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2+ cords of birch, pics

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bogydave, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Maple man

    Maple man Burning Hunk

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    nice pix wish we had that much white birch.looks good :)

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  2. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Dave, You have got some awsome scenery out in your neck of the woods man!
    Beautiful pic:)

    Now put down some stone on that mud!
  3. Fire Breathing Dragon

    Fire Breathing Dragon Member

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    I am not sure how you get any work done with views like that? I would have a nice comphy chair parked outside with a few beers and maybe even a stoggie. ;) On the other hand, great work for getting out there and bringing in nice load. I am sure it wasn't a refreshing rain like the thunderstorms in the summer when you are working in 90+ degree temps. In your case the rain was probably 32.5 degrees and blowing in just above freezing? Take the well deserved break!
  4. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    OK, 10 cords.
    I didn't realize you were referring to face cords.
    I wish I could heat my water with wood....have my hot water heaters on a timer, 2x a day on, before and after peak rates, still uses more electricity than everything else combined.
  5. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Yes. And that is heating our hot water year round. During late spring, summer, and fall I have usually one, sometimes two short fires a day. It depends on demand. We have two adults and three kids living in the house. Wife and kids like the Jacuzi jet tub I installed for them a while back as well. It takes some hot water to fill that baby! Glad I get most of my wood for free. ==c
  6. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    why not say 30 face cords?
    cuz a cord is a cord. not a face cord.
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  7. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Here we go again. ;lol Sorry. I forgot.
  8. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Looks good Dave, one day I may cut some of the birch we have around here, I'd like to at least try some. Problem is all the birch trees seem to be still alive and I don't cut live trees. I'm going out cutting today, I'll keep a sharper eye out and see if I can spot a dead one and try it out. If not I guess I'll just stick with my usual lodgepole pine, plenty of them around.
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  9. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    "When I get "to much wood", I'll start dropping some off LOL"
    So, nate can expect that first load about, oh say.....the 12th of never?:cool:
  10. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Thanks
    FYI
    The trouble with dead birch is it's already rotting/rotten when it's standing dead. The water tight bark enables the bacteria to eat away fast.
    Here they rot & fall from the top down & it's dangerous to cut a dead birch.
    Even birch with some of the limbs at the top dead, the middle is usually rotten.
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  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    That's a pretty good definition of "To much wood" LOL :)
  12. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    I'm working on my 3rd load, but I haven't kept any for me yet. This last load I'm keeping.

  13. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    What's that now.
    30 cords?
  14. chuckie5fingers

    chuckie5fingers Member

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    That i ssome beautiful wood Boggydave.
    I love that birch!!!
    chuck
  15. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Just a bit under. The first load was only about 7 cords, but the second was a bit over 10 to make up for it. Not sure on this load. So far I've cut about 3 cords out of it and that was the little pile.

    I sold I think 4 cords I had seasoned as well. Kinda regret doing that as the wood I kept for myself, that I thought was almost all birch turned out to be 50/50 birch and cottonwood. Might be short on wood... dunno how well the wood I cut this weekend will burn come Febuary?

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