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2 tries on this stack

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bogydave, Jan 24, 2010.

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  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Was almost to the height I wanted. THEN: :bug:
    The last straw. the wood is frozen, slick & icy.
    For you guys that have never had this happen, here's what it looks like to have a row fall over :(
    Somethings, What's worth doing once is worth doing twice, & no choice on this one.
    Now I wonder when the ground thaws, how much will still be standing?

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  2. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    I can sympathize with you - I had the same thing last year when I clipped one stack with the snow plow - one stack fell, then the next stack fell, you get the idea. Problem was the tarps were all mangled up in the mess. This year I changed the way I store my wood.

    Shari
  3. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    I have it happen too, as recently as yesterday. It started raining here, and shortly after that I noticed the loose end of the stack I've been burning from had done the same thing you have pictured.
  4. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Don't just cross stack the end two pieces.
    Run a couple back into the pile to tie the end into the stack.
  5. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    almost to the height I wanted. THEN

    Boy do I know the name of that tune...

    ...and late at night at the supper table when all of a sudden you hear Kaboom. It's enough to make a priest swear and forced me into piling our wood. While it may not look kosher at least it stays put.
  6. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    First thing to do, is get that stuff off the ground.
  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    What hog said. Rick
  8. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I have never had that happen to me - a stack of birch collapse. Mine was oak and maple.
  9. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I have two long rows of oak.
    Both slowly started leaning towards the sun.
    One I sledged the splits so the stack wasn't leaning anu mor e and two days llater it went over the other way.
    The other one is still leaning.

    I had a short stack of birch and aspen 'temporarily' between two trees. Went over with the first wind storm .


    I've had a long row start going over way down at the beginning while I was still splitting and stacking this end.
    Whole thing went over like a snake. Picked up all my tools and called it a day.
    I don't go more than 6 or eight feet any more or drive a metal pole or criss-cross, although I don't have a lot of luck with criss-cross, either.
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