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garaged wood: how much did I fit?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Dexter, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. Dexter

    Dexter Member

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    I've been cutting like mad since August. 'Too busy earlier in the summer. I finally have as much wood into the garage as I can squeeze:

    8w X 8.5h X 1.15 (13.8 inches) in front of the Wife's car, but 3 ranks deep (with a wall on either side to hold up the stack)

    10.5 X 8.5 X 1.15 along one side of garage.

    6 X 8 X 1.15 on one wall of shop

    9 X 4.5 X 1.15 on other wall.

    I figure about 3 cords of wood, and it'll last -- maybe -- to early March. I'll bring more down from mountain-storage then. Wood is big for its heat production, but it is also a ritual I would not give up for anything. 'No cold wx here yet.

    Regards

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  2. SteveT

    SteveT Feeling the Heat

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    You have 282 cubic feet. That's 2.2 cords.
  3. Dexter

    Dexter Member

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    I'll figure again. Damn. Did you include the first measurement X 3, to allow for three ranks deep?

    Dexter
  4. SteveT

    SteveT Feeling the Heat

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    No. I missed that. Sorry.

    The actual calculation then comes out to 439 cubic feet or 3.4 cords.
  5. fishinpa

    fishinpa Member

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    Hello all, new poster here. I've been lurking around here for a few months and though I'd share something I found. I have no idea of it's REAL accuracy but I've found it helpful.

    http://maine.gov/ag/firewood.html
  6. caber

    caber New Member

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    Hey, that's pretty cool. I'm bookmarking that one.
  7. Ron Lloyd

    Ron Lloyd New Member

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    I use a simple Excel spreadsheet to keep track of my firewood supply. It’s particularly handy if you have multiple stacks.

    http://ronlloyd.embarqspace.com/

    Ron
  8. Backroads

    Backroads Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for sharing. It works really good for the multiples like you said. Easy and simple to use.
  9. backpack09

    backpack09 Minister of Fire

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    Take care in stacking wood in your garage, it just takes a little bump of the bumper to knock your nicely stacked wood onto the hood of a car... 8.5' tall can be very unstable for firewood.
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