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Getting ready to burn

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Backwoods Savage, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Put the wood rack on the porch today and filled it. Well, it is almost full. Half of it is filled with lumber cut-offs. The picture was taken while I was sitting in a chair right next to the wood stove. So you can see we don't have to go far when the stove needs wood.

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  2. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    Looks good Dennis. I admire how you seem to always stay ahead of the game.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Hey Andy, thank you. How is that big wood pile of yours lasting?
  4. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Great job Dennis, should have some cold weather next week.
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Looks like your all set Sav, with the cold weather coming in this weekend our first shoulder season wood comes in tomorrow night.

    zap
  6. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    After last winter I still have most of it. The Oak is two years old and I'm still not sure I want to burn it yet. I have a couple cord of Hickory did up last year, I'm wondering if that will be ready. If not, I still have a bunch of Ash and some shoulder season wood along with some Silver I just did up this weekend. I know you always always preach to season the wood good but for the Silver I'll burn it almost right away with out much trouble. I like Silver wet better than dry. I figure if the Oak and Hickory still needs another year, I have 22 dead Ash stilling less than 1/2 a mile from me and I cut use those right quick. They've been dead for several years now and they burn great right away. After this winter I think I'll still have a good two years ahead.
  7. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Been cold and rainy all day here. When I got home, my wife wanted a fire (the first) I said I am going to make it hot in here.....she said, yes, that is what I want. ;)
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  8. schlot

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    Nice job. We've had a few early morning fires so far. Dipped in the 30s a few times, so I woke up early and took the edge off of the cold mornings. Have to keep my wife from opening the windows at night to cool the house. She loves her fires.

    Thinking of putting together a small wood rack in the basement for 2 days worth of in door storage. Looks like cold weather starting Thursday for us!
  9. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    A front row seat to the wood rack...I like it. I have to go by my empty wood rack on the way into the house every day...kinda bumming me out that its empty.
    Dont want to bring it up too early thou...
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  10. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Way to go Dennis. Looks like you're ready ;')

    Sitting by the wood stove taking pictures.
    Must have a nice fire going.
    or are you must admiring the stacks of wood ?
  11. red oak

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    Seems like a lot of us are getting ready for the colder weather! What kind of wood do you burn in the shoulder season Dennis?
  12. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    Looks good. Is it OK to burn the wood with paint on it? I didn't think so but if you do....I might consider it! :)
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    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    Nice job, BwSav! You're giving me some ideas for the future, happy burning.

    fv
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  14. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    forecast is for rain and flurries today.....nice next week...might have to do a couple small morning fires this weekend....its nice to be that close to the stove isn't it
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    Lookin good as always Dennis' and I bet that wood is older than my kids!

    Reminds me I need to get around to sweeping the flue one of these days....
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  16. Maple man

    Maple man Burning Hunk

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    nice wood you are looking ready like all ways it is good to be prepared :)
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    Looks good man. It has not cooled off enough down here to even start cutting wood yet. Maybe we will catch some good weather this month. I am looking forward to get to burn some wood.
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  18. ScotO

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    Looks good Dennis! That's a great feeling, being that close to your wood stash! Even when it's snowin' and blowin', you're only an arms reach away from a reload!!
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  19. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Getting ready to burn Dennis, I had mine up and runing probally 5-6 times already. I must be cold blooded. This weekend in the low 30's and heavy frost.
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  20. Backwoods Savage

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    Andy, you have to get a different avatar! I get hungry looking at it.
  21. Backwoods Savage

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    Just resting Dave. Just resting.
  22. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Just like during mid winter usually except we do usually have a fair supply of soft maple. You probably noticed a bunch of lumber cut-offs in half of the wood rack. Those get burned along with what is in the other half of the rack; a mix of soft maple and ash.
  23. Backwoods Savage

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    Mary, those are just a few with painted ends. Not enough to be concerned with. Actually very few of them have that paint. If it were all of them, then I would either cut that off or just throw the wood on the brush pile.
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    Looking good Dennis. We have had 6 evening shoulder burns since the 15th of Sept.. Cleaning up some of the "shorts and uglies". sounds like we are going to be getting some colder temps this weekend. either way, we're ready, bring it on.
  25. Backwoods Savage

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    Rotti, any snow predicted?

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