ronwagn

Proof That Natural Gas is the Least Expensive Fuel in the World

Recommended Posts

(edited)

5 hours ago, Eric Gagen said:

Thanks but we measure our firewood by the cord https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cord_(unit)

all sorts of fun units and conversions here!  

I think British commoners would get a spanking for collecting more than a faggot's worth of twigs. Looks like you would have to be quartered and drawn or banished to Australia for a cord.

"Dry volume" is a very weaselly construct for wood. Fully oven-dried British

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_wood

of 0% moisture content (which is really more like 20%) somehow has over 103% of maximum possible heating value. Which is probably due to PEGylating the wood instead of actually oven-drying it that much.

A fine EN+ "Europellet" got a real moisture content of <6% and burns hotter than anthracite coal (which got about 8%)

Edited by Andrei Moutchkine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(edited)

35 minutes ago, Andrei Moutchkine said:

I think British commoners would get a spanking for collecting more than a faggot's worth of twigs. Looks like you would have to be quartered and drawn or banished to Australia for a cord.

"Dry volume" is a very weaselly construct for wood. Fully oven-dried British

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_wood

of 0% moisture content (which is really more like 20%) somehow has over 103% of maximum possible heating value. Which is probably due to PEGylating the wood instead of actually oven-drying it that much,

A fine EN+ "Europellet" got a real moisture content of <6% and burns hotter than anthracite coal (which got about 8%)

not only that, but at least in the US, it only counts as firewood if it was made from the trunks or branches large enough to require splitting to be used in a standard fireplace.  The english 'faggots' would not be counted as saleable fuel here, because they contain too much bark and damp newly grown wood to burn properly.  They would be burnt at the site the trees were cut at, or turned into mulch if there was a market for it.  The luxuries of having plenty of trees.  

Edited by Eric Gagen
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Andrei Moutchkine said:

Nothing beats free firewood twigs! See

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(unit)

(A traditional British unit of firewood twigs)

I always thought it was a cigarette, but appreciate learning the original meaning you gave. I actually take precautions to be able to live off the grid, and have lots of oak twigs that fall on my property and could cut some if need be. Not enough for heating but for cooking. 

The other derogatory faggot term, I don't use. 😊

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, ronwagn said:

I always thought it was a cigarette, but appreciate learning the original meaning you gave. I actually take precautions to be able to live off the grid, and have lots of oak twigs that fall on my property and could cut some if need be. Not enough for heating but for cooking. 

The other derogatory faggot term, I don't use. 😊

I use the term "Eurofag" a lot. There is no other way to express my feelings about this.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can understand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.