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  1. Ironic part of my light hearted humour ... I do quite a bit of cycling and there have been various studies about what colour clothing stands out the best ...... green can fade into a field's background etc.etc. .... pink is probably the best all round colour to be seen!!
  2. As long as the person that gave him with the wood can't be prosecuted for suppling it with a high moisture content then that's fine ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜‚
  3. Thinking this through further .... my dad's 89 (mum 88) and I've only ever known them have a gas boiler, I don't think they'd know which end of a log to put on a fire and he certainly wouldn't have a clue about which woods are good to burn let alone how dry they should be but I do reckon he'd be scammed a lot more easily than I would and that's only due to age as he's smarter than me. Maybe they had open fires when they were kids (rings a bell my mum being asked to fill the coal bucket) but it's been that long anything they may have learnt then would probably be long since forgotten and they probably wouldn't have had anything to do with ordering in fuel for the fire ... I'll ask them next time I speak with them, be interesting to see what they say.
  4. A good point I hadn't thought about that, was just thinking that the older are more susceptible to being scammed.
  5. I'm really not trying to create an argument but if you can't season it properly maybe you shouldn't be in the business of selling it and if your client base includes pensioners they're not quite so clued in as to what seasoned wood actually is and are much more likely to unknowingly burn unseasoned wood (or pay a premium for wood they believe has been seasoned but hasn't) than someone younger who hasn't started loosing their faculties? This if anything is potentially one positive argument in favour of the legislation?
  6. I'm sure in due course you'll have to sign up and then pay an annual fee .... it's otherwise known as stealth tax.
  7. ^^^ That I didn't know ... won't part of those readings depend on what stove you're using as well, are people with older stoves obliged to update to newer cleaner stoves?
  8. Who's going to get fined or visited, it seems the legislation is aimed at sellers as opposed to end users which may not be a bad thing as it'll help stop people selling wet wood as "seasoned". Even if the user was liable I don't really see what the legislation's going to achieve and how they'll prove it. Plod turns up at 9.00pm suspecting someone of burning unseasoned wood, they have no right to search the property without a warrant and by the time they come back with a warrant the next day (which I think is highly unlikely) the evidence has been burnt ๐Ÿคฃ. If we have a storm and I as an end user get some branches blown off a tree in my garden and to "tidy up" decide to put them on the log burner that night am I liable to prosecution and anything else that's still "wet" is being seasoned? Whole thing seems like a bit of farcicle posturing that's cost the tax payer a shed load of money just to get discussed and even more money to create a pretty unenforceable law.
  9. I starting using chainsaws a lot more recently which gave me an interest in learning more so started googling and it made me realise how dangerous and unaware I was as a novice and could easily have had a nasty accident if I hadn't of found out a bit more about what I was about to do. Whilst he's a little monotone there's a link here to the 1st in his series with the rest in a scroll down list on the right hand side and there's some very informative information throughout I'd also google felling leaners / tree barber chairs and felling hung trees or Widow Makers as these seem to have the most potential for things to go horribly wrong along with felling a back leaner although the series in the link covers that and explains how much force there is in the direction it's leaning which could very easily be underestimated by a newbie. Also worth googling Cross Cutting or the American term for the same is bucking logs mainly to find out about compression and tension and how to avoid getting your chainsaw stuck ..... probably worth buying some wedges as well to help prise apart the wood if you do and you'll probably need them for felling anyway. Because I thought I'm going to keep it for years I bought a Stihl MS 261 and figured over time the extra money spent on a pro saw would probably be saved in repairs to a home saw getting quite a bit of use over time If you want some reasonable budget boots I got these, they do a slightly cheaper pair as well with orange trim but I don't think they're water proof so I went for these Treehog Extreme Waterproof Chainsaw Boots Class 2 - Radmore & Tucker WWW.RADMORETUCKER.CO.UK Think all my research did was make me aware of how much the Pros know and how skilled a job it actually is, if you can afford it I'd maybe look at doing a course although your friends mate offering to help you out for a day is totally invaluable .... grab a pen and paper and make notes as you'll forget half of it and make sure you buy him a huge crate of beer to say thanks ๐Ÿ˜.
  10. I recently bought a Russell Hobbs Titan 2 as I didn't want to keep filling the bags on our house one and our grate is wider than the pan so you get lots spill down the side and there's no other easy way to get it out ..... it's been great for the 8 odd times I've used it so far but I'm only cleaning out a small amount compared to cleaning the whole stove.
  11. That's heart wretching .. really is!
  12. Apologies my bad ... I wasn't very clear with that response ... the answer would have been to spike up it before the 1st cut and take the top down to a level where it was below the branch of the other tree that was going to cause it to get hung ... if that'd been done it would have been a really simple fell.
  13. Love this bit the most ๐Ÿ˜„ I've also been watching the Dutchman / Swinnging Dutchman and Soft / Ultra Soft Dutchman vids I just fimd the whole thing fascinating for ome reason The point you make about "they don't always work" ... the guy who took the tree down said there was a twist in the trunk before he started and also the heavier side of canopy was towards the neighbours property. Afetr he'd done it I said would I have been mad to of done it myself and he said you may have got lucky.
  14. He may like it ... I don't ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜


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