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Getting wood inside

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

  1. zzr7ky

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    Eric - I have a decent sized place and I'm often gone. Between my 3 daughters and a couple friends I have had pretty decent luck getting them to run the stove. I show them how, encourage them, and keep wood at the ready in 5 gallon plastic buckets. The 5 gallon buckets are not too heavy, and creapy-crawlies tend to stay in the bucket ; ) That and I am not above throwing the breaker on the furnace once in a while ; ) The ladies do get to run the temp up as high as they like as long as they're taking the initiative. I also keep the kindiing and/or super-ceder firestarters handy, and I got a trigger-style Propane Torch that I keep handy so they don't struggle getting a fire going.

    For the inquiring minds that wish to really save money and stay married: Yes I'm single. ; )

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  2. Joful

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    My wood stacks are under a porch, just outside my walk-out basement door at one end of a very long house. The only stove I was running last year is at the other end of said house, one floor up from the wood storage. I use a canvas tote, really nothing more than a swatch of canvas with a sturdy leather handle sewn into either end, which I fill so full I barely fit thru doorways. It keeps me down to one trip per day (maybe two on a Saturday). I dump the wood into a copper bin next to the fireplace, to keep the mess contained. I can't imagine making that long trip just carrying an armload at a time.

    The second stove we're installing now will be right at the top of the basement steps. Woo hoo! That will cut my round-trip for wood down significantly, although I guess I'll be making twice as many, now.

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  3. blujacket

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    Beautiful home Joful
  4. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Joful. That is a beautiful home. You should be proud. And that little guy looks like he will be a good future wood hauler. My son is now 8 and he helps me out a lot with the wood already. His twin sister does as well, sometimes. They both like the reward, if they do a lot of work with dad, of getting an ice cream with cookies or candy mixed in it. Can't beat an ice cream flurry with cookies or candy bars all mixed in it. ;lol
  5. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    heh... actually loaded, but then deleted those photos before posting. I guess you need to un-upload them, or else they still show up!

    Yes, I can't wait until the kid is old enough to haul some of this wood (and mow that lawn). I did get him a small 12V vehicle in the form of a John Deere tractor, with a small trailer. He likes driving it around to help me pick up downed branches and twigs before I mow each week. That's a start in the right direction.
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  6. Danno77

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    My wife is a 31 consultant, as well. You have my condolences. Although, I haven't seen about getting something like this... the biggest tote I've seen around (and I haven't looked all that hard) is this deal that is 11.75"H x 21.5"W x 10"D

    I wish they had a different picture of it, but you can get it in solid colors or camo, etc.
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    The problem with the above bag is that it would take two trips to get a stove load!
  7. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I am so glad I don't know what "31" is. Seriously... don't tell me!
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  8. smokinj

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    I am NOT sure how we do it.....:cool:
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  9. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    Me too. I might give a rubbermaid or recycling bin a try this year.
  10. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I snag my neighbors recycle bin (we use ours), they never use it and it works great. I feel like I am recycling using it for keeping my wood in. I have yet to find one like it that I can buy. Don't worry the bin gets returned for it to sit in the neighbors yard for the spring & summer, have to clean it every year from sitting out.
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    Things are a bit rough but I wake up breathing most mornings. As for winter, no problem. Still have to move about a cord or maybe a little more into the barn but we have plenty. Trying to hunt deer right now but not getting much of that done. Shoot, I could be ready for December and cutting wood...


    Where on earth did you get that picture!
  12. Gasifier

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    I found it on google images. It apparently is a replica of the real crash.

    In 1895, this happened:
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    A train crashed through the buffers at Montparnasse Station, Paris, then smashed through the wall and fell out onto the street. A woman below was killed.

    I wish you the very best health and happiness. Keep that good attitude and outlook of yours going Dennis. You the man. You inspire me and many other wood burners around the hearth.com world!
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    Yeah the bag may be discontinued but she use to call them a "large utility tote". They might even be bigger than the one pictured. I've actually got 4 of them. One is for bringing wood inside, another holds my saw stuff when I go to the woods, and 2 of them are attached to my atv to hold tools, wood, rope etc. These canvas totes have been really handy!
  14. PapaDave

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    Must have had a brain fart, eh?;lol
    It's Dennis.
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  15. Gasifier

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    Good point. Nough said. ;lol
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    Yes
  17. onetracker

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    similar to some of you guys -

    right now i'm burning pine. i'll haul some (maybe .5 cord) into the basement and wont even stack it.

    around mid november i'll move about 2 cords into the basement from the stacks with a wheelbarrow. then a canvas bag to haul it upstairs to dump into a pastic storage tote. i'll load up another 2 cords in around mid/late january to take me thru the winter. a long journey for those logs !

    for my wife's studio we just carry in what we need for the day from outside stacks.

    for the basement/shop stove i just burn whatever i feel like. anything that was cut too long, big ugly chunks, lumber, bowmaking scraps, cookies, etc.
  18. Gasifier

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    bowmaking scraps? I don't want you to change the entire subject of the thread. But do tell us about this hobby you have. Pics, of course.
  19. jeff_t

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    I'm still trying to train him to load it.


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  20. PapaDave

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    I see you've got a year's worth of wood ready to go there.;)
    Let the dog rest and just reload in the middle of Jan., and all is well.
  21. Backwoods Savage

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    Thinking more about this, it seems I read something like this and perhaps seen that very same picture. I'll bet that made some racket!!!
  22. onetracker

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    will do.
    actually gonna be doing a bowmaking workshop for some guys at work. i'll take some photos and start a new thread so as not to hijack this one.
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  23. neumsky

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    No way...lol
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  24. tcassavaugh

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    i have been loading up the trailer, bringing it around back, disconnect it and push it through the double doors like a rickshaw, then stack a rack or two. or at least thats what i did when i was burning the big stove downstairs. last year, i walked out to the woodshed and "picked" the shorter sticks for the jotul.
    all new cuts are being done for jotul. if i burn the summit, guess we'll do it all again. it works for me, that way we can get a week or two ahead, especially if bad weather is forecast to roll in.
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  25. raybonz

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    Cass that looks mighty dangerous to me! I would never stack that much wood that close to a wood burning stove. The way I see it is if a stack topples and can land on the stove then it is too close. You have the potential for disaster in my opinion! If my wood hoop were to topple which is very unlikely it would not come close to the stove. Sure it is less convenient but also very safe. I have had wood piles collapse that I thought were stacked well so please get that wood away from there..

    Ray
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