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126,600,000 BTUs in the bank.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Lumber-Jack, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Got our last load of wood today, had enough to finish filling the woodshed and about a full cord of rounds left over that will be used for some splitting exercise as the days get colder.
    All the wood we get is nice and dry, so seasoning time is unnecessary and we don't bother stockpiling much more than what we'll need for the winter.
    Anyway, it feels good knowing we have 126,600,000 BTUs in the bank for heating the house and shop. ==c

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Your weather has been good for wood processing.
    Hope no one got "sun-burned" :)
    Bet your wood is clean & dry going into the shed.

    Nice "Bank" . How many cords does it hold?
    Of course a picture is coming soon, eh?
    Pics of your wood shed is always a treat to look at ;)

    You have mostly spruce in your area ?
  3. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    Sounds more like 126,599,983 btus to me but who's counting.

    A bank like that pays real dividends.
  4. TomB

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    if you heated with Propane: 90,000 BTU per gallon at an estimated $2.50 gal...
    127,000,000 / 90,000 = 1411.1 gal x $2.50 = $3527.75

    If you use oil to heat... #2 heating oil is 115,000 BTU per gallon at an estimated $4.50
    127,000,000/115,000 = 1104 gal x $4.50 = $4968.00


    I agree with Cygnus, a bank like that REALLY pays dividends, and no oil...
    :cool:

    tom

    OLD PRICING<CURRENT BTU>
    Fuel Net heating value Cost/unit
    Premium wood pellets 13.6 million Btu/ton $200/ton
    Propane 71,000 Btu/gal $1.10/gal
    Fuel oil #2 115,000 Btu/gal $1.72/gal
    Fuel oil #6 124,000 Btu/gal $1.86/gal
    Seasoned firewood 15.3 million Btu/cord $230/cord
    Ovendried switchgrass 14.4 million Btu/ton $186/ton
    Bituminous coal 26 million Btu/ton $390/ton
    Shelled corn @15% MC 314,000 Btu/bushel $4.70/bush
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Interesting! Maybe I should do some figuring just for the heck of it.
  6. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Tom thanks for working out that BTU math, makes me appreciate my wood even more. ==c

    Dennis, let us know what it works out to when you figure it out.

    Here's my bank
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  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    That's the wood shed (Bank) I remember.
    The "gold standard" of wood sheds ;)

    Next time some one wonders if "pine" is OK t burn, we need to refer them to you ;)
    Some good sized lodge pole pine rounds.
    As I recall, you cut the dead stuff & it's almost ready to burn the day it's CSS.

    I agree on the spruce being hard to split. Lodge pole splits easy & is a little higher BTU content too.
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  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Carbon, every time I see your wood shed I am amazed! Very nice. Some day I might figure it out how much we have.
  9. wishlist

    wishlist Minister of Fire

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    Looks more like Fort Knox to me. Very nice carbon.
  10. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Nice.
  11. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Dennis will need a special calculator that can handle 30 digits.. I suppose he can always use exponents:)

    Ray
  12. WellSeasoned

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    Holy shoot! Its like a hotel for wood. That video doesn't work on mobile. Ya gonna have to git that fixed. Nice stacks
  13. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Don't youtube videos play on your mobile phone?
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    That is totally gorgeous. But you already knew that. :cool:
  15. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Where do I get a young man to do my splitting. Sounds expensive
  16. aussiedog3

    aussiedog3 Feeling the Heat

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    firecracker, are you the one with the cool trap door to the underground fort?
    If so, you will have to post a link to that video for everyone to see. Way cool!
  17. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    no...that's carbon liberators i think. i have no wood shed. yet :)
  18. DexterDay

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    Works on my Droid Bionic?

    Carbon, your shed makes me drool everytime I see it! :(
  19. BIGDADDY

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    Works with the iPad also.
  20. tfdchief

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    CL, you make us all look like amateurs::-)
  21. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    you gotta subtract the grocery bill for that splitter! Heesa gonna be a big boy....
  22. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Actually it's twice as expensive as you might imagine. I have two automatic splitters (and stackers) to feed.
    ;)
  23. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    Can't get in any trouble like that. Nice!
  24. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I like it...you run the camera, they do all the work. A wood plantation model

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