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How much left?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by gerry100, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Burned about 3/4 cord got 3/4 dry left. Got about 8 cords going forward. Bought a couple packages of pressed bricks to see if my wife can start to run the stove. If it works out I may get a pallet delivered.
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  2. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I'll bet it's mostly been locust, too.....;)
  3. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    2.54?
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  4. ScotO

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    Rottiman is being precise, no?
    ;)
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  5. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    He doesn't know I swiped three splits so it was really 2.51, don't tell him he'll get the dog on me!
  6. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Have just finished my stack of uglies, and started on my main stacks. Hard to know how much wood was in the uglies pile, because they were UGLIES. Odd shapes and lots of air space. Probably as much as 2/3 cord, mostly sugar maple, little bit of ironwood, beech and apple. Have about 2 1/2 cords of primarily sugar maple, large splits, set aside for the rest of this season.
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  7. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Dang the precise numbers making me a lil OCD about how much I actually have used. Had to put my boots on and go measure. Pallets still sitting there where I pulled from, stacked two rows deep on the pallet. 17' empty space at 4' high would put my usage so far this year at 1.416 if my calculations are correct. That is less than I was thinking and actually a lil surprising. Figured I would have used more. (Wood is my only source of heat)
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  8. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    We've almost went through 4 pallet loads (3.33 pallets per cord). About 14 cord left with 5 pallets loaded in the barn ready to go.
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  9. katwillny

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    All of this talk of how much left really makes me appreciate all of the hard work I put in late last winter, spring and summer. This is the month I worked really hard for and now i am glad I did it. I have more wood than i thought possible a few years a go when i was paying 250 and 300$ per cord and it wasnt even seasoned cords. A truck makes all the difference.
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  10. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    Do what? I'm installing a freedom this weekend... it has to be better than my fireplace....
  11. MasterMech

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    I've probably cooked 2+ cords so far (mostly cherry, and a lot of uglies) and have about 1.2 cords of Pin Oak left. Yeah, I'm gonna run out of fuel near the end of the month, but I might make it into Feb a bit. Still haven't figured out how I want to proceed from there.
  12. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    I've gone through about a cord so far. Been trying to burn off my shoulder season wood so I can get to some better stuff behind it out in the wood pile. I split some Silver Maple this past fall and I can't believe how well it's burning now although it should be gone after today or tomorrow. Probably around 6-7 cord left, enough for the rest of this year and next. Next fall I'll build up enough to cover 2014-2015.
  13. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Yes and don't forget kind of wood, stove efficiency, using supplemental heat and how warm your spouse keeps you too!
  14. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I've gone through about a half cord of uglies and maybe another cord. I have a little less than 4 still left in the garage and maybe 1 or so on the driveway. Having bunches of wood in the taxi squad is all well and good, but for me, it's covered with snow and would be a pain to uncover.
  15. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Scotty, do you want to rename the haorders club cause most of these guys can't and won't be called haorders after the burning season is over.

    Cut the wood........stack the wood........burn the wood
    Cut the wood.......stack the wood......burn the wood
    Cut the wood........stack the wood.......burn the wood
  16. PapaDave

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    The most important part.......Let the wood DRY.
  17. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    RIght PapaDave............................it's not how many cords you have , its how many dry cords you have
  18. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I couldn't imagine doing this without one.
  19. katwillny

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    Steve,
    I actually scrounged about a cord on my my small Mitsu lancer, piece by piece as I saw it on the side of the road. One day i got really courageous and put 4 pieces o the back of the Lancer but after being cautioned by many here to be mindful of the shocks on the small car and loading wood. But yes, its 100% easier with a truck.
  20. PapaDave

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    That's a new category.....right?
  21. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like my setup, but a bit bigger. I have poorly insulated windows and doors, and I'm still learning the game. I've had us at 78 degrees a few times, so I can't blame it all on the family . ;lol Gotta due some window dressin' this weekend.
  22. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    I've gone through about 2 cords +/- so far.

    We started burning daily in September, 24/7 in October I think.

    I just arranged to buy some kiln dried wood after trying to burn some of the stuff I bought in May that was "seasoned". The wood that I went through already was well over a year old and burned way better.
    I have about 1/3 cord of "seasoned" wood + 2 cords green wood and about 1/2 cord of small splits and odd sizes that I'm adding 2 cords of kiln dried to so I should have at least 2 cords left over for next year that will be ready to go.

    I give up on trying to find random scores online, I don't have a truck or the space to process wood anyway, I'll just be happy to be able to have a nice warm house for 1/3 of the price it cost to heat to 62 degrees using propane.

    Stove will still pay for itself in 2 seasons.
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  23. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    I posted these of a scrounge I picked up in September in my car!
    I just traded in this Subaru on a minivan, going to use it to pull the trailer I got from my wife's cousin.
    I actually just split all of this today! So add 1/2 cord to my previous total...
  24. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Not saying it can't be done with out a truck. Just much easier with one is all. I have always owned a pickup since 1990, so it's hard for me to imagine not having one.
  25. swagler85

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    Yeah, I am convinced I will never be without a truck. Use it way too much for everything.

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