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3 weekends, 9+ cord

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bigg_Redd, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Yup.

    Go ahead haters, hate.

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  2. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    9 cords is big work. Congrats! I dropped, bucked, cut, mostly split and started stacking two cords this weekend. I figure I will work on the stacking as the weather allows. I won't lie, that was two big days for me. I took a few picts that I'll try to add tomorrow.
    Did you take a picts of the nine cords as you went?
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    How long does 9 cord last?
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    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    That my friend is impressive. The oak I took down that was 7 cord and it took a lot longer than that.
  5. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I bet the Blue OX did all the work.
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  6. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    This is Bigg_Redd we're talkin' about here.;) After being around here a while you'll find out he dont do pics.

    Which is OK. (even though most of us like to see them) >>
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  7. TimJ

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    Bigg_Red.......Big Bad Red..........................( sung in my lowest baratone voice )
  8. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Less than 1 year - I go through about 4 per year and my parents go through about 8.
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    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Is this from the 30 cord stack of logs?
  10. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    That's 9+ cord cut, (mostly) split, hauled and (mostly) stacked.

    Full disclosure - Might be closer to 10 cord (I lost count of loads) but I was cutting on machine piled logs
  11. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Yes. Looks like I'll be missing out on the better part of it. SadFace.
  12. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Damn. 30 cord would last me 8-10 years.
  13. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    That's still 9 cords you didn't have to drag out of the woods.
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  14. Boog

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    9 Cords, Holy Chinook Redd..................... it will take me the first half of the summer to CSS that much!
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    Hating.
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  16. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Talk, talk, talk! I don't SEE no cords! I can't hate sompun what ain't thar! ;lol
  17. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Hating?...nahhh. 9+ cords = Respect/Cheers!. But post some pics of all that wood and I'd be jealous for sure! _g
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  18. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    I almost did the same thing but mine was 3 cords in 9 weekends......::-)
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    Dyslexia takes care of that problem real quick.
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    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Wait,,,,,,,,, you have 30 cord of logs? Does this mean you had to pay for your firewood?
  21. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    Nine plus cords in 3 weekends is a nice score and a chitload of work,been there done that as I am still a machine when it comes to working in wood. BR you will reap the fruits of your labor and get way ahead of the game and they'll be no beechin and moanin half way through winter,cuz you won't be running low on wood.PS I still like pics.
  22. Well if you dont need pics.... I did 9.125 cords in 2.975 weekends.

    Beat that big redd ;)
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  23. Redlegs

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    BR, just curious about how many folks are on your crew? I only had one of sons with me last weekend for my two cords, and if I had both boys (and a litttle more time) I prob could have hauled in 3 cords. I guess if there were 3 or 4 or 5 guys working 3 cords wouldn't seem so big. But even with a a good crew, you did it 3 weeks in a row - thats impressive.

    BTW, what kind of trees are you getting into? I've been working a fence row of mulberry, and it seems like cutting and stacking the crown (there is a lot of it!) takes the longest time.
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    Mulberry is primo fuel,but you do deal with lots of brush especially its grown in the open or along fence rows.Worth the effort though IMO.
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  25. Bigg_Redd

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    My crew is me and my old man (who is fat and old and tired and of limited energy). Getting 1.3-1.5 cord in the truck isn't too tough when you can back right up to the log pile - no falling, limbing, or brush. Also, it was more like 10 cord, and 2 of those 3 weekends included Monday as well.

    I've been cutting up Bigleaf Maple. It's not the best firewood but it's better than the Alder I've been burning most of this winter.

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