Got that Ash stacked.

Woody Stover Posted By Woody Stover, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:25 PM

  1. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover
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    Along with a couple other small Ash that were lying nearby, it stacked out to maybe 5/6 cord. Stacked it in a good, breezy spot. Starting around 24%...can it be sub-18 by this coming winter??

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    Sidehill lie so the stack can point into the summer wind. Had to prop this side of the pallets with bricks.
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  2. Blue2ndaries

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    Nice work and stack Woody. I think the MC could drop to that in a year.
     
  3. TimJ

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  4. Woody Stover

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    That would sure help. As you can see, the splits are decent-sized but not too many over 6" the long way.
     
  5. gzecc

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    Is that a sunny spot in the summer? Looks tree covered.
     
  6. bogydave

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    For sure it should be good to burn for next winter. (barring a wet rainy summer)
    Nice pics from log to stacked ;)
     
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  7. AJS56

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    Nice work Woody. I don't measure MC, but I find that ash seasons nicely. If you have some sun and wind hitting those stacks I wouldn;t be surprised that you'll be good this fall/winter. I was up north this weekend and noticed quite a few ash trees in one village that are losing their bark due to effects of the EAB. Bad for the loss of shade and beauty of the tree lined street, good for firewooders.

    Nice stacks and good job!
     
  8. Ralphie Boy

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    Wonderful stacks Woody! I split too small!:mad:
     
  9. Gasifier

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    Nice work woody stover.
     
  10. HittinSteel

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    Who knows about the moisture content......but it will be ready to burn by next winter.
     
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    Yes. That will be ready by fall for sure. And don't worry if you stack it where there is no sun. It won't stop it from drying.
     
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  12. thewoodlands

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    Nice stacks, that will make for some nice fires.
     
  13. tfdchief

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    Nice. Looks about Ike the Ash I bucked last weekend.
     
  14. Woody Stover

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    Yep, in the trees so sun is spotty there.
    I dread the arrival of that green bass turd. :( White Ash is one of the more common trees here.
    The Fv can handle about any size, but I think the 91 cat might take off with too many small splits in there. You can cut your air further with the mod you did, so maybe that's not a problem for you?
    I love the way stuff burns when it's around 16% but you're right, a bit wetter than that shouldn't be a problem.
    Oh, goody! When Dennis says 'ready,' he's talkin' sub-16. ==c
    May not get a lotta sun, but plenty of breeze. I'm going to scout around for some breezier spots than where I've stacked most of my wood so far. Might be further from the house, so harder to walk out and look at the stacks. ==c
     
  15. HDRock

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    Ash split a little smaller than that, was split n stacked a month ago at 25%, is now 18% inside
     
  16. Woody Stover

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    Next to the stove, or what?
     
  17. HDRock

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    Split ,stacked outside, if 25% will reduce to 18% when re split and checked, inside MC measure, inside near stove, will drop 5% in 24 hours,with fan on it, with out fan, will take 48 hours to drop 5%.
    Yes it will dry despite being winter, if kept top covered
    This is what I have done with downed 1.5 year ash in the last month
     
  18. chvymn99

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    Beautiful stack... We had one bug found and identified here in Wydotte county last summer.
     
  19. Ralphie Boy

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    The 80 is working well now. Before it would take off on me and a couple of times I had to pull the bypass to keep it from getting too hot. I still have to be careful how I load with the small splits. They have to be "packed tight" or the 80 will still get to the top of the safe range. I brought some larger splits to the house the other day, hackberry, and I was getting some great burn times. With one load it was 10 hours before I added wood and I only added wood because I was going out for a while.

    Some place in southern Kentucky a couple of nights ago there was a mobile home fire, caused by a wood stove, that killed a father and his young daughter and the father's girlfriend. That sticks in my mind now when I load the insert for the overnight.
     
  20. Woody Stover

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    A couple years back, I got about a half cord Ash, split small, from 25 to 20 in two weeks. Inside with fans, but not close to the stove. I could watch the room humidity rise 5% or more on the cheap temp/humidity thermo I've had forever.
    I'm almost out of cover mats. Got a line on some 2' wide aluminum roofing, but I don't know when it'll be available. Might have to look somewhere else.
    Good deal...and Hack is only medium-heat wood.
    I'll post soon about the latest developments with the 91...

    That is tragic, particularly since most of these deaths could be prevented. I'll have to look for a thread with fire safety education ideas, and maybe do something here. I could just drive around looking for chimneys, and leave flyers. I'd need a car that gets better mileage, though. ;lol
     

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