 97) is ethanol free (except in Devon, Cornwall, the Teesside area and Scotland). We would therefore advise anyone who has concerns about the presence of ethanol in petrol to use Synergy Supreme+ – providing they do not fill up in Devon or Cornwall, the Teesside area or Scotland.
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    E5 fuel

    Likewise I thought we used to have pumps labelled as E10. I think the law was something like the E10 labelled stuff could have up to 10% ethanol but might be less, and in addition the suppliers had a % target to meet (maybe that was 5%, I'm not sure). it used to be that the higher octane stuff was usually E free but its hard to find anything from the manufacturers. IIRC only BP (with Ultimate) actually stated it was E free. Having a quick google I can't find anything useful that is up to date
  10. I think that price is head only, so add a bit more for bar and chain. however I agree the 365 is a great saw, and I agree f r jones are good dealers. Oh and while the makita saws are very good, there aren't so many dealers to help fix problems. Its always worth considering who our local dealer is and what they stock.
  11. I've been running one stove most evenings now for a couple of weeks.
  12. I couldn't agree more! (With the description of UK Eucalyptus. I've yet to be able to travel to see them in Aus)
  13. Yes the Americans rave about locust/false acacia. I've had it and it's easy to split and pretty dense but I didn't notice anything special. I'd put it a little below oak. Holly is worth a mention I think, so long as someone else has dealt with the prickles
  14. I must have had some different Eucalyptus to you then. It's not uncommon to find it as a tree in South London gardens so I pick it up from time to time, but it's not particularly dense even when wet and is much lighter than oak once seasoned..
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    Its is the queens as i understand, and the ones I get have wings and are HUUUUGGEEE! they are sleepy but the warmth of the house brings them, just, from their slumber where upon they fly dozily, like an insectile chinook helicopter, around the house. annoying.


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