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    New branch logger in action

    I trim all mine except ash which is less twiggy sounds like a good plan with the paper bags branch / mini logs. The way forward if we could work out best way to do it not sure about drying out the branches i find the fresher the wood the neater the cut dry stuff tends to shatter ??
  2. david lawrence

    New branch logger in action

    Hi mr billhoook when you say you log them into a bulk container could you elaborate ? What's the container how do the mini logs dry how do you get them back out into the scuttle i have a small logger from welmac and find the net bags less than ideal tried logging some into ventilated barrow bags but found them difficult to empty and the mini logs went a bit mouldy most of mine go in the gasifying boiler and for starting /cheering up the stove Thank anyone else have any tips ?
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    water proofing plywood

    hi have made a bench with a plywood top its inside an open shed so will get a little rain or snow blowing in also condensation drips from melting ice would thompson waterseal do the job or do i have to go whole hog varnish / epoxy coating ? thanks for any tips david
  4. Mini dogs enjoy minilogsmini logs also bucket loading system
  5. I tried an old coke hod as well as buckets not a success for me as hod tapered towards the top so mini logs unwilling to come out
  6. i decant my branch logs into buckets and tip/ throw them 1/2 a bucket at a time into the stove bit of a technique required but works ok 100 % agree that top loading would be too dusty /smoky esp in a cafe
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    Radio ear muffs gone dead

    Hi i have a pair of husqvarna branded radio earmuffs they are great for mowing in the summer and log splitting in winter gone dead now thou gave battery's terminals a little clean and new batteries but no luck any ideas thanks david
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    oak for next winter

    hi i have some oak cut into rings/ logs from limbs knocked off by september winds i want to burn them next year after only one summer how small would you split them to achieve this ? they are approx 18 inches long perhaps split them then cut in half lenght ways thanks
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    Best timber for reinforcing the bank of a large pond

    Living willow revetment ? only needs trimmed back once a year cheap easy and no heavy machinery required thus saving the ground could be an option
  10. The ash would be just about OK put thru whole as the branch tips are still quite thick the beech would really need to be trimmed or put in thick end first and whipped out as the twiggy tips enter the blades. Then of course you are still left with piles , albeit much smaller, of brash i have tried a few barrow bags full of branch logs but not convinced they dry ok but quicker i do put mine in a vigas boiler mixed with logs works fine
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    Cladding a container

    build a pole barn over the top plenty space for air movement condensation problems add a lean too for your logs
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    when is late too late ?

    if i get busy is there still time to season logs for next year ? nice sunny windy spot to stack them up loosely mostly birch and willow usually cut to 18 inches and split everything at least once make much difference if i cut them shorter ? assuming of course weather gets back to normal no rain here for ages thanks
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    Branch Loggers

    hi i have a welmac logger with petrol engine its been 100 reliable use the mini logs in the log boiler up to about 50 /50 with logs and woodburner kindling for starting the wood burner is great and to give things a boost i use a bucket full about 1/3 of a bag a night not so good for the boiler but didnt really persist as have loads of fragments from the log splitter which are a1 for kindling as mr billhook says its not as simple as feeding in whole branches too twiggy in most cases ash and chesnut are just about ok to put thru whole some of the bags fall apart as not uv stabilised ??? tried some in barrow bags which were fine but a bit awkward to empty
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    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Hi would you recommend your splitter had it long thanks david

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