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Re: Hot Air

My main reason for not wanting to get a pellet burner is my woodpile. I invested in the futures market several years ago in terms of oak. Each year I burn well seasoned dry oak, I can measure it’s moisture content using my little two pronged meter, and replace my stock each year. The two plus year old oak I buy is stored for at least another three years before use. The storing, chopping and splitting is a fair bit of work and I now want to ensure that that effort is burned in the best possible poêle. Yet another advantage of living in the sticks, good local wood suppliers and plenty of outbuilding storage.
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Re: Hot Air

Definitely see where you are coming from.

In the Uk I have not cut down as many trees (only do a couple anyway) as usual (silver birch so quick) so have not used multi fuel burner as much as usual.

OH has moaned about how cold it is and how mean (grumpy old git but in a nice way) I am by not putting on the ol fired boiler 24/7!!!

No complaints, though, for the last couple of days when we have used the multifuel fire.

In France same situation applies but we don't use the house when it is very cold, thankfully.

Without access to wood, though, friends do swear by pellet furnaces (boilers).
My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
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Re: Hot Air

 BritinBretagne wrote:
My main reason for not wanting to get a pellet burner is my woodpile. I invested in the futures market several years ago in terms of oak. Each year I burn well seasoned dry oak, I can measure it’s moisture content using my little two pronged meter, and replace my stock each year. The two plus year old oak I buy is stored for at least another three years before use. The storing, chopping and splitting is a fair bit of work and I now want to ensure that that effort is burned in the best possible poêle. Yet another advantage of living in the sticks, good local wood suppliers and plenty of outbuilding storage.

Aye, In France a man is judged by the size of his woodpile Woot! [:-))]

With a moisture meter, they can often show low moisture on the outside, splitting the wood then testing can often reveal higher than ideal moisture levels inside.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>Théière wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>BritinBretagne wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">My main reason for not wanting to get a pellet burner is my woodpile. I invested in the futures market several years ago in terms of oak. Each year I burn well seasoned dry oak, I can measure it’s moisture content using my little two pronged meter, and replace my stock each year. The two plus year old oak I buy is stored for at least another three years before use. The storing, chopping and splitting is a fair bit of work and I now want to ensure that that effort is burned in the best possible poêle. Yet another advantage of living in the sticks, good local wood suppliers and plenty of outbuilding storage.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE><br>Aye, In France a man is judged by the size of his woodpile <img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/images/emotions/w00t.gif" alt="Woot! [:-))]" /><br><br>With a moisture meter, they can often show low moisture on the outside, splitting the wood then testing can often reveal higher than ideal moisture levels inside.<br></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know. I read the instructions on my two pronged toy and have read the same thing very often on forums. It’s a well publicised fact.
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Re: Hot Air

Nuff said then.
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Re: Hot Air

 Théière wrote:
Nuff said then.


No more hot air, then?Sad [:(]

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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Re: Hot Air

 nomoss wrote:
 Théière wrote:
Nuff said then.


No more hot air, then?Sad [:(]

ALBF?

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There's always that possibility, of courseSmile [:)]

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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