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    For all you fellow woodburnerists, you’re local authority may supply you with firewood at a decent price, mine (South Ayrshire) does!. This little lot was dropped off last thursday, from a Landy with a hydraulic tipper.

    Once neatly stacked in the wood shed, took up 2m3. 47 quid. Not bad. Most of it is pretty dry, but I have plenty of wood anyway, so this’ll dry til next year now, maybe even the year after. All hard wood as well.

    Give your council a call, you never know.

    stuartie_c
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    Ooooh – result!

    I’m needing a delivery fairly soon so that’s a good tip. Can never have too much, as McMoonter will testify.

    However, if Fife Cooncil handle such things in their characteristic way, it’ll be 4 years late and still unseasoned.

    [EDIT] Which dept. did you contact?

    ski
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    That looks like two months burning for me 😉

    Still, nice result.

    Did they say what type of wood it was?

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    Stuart, I just put a general enquiry into the SAC website, they emailed me back the details.

    Ski, I didnt get a chance to speak to them, as I was sleeping off a night shift. I recognise maybe about a quarter of it as being sycamore, the rest is a bit darker, dunno. Wish it was all sycamore.

    stuartie_c
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    Orangey stuff looks like pine. Burns hot but doesn’t last long. Much lighter to pick up than hardwoods.

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    It’s deffo not pine, I’ve got a fair amount of Pine that I use for kindling.

    mcmoonter
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    Fife council are worse than useless. They shred timber brought in by the parks dept. Yesterday’s ride was yielded a stash of wood destined for the shredder. A dawn raid liberated it.

    You can never have too much. My new stove arrives tomorrow, I should have it in for Christmas.

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    Good stuff Pete, Quite partial to a dawn raid myself! 😀

    mcmoonter
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    Stuart, did you give John Low a shout at Dunearn Farm. Tom got a load of logs from him. If he can’t deliver them to you, I could easily transport them for you. It’s all en route.

    stuartie_c
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    Will call him tomorrow Mc. Is that the number you posted on FB?

    mcmoonter
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    Stuartie. Yes thats the number. It would be towards the end of the week before I could deliver.

    stuartie_c
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    I’ll see what he says tomorrow in terms of prices and delivery/pickup. I’m working until Friday lunchtime then it’s the “Balwearie Apocalypse” as forecast by the Mayans 4000 years ago.

    No immediate hurry in the run up to Xmas though – could go for a day between Xmas and NY if you’re free. Offer much appreciated!

    mcmoonter
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    Just give me a shout

    jonah tonto
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    my council are shit at this. they just put you on a list and then turn up once every five years with half a ton of green willow 🙁 turns out all the guys working for the parks department have woodburners

    mcmoonter
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    We liberated another trailer load of logs from the shredder of doom yesterday. I’m glad to see someone else has been at it too. The woodplies I saw there have now all but gone now.

    mcmoonter
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    After a splitathon I’ve replenished the 6 month hole in my woodshed with the stuff from the dawn raids.

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