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digging out the woodpile

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Rich L, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    For some reason digging out the woodpile gave me more energy than doing the walk and digging out my car.What about you ?

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  2. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    I will let you know when I dig out my storage building that has my dry wood in it, maybe tomorrow, got to tired today to do it but I have wood on covered entry way so I don;t have to worry for a bit.
  3. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Last big snow my area had was 23 inches. I didn't mind blowing out the driveway and the mound of snow at the end of it, but digging out the wood pile absolutely wore me out.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Had to dig out the woodpile four times in one week in 2010. That and the generator shed. That is the reason for the four cord woodshed and genny shack that now reside right outside of the back entrance to the breezeway.
  5. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    I guess you folks in Virginia missed what we just got.I was digging through 3 foot snows with 5 foot drifts.That wood pile kept calling me.If i delayed and that snow froze I'd need a jack hammer to get through it
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  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yep. We dodged this bullet. Just got high winds and cold.

    February 2010 was enough to last me a lifetime. Path to the generator. Seven days without power. Finally able to get out to the road with two gallons of genny gas left.

    the big one the path to the generator.JPG
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  7. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Uncovered the firewood this morning and brought in 3 wheelbarrow loads.

    This is the last @#$%Y&! winter I cover wood that I plan to burn this year under tarps. If I ever talk of doing it again, please [​IMG]

    Built that damn holz hausen a few years ago and this winter was time to burn it. Since it's been years since I had to mess with a snow covered tarp, I kinda forgot how big a pain in the rear it is I suppose, because I talked myself into covering it and getting my wood from the holz hausen directly rather than moving it under the deck/woodshed <> Stupid, Stupid, Stupid,

    Speaking of wood sheds, I'm moving this thread over there.

    pen
  8. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Stack my wood on the back porch that has a deck over top and a tarp over the deck. No digging wood out here. I walk out the back door a couple steps to the pile, grab splits, walk back in to insert. Works great fro me.
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  9. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Wow Bart us folks up here would never think Virginia could look like that.It makes you think that maybe the states are slowly turning into the north pole.
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    During that storm I was still keeping my stacks at the edge of the yard and bringing in wood into the basement and then bringing it upstairs. Below is a pic of my wood stacks during that storm. I had to dig out to them four times that week. And that is rubber roofing on top of them and naturally the roofing that had covered the used up cord in front was draped on the ground and covered with snow. :mad: That is the deck rail in the foreground.

    I swore "Never again.".

    The big one the wood stacks.JPG
  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Lots of powder . . . blown around a lot . . . even ended up with a fair amount inside my woodshed . . . pretty unusual.
  12. glassmanjpf

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    Got 30 inches plus out here. Wife made sure enough wood in the house for 2 days. Also keep a 7-10 day supply on the front porch which was weather protected. Now that the cars and driveway are cleared tomorrow will blaze a path to the mother wood pile!
  13. Beardog

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    28 inches of snow with 4 foot drifts. Week of wood in the basement and another 3 weeks under the deck. Plans to build a shed this spring/summer for lawn equipment and wood. Will make for easier winters (less moving of wood) and a cleaner garage
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  14. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Brought a couple weeks worth in before the storm. Spent too much time yesterday just trying to get the driveway cleared. I will get to the wood pile later because today is tree tapping day! More fires to play with just around the corner!
  15. maple1

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    I brought all my wood inside in October. :)
  16. katwillny

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    I brought in about 2 weeks worth of wood into the house just so i didnt have to dig out. Hopefully most of it will be melted by then. We are expecting some rain later this week so hopefully that will help with the melt.
  17. tfdchief

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    How much gas did you have on had when the power went off? I try to keep a fair amount for the gen just in case, but it is a pain trying to keep it fresh. Just curious. The last really bad storm we had, I did without a generator. Just my wood stove for heat.
  18. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I only had fifteen gallons that time. Now I keep twenty to twenty five gallons. I fill'em up in late October. Then start burning it off in the lawn mower, saws and truck in early summer. I had just used it all up last June when I got a funny feeling and went and got ten gallons. Lost power for three days in the hottest part of July the next week and kept the A/C units, three fridges and the other stuff running on it.
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  19. weatherguy

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    I brought a weeks worth in the day before the storm, didnt think we'd get as buried as we did, ended up with 29" here and huge drifts. I did snow blow a path to the pile so I can get at the wood but still have to deal with snow on the tarps, last year for tarps for me too, Im building solid roof sheleters for at least 4 cords this spring.
    Anyone hear from Raybonz? His area got hit the hardest with high winds and power outages.
  20. mhvond

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    I am able to stack about a cord and a half under my deck. Even so the wind blew quite a bit of snow up ender there...maybe a foot or so. Enough so the wife complained about getting the wood in her slippers! :)

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