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  1. I thought it was just me. I went into a wood yesterday and sat on my bucket to listen. After a few minutes I heard a noise that I'd not heard for a while. It's the noise of a squirrel eating a pine cone, it's like a "clicking". Looking up into the top of the pine trees 🌲 there is little chance of locating it and getting a shot with the air rifle. I did try to find it but failed. Apart from hearing that I didn't see one in 2 hours walking about.
  2. Yes I'm increasingly leaning towards a back boiler type appliance if/when I have to replace it.
  3. Yes but would it be gas, electric or go back to a back boiler type wood burner it what I meant. The combi's only seem to have a life span of 10 years maximum and are as unreliable as a land rover.
  4. We have been in our house for 30 years and our boiler was nowhere near new then. I don't know what I'd do if I had to change it.
  5. I'd be inclined to leave it in place for the next incumbent to sort out.
  6. πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘
  7. Up to this year we used to have lots of goldfinches in our front and rear garden on the Niger seed feeders. I used to get through two or three 1kg bags per week. I have thrown more seed replenishing and cleaning the feeders out than I ever had. All of a sudden they seem to have disappeared, even the neighbours are experiencing similar πŸ€” Do you still have goldfinches?
  8. I never realised he'd played so many parts. As soon as I saw his picture I thought Flight of the Phoenix.
  9. There is bare earth under the pallets, I do have guttering at the back of the shed but I accept rain could still get underπŸ‘ Yes more ventilation πŸ‘
  10. I hear what you are saying but there is very little if any of the wood that I could identify as being "wet". When I filled the shed it was summer and what I put in was bone dry. I could go in there now and pick any of the cut wood and put it straight on the fire πŸ”₯ and it would burn well. I have tried to burn wet wood in the past but learnt my lesson as it just clogs the liner up with moisture and the fire won't draw. I haven’t deliberately put wet wood in. My main concern is the condensation affecting the integrity of the osb board. It didn't matter in the land rover as it was aluminium, until it dripped down your neck that is. It's a conundrum πŸ€”
  11. I've thought of an analogy, compare my roof in the wood store to an old early 60's land rover before headlining they used to drip like crazy even with ventilation 😳 I just think a "headlining" in the shed would help.
  12. "Hang a piece of tarpaulin across the door if necessary but at least the air can get in there" The door has been open for the last three weeks but when it's really cold condensation forms on the osb board.
  13. Β£13 is a good price πŸ€”πŸ€” Edit required? Lovely looking pups by the way.
  14. To be honest I was just thinking of nipping to wilkos tomorrow to get some white plastic vents and fitting those on the back of the shed and leaving the door pegged open. Surely that should be enough. There are pallets on the floor but I think it's because I've filled it to the top and closed the door so the ventilation was poor and condensation formed on the ceiling of the shed. I think in the summer I might put insulation in the roof and overboard it so the condensation won't form on the ceiling. I take your comments on board about cutting to size but the majority of wood in there will fit straight on the stove πŸ‘πŸ‘
  15. Why not, yes please πŸ‘
  16. Thanks for highlighting this πŸ‘
  17. Ah but they wernt so bad with a gallon and half of Mansfield bitter in the local miners welfare 🀣🀣 If I have more than one pint nowadays I'm no good next day
  18. I used to like these and park drive plain donkey's years ago πŸ™„
  19. I have to agree with you πŸ‘πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£
  20. Well done "White boy" for outsmarting them πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ I wouldn't have had a clue πŸ‘
  21. Yes I understand about more ventilation but even with the door wide open it's dripping from the osb board. I was thinking of putting insulation between 4" x 2" and overboarding it with hard board so that condensation doesn't have a cold surface to form on πŸ€”
  22. What like πŸ€” it's only really got wood to burn in?
  23. Meant to say above the osb board is rubber sheeting.
  24. Blast from the past. More advice required please. The log/wood store was filled to the "gunnels" with wood and the door was closed. There was the mistake, I didn't deliberately put wet wood in but I don't think it was all 100% bone dry. So the mistake was filling it up to the top and no ventilation. A couple of weeks ago I pegged the door open as I had noticed that condensation was forming on the inside of the store. I have been busy trying to use the wood close to the top but I need to cure the problem of the condensation forming.
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