Getting out the big guns.

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

  1. ohlongarm

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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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    Should burn well, I got out the mulberry.
    Cut standing dead them split/stacked for a year.
     
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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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    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.
     
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    Ahhhhhhh.... feelin' da heat!!:cool:
     
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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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    Suppose to hit us Sunday night. I'm ready with Locust, & Mulberry.
     
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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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    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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    I got a couple more rounds last month. Might have to split these down though.;)
     

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    I saw those score pics. Money in the bank!
     
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    mulberry with big splits of cherry and hard maple.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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
     
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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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    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!

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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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    2 cord of 2-3 yr Red & White oak splits ready for action here. A C
     
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    I could not bring myself to even burn that :eek:
     
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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.....
     
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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:
     
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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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    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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