I got wood

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TimmyMallett

1,596 posts

81 months

Saturday 19th June
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Evoluzione said:
Those ridge tiles scratchchin
The end one was missing when we moved in. The roofers searched 2 local reclamation yards but we couldn't find any matching so we used what we had.


Sods law 2 days after the scaffolding was struck I noticed a house down the road has a stockpile of 20 odd in their front garden. Exact match to the rest of the roof.

banghead

Evoluzione

6,617 posts

212 months

Saturday 19th June
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TimmyMallett said:
Evoluzione said:
Those ridge tiles scratchchin
The end one was missing when we moved in. The roofers searched 2 local reclamation yards but we couldn't find any matching so we used what we had.


Sods law 2 days after the scaffolding was struck I noticed a house down the road has a stockpile of 20 odd in their front garden. Exact match to the rest of the roof.

banghead
I hope you bagged a few for the future! Out of interest I think they're known as Club Crested ridge tiles.

TimmyMallett

1,596 posts

81 months

Sunday 20th June
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Thanks! That will be useful. I can guarantee the neighbour will value his stash as some ludicrous amount.

TimmyMallett

1,596 posts

81 months

Friday 25th June
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I got wood. Finally. smile



snowman99

250 posts

116 months

Monday 28th June
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What’s the fastest way to chop this lot up? I don’t have a chainsaw and can’t justify the cost/risk for this little.
I think it’s season poplar but it was free so better than nothing. I have an 18 inch pruning saw which seems to get through logs better than the cheap bow saw I have. The teeth stick out a little whereas the bow saw ones are flat - maybe I need a wet wood / sticky out teeth blade for the bow saw? And or a big bow saw?


jet_noise

4,801 posts

151 months

Monday 28th June
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snowman99 said:
I don’t have a chainsaw and can’t justify the cost/risk for this little.
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Get more wood wink

bucks

279 posts

176 months

Monday 28th June
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New blade for the Bow Saw for a few quid. You'll fly through that lot with a fresh blade

Harry Flashman

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15,642 posts

211 months

Tuesday 29th June
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snowman99 said:
What’s the fastest way to chop this lot up? I don’t have a chainsaw and can’t justify the cost/risk for this little.
I think it’s season poplar but it was free so better than nothing. I have an 18 inch pruning saw which seems to get through logs better than the cheap bow saw I have. The teeth stick out a little whereas the bow saw ones are flat - maybe I need a wet wood / sticky out teeth blade for the bow saw? And or a big bow saw?

I bought an electric chainsaw when faced with this problem. Alternatives were a pain.

Harry Flashman

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15,642 posts

211 months

Tuesday 29th June
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bucks said:
New blade for the Bow Saw for a few quid. You'll fly through that lot with a fresh blade
This is the smart option, but I am lazy and like new toys.

bucks

279 posts

176 months

Tuesday 29th June
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Chainsaw is the answer but he said he didn't want one. Silly man

Evoluzione

6,617 posts

212 months

Tuesday 29th June
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He won't be posting up a vid of himself cutting that lot up by hand.
I know that for sure biggrin

Fentalogue chic

5,225 posts

89 months

Tuesday 29th June
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bucks said:
Chainsaw is the answer but he said he didn't want one. Silly man
Could be a woman, that would explain it.

bucks

279 posts

176 months

Wednesday 30th June
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Fentalogue chic said:
Could be a woman, that would explain it.
At this stage I'll say no more as I've already said too much smile

snowman99

250 posts

116 months

Thursday 1st July
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bucks said:
Fentalogue chic said:
Could be a woman, that would explain it.
At this stage I'll say no more as I've already said too much smile
Thanks - I’ve ordered a Bracho 30 inch bow saw which should give my right arm a workout.

I just can’t justify the cost or risk of a chainsaw for this little. Maybe I am more risk averse than some but having injured myself doing sports, you take for granted things until you break them or cut them. My chainsaw knowledge comes from YouTube. I’d feel so stupid if an accident happened over a little bit of poplar.

Now if I have my own wood, more log burners etc then sure I’d probably get the saw, PPE, get someone to teach me and so on. Until then it makes more sense to pay someone else or do it by hand.
I do want one though.

TimmyMallett

1,596 posts

81 months

Thursday 1st July
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I bought a Bahco saw recently and it's hardly an expensive thing but it's amazing what a decent saw will do after 40 years of messing about with B&Q type rubbish.

robinh73

648 posts

169 months

Sunday 4th July
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The latest acquisition, an Oxdale 10ton splitter. It has got its work cut out sorting out the hefty pile I have accumulated so far this year from various jobs.

Evoluzione

6,617 posts

212 months

Monday 5th July
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^ Looks like a serious piece of kit.

My old van earning its keep pulling another load up to the Pennine retreat:



Inside it's stacked up to the roof.



And relax:


guitarcarfanatic

1,030 posts

104 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Had a large Cherry tree taken down a few weeks back - only cost £400 on the basis I sorted all the brush (tip) and logs (firewood!).

Took a couple days sorting and organising the brush, and then worked through trimming the branches and logs into splittable size using the chain saw. Splitting has commenced and making some progress...both log stores filled and already split the same again. Possible around 40-50% of the wood split so far...need more log stores biggrin


















Harry Flashman

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15,642 posts

211 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Cherry smells lovely when burned. Also great for smoking on the barbecue...

Magooagain

6,625 posts

139 months

Tuesday 20th July
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How difficult was it to drop a cherry tree for £400?