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bnkmotorsports

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Wood pile
« on: October 06, 2020, 03:11:44 pm »
Anybody done for the season ?

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    skeg777

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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 01:36:39 am »
    I am done ,18 full cord can't do pics  and I feel young again

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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 12:46:17 pm »
    I am done ,18 full cord can't do pics  and I feel young again

    18 full cords! are you heating a shopping center?
    I only need 8 face cord.

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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 01:40:00 pm »
    This winter's is in, working on next year.
    I go through about 24 face a year heating 3500 sq ft.
    I also cut at 20-22 inches.

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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 06:20:07 pm »
    been done with this years since last year. finished next years back around april. I have all I need for the
    following year (22-23) and probably a bit for the year after that cut, next spring I will split that and then
    go collect more. basically my wood is cut one year, split the next and seasoned for 2 summers so it is nice and dry.
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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 10:37:47 pm »
    Haven't heated with wood for 6 years now, and don't miss it.

    But, I will never forget my wifes wisdom while making firewood one fall. 'I LIKE WORKING WITH WOOD."  :) ;) Those are words I'll never let her forget.

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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 10:40:50 pm »
    Almost finished with next years splitting. Brother-in-law was clearing a new backyard and gave me approx. 8 cord of soft maple. Saved me even going up to the woodlot this year.
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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #7 on: October 08, 2020, 03:56:18 am »
    I am done ,18 full cord can't do pics  and I feel young again

    18 full cords! are you heating a shopping center?
    I only need 8 face cord.



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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #8 on: October 09, 2020, 08:29:18 pm »
    So, you start with making matchsticks and by the end of the day
    a quartered butt end is close enough.

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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #9 on: October 11, 2020, 03:57:06 pm »
    Ain't it the truth. Some I would get 9 pieces out of. Now four is plenty, if I even bother splitting the big ones. I do all my wood by hand. (I do use a chainsaw though) Sometimes the poplar will split nicely. Other times the maul just bounces. I have a radiant stove in the basement, an Upland 207. So no huge outdoor furnace to feed.
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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #10 on: October 11, 2020, 05:07:19 pm »
    I was done about 15 seasons ago. Very glad about it.
    Indoor stove for many years then an outdoor boiler for 15-20 years. No savings when you factor in a new stove/boiler unless you have free wood and don't consider the work and other expenses.
    I still cut and haul some wood for my 88 year old dad to heat his garage.
    I'm not sure where that came from.....

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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 01:58:25 am »
    Found and purchased my own LP tanks this year ....... no more "one source" fuel outlet dictating a price.  Now able to shop around and buy at my price which was dirt cheap at early buy pricing.  Shop tank will last all year without another fill, house will need at least one more depending upon how cold it is this winter.  Just cheaper and far less work with the LP here.
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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 05:40:23 am »
    I just got a propane fill up.. FAR...K. heat with wood but everything else on propane. Propane heat when I'm not around and because I'm single and work too much... :( To keep pipes from freezing ya know.. 
    You might get a laugh outta this. My dad has been getting wood for himself and I for free. But it's from this guy who saws lumber. So anything huge or cumbersome we get .. well we're getting 48" trunks and logs with 3 way forks and general mayhem... Lol.  I built a 72cc husky with a 24" bar that cuts it.  But we have to split it with my dad's mini excavator with a rock hammer.  I buck it. Split it with an excavator until it's manageable... Then hand load it on a splitter.. works quite well.
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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 10:31:28 am »
    I used to heat the house with wood (still have everything hooked up just in case) after the last time l really smashed my finger  :o ??? :-[ :-X :'(. When I got big hauls, the driver wouldn't bring it in the driveway so I would have to bust azs to get it out of the road. Never was able to get it all in one day for sure and just decided, no more. I will burn wood in my workshop, usually 4 face cords a season.

    I helped a friend make this for his skid steer. It works awesome on the big stuff, but now he's got one of them saw/split processors for the skidder so this doesn't get as much use.



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    Re: Wood pile
    « Reply #14 on: October 18, 2020, 02:47:19 pm »
    Now that's getting the job done !