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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:57 am    Post subject: Two van loads of pallets.  Reply with quote

I've managed to pick up two van loads of pallets for nothing today. They'll do very nicely thank you as firewood for the wood burning stoves.
How are your wood supplies progressing for this winter?

I've got a load of Lleylandi that we've cut down and logged but they are unlikely to be sufficiently seasoned  for this year. If we have to, we might have to try some of them but that, hopefully will be way into 2013.

I've got some willow and pine thats been under cover since the end of last year and that, plus the pallets will be the mainstay of our fuel for the winter. Here's hoping that we have a winter like the last one and not the one before.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have neither a wood burner or open fire place having gas central and water heating, but our friend Mikki has received many bags full of wood off cuts that I have produce so far this year, and we have been making lots of Horse and Donkey manure fuel bricks; I think that between the 3 of us, we have made over two hundred for her to date, with plans for another 200-300 before winter sets in.

Mikki is a self employed gardener, and she has been lucky with jobs requiring felling and removing up rooted and storm damaged trees this year, and so her log store is pretty much full up with a wide variety of green timber. But it will take at least 12 months to season this wood ready for burning, so if things go to according to the current plan, manure fuel bricks will be her principle fuel this coming winter.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

about 10 ton of a mix of oak, beech, birch, hazel but mostly ash all cut into 8 foot lengths and stored upright in the pole barn - August will see Simon cutting into lengths, splitting and storing in size order in the barn up by the house ready for use.  Other wood down but still laying.  That will be phase two when this lot is stored and will be for summer/autumn 2013.  This wood is our sole heating for the house and used as a cooking source on the wood burner too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a mate with a pallet yard and he syas he burns around ten tonnes of scrap pallets a week. I get loads off him and use it for fencing burning building or anything I can think of. He gets alot of one off pallets about eight feet long and four feet wide, I used them for fence panels, roofing and built arcs with them. I love pallets they're the future  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too right. The pallets that I get are either none standard or broken.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

w are still processing our hedge cutting efforts from the winter - the hedges here were all let go and its taking us years to get them back into shape.  and fin fact i notice the first bit we did needs doing again.

we also have leylandii - it burns ok in the woodburner but we do season all our wood a couple of years +

and we have lots of pallets and another van load of broken pallets coming  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rhino wrote:
I've got a mate with a pallet yard and he syas he burns around ten tonnes of scrap pallets a week. I get loads off him and use it for fencing burning building or anything I can think of. He gets alot of one off pallets about eight feet long and four feet wide, I used them for fence panels, roofing and built arcs with them. I love pallets they're the future  


We have same thing have to clear all pallets from a large carrying company's yard about 25 a week at least plus about 5 more from other places and like you we build every thing we can from them plus burn in log fire but mainly in coal range for cooking, heating and hot water.

We get about 3/4 of a cord of small blocks of mill off cuts every 6weeks from a friend so have about 5cord of split pine in shed, 1.5cord little blocks and moumtain of pallets with about 8weeks of winter to go

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A chap came for some eggs yesterday and asked about the pallets. I told him what they were going to be used for and as a result, he's going to drop us off some old wooden garden furniture to chop up. Now who was it that said " every little helps"?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great stuff   as yousay every bit helps

Just looked our shed is not on lean just me on camera and it is now full of firewood  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He dropped it off a while ago and most of it is far too good to chop up. If this weather ever bucks up we might be sitting on it soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
He dropped it off a while ago and most of it is far too good to chop up. If this weather ever bucks up we might be sitting on it soon.


if the weather continues like this, you may need that furniature to sit on inside an Ark.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've just had two hours of torrential rain. Unbelievable !
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've picked up three more loads of pallets in the last week. We are looking very handily placed for the coming winter and with any luck, I should be able to pick up quite a few more.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We to picked up a tandem trailer load yesterday of pallets   great feeling  isn't it   saw some loverly big ones there under stuff so hope they get left too  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the log shed if full to the brim its about 40ft x 10ft we have never emptied the entire shed in a winter altough we got close a couple of years back.

and ready for 2012 is about 100 pallets 2 trees and about 200 hard wood lenghts to cut. oh brought 4 more pallets home last week along with a tree trunk from a conifer so we just keep adding to the heap it all helps.

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