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17-10-2020, 18:12   #421
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It’s not a 1.2m crate though is it???
They don't advertise it as 1.2m
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It’s not a 1.2m crate though is it???

From their website - “H: 105cm W: 118cm D: 72cm“

Which equates to 0.89 cbm
You're right there vic, I had just looked at it and thought by the shape that it was 1.2m3. I've never seen a 0.89m3 crate before, thats a new one for me. Ive since looked at the Co-op site and this winter they are selling 0.8m3 crates which is even smaller again and smaller than what they were selling last winter too. So it seems for this winter that prices have gone up and/or quantities have gone down. As said Monahans slapped an extra 20 euro on all their crates of firewood last week. And prices in the Co-op have remained the same as last winter but the quantity has actually gone down from 1m3 to 0.8m3, thats 20% less wood for the same price, not a good signal for those of us burning wood. It would be interesting to know whats driving the increases because Revenue say that firewood and wood pellets are exempt from carbon tax.

Either way the Topline 0.89m3/189 euro works out at 211 euro per cubic metre. Which is comparable to other places but Im not sure that 0.89m3 of wood would get a household all the way through to late March, it wouldnt for me anyway and Id end up buying again sometime in early February. Which means a second set of delivery costs, its better to buy what you need for the whole winter imo.

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You're right there vic, I had just looked at it and thought it was 1.2m3. I've never seen a 0.89m3 crate before, thats a new one for me. Ive since looked at the Co-op site and they are selling 0.8m3 crates which is smaller again and smaller than what they were selling last winter too.

So at 0.89m3/189 euro that works out at 211 euro per cubic metre. Which is comparable to other places but Im not sure that 0.89m3 of wood would get a household all the way through to late March, it wouldnt for me anyway and Id end up buying again sometime in early February. Which means a second set of delivery costs, its better to buy what you need for the whole winter imo.
But not everyone uses the same amount of wood, this amount would last me a season easily with some left over, I have a half full log store so this is perfect for me to top it up.
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It’s not a 1.2m crate though is it???

From their website - “H: 105cm W: 118cm D: 72cm“

Which equates to 0.89 cbm
Size of timber very important here........big blocks of timber will fill a crate a lot quicker...
Weight is king.
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But not everyone uses the same amount of wood, this amount would last me a season easily with some left over, I have a half full log store so this is perfect for me to top it up.
yeah for sure people burn different amounts and with logs already in your store that crate from Topline will be more than enough.

Last winter I went through 1.2m3 which got me to from about the 20th October to Paddys day at which point I wasnt buying any more. That was lighting on average 2-3 fires most weeks and 4 fires maybe two weeks of the winter when it was really cold. With my own usage a 0.89m3 crate wouldnt last me the full winter but it would for people only lighting fires around an average of twice a week or slightly over that.
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yeah for sure people burn different amounts and with logs already in your store that crate from Topline will be more than enough.

Last winter I went through 1.2m3 which got me to from about the 20th October to Paddys day at which point I wasnt buying any more. That was lighting on average 2-3 fires most weeks and 4 fires maybe two weeks of the winter when it was really cold. With my own usage a 0.89m3 crate wouldnt last me the full winter but it would for people only lighting fires around an average of twice a week or slightly over that.
From mid October till about paddy's day I light the stove every day.

Now with two wfh will probably light it all day every day.

I probably wouldn't make it till December with 1.2m3
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They don't advertise it as 1.2m
I’m not the one that said they did ��

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I’m not the one that said they did ��
I didn't say you did....
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From mid October till about paddy's day I light the stove every day.

Now with two wfh will probably light it all day every day.

I probably wouldn't make it till December with 1.2m3
Lol thats a lot of burning, you might be best off looking at the 2m3 crates that Monahans are doing. Or if you have the storage space even a couple of trailer loads, from what Ive seen firewood gets cheaper the more you buy. If I had the space to store it Id be buying it in as much bulk as possible.

Im just after lighting the first fire of the year, didnt really need it but hey its Saturday night. But delivery from Monahans isnt until next week so I picked up a bag of logs from Aldi which are absolutely brutal, I could hear hissing from the bark indicating that they are not dry enough. Its a smouldering smokey mess at the moment. I knew they would be soft wood but these yolks are struggling to even burn dont mind give off some heat, a waste of time and money
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Lol thats a lot of burning, you might be best off looking at the 2m3 crates that Monahans are doing. Or if you have the storage space even a couple of trailer loads, from what Ive seen firewood gets cheaper the more you buy. If I had the space to store it Id be buying it in as much bulk as possible.

Im just after lighting the first fire of the year, didnt really need it but hey its Saturday night. But delivery from Monahans isnt until next week so I picked up a bag of logs from Aldi which are absolutely brutal, I could hear hissing from the bark indicating that they are not dry enough. Its a smouldering smokey mess at the moment. I knew they would be soft wood but these yolks are struggling to even burn dont mind give off some heat, a waste of time and money
Yeah I need to build a bit of shelter. The space is there but not the protection.

I had a bag last year from lidl or aldi and it was the same as you're experiencing.
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Topline look to have a super deal on Firewood.

450kg of birch for €150

400KG of ash and oak mixed for €189

The photo looks impressive , but I can tell you now that if that crate of blocks was put into a ''tonne bag '' it would be about half a metre high .
These blocks are heavy and 450kg might sound a lot , but it has no volume in reality.
Plus you need to remember that birch burns quickly . Much quicker than oak ash , beech, chestnut.
Birch is the one with the grey bark.
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Out of those does Ash burn the longest?
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The photo looks impressive , but I can tell you now that if that crate of blocks was put into a ''tonne bag '' it would be about half a metre high .
These blocks are heavy and 450kg might sound a lot , but it has no volume in reality.
Plus you need to remember that birch burns quickly . Much quicker than oak ash , beech, chestnut.
Birch is the one with the grey bark.
So if the crate is spread out in a bigger surface ie a tonne bag it will be shorter than if it’s stacked high in a narrow crate ? That’s some cool science right there
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The photo looks impressive , but I can tell you now that if that crate of blocks was put into a ''tonne bag '' it would be about half a metre high .
These blocks are heavy and 450kg might sound a lot , but it has no volume in reality.
Plus you need to remember that birch burns quickly . Much quicker than oak ash , beech, chestnut.
Birch is the one with the grey bark.
yeah I burnt some a bag of birch before and its noticable how quickly it goes compared to ash and oak. Even though it is a hardwood it is quite quick burning, I think its better to pay the slight bit extra for oak and ash.

Selling firewood by weight seems a bit misleading to me anyway because he weight of it is related to how dry it is. 450kg of wood at 25% moisture is going to be less wood than 450kg at 15% moisture
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Any other thoughts on the TJ beech for 220 delivered? Its my first year with a stove and probably will only light it twice a week in the evening for a couple of hours, would monahans ash/oak bag for 120 possibly do the trick for the season or am I better off with the crate and try to dry store it
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