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trigger_andy

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    Forfar

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  1. Always welcome for a spin. [emoji3] Not even fired the Charger up in 14 months. [emoji33]
  2. Which one? [emoji51] No time for toys these days. Both sat gathering valuable “barn find dust”. Charger is ready to play. The Barracuda is on eBay. [emoji16]
  3. Yeh, milled the Larch. 6x6 strainers post fixed in every 12m or so. 4x4 posts, some post fixed, some sunk 4’ some sunk 3’. Need to go back and dig down and creote them all. I know it’s arse for tit but I had help now so took it. 4x1.5” rails and 1” slats.
  4. They love it. Fencing coming on as well. Keep the buggers in. [emoji16]
  5. Think it was -2 during the night and -1 during the day. See it once a year but the first time out with the wee ones.
  6. See this each year in our area of Scotland but was really prolific today. The little ones loved it. Mysterious "hair ice" is formed by fungus WWW.BBC.CO.UK Ice sometimes forms into hairy clouds that look like candy floss, and we now have an idea why
  7. Certainly a clean looking bit of Oak. If you can get enough outta that Log for your bench and Table at the sizes you've mentioned then go for it. Will certainly be bomb proof. Personally Id go 3" on the table top and 2" on the benches. At least the tops. The legs is another matter. 4" legs on the table and 3" on the bench would look lovely.
  8. Bit of Oak, Sweet Chestnut, DF, Cedar and Cypress today.
  9. Ive had two small deliveries of Oak lately and both times the seller over estimated the weight. I told them what Im reading on the app, then I double checked the weight on separate calculators and they where the same. They both took them over the weigh bridge and the app was pap on. I used White Oak for English Oak and was bang on. Would be easy to check against other species. Punch in a cube volume and see what the calc says, then see how that compares with other on-line calculators. Of course there will be instances with discrepancies, ie the Larch Im getting will obviously be lighter that say Siberian Larch of the same volume. There is no Larch species on the App so Id go on another species with roughly the same weight per cube. Im not gonna be to funny, I'll see what a bogie load roughly holds and if he says a figure close enough to what I calculate I'll just let it ride.
  10. Its been captured over a short period of time and regardless if burned or decaying its getting released in a short period of time as well. Its getting released, not stored. Its vastly different and I explained why in my previous post. I think we both think the other person is confused here. No, you've captured carbon in a very short period of time and again released it in a very short period of time. This is called Carbon Neutral. ' '
  11. Im not 100% sure thats correct. The fuel itself, ie Logs, is Carbon Neutral. All fuel carries an additional Carbon Footprint, but logs themselves are Carbon Neutral. I dont agree. The carbon has been captured in a relatively short period of time and released again. This is why its described as Carbon Neutral. Its akin to popping outside on a winters day and chipping a bit of ice off for your Rum and Coke. The Ice has been recently formed and then quickly re-melted. Fossil Fuels is carbon captured in the distant past and over a vast period of time and released over a very short period of time creating an unsustainable build up of CO2. This would be like harvesting Ice Bergs or Glaciers for your Ice Cube. Ice thats been formed over millennia and used/released back into liquid form over a very short period of time creating an unsustainable rise in sea levels. See above. Is that a personal opinion or something you can back up? And why is it not absorb and release? Yes you can. Its Carbon thats been sucked outta the atmosphere in a very short period of time and released again in a short period of time. Carbon Neutral. I dont agree. The tree's that are capturing the carbon over a very short period of time will release that carbon again when they die anyway. We're talking about a microscopic period of time compared to the millions of years involved in creating and storing the fossil fuels and the extremely short period of time we're consuming it. Im not saying we should not be re-planting tree's, and we are. But that does not chance the fact that burning a tree and not replacing it is still Carbon Neutral. It would be an environmental crime if we did that of course.
  12. I dont see the logic of what you're saying here. Tree's are considered Carbon Neutral as they capture carbon over a very short period of time and then its released again when burned. If someone re-plants more trees then the next generation of logs will also be carbon neutral. But the point being that using Arb Waste to kiln dry logs is still carbon neutral. Id qualify carbon neutral as 'almost' carbon neutral as there is obviously fossil fuels used in felling, transporting and processing the logs. Im buying a few loads of Larch soon, they are coming from the Estate 1 mile from me. But there is still a small carbon footprint there from the felling, transporting and processing.
  13. Surely a similar argument is true of kiln dried firewood. After accounting for the energy, (and hence carbon produced), to dry the logs they're not as much of an environmentally friendly fuel source as we're lead to believe. This of course depends on what heat source is used for kiln drying. If using Arb waste to kiln dry then there is no carbon produced as such. As its still 'carbon neutral' fuel. So still environmentally friendly in this instance.
  14. Surely only the very first batch would be wet? Then any further wet biomass would be dried by already dried biomass?
  15. Geeez! I’ve first dibs on Norway Spruce at the same price. 🤣

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