Wood is one of the oldest sources of energy used by people. Especially the firewood comes with a nice additional benefit: it increases our quality of life: the blazing fire that burns in the fireplace creates a comforting warmth and a cosy atmosphere. But what kind of wood is best for fireplaces? We have prepared a short summary:
Beech wood is very hard and fine-grained. It is considered the ultimate firewood as it guarantees a beautiful flame pattern and good embers. Beech wood has an excellent calorific value of approx. 2,100 kWh / rm and is often used as a benchmark in comparison with other types of wood. Many people like the smell of burnt beech wood. It can be used for a multitude of purposes, but sadly, it is also quite expensive.
Birch wood, a lightweight yet weather-resistant type of wood, is often used for open fireplaces. When dry, it hardly produces any sparks. Also, it has a beautiful flame pattern and smells good. The calorific value of birch wood is approx. 1900 kWh / rm. Due to its whitish bark, birch is voluntarily used as a decorative wood and placed, for example, next to an open fireplace.
Oak wood is one of the hardest and most weather resistant types of wood. By the way, around the world there are about 600 subspecies of oak. Oak is the first choice for all stoves (tile stoves, wood stoves, workshop stoves) that are actually used for heat production. The calorific value of oak is about 2,100 kWh / rm and, therefore, similar to that of beech wood. However, oak wood burns longer. Still, oak wood is not the preferred choice for open fireplaces, as it produces fewer embers and doesn’t have as nice a flame pattern.
The calorific value of ash wood is almost as high as that of beech wood. However, it develops an even more beautiful flame pattern and generates virtually no spark. High-quality ash wood is really expensive. In addition, it is difficult to divide and therefore hardly available. Ashwood has a very peculiar smell that many people like.
Compared to other coniferous woods, pine wood is a fairly hard but light type of wood. The pine is more widespread in the northern hemisphere. When used as firewood, pine wood only provides an average calorific value of approx. 1700 kWh / rm. However, it is appreciated for the pleasant resin aroma that develops when burned.
Fire wood is preferably used to preheat stoves and fireplaces, as it can be easily ignited and burns quickly. The calorific value of fir wood is quite low at about 1500 kWh / rm. Note the following: Firewood is not suitable for open fireplaces, as the resin bubbles trapped in the wood will burst and likely spray embers.
Of course, there are many other types of wood that can be used perfectly as firewood. But keep one last tip in mind: types of wood like poplar and willow are absolutely unsuitable for use as firewood.
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Are the pellets available?
If there is an option to purchase pellets on our online store and no notification indicating that the pellets are sold out, then they are available, and you can safely place your order.
How long does pellet delivery take?
The delivery time for pellets is variable and depends on demand and the season. In spring and summer, delivery takes 5 to 10 business days, while in autumn and winter, it may take up to 15 business days.But mostly our logistics company deliver it on those 5-10 days.
What is the cost of delivery?
Delivery costs will be visible in the shopping cart and are calculated automatically based on the desired quantity of pallets and inputting the precise delivery address (postal code is mandatory).
How many pallets can be delivered with one truck?
Within a single delivery, it's possible to transport from 1 to 10 pallets. If there are more than 10 pallets in an order, two trucks will be provided for delivery.
What type of truck facilitates the delivery?
The truck arriving at the delivery location is approximately 12 tons in weight, 9 meters long, 2.45 meters wide, and 4 meters high. The vehicle is equipped with a lift for unloading pallets from the truck and pallet wheels to move them from the lift. Please note that the driver will only move the pallet within a 5-meter radius of the truck's location.
What must be ensured at the delivery address for successful delivery?
If it is not possible to deliver the cargo due to the recipient's fault, costs for returning the goods to the nearest Schenker terminal will be incurred. There should be no weight-restrictive signs on the road. Standard delivery is carried out with vehicles whose gross weight exceeds 10 tons. If the customer has restrictions on the width or height of the access road, there is an option for:
Delivery to be split and carried out with a vehicle with a gross weight of 5 tons, which can provide a 2-ton delivery at a time. The customer will incur additional delivery costs (50% of the total delivery costs for each additional trip).
Delivery by a bus that can provide a 2-ton delivery at a time with reloading at the terminal and palletizing. The customer may opt for manual loading, as the weight of a single unit must not exceed 500kg.
It is crucial that, when making deliveries to private residential areas, the driver has the option to exit from the delivery site. This means either executing a safe turning maneuver or exiting on the opposite side (without using reverse gear). The cargo recipient must respond to the driver's calls. Deliveries are not provided with a manipulator. The access road and gate width should be at least 4 meters wide. The road surface must be stable and firm to safely accommodate the cargo vehicle, which has a gross weight exceeding 10 tons. Please verify that low-hanging branches do not obstruct the truck's access. In winter, the access road should be cleared. When making deliveries to private residential areas, make sure there is a sufficiently large, open area for the cargo vehicle to maneuver. For unloading pallets from the truck, a solid ground surface is necessary for using pallet wheels to lower the pallet. If the unloading area has grass, gravel, or sand, please prepare a sturdy material (boards, metal/wooden sheets, etc.) on which the pallets can be placed.
Will the driver bring the pellets indoors?
The delivery service does not include bringing the pellets indoors, and this service cannot be arranged.
How will I be notified of the expected delivery of my order?
On the day your order is handed over to the courier, you will receive an SMS from DB Schenker to the phone number provided in the order. By opening the web link sent in the message, you can confirm the offered delivery date or choose a more convenient one. On the day of delivery, the driver will call 1 hour prior to arrival. And in that day you need to wait the courrier.
How can I make payment for the pellet order?
In the online store, you have the option to pay with a credit card or use online banking for your purchases. All payments made in SIA "Staļi" online store are secure, and complete protection of the payer's data is guaranteed.
Cash orders only are acceptable when you are purchasing the products at our place.
Can I personally pick up the pellets from the factory?
Customers have the option to purchase pellets on our online store and pick them up at our factory located at Institūta iela 1b, Salaspils, Salaspils pilsēta, Salaspils novads, LV-2169. But before that you need to call +37127880012 to arrange your pickup.
Payment for pellet purchases can be made through the online store and then you can pick the products up on our place; cash payments can be accepted only making order on our place.
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