First full season burning...how much do I need?

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  1. kbrown

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    See, I was going on the principal that a face cord is 4x8x16" or any other variant so long as it comes to around 42 cu ft. So, when speaking of face cords, you should always ask the bucked length then?
     
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    16 is the common definition and rarely deviated from but the technical definition is 4x8x buck length.
     
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    A face cord is a third of a cord, plain and simple. Yes, basically 42-43 cu ft no matter how you measure it the volume needs to be 42-43 cu ft. Yes 16 inch is the most common. I tend to go 16-18 on my stuff. Sometimes close to 20. But, I also have my share of 12 inch stuff. It all averages out.
     
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    A third of a cord is a safe assumption because wood is seldom bucked shorter than 16 inches. Some purveyors may sell a stove cord, the "stove" being a cookstove that takes wood shorter than 16 inches. A stove cord is usually split to smaller size as well so there is a lot more air space in the stack.
     
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    .....and this is why I love Hearth.com! Always learning something. ;-)
     
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    Its not that I don't want it :cheese: but thought I would help you out a bit......
    If you want some PM me with your phone number and I will give you a call
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    I know what you are saying! Like the company in Detroit (lists on Ebay) that calls a face cord, a cord. I have also seen this on Craigs list........

    I think if I ever had to start buying wood..... I'd just turn on the NG furnace :roll:
     
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