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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jack Straw, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    My wood piles seem to be depressed and want to kill themselves. They must want more attention, cause that's what they need. The HH seems fine! Looks like I should do some manscaping though.


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  2. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    As they dry out and shrink those stacks can fall over. It is a pain. Looks like the HH is in great shape. One of the advantages of that type of wood stack. Looks like more of those would be the way to go.
  3. TimJ

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    Oh dear, you are mistreating your wood
  4. Holzstapel

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    I noticed one of my stacks between two trees has started to fall over. One of them is maybe 3" dia. and I think it moves a lot in the wind. My guess is the constant rocking back and forth caused the pile to start toppling. I also stacked it above my head and I'm 6'3", so that also plays into this im sure.
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    One thing I will gar-own-tee is that the heapinhausin in the background will be stable its entire life expectancy.;)
  6. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    If you look close you will see that it's fenced in:cool:
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Afraid of it getting away???;lol
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  8. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    You would think all those weeds against the stacks would keep them secure.:p
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  9. Backwoods Savage

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    For sure. I've never liked stacking between trees because of the movement of the trees. I can knock the wood stacks over but even worse is that it harms the trees. As for height, we stop at 4 1/2' high and in over 50 years we've had exactly one pile that tipped over a bit. That was just one end.
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Jack, lets face it. It is the penalty for using t-posts. ;lol
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  11. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    How does the wood know that I used t posts?
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    Fear not, many things are a mystery.
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Jack ,don't you go out every day and admire the stacks. Walk up and down the rows
    carressing the locust and the sniffing the red oak... no wonder you have depressed stacks.
  14. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I don't have any red oak or locust<>

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