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I have 3 cords cut and stacked of oak...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by burntime, Apr 4, 2009.

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  1. mike1234

    mike1234 New Member

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    I have 8 cords, all cut and split and stacked January - March. I burned 4 (I think, kept adding dead standing wood to the pile all winter) cords this winter, and wanted to have 2 years supply on hand, and worked my butt off getting to 8. Now I can be more casual in my wood gathering, and try to get 2 - 3 cords every fall and 2 -3 every spring.

    2.5 cords is hedge (best), the rest is a mixture of locust (very good), and elm (ok), hackberry (pretty good).

    I figured out that I have 8 cords with an excel sheet that was linked to a post on here someplace, but can't find the link now. Just input width. height, length of each stack, and it adds it all up. Maybe someone can find the link?

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  2. Hurricane

    Hurricane Minister of Fire

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    I finished my wood stacking today. I figure I have about 6-7 cords split and stacked and am in casual mode now too. I usually only burn about 2 cords a year but blew way past 3 this winter.
    Here is the cord calculator like I posted a while ago.

    http://maine.gov/ag/firewood.html
  3. Spikem

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    For all stacks (or piles or whatever), length times width times height. Add them all together. Divide by 128.
  4. captainjim04

    captainjim04 New Member

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    I'm in pretty good shape. I try and have at least a cord of locust and a cord of oak mixed with misc. hardwood like maple, cherry, apple (easier lighting stuff) 4 cords total a year is good for my cb f3 burning 24/7 + some punky or scrappy stuff(2-3" rounds) mixed with some poplar for this time of year. I have plenty of locust for the next few years. Trying to fill in the gaps with some lighter stuff and more oak. Spring time is a good time to scounge here. I just picked up 3 cords in the last few days.

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  5. burntime

    burntime New Member

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    OK, 3 cords plus a face cord of oak and ash. Have about a face cord left over and I am burning the crappy wood now. If I get off my butt soon I will split 2 more cord and be in great shape for this winter. I burned about 5 cord last year and a lot was silver maple and some (gasp) pine. Us midwesterners are spoiled with oak, ash, and hickory!!!
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