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Firewood wont fit in my new stove.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mtcates, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. Srbenda

    Srbenda Burning Hunk

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    Why did your wood end up too long?
    Who cut the rounds?

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  2. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    New stove.
  3. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    I think I might have done the same. I think we all need video on the next trimming...
  4. mtcates

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    I might try and get some video next time since all of you want to see it. It really was not much to it though. It was pretty easy to do.
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    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    OK!!
  6. woodsmaster

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    Return stove for bigger one.
  7. mtcates

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    My new stove is an Englander 30. The firebox is 20 x 20 square so you can load north to south or east to west. Now I can get a piece or two diagonally without having to cut them shorter but I can't burn them all that way. My wood was cut for an old englander with a 14 x 28 inch firebox. All the wood is 20 to 22 inches on average and I need a max of 19 inches in the new stove. I like the new stove and I'll just deal with the cutting.
  8. fjord

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    I'm a-hearing banjos. :lol:
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    Had the same problem when I got my Morso Squirrel. Pile needed to go from 16" to 8".
    Could have used a chainsaw and a sawbuck, but that would have turned lots of wood into chips.
    Got a cheapie tablesaw and mounted a 10" blade from a real tablesaw that had hit a brad.

    Went through the whole pile quickly, with no Darwin listing, and still use the tablesaw for the final
    buzzing of wood. (Splitting seems more productive, working on 16-inchers.)

    This may sound crazy to some, but a cord of wood goes a loooooong way, control of the size of
    the fire is excellent, and I don't generate a lot of mulch. A friend jokes about burning toothpicks,
    while heaving logs into a fireplace.

    To me, crazy is standing on a wood pile while armed & dangerous with a big chainsaw. "Watch this!"
    How about making a BIG sawbuck ...
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    I'm a-hearin' dueling banjos.
  11. mtcates

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    While I do agree it was dangerous for me to do what I did, I think you all should know that I do tree work for a living and there are far more dangerous things on some of the tree jobs that I do. So maybe I should wear my safety harness and rope to the header above me on the stack and wear my chainsaw chaps for leg protection against the chainsaw.
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    [quote author="mtcates" date="1287504063"]While I do agree it was dangerous for me to do what I did, I think you all should know that I do tree work for a living and there are far more dangerous things on some of the tree jobs that I do. So maybe I should wear my safety harness and rope to the header above me on the stack and wear my chainsaw chaps for leg protection against the chainsaw.[/quote]

    Pi$$ poor attitude for a "pro". The sarcasm runs fool-like.
    Not having that B.S. on my crew.
    Or, don't know anyone who'd hire someone with that kind of care.

    ....more banjos.
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    HehHeh . . . I know it's wrong . . . and I wouldn't condone this type of behavior (for the record I would have cut them down by sticking them in a "jig" of some sort) . . . but the picture in my mind of you dangling from the rafters while clad head to toe in safety gear while sawing the wood is something I would consider paying the price of an admission ticket to see! ;) :)
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    Everyone grips about my old Fisher and about how I am still living in the dark ages. They all tell me that it's a smoke dragon and how I would be much better to replace it with a modern stove. But guess what, I can get pieces that are 26 inches long in the stove, I have a unlimited amount of free wood that I'll never burn up in my lifetime. I don't care if it uses a few extra logs. I love my old Fisher. David
  18. mtcates

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    Too bad I don't live in Bangor Maine. You could hire me (pay me) for a tree job and get to see me dangling from a rope in full safety gear while cutting wood.
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    Ah, anyone can see a guy working in a tree . . . I want to see you in full gear dangling from the rafters of your woodshed while cutting off the ends of the stacked firewood . . . that to me would be worth paying to see. ;) :)
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    Well it wouldn't be as spectacular as you think. The rope would be slack and only for fall arrest as I would be standing on top of the double wide wood stack; and if things were to go as smooth as it did before it would not be much entertainment for you. Before it took about 5 minutes or so and was event free. I intend on every episode being the same.
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    Mtcates, I'm amused at the flak you have gotten over how you solved your problem. Frankly it looked pretty straight forward to me. I might have done it the same way except I don't have a bar that long for my saw. Oh, and I certainly wouldn't have used any safety gear, except maybe my glasses and a pair of gloves. Gosh, I must be reckless or something, because that seems pretty tame compared to some of the ways I have solved similar problems.
    I'm sure, with your competence level, you were in very little danger. Now perhaps if you had your grandmother up there doing that, I might have to side with some of these guys.
    I guess the real problem is posting things like that on the internet where everybody can see (and comment) on what you've done. Perhaps to protect yourself next time maybe just post a little cautionary note something like this.
    ****** WARNING KIDS!!! NEVER TRY THIS AT HOME ******
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    I've seen some full time carpenters do some cuts with power tools I wouldn't recommend weekend warriors try at home.
    It's nice when you know your tools.

    Every time I try a plunge cut with a sawzall I break the blade.
    Every time.
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    The worst part must have been stacking all of the pieces you cut off...
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    [quote author="mtcates" date="1287600081]
    Too bad I don't live in Bangor Maine. You could hire me (pay me) for a tree job and get to see me dangling from a rope in full safety gear while cutting wood.
    Well it wouldn't be as spectacular as you think. The rope would be slack and only for fall arrest as I would be standing on top of the double wide wood stack; and if things were to go as smooth as it did before it would not be much entertainment for you. Before it took about 5 minutes or so and was event free. I intend on every episode being the same.[/quote]

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    Apparently now we both are getting flack for this. One thing I can say is the flack is coming from the ones who are not sure of their ability to pull off a stunt like this.
    And if you have no confidence in your ability you are surely more likely to get hurt. They should leave the difficult tasks for competent people like ourselves.
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