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  1. That is how I would read it. We are still working in the office, all be it as few people as possible coming in, but it is not a case of shut down the business. The guys that can't work without coming in are in, but shifts are also in place to further minimise contact. If you can keep your distance from each other and clients I see no reason for you all to stop work.
  2. I am, when I'm at home I can keep the fire in so use more wood and less gas. As above though the weather is bringing consumption down at the same time. Certainly not using 50% more and not in danger of running out.
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  4. IsoProp is great for removing tree sap but not sure why I'd bother with it to clean the glass when water does a good job.
  5. Love the way it automatically generates the hyper link from the words tip site
  6. or look in tip site link for someone local to take them?
  7. You can try registering on the tip site linked from the top of this forum. I got a local supply by e-mailing local tree surgeons direct and now have a supply set-up before I was aware of the tip site link...
  8. Sounds like you are not giving it enough air. Too little air and you don't burn everything so as well as soot you yet tars in the chimney, which is why it is not recommended to run them shut down too much. You need to add enough air to get a complete burn, but that is the tricky bit as it will vary depending on the burn rate (or more accurately the rate at which gas is being generated from the wood) so it is very much a learnt thing for your stove with your wood.
  9. I just get a grey buildup over time that is mildly annoying to look at but seems to have no effect on anything apart from looks. It reaches a level and then remains like that if you don't clean it. Occasionally I get a burst of enthusiasm and clean it off with a damp bit of kitchen roll. No effort required it more or less wipes off but needs a few pieces to get it clean as I leave it a long time between cleans.
  10. Fire box unknown as they have photo-shopped flames onto the image. How to tell if something is good or not just from a photo?
  11. Yes, the water is breaking down so it releases the right ratios for a big boom. From the photos I'd guess that most of the boom came from gas inside the battery so may well happen even with good ventilation.
  12. Maybe get these power stations to dry the wood first so generating more power from the same amount of wood?
  13. Not only that, gas, electric and water do not need carrying into the house and the stoves don't need loading manually.
  14. Add your self to the tip site list that Steve provided a link for. It is there just for that purpose...
  15. Is there still time to get it changed to 25% or is it already a done deal? What numbers are used in other countries? I thought that Scandinavian countries also have limits for moisture content of firewood.


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