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  1. This is really interesting, I've been mulling the idea of averaging to smooth out noise but the spikes from BBQ are quite brief. Also, presumably the spike from your stove is just the smoke on starting? There's another small one about 15 mins later which might be you put ting some logs on? It would be good to do this across a week to compare weekend BBQ, and across the year to see wood stove Vs summer. Also correlation with wind speed. If I had less to do I'd be buying one of these meters....
  2. I've cut a pair of leylandii which were planted as a pair about 40 years ago and then never trimmed, stick in the mind because I think the only ones I've done with a single stem all the way to the Christmas tree at the top. Bigger one was about 28" at the gob (461 wouldn't reach across) smaller one was shaded by other and so only about 20", was also a lot shorter.
  3. I've been reading up about woodworm, conclusion was that all the chemical treatments are mostly snake oil as they don't penetrate deep enough anyway. Getting the wood moisture content down will kill them for sure and is the only way really.
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    Pubs opened, people aren't in the garden.
  5. It all depends what you're doing, so are you setting up as a contract climber or domestic arb firm yourself? I bought a 201 as my first topper, I probably wouldn't do that again as I only use it for bigger dismantles now. 150 or the battery toppers get a lot more use. After that 261, then 461.
  6. Ours arrived yesterday, usually have a load nesting in the house.
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    Or advert?
  8. Can you send me the python you're using, or if you tried then what was the problem? Writing to file is reasonably straightforward.
  9. If it's dull and pitted after one hour then the question is why has the edge gone. Once the sharpness is gone it's gone so won't drag in. Were the edges burred when they were ground? I usually give new blades a tickle with a flat diamond sharpening pad before fitting, just to get them properly sharp. I've found that if you let them get even slightly blunt they quickly get really bad.
  10. Like money down the back of the sofa. Eventually all this lost bitcoin will make available bitcoin scarce and more valuable.
  11. It is just possible I was stood still for too long looking at Arbtalk, the dog went and fetched his bed.
  12. Right enough, I still haven't seen the tree though.


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