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HOW MANY CORDS HAVE YOU BURNED SO FAR THIS YEAR

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by highmark800, Dec 25, 2009.

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  1. hawkeye4771

    hawkeye4771 New Member

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    am finishing up 2 cords of oak and walnut that i started burning in November, prior to that i burned 2 cords of ash and maple rounds from when i started burning end of September. So 4 cords since end of September and am now tapping into my hickory and black locust for the coldest months. had been averaging $40 in heat bills with the heat turned off but mid December it started getting into the teens night AND day, I can't tend to the stove while at work all day so turned up the heat a week or so ago. maybe after the 1st of the year i'll turn the heat back off and see how temps go. this is my first full year of having the woodstove [ Regency] so it's a learning process.

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  2. ihookem

    ihookem Minister of Fire

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    About 2/3 of a cord. Half was popple, other half was oak. Started mid nov.
  3. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    im about 1.5 cords in since early October.
  4. Riegel

    Riegel New Member

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    I've been burning since early October. As of Christmas Day I have gone through 1 cord of maple, oak & locust.
  5. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I've gone thru just under 2 full cords since September 28th, and we have about 3 2/3's left. Mostly oak with a 1/3 cord of maple and some pine mixed in the whole batch.
    I use an average of 2/3 cord every month, with Jan. & Feb. killing the average. The Jan., Feb. thing is pretty SOP for most of us, eh?
  6. heatwise

    heatwise Feeling the Heat

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    3/4 ,mostly scrappy bits and odd pieces. very mild shoulder season.
  7. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    About 1 Cord since early October. I have a pellet stove in the main part of the house so the Wood Stove gets used mainly at nights.
  8. ramonbow

    ramonbow Member

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    about 1 cord of boxelder and similar wood. burning just on the weekends.
  9. jmhpsu93

    jmhpsu93 New Member

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    About 2 cords of oak and some other mixed hardwoods. Wood is moderately seasoned by Hearth.com member standards. We also have an open fireplace (blasphemy!!) that we burn in for ambiance and to waste good money.

    First full year of wood stove burning (installed Feb 2009). We burn 12 x 5 (weekdays) and 18 x 2 (weekends).

    Only 125-130 gallons of oil so far, and it's been fairly cold this fall/early winter here in MD, been burning since late October.
  10. pulldownclaw

    pulldownclaw New Member

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    1.10 cord of pine and soft maple, 6 splits of oak.
  11. EKLawton

    EKLawton Member

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    around 1 cord or less, oil just for the hot water, started mid October
  12. Max Headroom

    Max Headroom Member

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    About 1.5 cord of maple and cherry. On to the hickory and oak in January.
  13. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    I have burned like 20 logs sense last week. %-P (just got the stove back online)

    Black Locust, Cherry, white birtch and some Ash
  14. Hurricane

    Hurricane Minister of Fire

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    A little over 1 cord, mostly maple, pine, cherry. In the last few weeks I was burning some ash and oak because it was cold. I have been saving my good oak for Jan feb then finish up the maple and pine in the spring .
  15. mikes67

    mikes67 New Member

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    Just finished my first cord some oak mostly ash. Started burning in the middle of November. Also used about 60$ worth of NG. decent for a 2300 Sq ft house that's a 100 years old :)
  16. runandjump

    runandjump New Member

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    Just a frog hair over 1 cord and "0" LP for heat!! And a whole lot warmer than years past. This is my first year!!
  17. gerry100

    gerry100 Minister of Fire

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    Little less than 1.5 cords - started just before thanksgiving
  18. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I think I'm past the one cord mark now and will be going through the wood a little quicker now. It was -28C this morning and the stove was throttled back enough that the gas furnace came on. Still, I'd rather shell out a dollar for gas to have more coals in the morning for a quicker recovery and have a happy wife than see my breath and have a disgruntled wife.

    What a difference a day makes. Yesterday morning I awoke to 76 degrees in the house and lots of coals to get the fire rip roaring before the wife got up. She's not happy unless the whole house is at 74 degrees while she gets ready for work. A wood stove can't raise the temp nearly as fast as a 100,000 BTU gas furnace can. She's off work for the holidays now but when she is working, it seems like such a waste to bring the house up to that temp for such a short time but hey, whatever it takes to make her happy.
  19. fire_man

    fire_man Minister of Fire

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    So far about 1 and a half chords, although the oil heat has come on a bunch of times this winter. we put plastic sheets on some of the windows and watch them inflate on most winter days. :bug:
  20. Fsappo

    Fsappo New Member

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    I HAVE BURNED 1 FULL CORD SO FAR THIS YEAR
  21. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    OK, ARE WE ALL GOING TO START SHOUTING NOW?
  22. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Could you guys keep it down in here...I'm trying to read the next thread over. :p Rick
  23. breamer999

    breamer999 Member

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    Heating a 1100 sq. foot log home.
    Started burning Oct 2nd.

    Cord 1 was Dec 15th
    An additioinal 1/2 cord up to now

    All black spruce, from my property

    May go with a stick of maple tonight, -11C with a 80kmh wind out of the northwest.
  24. Fsappo

    Fsappo New Member

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    Not sure, but the OP shouted the title of the thread and I got caught up in the moment
  25. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    WHAT? Can't hear a darn thing with all this shouting going on.
    Oh well, my wife thinks I'm deaf in one ear, and can't hear out the other. :coolsmile:
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