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#1 lupine

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:40 PM

I've been buying 8kg nets from the local shop for too long. Just placed a bulk order for 1 1/2 tonnes from the UK mainland, which works out at about a third of the price, but I was wondering where you all get your firewood from normally?

 

There's an old red post box in Lerwick centre that's stuffed full of logs, I don't know if that's an advert or a private store!

 

Seems I'm burning peat until the delivery gets here. It smells great, but I can hear environmentalists screaming every time I throw another piece on the fire :D



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 05:13 PM

Driftwood and taking scrap wood that other folk are looking to dump.

 

Yeah, its time consumng, needs transport, and work to make it suitable for the fire, but thats the trade off for minimal financial investment.



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 05:12 PM

I've been buying 8kg nets from the local shop for too long. Just placed a bulk order for 1 1/2 tonnes from the UK mainland, which works out at about a third of the price, but I was wondering where you all get your firewood from normally?
 
There's an old red post box in Lerwick centre that's stuffed full of logs, I don't know if that's an advert or a private store!
 
Seems I'm burning peat until the delivery gets here. It smells great, but I can hear environmentalists screaming every time I throw another piece on the fire :D

Be interested in the costs involved Lupine

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:19 PM

Hi Lupine,

I am sorry to tell you that the red post box is a private residence and the wood is for his own log burner.
I too would be interested in some details as to where you got your wood from and the costrs involved in getting it here.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 02:32 PM

Saw this and it is an old red telephone kiosk box full with wooden logs and the wall further back is covered with logs too, wonder why it is open for the public to see though, with its wide opening,  as two people were talking photographs of this when I saw this and I had to laugh, until I saw this I thought it was not true.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:36 AM

The red phone box belongs to michael stewart as does the yard area surrounding it

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:08 PM

He operates a tree removal service which can including planning permission in conservation areas and is also NEBOSH qualified.

 

I can fully recommend him.

 

Telephone 01595 696969



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:28 PM

It's such a nice red box!

 

I got 2x https://www.firewood...-nets-firewood/delivered. They're supposed to charge £60 extra for delivery but it seems they forgot to for me.

 

Not cheap, but definitely cheaper than electric heating. And since I'm in the middle of a power cut right now (hooray UPSes), I think I can strongly prefer wood for availability reasons too!

 

A neighbour seems to be of the "collect wood all year" mentality, but I'm not sure I have the patience for it.



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:04 PM

A neighbour seems to be of the "collect wood all year" mentality, but I'm not sure I have the patience for it.

 

Either you got it, or you ain't.

 

Maybe its just a Shetland thing, ingrained in the genes over the generations of living in the land where the tree don't grow.

 

Wid ert!......Wrack!.....There is no time of year not right for it.


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#10 Mr.Brown

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:53 PM

We were trained as bairns (many moons ago admittedly) to fill our pockets with even the smallest pieces of wood to bring back home when we played on the beach, climbing the rocks & doing all that stuff you're not supposed to let your kids go off & do these days! It all contributed to keeping fires heating the house & a Rayburn or similar boiling a kettle or cooking the dinner. Eco friendly before the phrase was even coined I think. After all if you left it on the beach it would just go to waste. Of course never mess with someone else's wood pile above the tide line, that's a hanging offence!
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