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And I am Done

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by d.braun.28, May 18, 2009.

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  1. d.braun.28

    d.braun.28 New Member

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    Finally it's all stacked
    each stack is 4.5-5ft ft high x 9ft long X 20-24 in


    Guard dog to make sure no one messes with my wood

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Congrats on get'n er done. Nice dog too.
  3. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    That's about 9-10 cords. How long will that last you?
  4. d.braun.28

    d.braun.28 New Member

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    I really don't know
    This winter wil be my second winter in this house and with this stove and the first year I will have dry wood to work with.
    I am thinking I should go thru 3-5 cords a year
    I hope I can get a longer burn than the 3 hours max I was getting last year with wet crap wood.
    Time will tell
    This is only half of what I cut the rest it still on site as I split with the property owner.
    So I cut about 20 something cords and got my new 361 paid for and should have 2 years supply.
    Well worth the 2 months of work now I will spend the summer on the lake:)
  5. iceman

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    will it be ready for this winter?? how long had it been cut...
    you did a great job and your spacing should accelerate drying
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    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Is that a picture of your firewood or your new fence? If it is your fence I think you have a gap it in, because the dog got out.
  8. iceman

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    true but on the low end he said 4.5 to 5 ft high so if you go on the high thats where 10 gets in .... i did you calcs but used 4.75 and it 9 and some change....so its at least 8 and some like you said but prolly more likely in the mid 9s could be as much as 10

    cord counting is so easy but there are some many other factors
    like when it dries it could shrink from 4.5 to 4.25!
  9. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    That's how I came up with 9-10 cords.
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    Nice work and that will be appreciated when you begin to burn again. btw, what kind of wood is this?

    When that wood is seasoned you definitely will notice a big difference in the fires you have and the heat you get.
  12. d.braun.28

    d.braun.28 New Member

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    I hope the hard work will pay off.
    20 cords is a lot of work for one guy

    Tons of soft maple ,Elm, Apple,Locust,Walnut and oak

    The OAk and apple were cut last Fall and been stacked since then
    the rest was cut in Jan/Feb split in 2nd week of March

    I know the Oak will not be ready but the rest sound be if not I have enough Soft maple that is need be I could just burn that all winter (maybe) time will tell
  13. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    dont count out your oak if it was fall 08 and with the great spacing you have plus full sun i would burn it this winter.. but wait till late dec jan
    better yet if it is seperated take the all oak stack and cut it in half and it will dry that much faster (i mean cut the stack in half so now you will have 16 rows instead of 15)
  14. iceman

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    thats a good one cause you still have to use your own brain! i was stumped for a minute trying to figure out what 22 ft was in inches!!! lmao
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    So how do you plan to cover it for the winter? I am considering using T-bars like you did but then the tarps would get ripped where the top of the post is.

    Good work. How can you stop though? I have a hard time stopping the accumulation of wood.
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    My splittin partner stacks his in similar conditions to yours........wide open yard, full sun from sun up to sundown, and he's at top of a hill so he catches the breezes......we cut it and split it all in the spring.......oak, elm, pine, maple.............he's never had a problem burning 6 or 7 months later.........that wood will be ready
  17. iceman

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    i gotta think he is gonna leave it uncovered at least what he isnt gonna use ... then maybe move some closer to the house cause thats a hell of a trip to make in 2ft of snow in jan
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    pulldownclaw Feeling the Heat

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    Nice work. Those are some big homes in your neighborhood, what do your neighbors think of your stacks?
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    I was going to tarp the top to keep the heavy Fall rains and snow off. When that time comes I was going to restack the top to get it to pitch for water run off

    I am not stopping just being more selective and not killing myself.
    I just took another job cutting a bunch of choke cherry and hackberry
    should yield me about another cord or 2 and $400 bucks

    I move the wood into the garage by the deere and trailer or just pull my truck back there if to much snow.

    If the heat of the 44 elite proves itself this winter I plan on building a 20 x 20 shed in the back corner of my lot.

    I get tons of wind but so far no stacks have fallen. My wife thinks I am crazy for looking to the back yard when a storm rolls thru. Just hoping they stay up right
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    They hate them!!!
    I have had a vistit from the president of my home owner's assoc. I told him where to go with it and he has not been back. I only have 3 neighbor's in direct contact with me and they are all cool.

    I have a nice mix of Yuppies that think my neighbor hood is a country bevery hills and then there and people who like me build my own home and enjoy the quiet. So it get's very interesting

    Plus I am 29 and way younger than any one else in my neighbor hood so I get talked about anyway. Used to bother me now I like messin with them send the wife out in her bikini to mow the lawn. I have told all of them who ask a different age and profession just for fun
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    20x20 is very big i would do something to fit whatever you years worth plus one is you have such a big yard it will season faster out there than in a shed
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    I was going to go big so I could store seasoned wood in there along with mower's and all that stuff. I would still keep the unseasoned wood out in the open.
    2 birds with one stone free up space in the garage and wood storage so I don't have to have so much out in the open for my neighbor's to admire
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    done?? looks like you're just getting started ;)

    nice stacks
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    HA! Good for you. I was wondering if the Mcmansion set would get their panties worked up about some wood stacks. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all....
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    my neighbors hate my wood in the back yard call the town to complain about anything....and i only have about 6 total cords now
    everything has to be pretty
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