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Got 2.6 cords split today

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by certified106, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    Finally had some time this afternoon to get some splitting done on one of my piles of rounds. Here is the results of today's work.......roughly 2.6 cords split and stacked.


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  2. red oak

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    That is a great day's work! Looks like you had some great help too!
  3. Blue2ndaries

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    Very nice!
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice work certified106, looks like you had a great day.

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  5. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    It was a gorgeous day today for sure......Right around 50 degrees and sunny, it doesn't get much better for splitting. Working out there today made me glad I decided to wait until the weather cooled off to start splitting rather than doing it when it was 90 degrees.:) I told my wife I might have to be sick one day this week so I can get the rest of it split up The next batch will take a bit longer though because I am almost out of stacking area and will have to work on clearing a new section to stack on.
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  6. PapaDave

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    Certified106, are we talking true cord or the dreaded "face cord"?

    I only ask because that's the same trailer I have (it IS a 5x10', right?), and loose thrown and mounded I can only fit 1/3 cord/load.
    Still, 3 of those in a day is quite a feat....... I'd be dead.
    Your helper reminds me of my granddaughters.:cool:
    I hope she got a hot cocoa or something for helping.;)
  7. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    No face cords around here...... Lol! In the last picture that double row of wood is just shy of 27 feet long, the wood was 18" and it is stacked in a double row between 4.5-5 foot high. My best educated guess I that there is right around 2.5 cords there.

    My trailer is the same one you have but i am stacking it tight on the trailer an it is 3 to 3.5 foot high in the center. It was right about three trailers full plus some change and my back is feeling sore tonight for sure!
  8. WellSeasoned

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    Busy muscle pain day indeed. Nice work. I can guess that your helper heaved those pallets up on your stacks to hold the roof on too. :D
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  9. PapaDave

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    2.84765625 cord. Exactly.:cool:
    You worked too hard today.;)
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  10. certified106

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    Lol... Now that's being a little generous there is some 16" and smaller pieces mixed in there and I didn't get out the tape measure to make sure the height was level all the way across the stacks.

    I meant to say earlier that I agree with you when you loose stack wood on that trailer it is amazing how little wood it will hold. I have been really happy with my trailer otherwise an it has held up really well to the abuse I regularly give it.
  11. PapaDave

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    Why not? I do.:cool:
    That's how I know how much wood I have and how much I've used.
    Keeps me from putting up TOO MUCH wood for the year.;)
    It's still an impressive amount of work for one guy and a small helper.
    You deserve a sammich. Her too.
  12. tcassavaugh

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    ......all these pics gotta get outside and cut and split....cut and split....this is getting me excited :) sorry... ;em ....couldn't help myself.

    cass
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  13. bogydave

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    Great job.
    Never get tired of looking a some one's processing fire wood days work.
    Knowing the work involved, the nice view of done work, & the good feeling
    of knowing how much heat & $$ is there; just a good thing to share :)

    Feels good eh? . . . A good sore ;)
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  14. certified106

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    Got the rest of it dug out from under the leaves, cut what needed cut, split what needed to be split, and stacked all of it. Once I started digging under the leaves there was a bit more there than I expected and I ended up with 2 little trailers piled high. Now I just have to find something to do with all the uglies, I hate dealing with the uglies......

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    I have no idea why this picture is cut off?? It downloaded from my cell phone that way but it is all there on my phone......Go Figure
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    Left over little pieces and uglies
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  15. Backwoods Savage

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    Certified, that is some nice work. You are a better man than I for sure.
  16. bogydave

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    Throw those uglies in the stove, they'll burn & produce heat ;)
  17. PapaDave

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    I just take all that little stuff and put it on top of the stacks. Maybe split the chunky ones.
    Now, go get anudder sammich.:cool:
  18. certified106

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    I do keep and burn the uglies I just don't like dealing with them....... I have tried putting them on the top of my stacks but it makes it a pain to get the roofing leveled up so I kind of gave up on that idea. I did see on here where someone made an uglies bin out of pallets and I am thinking of doing that. I just need to find the time.......
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    I have a separate bin inthe garage where I keep a stash of chunks/uglies, I burn 'em on the weekends when I'm home

    PS, Very nice outcome for a day's work! The little one will remember these days for the rest of her life...
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  20. PapaDave

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    I hear ya'...The little bastage pieces are a PITA. However, they DO burn.
    So, there's that.
    I've got a bunch of chunky/ugly pieces I cut out in the woods, but haven't made much of an effort to get 'em to the stacks. Probably after I get the bigger rounds done.
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    That's some nice work Certified106. It's a nice feeling afterwards isn't it ;). I keep my uglies on pallets in the woods. One pallet per year. Seems to be working okay. I will be burning my first ugly next year. BTW, nice selection in (mules) tractors :)
  22. corey21

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    Very nice work and stacks.
  23. MissouTreeKillr

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    That looks like a lot of hard work. Good on you fella!

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