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Cover to Tuck Your Wood In

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jotul8e2, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. jotul8e2

    jotul8e2 Feeling the Heat

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    We are all cheapskates here, right? If not, then why on earth do we do all the cutting, splitting, hauling, stacking... well you know all about it. So, like you, I was looking for some means to cover my firewood to keep it dry and ready for use. Price was very much an issue.

    Fortunately I located an excellent source of covers for my wood that was right in the heart of my price range - free. I got a dozen or so covers used by Polaris to ship Victory motorcycles to their dealers. I believe the Polaris atvs, and likely snowmobiles use the same covers. They are seamed to create a box shape with no bottom and are designed to cover the rectangular knock down crates the factory uses for delivery. They are the right size to cover about a half cord of stacked wood.

    Granted, they are not heavy weight, nor or they likely to last more than a season or two, and some of mine have a small hole or two, but hey, we're talking about firewood here, not some kind of permanent shelter.

    I suspect most dealers just give or throw them away. If not, they are good enought to be worth a few bucks. Polaris has dealers everywhere and it might be worth your while to call.

    Mark

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  2. cannonballcobb

    cannonballcobb Member

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    Good deal, I'll stop by the Polaris dealer tomorrow.
  3. Jeb1heat

    Jeb1heat Member

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    Great find. I've been using plastic bought in rolls from the hardware store. I guess it's true. "one man gathers what another man spills."
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    Best free wood pile cover I have found is rubber roofing material. It's tough and won't blow around. Local roofing companies would have some lying around if they've recently removed an old roof.
  7. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Cut up the material from those so called inflatable pools. The ones with the inflatable ring around the top. The lower part of the walls and the floors are a very tough material. These pools are often given away on CL.
  8. FF184

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    I've used one of those and also the bottom of a tent from a big tent that my neighbor threw into the garbage. I just layed it out and was able to get a couple long pieces for my stack in a row and a couple of square pieces for a couple pallet stacks.
  9. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Been trying to find some of that my self
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