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Town of Nassau here, got my log load last yr.
Our black flies are smart enough to land on those spots on your shoulder blades that you cant...
In upstate NY, Albany area we've had major blizzards in April so we don't get over confident.
Plenty of wood left for a spring surprise though
dry it and burn it
Shuttin' down today.
I'll fire up for another cold snap ( unlikely) or a nasty blizzard ( very possible around here).
Last logs in the stove...
the only problem with very dry wood is packing your stove with it without knowing .
Possible overfire scenario.
In the OPs case, I'd just load...
I always stop with 3-4 days of this years wood left for the spring blizzard/power outage.
No problem this year
My setup makes burning above 45 deg outside temp inefficient ( overheats house etc).
Here it looks like another cold stretch and then shut down...
every one I've had over the last 40yrs has been the same design and cheaply made.
I'm willing to spend a little more than $12 for one that lasts...
Again this weekend here.
Interesting that in some years I've shut down the stove in early March which is only 3 weeks away
Lot of overthinking on this subject. Keep it dry and wait
My understanding is that 86% is not much better than the 84% enjoyed by the old units. Gas furnaces on the other hand made some large improvements
I've got a '74 model oil burner that just keeps chugging along.
When investigating a possible upgrade I concluded that oil burners , as simple as...
I don't think the trailers are 8 ft wide - < 6 I think.
Length looks like 8 ft. Eyeball the stack height at 6 ft
((6X8X6)X3)/128 = 6.75 at most
Big truck short logs.
6 cord for $600
trees aren't fuel until a lot of energy and labor is invested.
He should buy his wife her own 6lb maul
Don't have any experience burning elm up here but couldn't you just slice it into pucks that would fit through the stove door?
I cut some of my...
Had lyme twice contracted in my back woodlot.
Luckily there's 100s of wooded acres adjacent which means there's plenty of room for me and the...
lots of variables here-
I've got 6.5 acres of woods around the around the house with about 4 that can be harvested for firewood.
Drying and warming a few days supply of firewood really wont improve quality as fuel, but around here it cant hurt to evaporate some moisture into...
Daytime 20s, single digits at night here starting tomorrow
bringing in some extra wood tommorrow
My experience is with white birch, black birch somewhat different I think
You're right about this but my first hand experience is that it doesn't work nearly as well as splitting
Must split birch right away as it cannot dry thru the bark.
reason why Indians made canoes from the bark
I cut live trees as part of a thinning/wood lot mgt approach, look at the bare crowns shows which trees are growing into and around each other
Move it from the backyard woodlot and log length pile with my little 16HP Massey Ferguson tractor.
Wood lot stuff is bucked/split and stacked for...
sure the warmth will save wood for when we really need it.
Still miss the ambience as will my visiting grown daughter who grew up in front of a...
In wood heat land that it will be too warm to have a fire on Xmas eve/day?
If I fire up when its 60 deg or above the house will be too warm.
that's why sawmills won't take anything out of your yard not matter how good looking it is.
The screw hooks that hold my hammock are slowly...