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  1. I’m really loving our wood chip boiler in the current energy price crisis.
  2. America are now laughing as they have there lend lease to Ukraine, another war what America profits out of.
  3. No you’re not soaking it just a thin film on the band so nothing sticks to it.
  4. And the best thing about these is the caps keep all the workshop dust and shite out.
  5. I use a felt pad with a oil dripper of a slurry tanker vacuum pump running on the inside of the band , it seams to put a light film on the band with no major transfer to the band wheels, I set the dripper at roughly one drip a second.
  6. I built my own mill after a lot of research on American mills focusing on the cooks brand, cherry picking the best ideas to incorporate on my build, there you tube channel is a gold mine of information. my mill has banded wheels the diesel doesn’t seem to effect them , the lube system like the cooks mill wipes the band so no excess dripping off after I fit the debarker I would like to fit a set of ground band wheels but as I don’t get any band vibration it’s probably not necessary "
  7. I’m running 5 meter 1”1/4 1.1 tpi Hakansson Silco bands at 5000 feet per minute using diesel as a band lube, this works well but I do find that on the wide cuts the band will wander a bit depending on the grain and internal stress of the wood that big lump of poplar I milled the other month was a nightmare, I think if I would probably go to wider bands if I was milling wide slabs all the time.
  8. If you are getting packed sawdust in the kerf this could be spillage out of the gullet of the band caused by to much set.
  9. 90 a ton I wish,got quoted 160 a ton roadside.
  10. Here we go again no diesel in our part of Norfolk.
  11. How much are the cbn band grinding wheels as they look the nuts.
  12. thanks, next addition in the making is a debarker
  13. I haven’t got a use for it yet it was free and too good to waste so I planked it. The milll is one I made myself.
  14. Lump of failed pop I hauled out of the water the other week.
  15. I would avoid skid steers as they will wreck your yard or if on concrete will wreck your tyres, a friend of mine went from a skid to a old weidemann loader for this reason.
  16. Jpr environmental, had a quote of them a couple of years ago for willow spiling for delivery to Norfolk. Didn’t go ahead with it as we harvested our own.
  17. smart meters and surge charging, where is it going next?
  18. Great information, are the deep cycle lead acid batteries best for the job? Also how do you size the battery bank, I was thinking of monitoring the electricity meter when I’m not in the workshop for a week to see what the domestic draw is.
  19. Thanks openspaceman this is all gold information. We’re spending around 2 grand a year on electricity now due to go up to over 3 thousand a year, I need three phase purely to run my machining workshop, the inverter I’m using at the moment is good but I cannot use more than one machine at a time so three phase generation is always the end goal. There looks to be some large secondhand wind turbines coming up for sale locally as there green deal is coming to an end so it would be nice to incorporate one of these with Pv and the generator with a battery bank then export any excess power to the biomass buffer tank if that sounds feasible. Reading between the lines it seams to me that you need to go big on your renewable system to get a decent power return. Had a quick look at TEG thinking perhaps it could be incorporated with the biomass boiler but the efficiency compared to cost looks a bit scary.
  20. Are these figures correct in reality, hence the other thread. Also I run a Gilles 125kw wood chip boiler using our own chip from our work, great boiler picked it up secondhand after the rhi changed for basically scrap value.
  21. This all started when I read an article in the farmers weekly about a system by Powerguard which apparently should be fully automatic, the only big power load we have is my workshop hence three phase 30kva genni. If everything with the green power goes tits up I can run the farm on this. All our heating is from woodchip which I produce myself and we cook on gas. We live atop an ww2 air field so it’s always windy and have plenty of shed roofs for solar So I suppose the big question is do these systems like Powerguard advertise work.
  22. As per title, with our electricity prices jumping from 15 p per kWh to 27 kWh and not looking like it’s ever going to get a lot cheaper is it time to consider going off grid. I have been looking at systems which combine battery solar and wind backed up with a diesel generator to charge the batteries ( lead acid ) when they are discharged to 50 percent, also the genni would be 3 phase to run the workshop instead of using single phase inverters. anyone have any experience of these systems?


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