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forest dog

Wood Burners

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@@Elephant Face, cheers dude. It just looks for all the world like there should be a rope there, in that recess right at the top of the door.

I wonder if part of my problem is that I'm emptying the ash box too frequently, I'd expect big knotty lumps of Ash and Beech to last overnight.

My next step is to replace the rope around the hot plate I think.

Thanks again dude!

Yer you need ash in it loads, haha. I never empty mine just remove tray at bottom of ash, i then put back and shake griddle to get ash to drop, if it gets to slow/blocked on the drop between fire and under access i just get a stick, i have one i always use and open both fire and below access and from below poke ash till it drops and you can see red etc so it can get air again. You cant open just bottom access as if thats open top also has to be as doors overlap.

You are shutting the flue outlet to say 1 when shut down yer? as well as closing the air inlet?

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Yeah, wheel done up tight, and top vent to one mate.

I think it's a combination of not enough Ash, and I've been looking at the rope around the hot plate, it's pretty tired and a bit loose so I reckon it's drawing a bit from the top.

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wood pellets are meant to give off metal forging heat

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The Firewood Poem

Beechwood fires are bright and clear

If the logs are kept a year,

Chestnut's only good they say,

If for logs 'tis laid away.

Make a fire of Elder tree,

Death within your house will be;

But ash new or ash old,

Is fit for a queen with crown of gold

Birch and fir logs burn too fast

Blaze up bright and do not last,

it is by the Irish said

Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread.

Elm wood burns like churchyard mould,

E'en the very flames are cold

But ash green or ash brown

Is fit for a queen with golden crown

Poplar gives a bitter smoke,

Fills your eyes and makes you choke,

Apple wood will scent your room

Pear wood smells like flowers in bloom

Oaken logs, if dry and old

keep away the winter's cold

But ash wet or ash dry

a king shall warm his slippers by. :oldtoker:

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