On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:36:29 +0000 (UTC), Chris wrote:
Looking at it that is more or less the period I came to for burning on our
open fire for around 5hrs/evening.
Cost, around here logs are about £70 per "load". A load is a little
variable but generally the back of a LWB pickup full or a good sized
trailer at least 4 m^3 or more.
Well, it really depends how much you use the thing. We have a woodburner and
gas CH, so it only tends to get used every other afternoon / evening, and
approx just under half the amount you're on about would last us a couple of
weeks with that sort of use, or a week if we were using it heavily. OTOH we
also tend to chuck in a couple of lumps of coal too, which helps to keep it
going without a huge amount of wood in it.
If these parts the local woods sell at £50 for a "load" or sawn and
split logs. That is a transit sized flatbed pickup sized vehicle, so
 Some would probably require further splitting for use in a log burner.
Sheesh. I just popped out and measured my wood store and it appears we pay £40
for 2 m^3 (just jumboled about, not stacked neatly).
It lasts about a month, burned on an open fire, more for entertainment than
heating (although we can usually switch the central heating off once we've
worked up a fug in the living room), and we have a fire most evenings.
"Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain
and presumptuous desire for a second one."
Also... flues. Would the stove need a complete liner all the way up or just
a couple of metres of pipe up the hole to remind the air which way to go,
or... ? Normal 3 bed semi.
If, for example, I bought something similar to this:
On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 18:20:39 -0000, "Mungo \"Two Sheds\" Toadfoot"
A solid cubic metre split or a load of split logs occupying a cubic
metre? A long time ago we test weighed some bulk bags (nominally
0.7m^3 and got less than 300kg of green oak in. I wouldn't absolutely
trust my memory but that's probably less than 150kg of oven dry wood.
Bear in mind that a big stack has far less edge effects and you can
see a small jumbled stack will have less volume of solid wood in it.
Say his stack is 0.5m^3 of solid oak and the moisture content is
around 45% that should gross about 1110 kWhrs of heat released during
complete combustion but I think I'm being generous.
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