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Are small logs worth burning?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Summertime, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. bobfeather

    bobfeather Member

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    as for the logsplitter>>>>>>
    our local tool rental place rents them for $45 for the day
    if you get it on saturday, well they are closed sunday so you get it from sat am to monday am
    just pile it up & go like heck for 2 days & it's done
    would be nice to own one but would be just one more gas fired engine that wouldn't want to start when you need it god knows i got enough of them already
    bob

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  2. stejus

    stejus Minister of Fire

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    I can usually scrounge a bunch of small rounds from the woods. These usually fall over the winter and spring. This year I am installing an insert and I'll be using this because the price was right, "priceless". I've been burning them in my fireplace for now and they burn quick and hot.

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  3. cityevader

    cityevader New Member

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    Definitely keep "em!

    Easy way to mass-procuce from them is similar to a saw horse.

    Pound stakes into the ground, in pairs, as far apart as you want the wood length to be, and as deep as your chainsaw bar, so you end up with a "channel".
    Load it up with branches. Rapidly cut 1.5ft by 4ft in one pass, next stake, another pass, and so on, and you have a mound of firewood in no time.

    They're invaluable to throw onto the coals before the larger splits in order to light off secondary burn as soon as possible after reloading.
  4. Chief Ryan

    Chief Ryan New Member

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    DITTO. I have scrounged 90% of the wood i have and it's never cut to 16-18. I have 2 pallets with chicken wire wrapped around them and i throw all my small, odd shaped and unstack-able peices in there. I've been burning a real lot of that stuff over the past few months and i think it will probably last me through the end of January. I burn the small stuff during the day and at night i use the big stuff. It works great for me.

    So to answer your question, YES take it all!!!!
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