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As it was not specifically stated, the reason for the 33 cm and 25 cm options is the following (aside from both are cut from the 1 meter piece of split wood).

The 33 cm version is most common of the cut wood you can buy. It works well in any open fireplace. It will lay across without any problem.

The 25 cm version (which is more expensive because of the additional cut per 1 m piece of split wood) is specifically needed for the Swedish stove version of fireplace. Most are not large enough for the 33 cm to lay flat. Hence the 25 cm option.

So, open fireplace = 33 cm, Swedish stove = 25 cm.
Nope, lol. Depends on the stove - our stone clad stove is big and 33.3 is just perfect (HASE Como).

150CHF + delivery, ouch. Glad I live near the woods. If anybody is interested in picking some up from around here, I'll check the current price. Price btw also changes depending on whether you are buying fresh wood that you will then store for use next winter- or seasoned wood whihc has been stored by the wood cutter- obviously more expensive. As we have space, we always buy a year in advance to get cheaper. Ash and beech are best in the Jura.
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Old 02.12.2011, 15:42
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Nope, lol. Depends on the stove - our stone clad stove is big and 33.3 is just perfect

150CHF + delivery, ouch. Glad I live near the woods. If anybody is interested in picking some up from around here, I'll check the current price. Price btw also changes depending on whether you are buying fresh wood that you will then store for use next winter- or seasoned wood whihc has been stored by the wood cutter- obviously more expensive. As we have space, we always buy a year in advance to get cheaper. Ash and beech are best in the Jura.
Pardon my ignorance...but can't you just walk/drive in the woods...chop a couple of branches/trees and head on home.
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Old 02.12.2011, 15:43
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Pardon my ignorance...but can't you just walk/drive in the woods...chop a couple of branches/trees and head on home.
remember your earlier reference to the movie "deliverance" I think you would be squealing like a pig if you tried that.

( certainly around here most of the woods are either privately owned, or owned by the commune/canton and logging rights leased out )
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Pardon my ignorance...but can't you just walk/drive in the woods...chop a couple of branches/trees and head on home.
Actually you can here- to some extent. Eg you can buy a 'end of cut clearance' very cheaply. This gives you permission to go to the woods and cut + take away any stuff they've left behind as not commercially viable for them to harvest- but it is hard work.
However, what I meant is that our local wood guys can buy much more cheaply here near the woods - then maybe near Geneva- and then pass on the price to us the local customers. Last time we bought was 75 for a stčre needing storage (cut at 33.3) and 85 for wood ready to burn, delivered but not stacked. That was 2 years ago, so if anybody wants to know current price I'm happy to give him a ring. But of course transport to your place will cost too.
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Old 02.12.2011, 15:51
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The 25 cm version (which is more expensive because of the additional cut per 1 m piece of split wood) is specifically needed for the Swedish stove version of fireplace. Most are not large enough for the 33 cm to lay flat. Hence the 25 cm option.
@ Odile

You missed my qualifier.

If you have a Swedish stove that fits 33 cm you have a larger model. Your basic model will only take the 25 cm version.
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No I didn't- hence the lol re lol

This Hase stone clad woodburner is brilliant and doesn't half belt some heat - the whole of downstairs, and when it is really cosy, we open the kitchen door for heat to go up. Expensive but one of the best buys ever- especially as wood around here seems much cheaper than near big towns.
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does anyone know in what quantity wood is usually sold at commercial yards ... and in what length?
( err.. how long is your wood? )
board feet.
oh wait this is Europe.
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Pardon my ignorance...but can't you just walk/drive in the woods...chop a couple of branches/trees and head on home.
Because, silly. This is why.

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remember your earlier reference to the movie "deliverance" I think you would be squealing like a pig if you tried that.
so uh... just where are these woods?
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No deforestation in the Jura - our woods are harvested on the local 'garden forest' - all trees to be cut are individually chosen and harvested, and the forest is allowed to re-generate naturally. Fabulous and long may it continue.
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Because, silly. This is why.

There is no deforestation in Switzerland. In fact, last I read (a few years ago I admit) they had too much wood. The wood (pine I think) was selling for too little on the market so it wasn't worth cutting anymore.

I'm sure this will change though (in the next 5/10 years?) with the continued rise in oil.
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Not pine, spruce, lol. Not a good wood to use in a woodburner as it does not give very good heat, but more importantly tars the burner and pipes terribly.
Many nowadays choose wood pellet system for central heating, and spruce is often used I believe.

Pine and spruce are totally different species. Spruce is what we normally see as a typical Christmas tree, and the most common here.

For info if anybody is interested LOL !

Spruce vs. fir vs. pine: How to tell them apart

by Steve Aitken Telling the difference among conifers can be tricky. To me, they are all Christmas trees. But calling them such doesn’t really mark me as a discerning gardener. There is, however, a quick way to tell these three common conifers apart.
Look for the number of needles that come out of the same spot on a twig. If a twig bears needles in groups of two, three, or five, you can safely call it a pine. If the twig carries its needles singly, it’s a good bet you’ve got a fir or a spruce. Pull off a needle, and roll it between your fingers. If it feels flat and doesn’t roll easily, it’s a fir. If the needle has four sides and, thus, rolls easily between your fingers, it’s a spruce.

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Old 02.12.2011, 21:20
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Not pine, spruce, lol. Not a good wood to use in a woodburner as it does not give very good heat, but more importantly tars the burner and pipes terribly.
Many nowadays choose wood pellet system for central heating, and spruce is often used I believe.
What do you mean "not pine, spruce"?
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