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Awesome Scrounging!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Scrounger, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. Scrounger

    Scrounger Member

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    Last week my brother in law told me about a log along side the road in someones front yard with a free sign on it. Saturday morning I went and started cutting it up. It was a maple about 24" diameter and about 20' long right along the road. I was about half way done cutting it up when a truck pulled up and asked if I heated with wood. I said I did and he asked if I wanted some more wood. Sure, what ya got? It's maple, I own a tree service and have been cutting it up and dumping it, you can have whats left. I finished cutting and loading up my log, took it home and unloaded it. Met the tree service guy at the place where he was cutting up his maple. He had a tandem axle trailer already loaded with large maple chunks and said for me to hook up my truck and take it home to unload it. I quickly did then returned. His son and I loaded the rest of the wood on his trailer and I hauled that load home too. The pictures show my first maple log and the two loads from this tree service guy with the maple. It don't get much better than having it cut and already loaded on a trailer, and for free to boot! For size reference those are 55 gallon drums in the background of the one photo

    Luke

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  2. Scrounger

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    Here's a second scrounge...... This trailer load was from Tuesday night off of craigs list. Homeowner said it was oak over the phone. I stopped and looked at it and it wasn't oak. I think it is a shaggy bark hickory. Had to haul it all out of his back yard and up a hill with a two wheel dolly, but hey it was free and already cut up!

    Luke

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    eba1225 Feeling the Heat

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    Luke aka scrounger,

    Nice score. There is nothing like free, already cut to length, ready to split wood wood. I have about 6 processed and another 3 waiting that is all scrounged.

    Erik
  4. jpl1nh

    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    Man it doesn't get any better than that. The first load (loads) look like sugar maple which is as good as maple gets, and I agree, the second load looks like hickory which is about as good a firewood as their is, both smell nice when you burn them too. There's one heck of a lot of BTU's sittin in your yard. NICE find!!
  5. MrGriz

    MrGriz New Member

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    Great score! It's awful hard to beat free and easy.
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