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Cords of wood per season

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jj3500, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. jj3500

    jj3500 Member

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    I realize there are a lot of variables here when trying to put a number on cords burned per season. Lets say your average house in an average winter. Provided, that the stove burns the majority of the time with the availability of the baseboard/forced air as being available too.


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  2. Tfin

    Tfin New Member

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    An average here is a tough guesstimate......so many variables. For my situation, in a well insulated 1000 sq ft ranch with the stove in our living room, we burn around 3 cord of hard wood per heating season (burning 24/7 when required).
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    CowboyAndy New Member

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    HA!

    Average??? well, our average winter here is waaaaay different than the average winter in southern new england...

    our average daily HIGH in feb is +10*. Low is -15*.
  4. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    This has come up many times here and it seems most people burn 3-5 cords. Best thing to do is cut as much as you can to get ahead of the game. I currently have 10 cords which will last me 3 seasons. This also ensures you have good dry firewood every year.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, just to throw a few more variables into the equation, in an average season, in my two average steel woodstoves, I'll burn an average of 7 cords of average softwoods. Rick...just your average Joe.
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    Joe-sixpack?

    Sorry.....couldn't resist referencing another post from the ash can. :cheese:
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh no. By that standard, I'm well above average. %-P Rick
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    Well, they are full of it! lol. They also say the current temp is usually 5* HIGHER that it actually is, not taking into account for wind chill. We can usually expect at least 2 weeks a winter of solid below zero temps...
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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I always remember the coldest days of the winter- some winters they seem endless, others not so much. Anyway- no part of Maine is southern New England to be sure :)
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