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20-09-2018, 17:37   #91
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His Facebook page implies a tonne bag of logs is a tonne of logs, it’s not. Just be aware. Those bags are 1 cubic metre ie 1mx1mx1m you’d be hard pushed to fit a tonne of logs into a 1 cubic metre bag.

I think he just calls it a ton bag, that's how every one refers to them really, don't think that's underhand

I don't even think all builders bags are necessarily 1m3, some are .6 of a cubic meter, so if the bag wasn't in fact 1m3, that would be sly

at the price delivered, if dry, it might be value
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20-09-2018, 18:09   #92
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I think he just calls it a ton bag, that's how every one refers to them really, don't think that's underhand

I don't even think all builders bags are necessarily 1m3, some are .6 of a cubic meter, so if the bag wasn't in fact 1m3, that would be sly

at the price delivered, if dry, it might be value
I’m just letting people know that a “ton bag” is not a tonne of logs, that Facebook page has “ton bag” all over it.
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20-09-2018, 20:35   #93
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Agree. There are three types/sizes of ton bags. What some advertise are technically correct as they say a ton bag of hardwood etc but are using ton bags that are used for sand etc. So it's a play on words. When comparing suppliers' prices you may not be comparing like with like. So shop around and ask plenty questions.
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My experience with a tonne bag of logs was that the top few rows were lovely blocks but as I went down through the bag the timber was getting smaller and worse quality.
Eventually got to the bottom of the bag and last barrowful were dirty and wet.
Some places fill bags from a bulk heap and all blocks are similar. This is the ones to buy.
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My experience with a tonne bag of logs was that the top few rows were lovely blocks but as I went down through the bag the timber was getting smaller and worse quality.
Eventually got to the bottom of the bag and last barrowful were dirty and wet.
Some places fill bags from a bulk heap and all blocks are similar. This is the ones to buy.
where had you it sitting? did you move them on the day?

I moved them all on the day, was a fairly consistent load, air dried, which is what i want, most were 20% a few slightly higher, but each tree is going to be slightly different, especially if mixed varieties
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whats the better wood for a wood burning stove in my house - both are kiln dried..

Ash or Oak?

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whats the better wood for a wood burning stove in my house - both are kiln dried..

Ash or Oak?

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Both are good, the oak will last a bit longer
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whats the better wood for a wood burning stove in my house - both are kiln dried..

Ash or Oak?

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I prefer ash. It’s not as messy as oak which tends to have lots of splinters and flakey bark.

I also prefer the brighter flame with ash
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I prefer ash. It’s not as messy as oak which tends to have lots of splinters and flakey bark.

I also prefer the brighter flame with ash
Yeah ash is good alright. Beech another good one too but not as easy to come by
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I always thought if it was kiln dried it didn't matter what breed of tree it was.
Wrong again I suppose.
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I always thought if it was kiln dried it didn't matter what breed of tree it was.
Wrong again I suppose.
Well there’s not much in it, I just prefer ash.

There’s a lot of kiln dried birch around which smells nice but burns a little fast.
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bumping for winter 2019...

spotted this on the coop store website

600kg kiln dried ash €199.99

oak available too...
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i'd say the original price was a bit on the high side for a meter cubed crate
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bumping for winter 2019...

spotted this on the coop store website

600kg kiln dried ash €199.99

oak available too...
Is that a genuine discount? Would this normally be €289 or is that a home store and more price?

Also, which is better burn. Ash or oak?
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i'd say the original price was a bit on the high side for a meter cubed crate
Any alternatives cheers?
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