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Cornish Rattler

Fitting a Log Burner in a garage

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To be fair, even in a small town like I live in, in the wrong weather conditions you can get a lot of smoke at street level, especially early on when everyone is first lighting up their stoves (okay, some could still be open fires - but I don't know anyone round here who has an open fire). Our stove is a smokeless zone certified one, and with decent fuel it burns pretty cleanly - but, it will only do that once it's up to temperature, and if you burn rubbish you get unpleasant smoke (before last winter I got the chimney sweep in for the first time since installing it - couple of seasons of use, but nearly all decent, dry hardwood. He had a look and told me it wasn't worth sweeping. I burned a lot of rubbish wood last winter, and there was plenty to sweep this summer!). So, yes burning wood is a lot more renewable - but even with modern stoves it's not good for local air quality. Probably not a problem here most of the time, but anywhere with a high population density?

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I can certainly see it being an issue in towns, out here with a direct view to the coast in the direction of the prevailing wind, over the Somerset levels, I doubt it will be an issue :) 

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I should probably get mine in the workshop swept sometime. It has been used a fair bit since it was installed.

Mine's a home-brew 47Kg gas bottle one and it burns really cleanly unless I put expanded polystyrene in it... then half the farmyard disappears for a few minutes :ph34r:

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Are well i will just have to see as its all up and running now has been for the past 8-9 months.

I keep meaning to get one of those fans.

think work are doing away with the egg pallets so I mite have to look for another source but it will have to wait till the 2a is finished but I will see what happens first :(

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I've since found out that Sainsbury's and Aldi are now selling dry kiln logs so once I've run out of the egg pallets I will try some of these but as I said once the 2a is finished I can either get some delivered or go and collect some but I will need to make something to store them in first :)

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