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21-09-2016, 19:50   #1
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Seems like a good deal on firewood....

we have a thread on oil, and one on coal, so why not one for firewood (incl all wood fuel products)?

I don't have a deal yet though - here's a list of wood fuel suppliers from the SEAI
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21-09-2016, 20:38   #2
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Great idea
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Got 4 tonne bags of hardwood delivered for 60 euro per bag in the Gorey area the other day. No site or online presence so PM me for number if you want it.
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Got a trailer of good (dry and nicely sized) timber of delivered in Killorglin, kerry area for €100. No site or online presence. PM me for number.
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Just so everyone remembers that a tonne sized bag is not necessarily a tonne of logs, generally a "tonne sized bag" is 1m x 1m x 1m but it can hold more or less than 1000 kgs
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Good point vicwatson. It can be confusing when you first go looking (found that out last year... first time with a stove). Everyone seems to measure the wood differently, it's difficult to compare. Always best to go by volume.

The bags that I got were well packed, builders tonne bags stacked above the rim with good size & dry pieces. More than enough here to get me through the winter and out the other side.
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Just so everyone remembers that a tonne sized bag is not necessarily a tonne of logs, generally a "tonne sized bag" is 1m x 1m x 1m but it can hold more or less than 1000 kgs
It can't under any circumstance hold more or near 1 ton of logs.

A solid cubic meter of Irish ash or oak is about 700kg, spruce and beech are about 550kg.

When sold as 'bulk' timber you're buying an awful lot of air. Bulk softwood is as little as 180kg per 'ton' bag.

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In the Dublin area - Dublin Fuel Centre had competitive prices for kiln dried ash when I bought some last year. Will probably go with them again this year unless anyone can better their price. They sell 1 tonne builders bags.
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It can't under an circumstance hold more or near 1 ton of logs.

A solid cubic meter of Irish ash or oak is about 700kg, spruce and beech are about 550kg.

When sold as 'bulk' timber you're buying an awful lot of air. Bulk softwood is as little as 180kg per 'ton' bag.
That's the reason timber is so hard to quantify if you're buying it.
Volume to weight will vary depending on the type of timber, so it depends on what timber you buy as to the value it is per load or bag.
I have a good supply of whitethorn and ash in a shed that I got from my own land.
Cleaning ditches down, its great fire stuff alright with a good heat and lasts well too.
Not for sale though, and I harvest turf as my main fire fuel.
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In the Dublin area - Dublin Fuel Centre had competitive prices for kiln dried ash when I bought some last year. Will probably go with them again this year unless anyone can better their price. They sell 1 tonne builders bags.
Are you burning it for effect or for heating. At their prices its about the same price as gas/oil if you have a very efficient stove, running optimally.
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The price of wood is outrageous. It's as cheap to burn oil.
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Its not as environmental friendly though!
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I bought a ton bag blocks last winter and they looked lovely on top but as we got down through the bag the quality got worse and worse.
The bottom few layers were only thick branches of trees and not split blocks .
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Are you burning it for effect or for heating. At their prices its about the same price as gas/oil if you have a very efficient stove, running optimally.
a combination of both. We don't use it all the time and it's not our main source of heating in our house. The 185 for 2 ton bags of kiln dried ash wood will get us 4months worth of weekend and occasional evening use.
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I'm afraid I can't afford to worry bout the environment thanks to our government so money talks.
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