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20 yards of wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by nsfd95, Jun 10, 2009.

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  1. nsfd95

    nsfd95 Burning Hunk

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    Local excavating company if offerring 20 yard dumpsters of split and aged (year and a half) mixed species for $500 bucks plus $30 dollar delivery fee. Dumped where you want it.
    Anybody think this a good price? He claims it is 5.5 to 6 cords

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  2. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    so, 3x3x3x20 is 540 cu. ft and there are 128 cu ft in a stacked cord which I assume they aren't. Maybe he is talking face cord?
  3. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1 Minister of Fire

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    Really only about 4 cords but still a good price.
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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    General consensus on a loose tossed cord is between 180 and 210 cu ft so using an optimistic 180, it would be 3 cord tossed.

    If properly stacked, it would be 4.7 cord.
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, if tossed in, you are probably looking at 3 cords +/-.
    166 bean pods per cord. Take a survey of your local prices, then make a call. Of course if it is truly seasoned, that has worth also.
  6. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Is it mixed species of hard wood, or mixed species -hard and soft? I have been on Long Island a lot lately, and from what I could see, there is firewood everywhere down there, especialy out on the eastern end. Wish I could do some scrounging. Must not be too many wood burners. Are you in the town that just outlawed Out door wood burners?
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    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Dumpster on truck is 32 yards and holds 5-5.5 cords of 16" wood. Dumpster on trailer is 42 yards and holds 6.5-7 cords. Been haulin' wood 21 years and 20 yds of loose wood is not 5 cord unless maybe they stack it in.

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  8. nsfd95

    nsfd95 Burning Hunk

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    Your right Dunebilly we've wood up the wazoo out here. This is the first time in my life I have even considered buying wood. As far as full cords out here your looking at between 1$180-$260 the price you pay to live in the Hamptons I guess. I wish I had one of those mansions on the ocean. Then I could burn all the oil I wanted (lol). Thanks for all your ideas and tips.. if I decide to buy it you all will be the first to know, because I cant tell my wife!!!!!
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