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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Care to help unload?



I wasn't kidding that this this ambulance/camper van was also a cargo hauler.

This is what a ton and quarter of pressed sawdust woodstove blocks looks like. They slid back into the second door so it'll take a bit of unloading before that open can be opened. All these bocks had to be loaded in by hand. The pallet was just 2 inches too wide to slide directly into the van with a forklift.

These sawdust blocks are a nice addition to regular firewood. They start well and burn hot. Unlike firewood they can be stored inside the house without bringing in a load of spiders and carpenter ants.

Once a place is cleared in the house I'll be unloading the van. Unloading is going to be a lot more leisurely than loading it was. The yard was very busy and I was trying to get out of their way as fast as possible. My muscles protested about that later.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. I have used those, I like them they are good. Although I have to watch it: they go from very good to being little more than sawdust held together with luck! From reasonably priced to being extortionate and from being made in the UK when you know what's in it to being made abroad something where you can get all sorts of crap in them such as ground up treaded with chemical fence posts! Not all healthy fun.

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    1. Then are made pretty close to where I live from sawmill waste. Nothing nasty in them. I like this brand as the blocks are a bit bigger and last longer.

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  2. Are they easy to light or do you have to add them to an existing fire?

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    1. If I pile them carefully I can light them with a propane torch. Pretty easy. They can be added to an existing fire too and miix with regular firewood.

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  3. Very nice. Good to have long burning wood to last a night. Around here we had a RR tie yard that cut drops before they were cresolted . They use to be free then they started quartering them a 10x10 14 inch long in 1/4s for 75 a ton.

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    1. Last fall I picked up a huge trailer load of furniture mill scraps. They burned a bit on the hot side as the wood was kiln dried. Better mixed with other wood.

      $75/ton seems reasonable enough.

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  4. Never heard of those before. They look like they would be very handy.

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    1. They are handy. Sometimes you just want to go with easy. As much as I enjoy chopping wood, there are only so many hours in the day. Some of those hours are play time.

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