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Getting out the big guns.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ohlongarm, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    We're supposed to get hit with the coldest weather in 2 years here.So I've decided to get out the big stuff,3 year old osage orange,top dressed with 10 year old air dried locust rounds,resting on a bed of 5 year old hickory so hard you can't pound a nail in it.I will post a pic of this blast of btu's this weekend before I load up the King.

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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Should burn well, I got out the mulberry.
    Cut standing dead them split/stacked for a year.
  3. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Drinking any wine with that heat OLA
    This white oak I've had sitting around for a few years ran me out of the house............now what
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  4. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Good Boyscout....came prepared. We're gettin' a chill here also, still burnin' Cherry, Hickory, and stretching the supply with some recently downed Ash that seems to burn well once it sits next to the stove for a couple of hours....the Ash is at 22% on a fresh split when I brought it in and placed it near the stove, not sure where it stands when it goes in, but lights right up.
  5. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Ahhhhhhh.... feelin' da heat!!:cool:
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  6. The Beagler

    The Beagler Burning Hunk

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    Brought a decent load of some good oak on the porch to burn next week. Supposed to be cold for only a few days then turn warmer.
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  7. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Suppose to hit us Sunday night. I'm ready with Locust, & Mulberry.
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  8. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I tossed on a couple hedge rounds last night...actually more than a couple. Wasn't necessarily cold, but ya burns what ya gots.

    These were about 18" long and 6" in diameter...standing dead for about 15 years (girdled), then cut and stacked for 2 years. They must have weighed about 20-30 lbs each and were only about 1/2 burned 13 hours later. Doesn't get any better than that.
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  9. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Wow lukem. I finally scored a couple Hedge rounds last summer. Got about 12 decent sized splits. Will be burning them 2014
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  10. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I got a couple more rounds last month. Might have to split these down though.;)

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  11. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    I saw those score pics. Money in the bank!
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  12. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    mulberry with big splits of cherry and hard maple.
  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Supposed to hit 40 here tomorrow but then back to reality again. Will be burning some oak next week for sure.
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  14. blwncrewchief

    blwncrewchief Burning Hunk

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    Getting cold here also. 4* with 20-30 mph winds first of the week. May even go below 0*. While not cold like our northern members get I'll get to stretch the stoves legs a little finally this year. Brought in a half face cord of locust, sugar maple, and walnut. Just because it is going to be too cold to step 5 feet outside the back door in my boxers to the wood rack with -10 to -20 wind chills.;em
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  15. Waulie

    Waulie Minister of Fire

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    I've definitely been using a large split of my ironwood reserve each night for the past few. Good to be prepared.
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  16. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    Yeah it threw so little heat in that ancient smokedragon that you ran to the nearest motel to keep warm. I understand, time to join the ranks with the real woodburners and get a real stove.;lol
  17. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    I hear ya ,but I'll probably have to open my windows when the King starts digesting that hedge,it's like petrified wood,no kidding ,pics tomorrow.
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  18. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    Don't care how long it burns... it's going into storage. Hemlock, soft maple.. and anything else that comes along in the pallet full.

    Wife's doin the burning this week. I'm in Boston.. Dang cold here too! Houston tomorrow though.

    I've got another 8 or so pallets of junk, mostly Irene hemlock. Then it's ash city for a while. Probably be warm by then!

    JP
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  19. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Oak and locust are the only two kinds of wood I burn so no special wood but I did go out and bring in 5 square locust slabs I have been saving for cold nights and some carefully selected oak splits for Monday and Tuesday night so the surface moisture would be dried out of them.
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  20. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    2 cord of 2-3 yr Red & White oak splits ready for action here. A C
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  21. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I could not bring myself to even burn that :eek:
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  22. ScotO

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    I'm into the locust/white oak/ash part of the stack......even found a couple bigger pieces of lilac in there, and that stuff burns alot like locust! I'll save them for early next week when the iceman cometh.....
  23. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Scotty, are you going to bring a few sticks in so you're not running out there is your jamies and slippers to get them lilac pieces :cool:
  24. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    3 year seasoned oak, maple, and cherry coming up to the house this weekend.

    Draining the outdoor water spigots later today just to be safe.
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  25. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    A couple of low-teens nights coming up here. BL, Hickory, White Oak....and all the Hedge I have that's dry.

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