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22-09-2016, 22:33   #16
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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.
Hence my caveat
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Sorry to hijack the thread guys, I also received around a ton and a half in arklow for 60 euro from a bloke on Facebook... Think it was soft wood if it makes any difference...

Also noticed that another Chap was selling 3 x ton bags of peat for 100 euro but not sure if that is a good deal or not..

Any thoughts?

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Also noticed that another Chao was selling 3 x ton bags of peat for €100… but not sure if that is a good deal or not..
Any thoughts?
Sounds cheap but it depends on the size of the 'ton' bags, quality, density and moisture content of the turf.

When comparing 'ton' bags bear in mind a slightly smaller looking bag can be a lot less turf
1m x 1m x 1m = 1m3
0.8m x 0.8m x 0.8m = 0.512m3 - approx half the turf
0.7m x 0.7m x 0.7m = 0.343m3 - approx one third the turf
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29-09-2016, 13:37   #19
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Crate Of Kiln Dried Beech Firewood Logs 600Kg 25cm - €289, free delivery

for comparison, I got 2 x 400kg crates for €199 each last year, with free delivery (at the time, iirc the "offer" was €239 or 229 reduced to €199)

quality is very good imo
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Crate Of Kiln Dried Beech Firewood Logs 600Kg 25cm - €289, free delivery

for comparison, I got 2 x 400kg crates for €199 each last year, with free delivery (at the time, iirc the "offer" was €239 or 229 reduced to €199)

quality is very good imo
Dairygold area. Will they deliver to Donegal at that price?
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29-09-2016, 15:13   #21
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Dairygold area. Will they deliver to Donegal at that price?
As it says on the Delivery And Returns Policy page, "nationwide delivery"
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29-09-2016, 15:17   #22
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Dairygold area. Will they deliver to Donegal at that price?
Says the following

"Our current promotion provides free delivery on all orders in excess of €200 – a limited number of products are excluded from this offer and are highlighted at point of purchase."

Also states this product qualifies for free delivery
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Not sure if its a deal but clonee sawmills had the following prices earlier in the year. Well packed and good wood.
Bulk Bag (1m3) Kiln Dried Beech €145.00
Crate (1.9m3) Kiln Dried Ash €385.00
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Is this good value? I've no Idea what 600kg of kiln dried beech should cost, but is this in the ball park value-wise?
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Is this good value? I've no Idea what 600kg of kiln dried beech should cost, but is this in the ball park value-wise?
i think it's ok. The co-op superstore sells this wood by the 10kg bag at 5.79 a bag, so you're saving about 58 by buying it in bulk. Free delivery makes it worthwhile then.
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There's already a similar thread in the Forestry sub-forum: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2057476913
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i think it's ok. The co-op superstore sells this wood by the 10kg bag at 5.79 a bag, so you're saving about 58 by buying it in bulk. Free delivery makes it worthwhile then.
I wouldn't be using the likes of co-op superstores as a yardstick they charge crazy prices.
From what I've seen of the price of wood it's cheaper to burn oil
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I wouldn't be using the likes of co-op superstores as a yardstick they charge crazy prices.
From what I've seen of the price of wood it's cheaper to burn oil
I buy coal and logs from Dairygold as I have a boiler stove as the only heat source. To keep the stove going for 12 hours a day costs roughly €8.5 and the house is still comfortably warm in the morning until the stove is lit at 1pm. The last fill is 9pm and it lasts until 1am. If I were to get the same heat from oil even with an efficient modern burner I would use 3L/hour @ 58c/L that would cost €20.88/day. So how do you come to the conclusion that oil is cheaper?
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Anybody know anyone selling hardwood in Dublin for sale looking for a tonne or trailer?
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I was really talking about wood on its own and going by the few blocks you'd get in a trailer for € 60 to € 80 and to generate the same heat. I reckon it would be cheaper to burn oil
You're doing well to heat the house for twelve hours a day for under € 60 a week. How many bags of coal do you burn.
It's € 19 euro for a bag of coal in the Co Op near me and I don't know how much the logs are.
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