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Chickpea



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Location: Buckinghamshire
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 6:39 pm    Post subject: Wood store  Reply with quote    

Just had a log burning stove put in, and tomorrow I'm getting a ton of 4 year seasoned logs delivered, what is the quickest, and cheapest way to put a log store up please?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34230
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can have quick, fast and quality, but you can only have any two, they tell me.

Fence panels, and roofing felt to weather proof the lid?

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
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Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Wood store Reply with quote    

Chickpea wrote:
the quickest, and cheapest way to put a log store up please?


Dumpy bag with a tin sheet or tarp chucked over it. Not the most practical or nice looking, but meets the spec.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We used a reclaimed double garage door as a roof and fixed this with pallets to existing fencing 6ft tall. It faces away from the weather but is open to the front. Cost us time and nails.
Holds 3 tons wood and a ton of kindling.

onemanband



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
You can have quick, fast and quality, but you can only have any two, they tell me.


Don't you mean "cheap, fast, quality"
Wise words tho

jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
You can have quick, fast and quality, but you can only have any two, they tell me.

Fence panels, and roofing felt to weather proof the lid?


No Nick. It's quick, cheap and quality.

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The duelling pendants are correct.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tarp n sticks n rope seem a good place to start unless you have a nice bit of scrap like a garage door or whatever

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Wood store Reply with quote    

Chickpea wrote:
tomorrow I'm getting a ton of 4 year seasoned logs delivered,


Are you really getting a tonne?

Firewood should not be sold by weight (it encourages it to be sold wet as it weighs more).
TS would jump all over the seller if they have not actually weighed the wood with tested scales.

I'm betting that its a tonne builders bag (the ones you buy sand in that still dont hold a tonne of sand), which wont hold any thing like a tonne of wood. They hold 0.5m3.
Even a 1m3 bag full to bursting wont hold anywhere near a tonne of wood. If its softwood & really is well seasoned the weight would be about 200-250kg for a 1m3 load. Hard wood would be about 250-350kg.

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 14 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A 3ton Bamford farm tipping trailer with 18in sides,10 x6 ft,filled with logs,heaped in the centre,holds 1 ton of hardwood logs.

Chickpea



Joined: 05 Nov 2004
Posts: 208
Location: Buckinghamshire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 14 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks folks, no garage door spare sadly, but posts and a tarp will have to do for now. The farmer lives locally and has a huge barn with wood stored, and he said it comes and is tipped out, and he also said are you sure you will have room for it, so I'm guessing it's more than a bag full. I shall see soon enough....

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 14 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How much are you paying for it?

Chickpea



Joined: 05 Nov 2004
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Location: Buckinghamshire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 14 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

90 and free delivery. I'll post a photo when it arrives.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 14 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As firewood sellers, I would definitely agree with Richard about the weight. We know that sort as 'dumpy sack merchants', and they are a total pain as they sound cheap until you see what you get. By the sounds of it though you will be getting a proper load.

If all else fails, we suggest (ideally) a pallet on the ground to stack the wood on and a tarp just on the top so the sun and air can get to the wood. Some will get rain wet, but should dry out again. We also recommend keeping a weeks supply indoors if you can. That way it is as dry as possible when you use it. At the worst, an evenings supply round the fire for next day.

Chickpea



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Location: Buckinghamshire
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 14 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So, the logs arrived on the back of a smallish tipper. Two tons of it! It's in the garage, in the garden covered by a tarp, up the garden, you name it. I think for 90 it's a real bargain, mostly four year seasoned oak. I think it will keep me going for a while.... This pile is half of the load, rest already piled in garage.

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