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Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« on: August 17, 2013, 06:23:32 pm »
Well we bit the bullet and have a stove on order, fitting after the bank holiday. Now we are stocking up for next year.






Basil

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 09:09:44 pm »
Looks good.

We have a three year stack system.
This year's that we are using now.

Next year's. 

Stuff I'm cutting now.
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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 02:19:07 pm »
We have added this now for better protection and more space


Basil

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 06:57:47 pm »
Looks good.

We have a three year stack system.
This year's that we are using now.

Next year's. 

Stuff I'm cutting now.

And of course, like any system of mine, it's failed already.  ::-)

Only a two pile system now.  >:(
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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 06:14:26 am »
New store built at the weekend total cost £40  8)



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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 11:12:52 am »
Before


Woodpile by paulfulford, on Flickr

and after


Woodpile by paulfulford, on Flickr

Woofage

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 11:24:53 am »

P1000183.JPG by pencyclist, on Flickr

This was a couple of years ago and the wood store has since moved to a different location but retains the same structure. It was made from our old chicken house which had previously been a large shed that we replaced when we moved to Woofage Towers. The workbench you see at the side is used as a sawing horse.

This weekend’s job will be sawing and splitting more wood. I have a pile of cuttings from a neighbour's tree ready to burn and 3 trees worth of wood to split and get dry :).
Pen Pusher

Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 06:00:11 pm »
Nice  :thumbsup:
The plan this year is to try and get through using as little of our timber logs as possible to give them time to season properly.
We have been burning quite a lot of pallet wood for the last week or so. I have been surprised just how well it burns, I had mistakenly thought it would be good for kindling.
Also have picked up a lot of timber joist and roofing timbers from a house renovation thats going on a few doors away, happy times  :)
So far all the timber we have has been free  :thumbsup:

Woofage

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 06:05:27 pm »
We still have a lot of our old roof timber. It's over 80 years old so as dry as a bone and burns beautifully, if rather quickly. It's perfect for getting the fire going.
Pen Pusher

Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2013, 06:09:20 pm »
De-nailing takes a bit of time  ::-)
But it burns well, if quick.

Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2013, 08:23:54 pm »
Dont bother denailing it just run a magnet over the ashes afterwards.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2013, 08:32:30 pm »
No, I don't bother de-nailing scrap wood either.  I just remove them from the ash as I come across them.  I don't even particularly search for them.  Some stay in there for days.
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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2013, 10:00:40 pm »
Oh well...


Enough for the winter.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2013, 10:33:00 pm »
I live in a different world... I flick a switch and shortly thereafter I am warm.
I've an open fire in the front room.
The woman I bought the house from left me a couple of bags of coal to feed it.
I'm not convinced that I am sufficiently responsible to bring an open flame into my house.
Where's Jasper and his much sought after advice, when you need him?

T42

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013, 09:32:56 am »
I live in a different world... I flick a switch and shortly thereafter I am warm.
I've an open fire in the front room.
The woman I bought the house from left me a couple of bags of coal to feed it.
I'm not convinced that I am sufficiently responsible to bring an open flame into my house.
Where's Jasper and his much sought after advice, when you need him?

If you do decide to use it, have the chimney swept first.  You don't know what condition it was in when you bought and you don't know what's got in there since (birds' nests, birds, Santa Claus, surveillance cameras...).
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Woofage

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2013, 09:40:12 am »
Oh well...


Enough for the winter.

T42 wins the thread :thumbsup:
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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2013, 09:55:15 am »
Tar muchely, but "win" is relative.  Hauling that lot and feeding the monsters is a horrible chore. Here's one of the monsters:



This warms our lounge and the bedroom above. There's an ordinary enclosed hearth in the kitchen that does the same for the other half of the house.

I wouldn't mind feeding in that carving of mutated dolphins, but a dear friend gave it too us and she visits every so often.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Auntie Helen

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2013, 09:59:35 am »
That looks like one of the common German stoves that you see a lot over there.
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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2013, 10:48:30 am »
Yeah, you see them a lot in Poland. Nice tiling.

Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2013, 12:24:33 pm »
Woodburning heaven  :thumbsup:

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2013, 12:34:55 pm »
I am feeling inadequate. my woodburner is being installed next week. I don't yet have a wood pile/storage area. I can't build it until after the install as it will block easy access to where the twin-wall flue will be installed.

I do have piles of old pallets though - but I suspect that they won't last long once we get going.

Now I just need to find a local source of well seasoned hardwood ( or softwood will do ). In future I'll season it myself but for the first year I'll have to buy seasoned stuff. 
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T42

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Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2013, 01:00:54 pm »
That looks like one of the common German stoves that you see a lot over there.

It is German, built in the 80s. Probably not so efficient as the more recent models.  I'd prefer to have a self-feeding one in the cellar, but the cost would be astronomical and the disruption intolerable.

Still, wood has its compensations: when the 1999 hurricane took our power out for three days, we had heat and cooked our meals on the kitchen hearth while the oil-fired brigade huddled over tins of sardines.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2013, 02:14:38 pm »
I have a woodburner but am screwed if the electricity goes out as it has a back boiler with a pumped flow across the attic rather than a gravity loop :(
I am working on a cunning plan involving battery backup just for the central heating pumps.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Show us your wood pile (wood burners)
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2013, 04:30:11 pm »
Here is ours, was installed at the end of August. Not sure why we didn't do it sooner.