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longnetter



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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Question for Bodger  Reply with quote

I've noticed in some of your older posts that you burn a lot of pallets...presumably in a woodburner.....I'm new to this woodburner game and I'm a bit concerned that pallet wood will leave some unwelcome deposits in my flue liner ??
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not wanting to jump in but if you see what i burn in mine    palletwood is like a breath of fresh air to my flue...... That reminds me    must book the chimney sweep next week
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We also burn a lot of builders offcuts (I mean about 2 tonnes a year) and I dont think it makes any difference.
If we burn damp wood, we get build up, and we sweep our chimney twice a year, as its our main source of heating.
We also were recommended by the sweep to give it a really good roar up there every few fires to help really warm the chimney up which would help burn off any residue.  John is a bit nervous of this, but the sweep told us, so i do it when he's out.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slipster wrote:
Not wanting to jump in but if you see what i burn in mine    palletwood is like a breath of fresh air to my flue...... That reminds me    must book the chimney sweep next week


Jump in by all means....the more the merrier  
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only burn the ones with a HT (heat treated) marking.

The rest are treated with chemicals.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only just found this post, its been a busy weekend. We burn everything on ours
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We burn lots of pallets in coal range and log burner and like Slipster any thing else but most pallets here are untreated as they don't last long so waste of money treating. lots ar one trip only rest get smashed   quiet often. The only wood we don't burn much of is ground treaded as the treatment when burnt corrosive fume that attack metal. As said must get up and sweep the flues before winter really sets in.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pallets kept us going through last winter - a magnet to hook all the nails out when cleaning proved invaluable.  

Nasty deposits will be left by painted wood, best avoided & driftwood which causes corrosion due to all the salt in it  

On the subject of wood-burner we're replacing ours this year and thinking of an Aga Much Wenlock classic - anyone got one?  
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: pallet wood Reply with quote

I burn a lot of pallet wood once your flue is hot most of the nastys don't stick.
As for burning driftwood there seems to be a worry that i'll  rot your burner that may be the case but the boiler plate that mine is made from would take a fair bit of rusting away.
However that said it might rot the thin guage flue pipe out but that's not a huge problem for me as my burner is piped into a brick chimney.
 Anyhow I would still take my chance free wood is free heat and as Tesco says every little helps......Magnet
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone........looks like I'm going to have to invest in one of Gareths......Weapons of Pallet Destruction  
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick & Carol wrote:
pallets kept us going through last winter - a magnet to hook all the nails out when cleaning proved invaluable.  

Nasty deposits will be left by painted wood, best avoided & driftwood which causes corrosion due to all the salt in it  

On the subject of wood-burner we're replacing ours this year and thinking of an Aga Much Wenlock classic - anyone got one?  


We have the Aga Little wenlock in our spare room and although doesnt get used that much it does burn coal far better than wood BUT its very noisy (wind) if I where to replace it then the Morso Squirel that we have in the kitchen would deffo be my choice, in our lounge we have a Lillyking and although does the job i would change this for a Squirrel as well
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

longnetter wrote:
Thanks everyone........looks like I'm going to have to invest in one of Gareths......Weapons of Pallet Destruction  


We just cut them up with a skill or chain saw to burn, chain saw is good just stack them up then cut down 1 side, down middle twice then otherside stack long bits cut twice   We have made a bech for tractor that has a big blade so cut 6inch so push pallets over all good
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sod wrote:
longnetter wrote:
Thanks everyone........looks like I'm going to have to invest in one of Gareths......Weapons of Pallet Destruction  


We just cut them up with a skill or chain saw to burn, chain saw is good just stack them up then cut down 1 side, down middle twice then otherside stack long bits cut twice   We have made a bech for tractor that has a big blade so cut 6inch so push pallets over all good


 
I'll give it a go.....I've got an electric chainsaw
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slipster wrote:
Rick & Carol wrote:
pallets kept us going through last winter - a magnet to hook all the nails out when cleaning proved invaluable.  

Nasty deposits will be left by painted wood, best avoided & driftwood which causes corrosion due to all the salt in it  

On the subject of wood-burner we're replacing ours this year and thinking of an Aga Much Wenlock classic - anyone got one?  


We have the Aga Little wenlock in our spare room and although doesnt get used that much it does burn coal far better than wood BUT its very noisy (wind) if I where to replace it then the Morso Squirel that we have in the kitchen would deffo be my choice, in our lounge we have a Lillyking and although does the job i would change this for a Squirrel as well
http://www.salamanderstoves.com/ theses seem like a not bad option...No connection btw .....magnet

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