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Getting wood inside

Post in 'The Gear' started by burnt03, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    I'm waiting on my insurance company to give me the OK on my "new", first stove installation and dreaming out top down fires, super cedars and sweet free heat. So, spending a lot of time on hearth surfing around......

    So, what do you use to get your wood inside the house? Brass log holder, canvas bag, slide, wheelbarrow, tractor???

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  2. MasterMech

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    Honestly, the easiest way is with the wood haulers you were born with. The left and right one. ;) Unless you have no steps to climb. I stack on my left arm using my free right hand as much as I can and still see where I'm going. I wouldn't wear your Sunday coat either. :p

    Of course that assumes we're only talking about going from a stack reasonably close to the door to whatever stove-side wood storage you have.
  3. barn burner

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    My wife is a sales consultant for 31 bags. It's a purse/tote company that does customization and embroidery. She got me a large, utility, canvas tote bag with the words "free heat" embroidered on it. It's great for bringing splits in from the wood pile despite it's pretty decor of imprinted pine trees on the side. Um...yeah...I'm secure in my masculinity.o_O
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  6. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    I use recycling bins. Keeps the barky bits contained. If company is coming or I'm stocking-up for more than 1 day I might transfer some to a small wood rack near (not too near) the stove. otherwise the recycling bins sit in the corner 'till is time for a re-fill.
  7. kevinmerchant

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    Found it. Click here. They changed it a little. Looks like its a little better. They were having problems with the original spoke wheels like the ones I have. I like the bigger wheels because I have to go up a few steps,but these wheels may also work. If I'm not mistaken, fully loaded with splits would last 2-3 days with my nc-30.
  8. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I use a wheelbarrow to bring the wood in. I have a large wood rack in the foyer that holds several days worth and three smaller log holders next to each stove. During real cold spells it shoul last me four days. But, this is the first year with the large rack and two 3+ cu ft stoves.
  9. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I use a large wheelbarrow also. In my little avatar, you can see that I have alot of ceramic tile surrounding my stove. The wheel barrow carries enough for several days. If it's snow covered, stack adjacent to the stove, warms and dries the surface moisture away. When the Feb '11 blizzard hit the midwest, I had enough for about a week stacked around the stove warm and dry. When you are burning 25 - 30 pieces per stove per day, you probably will tire of carrying a few splits in at a time either by hand or with a log carrier. This is my opinion only obviously. Everyone does things differently. I also don't have any carpet between the front door and the stove. A wheel barrow may leave snow, mud, or other tracks which can be mopped up easily enough for me. Every set-up is different.

    Uline sells a plastic bin not unlike a towel basket in size that can hold a couple hundred pounds. I have thought about purchasing one and only bringing in wood once a week. Unfortunately, I have no room for this, but it would be pretty nice to have. It would keep the debris to a bare minimum. Firewood is messy.
  10. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    large canvas bag, It keeps the debris off the floor and the wife of my a**
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  11. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    We use an old fashion wood box through the window.

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    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Rubbermaid roughneck storage bin. Keeps all the mess contained when bringing wood into the house.
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Canvas/cloth firewood sling.
  14. zzr7ky

    zzr7ky Minister of Fire

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    wheelbarrow to bring the wood into garage. Then I load it in several 5 gallon lastic buckets.

    I have a lot better luck getting the ladies in my house to load the stove if it is handy and not to heavy or messy ; )
    Enjoy!
    Mike
  15. Eric Schaefer

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    I use the metal ash bucket we have, I can get a full stove load in one trip. But it's awkward to carry if I try to use the handle. If I had more area around my stove I'd get something else.

    Is there a sticky thread, write up/how to on the forum I can learn how to do that? I don't think the wife has ever loaded. I think I'll let the house get cold and see if she takes the initiative. :)
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    Lawn tractor/trailer into the garage, holds nearly a face cord - good for a couple of weeks generally. Then a canvas tote/bag from the garage into the house, generally about two or three times a day depending on the weather...
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    Wheelbarrow from wood shed to wood bin on back porch. Canvas sling from there to the hearth.
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    First picture is wood rack on porch. Second picture is stove with wood rack in background. To get the wood inside it is a simple matter of opening sliding door and reaching for a couple splits.


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  20. Gasifier

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    Hey. That is cool Jack Straw. Good thinkin.
  21. Gasifier

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    That is a sweet set-up Dennis. Sweet. How are things? Are you pretty much ready for winter?
  22. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    I tried several things to bring a lot of wood into the house at one time. Try to cut down on the labor and time. But some did not work out to well. A hhmmm.





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    No, really. I use a large window I have in my basement and stack a good amount of wood in the window. I then go inside and stack it neatly in the corner just outside my boiler room.
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  23. WellSeasoned

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    Currently I just carry 2 to 3 arm loads in and place into my indoor wood box that lasts around 2 days. Reading this thread, I will probably go get a rubbermaid container. Be well
  24. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    I use one of these. My mother found it at a garage sale for 10 bucks...
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    I bring in about half a cord to the garage and then carry logs in from there.
    Take it to the garage with a truck or tractor....
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  25. golfandwoodnut

    golfandwoodnut Minister of Fire

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    To bring it in the house (the final move) I usually use a canvas bag that keeps the debri in the bag and holds more than my arms.

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