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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Todd, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Courtesy of my city recycle area. Found these nice rounds just laying there for the taking. I've also scored a bunch of Black Locust and Other Maples from the city this year. image.jpg

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  2. ScotO

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    Nice! Silver and Red maple are my two favorite shoulder season woods, hands-down. If you get those rounds split up ASAP, they'll be ready this winter! Mix that stuff with locust for a heavenly burn....

    Amazing what some people throw away, isn't it?
  3. blujacket

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    Nothing wrong with Silver,seasons fast, and good for shoulder season.
  4. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Nice score!! Those are Some good size rounds. I'm almost done splitting and stacking 4 cords worth of 2-3' diameter silver maple a tree company dropped off to me. It seems to split better after it sits for a couple weeks. Glad to know its good shoulder season wood. I won't be burning it this year but should be wood for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Should I worry about it setting too long or will it be ok for a couple years?

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  5. bogydave

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    You are a "Mini fork lift" to get those rounds in you r truck :)

    Nice score, but a heavy one ;)

    I'd have to split them in place
  6. Woody Stover

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    Very nice! :cool: Those are some big, clean rounds. I've been stacking some Silver, too, and have a few more loads to get on the latest score. I burned a lot of soft Maple last season, more than a third of total cordage used. It worked out well, by itself or mixed, so I'm getting more whenever I can.
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    There is no way I'd let that stuff sit around more than 25 years.
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  8. Backwoods Savage

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    Todd, from this point on, you should lay on your side before taking those pictures.
  9. Locust Post

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    Nice load of rounds Todd. I hauled some just like that Saturday. A couple were bigger than that......I took the tractor ramp along and rolled them up on the truck.
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  10. Todd

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    Lol, stupid phone pics
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  11. Todd

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    They were a little heavy, usually I have my trailer and can roll those big rounds right up into it but thought if I went back home for the trailer someone else might snag it.

    I burn a lot of soft maple, it mixes great with Oak and other harder woods. These rounds will sit all summer and be split this fall then moved to the shed in Spring and sit for 2 years before it sees the stoves.
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  12. Applesister

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    Scrounging like that is definitely not a girl thing.
    Todd do you use that tapatalk phone App? or just your phone?
  13. Todd

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    Just my iphone
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    Sure it's the phone?:p
    Nice score though.
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  15. ScotO

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    Why not? I'm betting you would surprise yourself. Get a 2x10" like Locust Post said in his post above, and use it as a ramp to roll the rounds up into your truck. Or take the axe and bust them up a little on site. Hey, free wood can make you do crazy things!
  16. Trilifter7

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    I got mine delivered to me for free, or I would have had to figure something out for sure! I couldn't even maneuver those pieces onto the splitter so I took a sledge and wedge and halved or quartered them just to be able to split them. It actually didn't take too long to do.
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    Nice score :) should have been easy getting them loaded, with the truck on it's side ;)
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