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It's Gonna Rot!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by NordicSplitter, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Keep it dry and it will last longer than you.
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  2. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    I have some oak that's been stacked outside for 5 years with the top of the stack covered, ain't nothin' wrong with it....

    in fact, tell your neighbor I'll bop him upside the head with a split and then he can comment as to whether it's rotted or not.
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  3. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    Also wanted to add a couple years ago I burned some locust post that was buried for 50+ years.
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  4. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    I'm currently burning my cedar deck that was rained and snowed on for 18 years. No rot, burns hot :)
  5. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    haha, you mean it wasn't even coverd???
  6. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Nope. And it faced north, didn't even get much sun.
  7. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Saw a show a while back on those houses, apparently the water level dropped and some of the piles are rotting, as long as the water table stays up, they're ok.
  8. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Interesting. I didn't know that the water table had dropped. Make sense though that they started rotting.
  9. Realstone

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    Yeah I guess there is a lesson in there for us. Either completely dry or completely saturated, like waterlogged. Anything in between encourages microorganisms to grow and eat your stash. :eek:

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