Holz Hauzen

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  1. rfalk

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    I've built four holz hauzen's to date.....three seen here. The fourth is partially dismantled.....gotta burn that wood, no? Diameters are 6', 7', and 10'.....Cheers, bob
     

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    They look like some respectable wood piles. How has the wood been drying for you in them?
     
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    This is my first year cutting my own wood, so two of the piles have only been drying since April. The third was split last month....just ordered a moisture meter, so will check soon. bob
     
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    I like how you used slabs for a roof.
     
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    I have a bandsaw mill, so keep the slab cuts to roof the piles.....IMHO, it looks nicer and sheds some rain.
     
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    yeah the slabs are a nice touch.
     
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    oh yeah... they are slabs. At initially glance I though they were just huge pieces of bark
     
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    NIce work, I am just wondering if your slab roof is restricting the "chimney" drying effect (air flow) of what a true holz should accomplish. Just a thought.
     
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    Some one with expert knowledge came here and shot down the “chimney drying effect"...and it was validated by a few mods too. The HH is just a visually appealing way to store wood.
     
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    If anything, the slabs being sloped could, when heated by the sun actually promote air convection. The slabs do not seal against each other and would only shed some of the rain like a poorly thatched roof would.
     
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    Sounds about right. I use 1/2 splits with bark up and don't seal them too close to each other.
     
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    I got into the habit of laying up my outdoor piles bark side up and find myself still doing it that way inside my woodshed. The bottom course however, I always lay bark side down on the dirt.
     
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    In the past when I stacked in linier rows I would stack bark side up on the top row only.
     
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    Is that it?

    No one, and I mean no one around here stacks wood like that.
     
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    ^I've never seen anything like 'em either till I signed up here... and we've been burning for 30 years.
     
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    I did it cause I thought it looked nicer with a roof....my neighbors like it too....lots of compliments.
     
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    At least half of that tree would be contributing to the next HH if it were in my yard...
     
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    But then I would have no tree and my kids would loose their tree swing....for a few BTU's?
     
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    I built My first hh in april it was 8'dim and 8' high. Now its 8'in dim and 6 1/2 'tall Ive aslo noticed that the bottom of the hh is a lot greyer in color then the top.
    This week end In taking it down to move it closer to the stove and to get it out of the weather. Ill deffinetly do it again it take less room in the yard and the naborss like it. But this time Im doing the ten by ten
     
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