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Free Wood Score! Thanks Cityevader!!!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by myzamboni, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    Saturday I made a visit to Cityevader's abode in the hills above Silicon Valley. He was nice enough to PM me with an offer of free Oak and Locust rounds/quarters, some bay/locust branches, and use of his 30 ton splitter to process. It took 2 heaped/stacked loads with my buddies full-size Dodge shortbed (the Cummins barely shrugged), and here is what I got (should come out to a shade over a cord. I cannot thank him enough. My pine stacks are already getting jealous of all the attention.

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  2. btj1031

    btj1031 New Member

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    Wow, can't beat free, and then the use of the splitter! Sweet deal. Nice guy. Nice wood.
  3. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Now that is some real decent looking firewood! Maybe you can stretch it out mixing it with pine.. I know you can burn pine but with so much hardwood around here I have no need to burn it.. A few weeks ago the power company cut a bunch of trees under their high tension lines and the hardwood was gone in no time and the pine still lays where they cut it.. It is even cut to length and people won't touch it.. When we go camping I tried pine and didn't like it because it's too smoky compared to hardwoods plus no coals.. Are we spoiled or what?

    Ray
  4. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Whats this pine thing you speak of .. aint seen none here.
  5. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    ^^ Looks alot like a christmas tree, but usually bigger.
  6. cityevader

    cityevader New Member

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    You shoulda seen the grin on your face running that splitter, wish there was a camera shot!
  7. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    I never knew I liked hydraulics that much!
  8. Bubbavh

    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    Mix it with the pine and you get the best of both worlds. Hot fast fire that lasts a long time.

    Sweet score!

    I'm still pulling my score out... It's gonna take some time and a lot of advil!!!

    Who'd a thunk us pine burners would be burning the good stuff for free!!!
  9. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, your pull is going to take a lot of vitamin A alright!
  10. jpl1nh

    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    I know there are lots of hardwood "purists" and I'm blessed to have all the great hardwood I'll ever need, yet I still burn tons of pine, hemlock, poplar, and even punky wood too. I use our stove non-stop about 7 months of the year. There's probably a total of about 2 months of that time when I really need max heat output and that's when I burn mostly hardwood. Much of the rest of the time we only need moderate heat or even just a little heat so I mix in more or less softwwood. Even in the very cold weather, a piece or two of pine or hemlock can help a new load catch faster and get to temp quicker. It's all good if you use it in the appropriate situation.
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