Funny how splitting changes when you get ahead

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by rdust, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. rdust

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    I had to chuckle today when I was moving some wood into the garage. I finished off one stack and moved on to a stack made up mostly of oak that I split in the spring of 2009. I planned to burn it last year but never got to it since the winter was so warm. I split most of it small since it was my first year burning in something other than an open fireplace and wanted to use in that year.(yeah right) ;lol

    Anyway as I was grabbing those splits today I kept laughing that these were what I now consider small and almost filler size splits. I took one split that seemed to be on the "large" size for that stack and took a picture of it next to some current stuff I'm splitting. The triangle split is about 3 1/2x5, the rectangle is 6x8. Looking at some others in the stack the biggest squares seemed to be about 4x4 and those are few and far between, the average squares/rectangles seem to be 3x3 or 3x4. I'm glad the BK handles the small stuff just fine.
     

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    Your splits on the left look like the splits Im burning now, it was the first big batch I split when I started getting ahead, they're burning great and seasoned two years. Once I was ahead three years the splits look like the ones on the right, maybe a tad smaller. but those wont be burned for at least 3 years.
     
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    Now that I am burning wood and not selling it,my splits have been growing in size also. Like they say bigger is better. and It doesn't take as long splitting as it used to.
     
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    been on the same plan for a couple years. I had some smalls the first year and stacked single row. Since I have a good 3+yrs and growing I stack tighter with larger splits. Less runs with the ram makes for quicker splitting but heavier tossing onto the pile. And with 4 rows instead of 3 on my oversized pallets I can store more wood in less space.
     
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    I split fairly large to speed up the process but I keep my wood (a trailer load at a tme) in the attached garage and I have an electric splitter out there. The splitter gets used a lot depending on needs. This system works great for me!
     
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    My splits get bigger as I get older
     
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    After getting ahead for 2-3 + years, I make big splits. You can always split them down if needed.
     
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