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  1. Once you get some experience, 2/3rds of this kit will not be used. Get assume wood and start splitting, then ask more questions, until then you're over thinking it
  2. Second all the above. I had a tip site listing for..ooo..error 3 years or more before it got used for the first time back in April. That was not a problem as by messaging 6 or 8 local guys is made 3 good contacts and have no problem getting the ~15 cube a year I want. You tend to go from famine to flood in the free fire wood game!
  3. Is that so? I don't know the ins and outs of the range but absolutely love my ea4300, very capable little saw.
  4. Worth a look at a Makita ea5600. Older, heavier for the performance but well built and good value perhaps.
  5. I'd love to have something like this! Ok probably not ideally suited to a house in sunbather suburban London but if I lived in a suitable house and location I'd be all over a biomass boiler. Actually that brings a question to mind, what are the emission regs on these and are they tightening like with stoves? Could I even install one legally in a smokeless zone like London? I'm guessing not. Booo!
  6. Some insurers are lazy. You can try a complaint to the ombudsman, they may decide regular crack repair is insufficient and the insurers should pursue a structural solution. The cost is which may well make they insurers pursue your neighbour with vigour. Or you pursue your neighbour yourself. Having had the same, over a decade and 3 bouts of damage, I pursued my neighbour and he relented and removed his tree. Horrible situation too be in so I feel for you.
  7. Insurers are being lazy. They must think it's fairly cheap to repair every few years and don't want the potential risk of losing in court. Feel for you. They should have collected evidence from soil samples and Arborist reports, and written to your neighbour putting him in notice that the trees may cause future damage, for which they would be liable.
  8. Thanks Dan, that's useful info. Slowing down after an hour isn't an issue in a way. Busy life and young family mean I'm rarely doing long stints but rather grabbing 30-60 minutes here and there. I thought about the hire a splitter to do the lot in a day suggestion and also realised that slave constraints drive me to deal with a delivery of arb waste before I get the next, so that isn't such a great option for me. Axe does seem best for me in many ways.
  9. I don't need to work on a rainy day..... My 'honey do' list has plenty of other jobs o can do 🤣 Wowsers Scbk, I'm going to have to show my wife that photo. She complains our back garden isn't normal....ok there aren't many gardens to a semi in zone 3 South London which have ,30m³ of oak firewood stacked and drying no.... But then there aren't many husbands that don't complain about the money spent on clothes she never wears either 🤣 she indulges me, my hobby funds various wastes of money from us both elsewhere! For a bit of context. Typical residential street in suburban London. I get arb waste from several tree guys I've befriended. All of this will have come from a similar garden or back garden to my own and the tree will have been dismantled and ringed up small enough to handballed from whatever back garden out to the street. Depending on which guy I've got it from the size varies from easily liftable into the back of my Octavia to groundiebreakinglybigwrestledintoatransittipper and tipped on my drive. If it's easy enough I wheel barrow it to the back garden and deal with it there. The rings that are big but already stove length get axe split to chunks and they get 'barrowed out back. If it's too long it gets the saw, just enough to enable me to get it out back. Once in the back garden I can cut and split without worry. This modus operandi sets the constraints. Splitter if used needs to be in the back garden near the stacks and away from nosey/untrusted eyes. This makes noise slightly less of an issue then out on the street but means access is restricted. End result based on the super feedback today... Stick with the axes! Bit save up for a petrol splitter in time, but something like this one might be viable https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264593465440?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=ua4htPRmQxq&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=ouq3u5EnS2m&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=EMAIL
  10. Ok looks like I'm sticking with the axes. Tbh I'm happy with that. It's good exercise and a lot of it is done while I'm minding the kids playing in the garden so neither the work nor the time involved are a big issue currently. A small electric splitter that I could grab from the garage and plug in clearly isn't worth it and a petrol splitter would probably still be noisy for the kids playing and would have to live in the garden if I could find a way to get it there. That just leaves..... What about the electric kinetic splitters? Like the portec. I'm guessing fine on the straight grain stuff but how do they get on with knotty uglies?
  11. Interesting, I'd just assumed they were noisy, wrongly it seems. There is also storage. I'd not given any thought to where a big machine like that would live. I would need to get it through a 2'6" wide doorway to get it into the back garden, and down a couple of steps. That probably rules out any machine worth having. B ******s.
  12. I suspect I could pay for one two or three times over with what I'll save on gas this coming winter, but I can think of more fun things to spend the money on! Although....tools are pretty good things to have....🤔🤔
  13. Which is pretty much what I told the **** when he complained the other week, before smiling politely, popping the ear muffs back down and restarting the saw.... Then grinning..... Possibly less politely.
  14. Noise. Although I have a particular neighbour that I don't mind annoying with the noise of my 365, I do try not to make loads of noise, so I lean away from petrol splitters. I am of course ' Budget conscious' too 😆


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