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Mailee20/01/2013 18:31:13
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Well yesterday I finally got the wood burner installed. Took us most of the day to do it but it was worth all the effort.
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Getting the flue lined up and assembled took the longest as that is the critical part.
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Got it struck up today and it went well, workshop nice and toasty at last.
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Now I have just got to get the hang of the vent settings and lighting it.
i am now looking forward to going to work again. thumbs up
Derek Lane21/01/2013 17:59:28
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You will not want to go home with all those comforts in the workshopdevilwink

Julian22/01/2013 19:54:33
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WOW -- That certainly looks a big one you've got there Mailee, Your offcuts won't last long in that !

Paul Bodiam24/01/2013 13:34:48
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It needs a enamel mug of tea on top

Mailee25/01/2013 19:18:55
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Hi guys back again. I put four of the black rubble bags of sawdust in it first thing and top it up with wood as it burns down. So far it has been lasting me through to around 4pm from 9am. when the sawdust is compacted down it seems to burn slightly cooler than wood but gives out a good heat. Everyone who visits the shop has commented that you can feel the heat as you walk in the door. The shop is about 40' square and 20' high and not insulated at all. Standing near the door which is on the opposite corner to the burner it has certainly taken the chill off. I am now thinking of fitting a fan to move the heat around the shop more. The flue is single skin galvanised and I plan to sweep it at three month intervals. I won't mention the insurance. Land lord is pretty happy with it and was impressed at the burner and installation, so much so in fact he brought one of the other traders in to have a look for his shop. Just got to get used to getting the vents right to stop any smoke. When lighting it or adding wood it tends to smoke a bit but then settles down and it is pretty much smoke free. All in all I am very pleased with it and just hope I can keep it fed through the winter months. if all else fails i have a friend who has a joinery business and I will cadge his waste for it. :D

Phil Laidler28/02/2013 19:24:54
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Hi Mailee,

Thats a big heater. Dont forget to buy yourself a carbon monoxide alarm though!

Easy to fall asleep and never wake up with these things and £20 will keep you safe.

Oddjob01/03/2013 12:35:46
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Posted by Phil Laidler on 28/02/2013 19:24:54:

"Hi Mailee,

Thats a big heater. Dont forget to buy yourself a carbon monoxide alarm though!

Easy to fall asleep and never wake up with these things and £20 will keep you safe."

They're only about £13 in the B & Q sale.





Edited By Oddjob on 01/03/2013 12:36:54

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