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Holz Hauzen

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by rfalk, Dec 7, 2008.

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  1. rfalk

    rfalk New Member

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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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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    They look like some respectable wood piles. How has the wood been drying for you in them?
  3. rfalk

    rfalk New Member

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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
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I like how you used slabs for a roof.
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    rfalk New Member

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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.
  6. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    yeah the slabs are a nice touch.
  7. fishinpa

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    oh yeah... they are slabs. At initially glance I though they were just huge pieces of bark
  8. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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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.
  9. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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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.
  10. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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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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    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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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.
  12. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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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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    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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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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    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Is that it?

    No one, and I mean no one around here stacks wood like that.
  15. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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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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    rfalk New Member

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    I did it cause I thought it looked nicer with a roof....my neighbors like it too....lots of compliments.
  17. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    At least half of that tree would be contributing to the next HH if it were in my yard...
  18. rfalk

    rfalk New Member

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    But then I would have no tree and my kids would loose their tree swing....for a few BTU's?
  19. Burd

    Burd Feeling the Heat

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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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