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Gotta buy a Cord....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Dustin, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    I didn't prepare (my fault) for burning as much as I did this winter so far, and we're not even ramped into it yet.


    I'm forced to buy a cord. I could go out to my free wood spot, but it's all gonna be soaked wet, and covered in snow for awhile, so thats out.


    Anyway, I have been exchanging emails with a fella who has wood for sale. He's not pushy, and answers any question I have. He's selling a mix of Fir, Maple, and Alder *all softwoods* for 200 bucks a cord. Pretty much the going price around here.


    Anyway, he says it's all been down for 5 years and decked on his property. He's not in the wood business, just selling it off by the cord to get it gone.

    He cuts the wood to your desired lenght when you order it, and then splits it.

    My question, is this wood going to be ready to burn? Or will it have to sit for a year. It's been down, but not split. Thoughts?

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    5 years down and soft wood there is no reason why you coulnt burn it this year!(hard wood is a differnt story)
  4. mattinpa

    mattinpa New Member

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    I agree. Being softwood, it should be good to go.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Well... Fir is a softwood but Maple?
  6. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yes silver maple is softwood I burn it 4 months after split and thats alive tree
  7. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Some things never cease to amaze me. It's like I'm on a different planet sometimes.
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    madrone Minister of Fire

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    It's probably Big Leaf, or Oregon Maple. Technically a hardwood, but pretty soft. It's around the same btu's as Doug Fir. I like it.
  9. Todd

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    After being down for 5 years, alot of it could be on the punky side.
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    mattinpa New Member

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    You know, I was thinking that, Todd.......just didn't want to be the one to rain on his parade. How could it not be after 5 years?
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