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Did I do ok here?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by griz7674, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. griz7674

    griz7674 New Member

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    I had a guy offer me his pile of firewood for $200. I showed up this evening and it was a pile that was roughly 15 foot long x 5 foot high and 2 lengths deep (various lengths). I do not know what the type of wood is but it's been in his garage for a bit over 3 years. He had helped cut it and then stacked it for his fireplace only to have his wife move out on him. Thus, he basically never touched the wood. This is my first experience with estimating piles of wood but thought $200 for 3 year old wood was in the ballpark. I am burning it right now and there is no hissing etc. The wood took right off without any fuss.

    Bob

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  2. gorsuchmill

    gorsuchmill New Member

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    Sounds like you did fine. Without knowing the wood length, you probably have from 1.5 to just over 2 cords. If it's hardwood, split and well seasoned, then it seems like you got a pretty good deal.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Tough to say, since you said "various lengths", and didn't say what kind of wood it is. Assuming an average length of 16", you'd have about a cord and a half of whatever it is, so you paid $133/cord for it. Whether or not that's a good deal depends on what the going price is in your neck o' the woods for the typw wood it is. Well seasoned is definitely a good thing. If it's burning well, that's a plus, fer sure. Rick
  4. griz7674

    griz7674 New Member

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    I would say the average length is in between 16 and 20 inches. I need to trim off a few odd pieces where the branches are still attached but overall the length is about the same. The largest part of the pile is still unsplit chunks. As he recalled, it was 3 decent size tree's.

    Bob
  5. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Where are you at in Illinois? I can help you test out some of that wood just to make sure its seasoned :)
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