How much are you paying for firewood?

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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #185947 oldfella
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:57 pm

We are lucky that we live an area where we are surrounded by woods and we have our own wood , but the going rate here is 40euros per metric cube for three year old dried oak in one mtr lengths if you buy it cut to 50cm it is 42 euros. there is of course a delivery charge if you buy from an enterprise, but normally the locals don't charge for delivery, well other than coming inside to have an aperitif or four.
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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #185952 Green Aura
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:42 pm

They sound like my kind of neighbours :lol: :drunken:
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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #186007 Millymollymandy
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:20 am

That's just so cheap Oldfella and that's what I meant by living in the most expensive part of France for firewood. :( :( :(

I can't even get one year old chestnut for that. I'd gladly pay that price for just cut wood!
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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #187233 Green Rosie
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:51 am

Another Frenchie here - I pay 43€ a stere (1 cubic metre) for small wood of various types and 50€ a stere for bigger stuff mostly oak with some chestnut and cherry. We burn about 12 stere a year and this is our sole form of heating but we do cut some of our own to supplement what we buy.

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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #187240 contadina
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:16 pm

Our prunings provide enough wood for a stove, cooker and pizza oven, so I can't complain. It's sold by the quintale over here (100kgs) and I reckon 5Q's is around 1m3. Olive ranges from € 14-20 per quintale and almond a couple of euros less.

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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #187244 tizzy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:09 pm

We just found a supplier and are having a bogeyload delivered on Wednesday. It will cost £85.00 and is ready chopped for the Rayburn. I have asked him if it would be cheaper to buy several loads and he said it will when he gets a bigger wagon.
We have split it ourselves in the past but it came cheaper that way. They say wood warms you twice :icon_smile:

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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #188852 paul123456
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:20 pm

Hello there ,

just got an offer from an Ukraine supplier .
If I buy 44m3 it works out to be 65 € /m3 .That is inclusive transport from Ukraine to Rotterdam .

For Europe I guess that is an average price , if you would buy directly there it would work out cheaper ,
only to find a trustable agent there .........

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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #189203 paul123456
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:06 pm

Hello there ,

like I allready stated ,it seems to be a really dull site .People do not respond to subjects posted.
This is a real hot subject but no response in four days ? Is ye all watching eastenders ?

Starting to get bored , not very much interest here ,

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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #189204 Minnesota
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:11 pm

respectfully, this is not a real hot topic, especially this time of year
yur funny paul123456. :lol:

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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #189224 Millymollymandy
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:29 am

paul123456 wrote:Hello there ,

like I allready stated ,it seems to be a really dull site .People do not respond to subjects posted.
This is a real hot subject but no response in four days ? Is ye all watching eastenders ?

Starting to get bored , not very much interest here ,

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This is an old thread started on Jan 31st which has died a natural death because we've already had our discussion! You've come into this topic after everyone else has had their say and now you are complaining because nobody is adding to it? Maybe you should have joined in then instead of complaining about it now. Or were you too busy watching Eastenders during February? :lol:
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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #189280 Green Aura
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:01 pm

OK, I'll bite.

What does it do to your carbon footprint transporting wood hundreds of miles, to save a few dollars, instead of getting that which may cost a little more but is grown locally?
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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #189757 sortanormalish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:34 am

Do you have a sawmill within a reasonable distance? The reason I ask is because we have been burning the slabs for years. For free.

Slabs are the round edges of the log that are cut off first to square the log before boards are cut. Bark on one side, flat on the other.

The slabs are a waste product to the mill, they either burn them in bonfires or give them away after taking enough for their own use.

Other people I have talked to seem worried about the seasoning of the wood. I think salt and pepper are ok with a bit of curry in mid winter. :lol: Seriously, the logs are cut when the sap is down and they must be left to season a while before cutting or the blades gum up. If they aren't seasoned enough they will overheat the blades, ruining the metal, and sometimes the slabs even catch fire.

To burn slabs efficiently, make sandwiches of them with the bark out, like a log. It does take two extra minutes to load the fire, but again, they are free.

If you get your slabs in the summer and leave them to get plenty of air, they should be fine for winter burning. The mill might have two year old slabs as well which would clearly be the better choice.
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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #189759 Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:57 am

You are very lucky because I have bought firewood from a chap with a sawmill for several years and we had to pay for whatever shape the wood came in! He gave up both the sawmill and the firewood business because he wasn't making any money out of it.
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Re: How much are you paying for firewood?

Post: #189817 sortanormalish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:34 pm

Well, I am in the US and we (speaking in a generality about my clueless compatriots) do still consider our forests to be these things which sprout up inconveniently where people want shopping malls and too large too expensive houses.

I imagine things are a bit more crowded on your side of the pond and I like to believe people have grown to respect their resources a bit more.
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