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Black or Honeylocust

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by scotvl, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. scotvl

    scotvl Burning Hunk

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    I only have room for a half cord more in my 8 cord of stacks and I was going for the HL I got a half cord from last month. Well on my way by to see if it was stillt here I came upon a stack of black locust logs. Which should I go after first untill I have more room next month?

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  2. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Get all! Honey has a few more btu's
  3. scotvl

    scotvl Burning Hunk

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    I wish I could, I have 8 cords on my 70x120 lot and no room for any more. They are putting a new expressway through my city and threre is a few hundred trees in piles through out the path. The are probably going to chip it all, it makes me sad to see all this wood I have no room for.
  4. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Wow. I wish I could have access to all that! Hopefully someone else can get the rest.
  5. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Is this a trick question?
  6. scotvl

    scotvl Burning Hunk

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    no trick, what I don't grab today might be gone when I have more room. I want opinions on what is better to grab first.
  7. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Can you fit any into your living room or a spare bedroom? :cheese:
    Hate to see beautiful btu's like that go to waste.
  8. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    The correct answer is to grab whatever is closest first, then MAKE room for the rest.
  9. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    I'd grab as much of both as I could squeeze onto my property.Grass is overrated anyway,especially this time of year.
  10. scotvl

    scotvl Burning Hunk

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    LOL I wish, I haven't burt either and only have a half cord of HL never had black locust before so I think I'm going to go get the BL.
  11. scotvl

    scotvl Burning Hunk

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    Well I went and got a trailer full of the Black Locust, I hope it burns as good or better as the HL because it doesnt smell as good. LOL not as heavy as the HL either.

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  12. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Wait til you smell it while its burning. Kind of a urine odor (outside).
  13. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I would go for the Black Locust because it doesn't rot nor get many bugs. Honey Locust in my stacks gets chewed up by powder post beetles, which isn't a major problem but Black Locust doesn't have the same problem so BL wins.
  14. ChrisNJ

    ChrisNJ Feeling the Heat

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    Wow to be able to cherry pick rounds like that is crazy, I would be taking vacation days from work just to grab as much as I could regardless of storage capacity, would probably rent a storage garage :-O
  15. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    Nice, the eagle has landed.
  16. scotvl

    scotvl Burning Hunk

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    I went with thd BL because I've never had any before and already have half a cord of the HL. I split a couple rounds and the trunk was 38% and a limb was @ 22%, pretty dry compared to the HL rounds that were ol when I checked them and they were cut months before.
  17. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    I've only heard one person unhappy with BL. You can't loose! Do the least work and get the biggest return.
  18. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Grab the BL. As said above, you don't need a lawn in the winter. You can stack it in the spring after making room for it all winter. That's what I am doing on my 100x100 lot. Driveways are good for storage too as long as its not in the way of snow removal or parking. Heck you could even leave it on the trailer for a while if you had to. I may be storing a cord or so on the old flatbed for a few weeks this winter until I make room to on my racks.
  19. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    DO WANT!!

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