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Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by craig_t, 12 Jan 2016.

  1. robj20

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    I am, just means you need a smokeless one fitting.
     
  2. PiKe

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    Then you can't just burn wood from the local park.
     
  3. robj20

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    Yes you can.

    "DEFRA Wood Burning Stove Regulations…
    You must use a DEFRA Approved Stove to burn wood in a smoke control area"
     
  4. 200sols

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    Location: Hampshire

    I highly doubt a local park has enough free wood to keep you going and if wood is stacked up it is for wildlife not for people to take.
     
  5. PiKe

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    £200 for 450kg without looking too hard for wood, how longs that going to last?
     
  6. robj20

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    Well you'd be wrong on both counts. So says the park rangers Facebook page that at least a couple of times a year tells everyone to help themselves to the tree logs in certain locations. They also do mushroom walks for you to go help yourselves to mushrooms.

    Then you have the local Facebook group where people are always wanting rid of trees and pallets. As long as it's stored until less than 20% good to go.

    Obviously I'd need to top up with purchased stuff and I'd still have the gas boiler. But it should help a lot.
     
  7. PiKe

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    So wood from the park isn't going to be dry, therefore

     
  8. robj20

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    That's why you dry it, already got a shed full we use for camping. Takes about 12 months.
    Moisture meter was like £20 tells you the percentage.
    If I got a lot burner I'd just need a proper log store.
     
  9. PiKe

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    Ok sounds like you have it figured out then.
     
  10. robj20

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    I hope so, get one of the local fitters to do it all, need the certificate anyway.
     
  11. dLockers

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    The fuel is smoke free rob, not the fireplace itself.
     
  12. robj20

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  13. amigafan2003

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    For the average 5-6kw stove, expect to use 10 to 15kg an evening, depending on how "roaring" you want it, so 30 days'ish.

    If you burn all day, it's around 25kg a day, so 20 days.
     
  14. amigafan2003

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    Nope, as rob20 correctly said, you do not need to burn smoke free fuel in smoke free stoves.

    You shouldn't be burning wet fuel though.
     
  15. dLockers

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    I've never heard of a smoke free stove - I googled, I think you are talking about DEFRA stoves? Anyway, semantics - we agree you shouldn't burn wet wood and you could still be accused of causing a nuisance.
     
  16. amigafan2003

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    The last sentence is the pertinent one:-

     
  17. ristac

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    Location: Northampton

    E-On sent me an email this morning (ex Igloo customer) Confirming we’re on Next Flex variable rate but said they’ll confirm what the cost per unit is later
     
  18. MarkeR

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    For some reason, I have been given a refund of various amounts from Octopus for the last 3 months. My fixed term ended two weeks ago, decided to stay with them for the variable rate at the moment as it wasn't too bad.
    I'm now over £200 in credit, which will do me over the winter for gas :) ..
     
  19. Vanquish-Storm

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    So 3 weeks after arguing with Bulb over their crap math on monthly payments they email me again to raise my monthly payments with crap math! Looking on Twitter it’s happening to a lot of people.

    Saw one person £1000+ in credit (why?) and they wanted to increase their monthly payments.

    Something is not right
     
  20. PiKe

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    You don't say, they're losing money pretty much every day, they're trying to weather the storm.