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Jake & Chloe @ BaxterLogs
Feb 10, 2022
In All Things Firewood
The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations stop small quantities of firewood from being supplied where the moisture content is above 20%. For details see: https://woodsure.co.uk/new-regulations-confirmed/ Moisture content of a piece of wood is defined in two ways: Wet basis which is a measure of the water in a log, expressed as the weight of water as a percentage of the wet/unseasoned log. (i.e. wood and water) Dry basis which is a measure of the water in a log, expressed as the weight of water as a percentage of the completely dry log. (i.e. just the wood) Firewood is measured on a wet basis and although the new law does not mention what basis is used it is relating to fuel so it can be assumed the moisture content should be 20% wet basis. One of the most common ways of measuring the moisture content is by using a pin moisture meter. These meters were originally sold for measuring materials used in construction where moisture is likely to be measured on a dry basis. Many wood moisture meters do not state what basis they use but even the ones now aimed at the firewood market are likely to measure on a dry basis. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Well If you have a moisture meter which measures on a dry basis as most do it is worth noting a reading of 25% dry basis = 20% wet basis. Therefore if your logs are delivered and your pin moisture metre readings are 25% & less DRY BASIS that is in fact 20% & less WET BASIS therefore adequately seasoned. Also worth noting is that if you buy a fairly cheap pin metre it is unlikely to be accurate as we have found in the past they often measure the wood at a higher moisture content than it is. We have been through many different moisture metres and our favorite by far is the IMEX MP100 moisture metre pro. You have probably seen Jake with his lime green pin metre !! It does test on a dry basis so as mentioned above you need to follow the under 25% rule! Link https://www.imextools.co.uk/products/imex-moisture-meter-pro-mp100 You can convert from dry basis to wet basis using the following formula: Wet basis moisture content = (100 * Dry basis moisture content) / (100 + Dry basis moisture content) 25% dry basis converted to wet basis = 20% (100 x 25.0) / (100 +25.0) = 20% 2500 / 125 =20 16.8% dry basis converted to wet basis = 14.3% (100 x 16.8) / (100 +16.8) = 14.3% 1680 / 16.8 = 14.3 Thankyou for reading our post, if you have any questions do let us know ! Chloe & Jake @ Baxter Logs
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Jake & Chloe @ BaxterLogs
Jan 03, 2022
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Jake & Chloe @ BaxterLogs
Dec 31, 2021
In All Things Firewood
We do recommend that your store your logs in a purpose built log store either inside or outside. Whether it be one we have made for you or one you have purchased elsewhere. The ideal log store has three sides and a weatherproof roof with air gaps in the floor and sides to aid ventilation. If you do not have a log store an ideal place is where they will be sheltered from the weather and where there is good ventilation . Unless your stove is designed with inbuilt log storage then please do not place logs next to or touching your fires ! Upon delivery we would be more than happy to have a quick look and make a suggestion of the best place.
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Jake & Chloe @ BaxterLogs
Dec 31, 2021
In All Things Firewood
Yes, all our logs are are seasoned for 12-18 months and have a moisture content below 20%. We are also certified by the HETAS woodsure ready to burn scheme. What type of woods do we use? We use a mixture of the hardwoods, such as Beech, Ash, Oak, Silver Birch and Sycamore. ​ Is the wood sourced from the UK? Yes, all our wood is sourced from within the UK and mostly from Yorkshire. Support our economy and buy British ! ​
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Jake & Chloe @ BaxterLogs
Dec 31, 2021
In All Things Firewood
Log suppliers in the UK are not permitted to sell logs based on weight due to the nature of wood and it’s inconsistencies. Different hardwood species vary in weight naturally due to the tightness of the grain, the time taken for the tree to grow along with many other variables. For example - if you had the same size logs - one ash log and one oak log - the oak log would weigh substantially more due to its tight grain than the ash log which has a looser grain. So a cubic metre bag of ash logs would weigh a lot less than a cubic metre bag of oak logs HOWEVER the volume of logs would be the same ie both cubic metre bags would be full of logs. (Please note we only used separate log species in example to make it easier to explain. Baxter logs do not segregate wood species we sell MIXED seasoned hardwood) Due to the nature of real wood fuels they also contain some moisture therefore a logs at 10-15% moisture content would weigh less that a load at 18-20% content making it an unreliable measure. Logs and firewood are therefore usually sold by volume. We use Cubic metre ventilated bags to season, store and transport the logs. Our cubic metre bags measure 1.05 x 0.96 x 1.00 = 1m3 Please note the logs are sold loose, bags used for storage and transportation purposes only. A cubic metre is approximately equivalent to two builders dumpy bags. See picture below as demonstrated by Ivy on the left is a cubic metre bag and on the right is a builders bag. Please remember when comparing us to others that we sell a true INTERNAL cubic metre. To compare to other suppliers our cubic metre bag size is: 1.05x 0.96 x 1.00 = 1m3 To calculate a bag size to compare you need the width, height & depth in metres or cm then conver to metres to multiple together which will tell you the cubic metre quantity in the bag. For example most other suppliers log bags are builders bags that measure : 0.85 x 0.85 x 0.85 = 0.61m3 (Nearly half the size of our bags yet they are known to misadvertise them as 0.8m3 but thats a whole other story 🤦🏼‍♀️) Sometimes to add to the confusion suppliers refer to builders bags as tonne bags. This is simply because at the builders merchants this size of bag holds a tonne of sand. There is not a tonne of logs in a builder bag !! We are one of the cheapest firewood suppliers in the area per cubic metre load of logs and pride ourselves on suppling the highest standard of seasoned hardwood logs Woodsure ready to burn accredited. 🪵🔥chloe & Jake @Baxter logs 🔥🪵
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Jake & Chloe @ BaxterLogs
Dec 31, 2021
In All Things Firewood
Our cubic metre loads are delivered loose tipped out of a cubic metre bag from either one of our pick-up trucks or their attached trailer as seen below. The logs can be tipped as near to your store/ desired location as our vehicle/trailer can get. If you would like us to also move your logs to your store or stack them we can do this for an additional charge of £30 per cubic metre. If you require us to move or stack your logs, please inform us when you place your order. Why do you deliver the logs loose ? We deliver the logs loose as we believe that this is best practice to reduce the impact of plastic waste for the environment. We re-use the ventilated log bags up to 10 times. ​ How long after ordering my logs will they be delivered? We will always contact you prior to your delivery to arrange a time and date. We will never arrive without first agreeing a delivery time. We will always try to deliver your logs when is convenient. Most deliveries will be within one to five days, we are open seven days a week for deliveries. During busy periods it can take us slightly longer to deliver.
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Jake & Chloe @ BaxterLogs
Dec 31, 2021
In All Things Firewood
There are numerous methods to start a fire and they will work differently depending on your stove and the location/amount of air vents it has, if it is multI-fuel or a wood only burner. ​ Traditional: The most traditional method to start a fire is to get one to two firelighters or some crinkled newspaper and place this in the Centre of the stove. Then get a good handful of kindling and make a tepee like structure. Get two smaller logs and prop these over the kindling tepee. Make sure all the air vents in the stove are open. Finally Light the newspaper/firelighters with a match. ​ Top Down method: The top down method is the same as above in reverse order. The benefit of this method we have found is that you can stat the fire with very chunky logs rather than having to find the smaller ones in the stack. First place One or two logs in the center of the stove. Get a handful of kindling and place them directly on top of the logs. Finally place one to two firelighters on top of the kindling and light them. The top down method aids the flue to get up to temperature quickly and removes the need to open the appliance door to add fuel to the kindling. This leads to a more #energyefficient burn. Top down method in action below 👇👇🏻
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