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  1. Well I got a Makita one. Just cut some horse chestnut up and it went through it like butter! I know horse chestnut not the hardest of wood but it was fairly big rounds. I'm pleased with it.
  2. Why's that? What's wrong with them?
  3. Just ordered a 14" 36v Makita saw. I've still got my petrol saw for when I have loads to do. Just like the idea of the Makita for when I want to cut logs up on a Sunday afternoon and not make too much noise!
  4. I'm swinging towards Makita as I have there battery's and tools already.
  5. Peter have you tried the bigger saws? I'm tempted by a 16" but won't bother if it's too much for it.
  6. Yes I understand that. How many logs would you expect to cut from a charge? I know logs very so much but a rough guide
  7. Hello I have a homlite 14" petrol chainsaw I bought years ago. I'm happy with it but was wondering if a battery one would be any good? I only use it for cutting up my own logs for my wood burner and sometimes it's a faff to cut up a wheelbarrow load with the petrol saw as you need petrol oil etc. Anyone with experience with them? I'm thinking Makita as I've already got power tools by them using the same batteries etc. Cheers Josh
  8. Hi Phill. What's happened is convesa have changed the way thier flues lock together. So even though it's all the same make the last 500mm on my flue is actually different to the rest. I have had to modify the structural band that clamps the last 500mm pipe to the rest of my flue. I've had a fire going since Saturday and all seems well.
  9. All joints can be inspected and non in the joist or rafter space. It comes out right by the eaves so the rafters it goes through is about 200mm from the joist it just went through where it has a support. There isn't anything wrong with it. Its just the convesa structural band not sealing!
  10. Nothings blown off mine and was absolutely fine until I raised it. I raised it as it was slightly lower than the ridge and every now and then when the wind blew a certain way I'd get a bit of a down draft. So I extended it 500mm using a structural band. The cowl is clipped on using the standard clip band it comes with. I thought I was just being 'belt and braces' using the structural band as it's last support brace is the upstairs ceiling joist which is 1300mm from the top of the flue pipe, then the cowl on that. The structural band is possibly not needed as they can be 2meters unsupported it says online. But we seem to get very strong winds these days.
  11. I was thinking about doing that and have the band inside but it would be a faff and after measuring up the band would be poking through the roof. I could use the non structural band I guess but prefer the idea of it as i have the fear of it blowing off in the wind 🤣
  12. I'll get pics up tomorrow as it'll explain it easier. Do you have a convesa flue pipe?
  13. I have a wind cowl fitted. It's not the cowl that's leaking. I thought it was at first before I went up to investigate. Water is getting in via the structural band. It's then getting into the cavity of the flue pipe where the insulation is. It was all wet and was dripping out of the flue inside the airing cupboard where the pipe is. I plan on putting some sealant in the structural band so water doesn't get in. Just wondered what temperature the pipe got up there about 4 meters from the stove. (It's a small cottage with low ceilings). I'm thinking it would be well below 300°c but thought I'd check here to be sure...
  14. Hi guys I've got a convesa twin wall flue running internally in my cottage. I fitted it about 4 years ago and it's great. It was a tad low to the ridge so I decided to extend it by 500mm. I used a convesa structural band rather than the standard connecting band. It started to let water in in-between the two walls. So I lowered it back down. Tomorrow I plan on refitting it but with some heat proof sealant which is good to 300°c. My question is how hot does the top of a twin wall flue get? Regards Josh
  15. Hi I have a small Mazona Orlando multi fuel stove. It's great. I've been using it to heat my cottage for the last 4 years. Hardly use the central heating.


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