It's Gonna Rot!

NordicSplitter Posted By NordicSplitter, Nov 24, 2012 at 7:34 AM

  1. lukem

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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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