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A Guide to Safe Working with Timber and Chainsaws

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A Guide to Safe Working with Timber and Chainsaws

Teagasc publication with good safety points https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/crops/forestry/advice/HSA_Guide_timber_chainsaws.pdf  

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The Champ

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The Champ

We're awarding our Log Splitter Champion Award 2020 to the 12 Ton Electric Log Splitter. What a star performer. Amazing customer reviews, full of power, a dream to operate and our best seller for this firewood season. The 12 ton Hartnett Log Splitter makes chopping firewood a very easy job. It can handle hard and soft wood. It can handle knots, it can handle large rigs, it can handle just about anything. This log splitter for sale from Hartnett Products. Check it out on our website or order online. It's our Star attraction this year!

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Domestic Coal Burning to be Phased out in UK

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Domestic Coal Burning to be Phased out in UK

Does this mark the end of the cosy fire or stove?  No!  Firewood to the Rescue! The restrictions in the UK are limited and will be phased in over several years. Even after they come into full effect, fire lovers will still be able to collect their own kindling and branches and buy seasoned or kiln-dried logs (as long as they have moisture levels below 20%). This fuel is more expensive, but burns more efficiently and more cleanly, which means more heat, lower flue maintenance costs and fewer health concerns. It is also easier to light and produces a satisfying...

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Trees down after Storm Ciara

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Trees down after Storm Ciara

Trees down after Storm Ciara? Then see the positive...you've just been handed natural, local and free fuel - just get chopping. We see them everywhere, especially after storms, dead tree branches scattered  along roadsides or lying in green areas, but we don’t seem to notice their value as a fuel. Why not gather these up? Not only will you be tidying up your locality,you’ll be collecting free firewood for the winter ahead.Obviously, if the branches are lying on private property then you need to get permission to gather them. These are going to be particularly plentiful after a storm so...

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EIGHT TIPS FOR BURNING WOOD

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EIGHT TIPS FOR BURNING WOOD

Author Lars Mytting has written a very successful book called "Hel ved" (a book about firewood) which offers advice on important aspects to consider when lighting a fire. TIP 1 AIR!   The wood is utilised in the best way when the draught control is fully open and the flames are intense. That will also reduce pollution, because gas particles are combusted and produce heat instead. Once your home is warm, the temperature is regulated by the amount of wood, not the air control.   TIP 2 SMALL AMOUNTS OF SMOKE IS A GOOD SIGN   You want a minimal...

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