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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by suprz, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. suprz

    suprz Member

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    But I am out of seasoned wood.....so I will be getting more biobricks....to be honest I llike em....not as good as free wood but they will keep me warm till I can season the wood I have

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  2. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    It's all good. As long as your warm. Now you can start getting your supply for next year, or the year after, slowly but surely. So that it will be seasoned nicely. Can you find these biobricks on sale?
  3. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Got to do what you got to do. Better than burning green wood.
  4. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

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    It happens, no hate here. As was said, it's better than burning green wood. If you have any soft maple ,or cherry , it dries out quickly if split small . Maybe you could mix it with the bricks to help out .
  5. suprz

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    The best price I have found is 9.00 for 20 bricks. And the benny's they are sold at is less than a mile away from me
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    It's BTUs
    If it saves on the heat bill, smart move :)

    Are you getting any scrounges from Sandy in you area ?
    If you can be selective, avoid oak, takes longer to season;)
  7. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Don't feel bad last year i had to purchase a truck load of wet red oak i learned a great lesson.
  8. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    As long as your not burning oil, its all good
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  9. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    I have actually thought about getting a few in to see how they burn myself....
    Not to worry, just use the time to get your wood seasoned for next year and its all good.
    Getting ahead is the hard part...staying ahead should be easier.
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    So you burn the bricks this year while you are cutting wood for next year. Don't wait!!! Stay at it and get it split asap so you will be ready next year. Constantly keep that 3 year goal in mind and you'll make it. Maybe not this year or next but if you keep pecking away at it, you will make it and never be sorry for it.
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  11. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Might be a dumb question but I dont know. Are you going to burn just the bricks no wood or are you going to mix a little green wood with the bricks?
    Im pretty new to this and having a hard time finding seasoned wood so I was thinking about buying a lot of the bricks instead.
  12. suprz

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    The only scrounge is a big pine from up the road, and if the deal works out, i will be getting the wood from 8 oak trees on the same property.. I hope i get that wood because that will give me a nice start on my woodpile! So for right now i have a big black locust that i still am working on, (c/s/s ) a big pine that needs to be split and stacked. I am figuring the locust will give me at least 3/4 of a cord, and the pine about 1/2 cord. If i get all that oak, that will be at least 3 cords...but none of it will be ready to burn for at least 18 months...but i know of a place close by where there is alot of standing dead, and fallen down dead trees that i can cut up and burn today if i needed to... It will take some work and getting space for all that wood. I do like the biobricks for their ease of use and they are predictable (no runaways, dont have to worry about it being seasoned enough etc...)
  13. suprz

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    I wouldnt burn green wood no matter what. I have been mixing it in with some seasoned wood i have had laying around from camping trips, but that is all gone now.
    I have some wood that might be "almost" seasoned but it isnt split so i would rather not use it. I am going to get two more packs of bio bricks (40 bricks) which is less than 20.00 . Right now i run the stove when i get home from work, and keep it running till I go to bed (maybe 5 hours) and then i let it just burn down for the rest of the night and by morning the stove is cold and there is nothing but ashes left.
  14. bogydave

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    You'll get there

    You have a good plan to get the wood stacks growing.
    That "finding time" thing, tends to be the biggest problem.
    Just keep plugging away. It will start adding up ;)
  15. Beer Belly

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    I bought some of those bricks myself....just in case. All I have that seems to be ready (MM) is about 2 cords of Cherry....almost a cord of Hickory...although some of the Hickory is borderline (22% inside split)
  16. trguitar

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    No hate from me. I had to do exactly that last year. Bought two pallets worth. I actually still have 20 packages left that I'm going through now. I think they are great. But, I did work my tail of during the winter and spring to get a year ahead. Now I just have to work as hard this year to get even further ahead...
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  17. suprz

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    If I can just talk the wife into me getting a splitter......I would be getting alot of this wood split!

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