Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by terpsucka, Sep 30, 2011.
I think the bag we have is from LL Bean too. Well made works nicely.
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We use the rhino with the trailer, in through the window then stacked. When we started out we I used the wheelbarrow, the next week at work I picked this trailer up from a local business.
Wheel Barrow to Garage. The last 10 yards to the stove in 5 gallon buckets!
My daughters know that in theory, the wood in the stacks could be burned. However they do build fires when they like/need to once the wood is brought up.
The 5 gallon buckets work pretty darn well. very little mess in the house. Less mess and more consistant wieght than the cloth carrier bags in my exceptionally lazy opinion.
We've got a large 10 cu ft wheelbarrow I use to transport wood to the back door. I usually park it right at the back door and carry splits by hand to our wood rack which is only a few feet away. Only downside is that I usually leave the back door wide open while loading/unloading.
One of these wagons goes up stairs surprisingly easily... wouldn't try a whole flight, but 3-4 steps is quite doable one-handed with a full load.
Good idea. You get really good ventilation with a nice tight roof and open sides.
my stove is in a corner of the kitchen. outside the kitchen wall is the patio. i stack my wood alongside the outside of the kitchen wall up under a window so all i have to do is open up the window from inside and grab a few logs and set them in a rack next to the stove then close up the window. every couple of days i have to refill that stack under the window. it may sound kind of red neckish but hey we ain't livin in Beverly Hills here!!
I have a very nice setup and have a windowrite next to my wood burner so I stack my wood out side the window and cover it with a tarp so all I have to do is lift up the window and grab some wood it works pretty nice for now but I don't know how it will work with snow I mite have to build a roof over it because I know trying to move a tarp full of snow is not fun
Land scape timber up my steps to the front door with a wheel barrel I go!
This is my first post here and i want to thank all of you for the knowledge I've gained from your posts. That said, our house was built in 1952 and a wood burning hot water system was included in the plan. So, I fill the bucket on my loader tractor and drive to the built in wood chute and unload into the wood storage area between the chimney stacks and the basement west wall. Rinse and repeat until there are five cords in the storage area next to the furnace.
Welcome 2late! 5 cords to heat the house or just the hot water?
I use one of the previously shown wood dollies, The base of mine detaches and can be left whever. but I use it to bring wood up to a firewood ring by the front door (about a week of wood at 20F temps) and from there it just gets carried in as needed. Sometimes we leave a few splits inside for overnight reloads, but usually try to minimize that. I dont want to bring in too many creepy crawlies / mold / etc....
Thank you. The five cords is to heat the house. That should last about half, or better, of the heating season. There is another three cords on the trailer and two in a wagon. The house is 4000 sq ft. This will be our first full season burning wood. Previous owners had disconnected the ancient wood burner and put in a too small LP unit.
So did you reconnect the ancient wood burner?
No. It was pretty well burned out. Grates were stubbed and parts not available. It was just too heavy for them to move, I guess. I got it out and junked it. We bought an HS Tarm excel dual fuel /LP. One of the house peculiarities is the 1952 solution to heat storage. The living room walls and ceiling, the ceiling of the year round porch and, removed during remodel, the walls of the old master bath are 1 inch of concrete on expanded metal lath. In addition the chimneys are stacked 3 side by side in brick and limestone all the way from the basement to the roofline. In the basement the stack is 12 x 4. We have added to the mass by installing real slate on the kitchen floor and stone floor in the new bathroom. It takes quite a while to heat all of that rock but during the shoulder seasons I only fire up the furnace every other day. I bring the house up to 72 degrees or thereabouts and it loses about 4 degrees a day if the temp is around 50. A lot of the remodel was rebuild. We insulated, put on a new roof and added new siding. And the other two chimneys are for a heatalator fireplace and a "regular" fireplace in the living room.
Nice setup. Thanks for the info.
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