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A little math.....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by NH_Wood, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Don't know why, but just started thinking about the number of splits that I load in the stove during a winter. Here's my estimate. I typically load 9-10 splits or rounds in the stove during cold months (Dec, Jan, Feb.) at typically 3 loads per day. So, to be conservative let's say 27 pieces/day X 90 days = 2430. IN November and March, I can often get away with two loads per day, sometime less, sometime more - so I'll go with 18 pieces X 60 days = 1080. October and April, often one load per day, sometimes more, so I'll stick with 9 pieces X 60 days = 540. This adds to 4050 pieces for the season. Of course, sometime I don't need to burn in October or April, but, some frigid days have me loading four times instead of three, so I bet this is reasonably close. Sounds like a lot of pieces of wood! Funny how it just doesn't seem like so much as you get into the burning routine. Cheers!

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  2. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    This dealer in your area lists estimates for number of splits in a cord etc..

    http://www.eagerbeaverfirewood.com/#/cost-and-delivery

    Assuming those values are correct, you're burning close to 6 cords a year. Sound about right? Of course, split size isn't factored here and I have no experience with said retailer.
  3. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    235 "logs" for 1/3 cord.
    I usually figure about 300...average, per 1/3 cord.
    Depends on the split size, of course.
    NH_Wood, I haven't done that in a while, but I do sort of keep track of monthly use.
  4. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Hmmmm......I guess I'm quite off - probably overestimating the shoulder season wood. I burn right around 5 cord/year. Just goofing around, thinking about how many pieces I load on a given year. Cheers!
  5. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    During average part of the season, I burn about 24 splits per day so about the same as you.....less when it isn't to cold, and more when it is;)
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  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Something I've never done. Maybe I'll see if I can keep track just out of curiosity. But then, maybe I'll forget...
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  7. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I only started keeping track to know how much to get for another year.
    Use has been pretty consistent year to year.
    Day to day......not so much.:cool:
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  8. Gary_602z

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    Easy to do at our age Dennis! Some times I forget that I remembered something!:)

    Gary
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  9. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I burns what I burns.........
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  10. Applejacks

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    Ditto Papa Dave. I used to count and my numbers were very similar to yours.

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