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Breaking the myth

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Backwoods Savage, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    That's all well and good, and I believe there is no such thing as "too much" firewood, but. . .

    1) There is no species of wood in WA that takes 3 years to dry

    2) I have to cut about 12 cord per year - 4 for me, 8 for my parents - and that's about all the time I have to devote to firewood. To haul in 36 cord in a year, even if it were available, is simply out of the question.

    3) I'm thrilled you were able to get that off your chest.

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  2. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Gorgeous stacks!
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  3. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    point 3 seems kind of mean.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Woodchip, that is neat. I did not know I was the first to answer one of your posts and am happy that I did. Thank you.
  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Your doctor's name isn't James "Logan" Howlett by any chance . . . this could explain the pain as he is tapping your back with his "finger." :)
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  6. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Dennis, alias BS....what can I say that has not already been said. I am honored that he used me as an example. And he is right. While I recovered from a broken back, I didn't worry about my wood supply, although, he, and many of my other friends on this forum offered to come cut wood for me......AMAZING! For those of you who are new to this forum and might take exception to strong advise from an old timer, beware, he has burned wood for a long time and deserves the the respect due that experience. Bottom line is, if you need a friend, they don't come any better than the Backwoods Savage! Just ask me.
  7. Cluttermagnet

    Cluttermagnet Minister of Fire

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    Jack Straw and firecracker_77

    Thanks! Your compliments most appreciated.
    Those are Dennis-inspired stacks. Heh!

    Two years old now and I'm darned tempted to burn a few sticks.
    But they look so purty I'd hate to pull them apart...;)

    [​IMG]
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  8. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Damn... Them are some beautiful stacks :)
  9. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Says the man with his ocd stacked wood ;lol
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  10. DexterDay

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    Yep.... I love some straight stacks!! LOL
  11. nate379

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    One of my friends is burning birch I cut and split just a couple weeks ago. I "assumed" they would use it for next year, but I was there a bit ago and it was burning quite well in their fireplace. No hissing or anything.

    Doesn't make any sense to me?!


    I didn't get enough time this year to get much ahead on my wood, but I did cut/split alot of wood for customers.


    Long term plan is to buy 10 cords of logs each year, keep 3-4 for me (whatever I used that winter) and sell the remainder. Will PAY for my heat and put about $400/year into my pocket.
    This year the $$ from firewood covered a used MS460 and a wood splitter.
  12. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Same here, Dennis. You were among the first, and your response made me feel welcome and put me at ease on the forum. And your extolling of the virtues of dry wood fired me up to do it right and finally get ahead on my fuel supply. Over the period of a couple of years I was able to stockpile at least six years' supply, plus a small cushion at three relatives' houses. I'm sure they thought I had gone 'round the bend with my fixation on getting more wood. But now there's been a change. I came across a good deal on a Buck 91 stove/insert that I'm installing at my MIL's house. It's replacing an old insert that was incapable of heating her three-generation family home. It's a nice place, but with no insulation and a few drafts it is very costly to heat to a comfortable temperature in all but a few rooms. Supplying the new stove with fuel will cut into my stockpile but at least we've got proper wood to feed it, and plenty of it. She'll have you to thank when she's cozy and warm this winter. :)
    I'm also preaching the dry-wood gospel to anyone who will listen, as I'm sure many others here also do. In this way, your influence extends beyond just those folks that read your posts here. :cool:

    I'm sorry to hear of your recent mishap. You've toughed it out through challenging circumstances in the past and, if you have anything to say about it, I'm certain you'll do it again. Hopefully, with your tenacity and the support of a good woman, you'll be back in the saddle soon. You have my best wishes for quick and complete recovery. We're pullin' for ya! :)
  13. Backwoods Savage

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    No problem. Just bear in mind where it came from.
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Many, many thanks to all.

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