# A little math.....

Posted By NH_Wood, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:40 AM

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### NH_Wood Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Dec 24, 2009
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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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### jdp1152 Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Oct 4, 2012
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Massachusetts
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.

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### PapaDave Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Feb 23, 2008
5,740
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Northern MI - in the mitten
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.

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### NH_Wood Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Dec 24, 2009
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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!

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### tfdchief Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Nov 24, 2009
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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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### Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Feb 14, 2007
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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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### PapaDave Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Feb 23, 2008
5,740
2,222
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Northern MI - in the mitten
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.

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### Gary_602z Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Oct 30, 2009
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Easy to do at our age Dennis! Some times I forget that I remembered something!

Gary

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### Jack Straw Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Dec 22, 2008
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I burns what I burns.........

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### Applejacks Member 2. ```NULL ```

Dec 16, 2011
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Ditto Papa Dave. I used to count and my numbers were very similar to yours.