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  1. It's stacked and cut into rough meter long splints or 8 inch rounds. It's not just a large pile of wood.
  2. Dbikeguy getting someone in to split is not the problem it's the delivery and unloading the other side that causes the issue and if I was going to pay someone then it would mean I'm getting pittance for the load. This was my sideline and did to the amount sold each year not financially viable to pay someone.
  3. Gobby punkyeah I want it moved on I don't mind 2 or 3 trips to collect but I don't want any more collection trips. As said it's all in about 1m lengths or 8" thick rounds.
  4. Carmarthenshire and no can't deliver.
  5. I have been doing firewood for about 10 years as a sideline and my body has decided enough is enough, and there are easier ways to earn some cash. The issue I now have is.... I have loads of hardwood either cut to meter long splints or a large pile of rounds (8 -10" thick). In total there is probably about 50 - 60 tonne. I know the price I would get for it as firewood but how much to pass it off as a job lot. All the wood is oak, ash, beach with a little bit of holly (at most about a tonne). Any ideas? I'm in South Wales or gods country as I call it.
  6. After 10 years of doing firewood as a sideline moving about 100tonne a year I have given up this year simply because the hours and space needed and equipment cost in repairs and maintenance and the main reason my body is broken. There are easier ways to make money. Now that everywhere around me wants to sell "seasoned" wood that clearly has just been felled via face book or eBay... The public want cheap products and if a cube of hardwood from me is £100 and a cube of "hardwood" from pikey Dave is £60, they will always go by the cost even the customers I have had for years are saying "dave" down the road can do it for less. I know my product is actually hardwood and seasoned and below 20% and the customers know my product is too, but they see the £40 as a saving so will always go for it no matter how much you advise.
  7. do they deliver to south Wales.
  8. I was led to believe that rhi applications had been stopped?
  9. Thanks for all the replies, I have an MRI scan thing booked for Sunday afternoon in the local hospital in South Wales. I have had a couple of days off and been looking at machinery to take the brunt of my workload. I already made my own processor and (by mid next week hopefully) have a couple of conveyors arriving to add to the processor to take out the moving part of the job. I have looked for a rotator and quantities of Ibc crates and await a reply. Hopefully the Dr will be able to see the issue by the end of the month and then I will go from there.
  10. The joys of firewood and this time of year. I am nearing 40 (so im still young) and my body has had enough.... recently, for the past 3 months at least I can barely walk let alone play with a saw. At the moment I'm awake at stupid o clock with backache and havent slept and know I have to be up in 3 hours to start my day..... is it just me or do we all feel like this all the time? if it's not just me how do you get on with it.. I love the firewood game but it seems to be killing my body....
  11. Been selling the dross above as kindling this year for the first time.... I had to explain to the customers it all natural kindling and not re processed wood (some looked a bit odd at me the first time they ordered)..... now I am running out of the stuff... I use a big black hpusehold bin and a sieve (with a wobble motor attached) and the dust/dirt goes back onto my land and the chunks and splinters go to customers....
  12. I found in the past that as soon as people know you are clearing wood they seem to have a tree or know someone that wants a tree removed. what then happens is I have to give a basic price (bare price for the work because the profit is in the logs you get for free and sell on as second job). I'm all for making a profit but the government seem to try that at every turn leaving nothing left for me. I don't try and con people by saying " I'm " burning the wood, but I do point out what I will have to do to clear costs and profit.... people seem to understand and give me the job because I'm upfront and they feel like they ate not being ripped off. or just get friendly with local council especially winter time they are always looking to drop loads around here...
  13. Do the round stack actually dry the wood in this climate.... only thinking it would save me loads of space if I did it like that. i am concerned that the UK weather will leave the internal wood wet.
  14. These are not the best pics in the world.... When i first finished the bed it had a wooden sled however that didn't last very long, so about 1 month ago I bought it home to put on the 1x1 steel box bed, this seems to have worked... Now I just need to process the stuff i have at home and then get it back to my land to start processing in jan. However I have a full time job and run a business and a log sideline.... The gap between the blade is about 10" and I don't tend to get anything that much bigger if I do then the logs get split with wedges and processed. Sorry about the mess in background I have had to clear a storage unit out whilst the new barn gets built to house it all...


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