Log Burner

Discussion in 'SMB' started by RokerRye, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. RokerRye

    RokerRye Goalkeeper

    Whats the best form of fuel for these. Wood or Coal? Coal seems hard to get going but lasts longer. Wood I get from the garage is easy to get going but only lasts about 2 hours.
     
  2. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Free wood is our fuel of choice.
     
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  3. Clue is in the name no?
     
  4. IAmZlatan

    IAmZlatan Winger

    Wood. More sustainable too.

    Wood from a garage is usually pretty poor, especially if it’s been kept outside for sale. You need moisture content of 20% or less ideally.
     
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  5. dom

    dom Striker

    I get wood dead easily!
     
  6. RokerRye

    RokerRye Goalkeeper

    Daft question...
    Best wood and where to get it from?
     
  7. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    Yup. Hoy shit in it.
     
  8. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    We got some delivered by GD Logs from Penshaw way. 10 bags of birch, 10 bags of oak and some kindling for £125 or summat. He has birch on special at the minute for £5 a bag. You’ll need oak as well as the birch burns quick.
     
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  9. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    I use olive wood on a base of coal. Coal burns all night. Throw some timber on in the morning and we're odd again
     
  10. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    What do you use to get the coal alight? Our new one is multifuel and I want some proper coal for it, not the shitty briquettes.
     
  11. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    If you can be arsed with pallets mate Atkinson builders yard down hendon as a mountain for nowt.
     
  12. We can only get the oval stuff to last all night . Coal burns away . Nee chance at all keeping wood going all night .
     
  13. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    I just put a base layer of coal down and start the logs as usual. When it's going just throw coal on
     
  14. skybo

    skybo Goalkeeper

    But But But the ozone layer
    If it doesn't matter let's open the pits again
     
  15. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Got loads in the yard at work and you’re right, I can’t be arsed!

    It’s years since I’ve lit a coal fire, think I’ll get some at the weekend.
     
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  16. The classic first world dilemma.

    Get a range put in for slow cooking and source some black lead to keep it looking smart..
     
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  17. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    Oh hello. Who were you?
     
  18. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    Horny old bugger
     
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  19. skybo

    skybo Goalkeeper

    A coal miner
     
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  20. Fats

    Fats Midfield

    Never use coal. Burns nice & hot, but produces bucket fulls of tar that line your chimney. It also makes the room smell.

    Best wood to burn is either birch or beech that has been seasoned for about a year. Stay well clear of dense wood like oak, it doesn't burn well. Also stay well clear of any treated wood, as this also makes a mess of your flue.

    Should be able to google up wood delivery services in your area. I'm down in Norfolk & we pay £115 for 1.5 cube. The fire has to heat two large rooms, and a standard wood basket full will last about 4 hours. Using the burner to heat the two rooms, about 144 cubic metres, will get through the 1.5 cube in about 4 weeks.
     
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