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Free Score this afternoon

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by pinewoodburner, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    Driving my daughter back from the library today, turn on to my road and see a sign for free firewood. Drive to the next street over and see the wood. Back home, change clothes, grab the truck and off I go. The wood was very large, and I had the wrong hand truck. Go back home, hook up the trailer, grab the other hand truck and 30 minutes later I am done loading. Arms are screaming and back home. Not bad. Trailer is a 6 x 12 with 24" sides.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Good Score!!!!!!
  3. Summertime

    Summertime New Member

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    I'm jealous :( great score!!
  4. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Sweet! And a double bonus with it being nice even lengths. That's very rare.
  5. Summertime

    Summertime New Member

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    I like the hand truck as well. Good idea!
  6. itworks

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    You must have a great daughter who spent some time in the library the day before Thanksgiving, so how did you reward her for this "free score". Please don't tell us it will help keep her warm this winter.

    Happy T day to you, and all my friends and mentors on hearth.com.You too Craig for making this possible.
  7. raybonz

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    Wow great haul on some good firewood!!

    Ray
  8. rphurley

    rphurley Feeling the Heat

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    Much better than my "free score." This fall with the leaves down I noticed my neighbor had two large oaks down in his woods. He said I could have it but in the process I damaged my saw and my friends too! My "free" score probably cost me a couple of hundred bucks!
  9. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    My youngest daughter loves school and we never have to bug her about her homework, and she is honor roll. She wanted to go get some books to read over the Thanksgiving holiday and on the return trip, we saw the sign. I could walk from my house to where the wood was in 4 minutes. It is oak and they are large, and heavy. I left 3 pieces that where just to big to move. I am going back Friday and rip them in half with the saw. Lucky score on the wood, but I am more blessed with my two daughters.
  10. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    I guess you will have to change your screenname now (to pineandoakwoodburner)
  11. thebeatlesrgood

    thebeatlesrgood New Member

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    damn you myzamboni you beat me to it. well ill just pretend you didnt post.

    that doesnt look like pine to me pinewoodburner. looks like you're gunna have to make an exception...or send it to me :)
  12. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    That's funny I didn't know that pine was firewood.... My stove is allergic to pine..

    Ray
  13. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    I will burn pine, but almost no one else here in Va does. Everyone thinks pine will clog your flue and you will have a chimney fire. I will burn other woods when forced to. I prefer the oak when it is really cold or for overnight burns, but like today when it was close to 50, pine works just fine. Free wood to me is free wood. Most of the pine here just goes to the landfill. If it is already cut, I will take it, pine or oak.
  14. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    You burn wood when it's 50?
  15. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    It sounds a bit odd, doesn't it?

    I guess cold is relative. Va folks probably feel a lot more comfortable when the thermometer shows 100 too.

    Matt
  16. drdoct

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    That's funny because I burned today and it was 60 outside. It was 64 inside which is too cold for my wife and kids (she's taught the 5yr old how to be cold!). So I burned about 4 small splits to get the chill off. Down in the south you burn in this dead of the winter which means it's 20+ in the morning and 50's in the afternoon. I guess it's all relative, but my cold blooded wife is from Canada. You'd think she would love the cold, but NOOOOOO! If it's under 50 outside then she wants a fire. What wife wants, wife gets. Or better yet.... happy wife, happy life. That and I don't mind burning.
  17. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    If the wife isn't happy, I'm not happy either.

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  18. JBinKC

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    You have to remember lots of older homes in the south have little to no insulation which explains the burning at relatively high outdoor temperatures.
  19. kenny chaos

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    Hey I was only kidding. I live in the north with no insulation. You better bet I burn when it's 50.
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    Gee, I live in the north with GOOD insulation and I burn when it's 50, if I wanted to freeze I would still be burning oil!
  21. Kaptein A. Greenburn

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    Count me in too!
    Just enough burn to take the nip from the air.
  22. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    It was the low 50's. Does that help. It keeps the oil boiler off.
    House was built in 1952, brick rancher, 2200 sq feet. Last year I burned 800 gallons of fuel oil and it was not that cold in Virginia
    last year. I just installed my Fireview and I have been learning how it burns. I was not burning a full load and the house was in the low 70's. I have to close off the Florida room when it is cold outside because it sucks the heat out of the house, 5 sliding glass doors in that room. I still have to use the oil when it is cold. I am going to have to add some insulation.
  23. wannago

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    Nice score, but what kind of wood is it? Looks like it could be Sweet gum. If it is hope you got a good spliter. Oh by the way sounds like you got a smart daughter, I like that.....
  24. gibson

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    In my house 45* and sunny outside equals 66* inside. This week that was too warm for us...
  25. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    I believe it is red oak. Splits and looks just like it, just did not get the smell of red oak, but the sum was not out drying the wood. Got it all split, have a nice stack 10' by 5' at 18".
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