Helping Out Our Fellow Wood Burners On Craigslist

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Nonprophet, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. CarbonNeutral

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    I couldn't repost the Worcester one as it recognized it as being similar to the Boston one I did - someone else will have to.

    I tried to add the following to the top of the post:

    This post helps you, as the buyer of firewood, make informed choices and not get ripped off. The last posting of this message was flagged for removal. This is a clear indication that some firewood sellers resent their buyers being informed. If you find this post useful, please tag it best of craigslist - hopefully this will help stop the few dishonest sellers.
     
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    I'm not sure that the "best of" flag does anything to counter the negative flags. it just nominates it for the best of forum.
     
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    I suspect you're right
     
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    I've been told by one of my cyber-geek friends that it does just that--flagging "best of" counteracts the negative flags........

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    Great idea, good format, unfortunate results ragrding flags. Hard to belive someone can get a good factual post removed based on nothing but an attitude or whim.

    I've been getting a "rick" for around $60 delivered. It's hardwood but it's definately not seasoned. My wood is 6-8months at best. Most of it is much "younger" cuts

    I've learned alot on these boards. I new I was wasting some money but I didn't realize how much or that I may be adding more than my share to the atmosphere. I wil add that unseasoned wood can actuially harm some stove components. I have an old Federal airtihgt by Dutchwest and I have to buy a new catalytic combuster aalmost every year. The cat-com's cost around $150 a pop! What I think is that the steaming is affecting the ceramic coating to fall or breakdown!

    I'm convinced that I need to buy a moisture meter. Most of my stock is red oak and I live by the water so it may take alot longer to cure. My clothes are moist in the closet so I can imagine what it'll take the wood to dry out thoroughly.

    I called around, no-one near me seems to have actual seasoned hardwood. At least they're honest about it. All I can think of is I have to gather enough lumber to be able to let several cords dry on the sunny side of my property (which is the wrong side of the house) I won't ever have enough csah for that. Guess I'll have to put my saws to work and take a look at a splitter.

    I am not going to split this by hand. You guys that do are a little crazy imo lol!

    Thanx for the insight!!
     
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  6. katwillny

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    Great informational piece. Much appreciated.
     
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