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Just wondering if anyone on here from the Seattle wouldn't mind sharing there wood chip source? Mine dried up and I'll need a new batch of shaving soon.

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Registered: January 05, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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37 looks and know one wants to shair there supplier. I guess I didn't realize it was suck a tight market. Thanks anyways.

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How far do you want to drive?
 
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Well Virginia is a little for. I live in Lynnwood which is 15 miles north of Seattle. I work in Redmond and drive to Olympia at least once a month. Anywhere in between would be great. What do you have in mind?

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The last person that came to get some shavings sent a truck 900 mile one way and bought a plane ticket to visit. Did not know if you were 3+ times that desperate.

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You got Yellow Pages? Look for the companies that remove trees and chip them. They're a good source for free wood chips. Be resourceful and don't expect others to meet your needs.



 
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Ya, I got yellow pages. Boy thanks for that tip! What is this forum for anyway? Sharing info. and helping others out, right. I'm sure you have never gotten anything usefull from it right?

For the record the Pacific North West isn't full of hardwood trees like other parts of the country. Mainly dougfir which isn't ideal for filtering biodiesel, info you probably got from the yellow pages also.

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Ask for poplar, cottonwood, alder, or willow chips. All common in the PNW. Most will know what they're taking out and you just meet them on site or pay them to get a big bagfull for ya.



 
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up north of everett there is big lumber yard with a kiln. They probably sell the sawdust from the kiln dried lumber. douglas fir is ok. just test some with methanol to see if it needs to be pretreated.

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37 looks and know one wants to shair there supplier. I guess I didn't realize it was suck a tight market. Thanks anyways.

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Dave :
See if you can find a cabinet shop in the area.
Mine supplies me with more than I can handle. They just throw it in the dumpster.
Be sure they know you can't use any pressed wood as it will have glues in it.
Any dry hard wood should do a good job for you.
If it is too fine you will want to screen it. The stuff I get has no fine stuff in it.
The first batch through was useable without rinsing.
Good Luck !!

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Check farm supply stores for animal bedding,get fir but not pine shavings and it will work good.
 
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We have the same situation here in Colorado as in the PNW, not that many hardwood trees. I've called just about every wood shop in the area and they all use processed wood and do not separate out the processed/natural chips/dust so that won't work. I started using aspen chips from the feed stores which seems to work ok. I need to figure out a way to increase the volume of the filter. I've tried the steel barrel but don't have the room for gravity feed and had problems with leaks and pressure build up. I currently use two PVC columns as chip filters but that has proven to not provide enough volume for efficient filtering.


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Check farm supply stores for animal bedding,get fir but not pine shavings and it will work good.


Fir is ok? How do you test for resins in the BD after filtering?


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I think I read - on this very forum - that the resins would form a layer when water washed.

If that's true you could run a couple of batches through the softwood filter to remove the resins, and water wash the resins out after.

With no soap left - all you'd be removing is the resins - water washing would be trivial.

Fair warning: I haven't yet tried this, so take with a shaker of salt.
 
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