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Guess how much wood? (Update message #25 has final answer)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Slow1, Mar 14, 2009.

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  1. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Well - FINALLY I got a chance to finish stacking the rest of the pile. I had to cut a good bit (about 1/2 of the seasoned wood) so that it will fit in my stove... I had no idea it would be that much of it, but heck, it got me a chance to practice on the chainsaw for a while and that is worth something eh? Ok - rationalization.

    So the final score (pun intended) is:

    Green wood: 1.25 cords
    Seasoned: 1.1 cord
    Total: 2.35 cords

    Once I factored in all my $costs (gas, bribes to helpers but ignoring my time) I paid $187.70/cord - so not a bad deal as I rather enjoyed the time spent 'playing' with the woodpile (as I think my wife looks at it). I'll post pictures in a bit if folks are interested - Looking at the piles I can see I learned a lot between the first and second. I thought the first (green) looked pretty good until I built the second one and now the first looks pretty sloppy to me. Ahh.. no, I won't be re stacking just for that reason :)

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  2. CTBurner

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    You are fortunet you can live with a lousy stack, sometimes i have to rebuild 2 or 3 times lol
  3. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Given that I plan to let the wood season for two years I have a strong feeling I won't be able to stand to look at it that long... especially as I know I'll get even better at stacking as my skills improve over time eh? I'll get better and faster too I bet as time goes on.
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    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    drdoct Feeling the Heat

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    No final pics?
  6. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Ok - finally pictures (takes time you know...).

    4 pictures - two of each stack. I think it should be pretty obvious which is the green and which is the seasoned wood. The seasoned stack is in the original location where the pile was.

    Enjoy!

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  7. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Huh..the smaller individual piles are way more pleasing to the eye, they work well.
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