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I'm set for two years. Working on year 3

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Rebelduckman, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Rebelduckman

    Rebelduckman Minister of Fire

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    I've got about 6 cords of maple, cherry, oak and hickory. Ill be burning mostly maple and cherry this year but the oak will be ready in 15-16. Im gonna try to get another 3-4 cords of oak this summer but man it's hot down here. Been a lot of hand splitting to get to this point but it feels good. It'll feel even better when year 3 is c/s/s



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  2. jaychino415

    jaychino415 Member

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    Your stacks look great! Keep up the good work. It will pay off once they are seasoned.
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  3. Ricky8443

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    wow looks niccce
  4. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Looking good for sure.....
  5. Rebelduckman

    Rebelduckman Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the compliments and the tips. I've learned a lot from you guys here and I'm still learning
  6. woodsman416

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    Nice!!
  7. NordicSplitter

    NordicSplitter Feeling the Heat

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    Is that a creek, lake, river or pond? Just wouldn't all that wood to float away in the event of heavy rains and flooding:eek:!
  8. Rebelduckman

    Rebelduckman Minister of Fire

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    Haha! Me either! It's a pond and there's a overflow pipe on the damn side. Never seen water stand where my wood is
  9. isipwater

    isipwater Feeling the Heat

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    Good work! However, I am wondering why your rows on the pallets are so close together. The row by the water looks better because it will get more wind exposure which is what really dries out the splits. It is a pain to move rows but if you have the space, it might be worth considering to increase wind exposure.
  10. Rebelduckman

    Rebelduckman Minister of Fire

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    Yea their too close no doubt. I stacked them several months ago before I started spending a lot of time on here. Thanks to advice from woody stover and others I moved some in a single row out by the pond. The maple and cherry under the tree I've been told will be fine. Most of it is in the mid 20's now with several months left to dry. The oak I won't use until 2015-16 so hopefully it'll be ready by then. I've considered moving them all but boy it's a PITA! Everything that gets cut from now on will go there. What's out there now is drying out fast!
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  11. isipwater

    isipwater Feeling the Heat

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    Sounds like a good plan. Sounds like you are already using a moisture meter!
  12. Soundchasm

    Soundchasm Minister of Fire

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    That is a beautiful thing. It is like a temporary sculpture. I'm still trying to get it through my head that stacks aren't permanent - made to be used.
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  13. Rebelduckman

    Rebelduckman Minister of Fire

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    Yea I've still got the harbor freight one for 12 bucks lol. Who knows how accurate it is but it'll get you by
  14. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    He's got a month or two more of hot weather than we do further north. Those are soft Maple and Cherry so I believe they'll be close enough by the time he needs much heat...about Christmas time down there. ;lol
    It's kind of sad when you have to break 'em down and burn 'em. After admiring them for a couple years, they grow on you. :)
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  15. Rebelduckman

    Rebelduckman Minister of Fire

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    Pretty close! Our real winter don't really start here until mid December and goes until mid march here lately. I think I'll be fine. As for the oak stacked tightly, it won't get burned until at least 2016 so I'm not really worried. There's plenty of the dead stuff and red maple to get me by while I wait.
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