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Jonesing for some dry wood.....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Ram 1500 with an axe..., May 19, 2013.

  1. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Hi all,I came home, happy and ready to start a fire, it is damp and rainy day, i am tired, I had a long weekend at work and all of a sudden I say Damn! I have very little wood in my garage and the rest is out getting rained on, some is under cover but I was certainly not prepared for this after it got nice and warm this week. So, does anyone have some pictures on how and where they keep there ready-to-go wood at all times and how much that should be? But anyways fire is going, it's 7:20 or so I think I will squeak it out till about 9 if I am lucky but I will need to head upstairs anyways by then, the flame will die and I will be totally out..... Poor planning on my part but I made it.....anyways, lets see some pictures all, where and how you stack your ready to go wood, and how much?
    Thank you....

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  2. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    I have a couple blue plastic barrels, like 55 gal. drums, I throw some good dry chunk wood in 'em and keep it in the basement. That way if all heckfire breaks loose, 3 feet of snow hits, wind kicks up, power goes out, you name it, I can always go down to the basement and bring up that chunk wood and make fire.
  3. alforit

    alforit Feeling the Heat

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    Ok , I know its not pretty but its keeping the wood dry....Heh Heh:)

    Cord and a half of Ash


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  4. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Great stuff guys and nice picture...
  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Hi, you can level the ground with a block and bring it up to par, it will look awesome, you have a great pic, just level it A bit...
  6. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Wow, great idea, my father in law gave me two for water, but this seems good to go for at least one... Thank you
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Basement, wood box , by the stove.
    7 to 10 days worth when full.

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  8. alforit

    alforit Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks......... The theory was to build them on the slope so that the roof I put on it would have a good slant for water run off..........It works great ......but after finishing it all and then looking at it I realized it looks a little funny..... I think after I use the wood this winter and before I restock it in the spring I will take you up on your suggestion.....heh. ==c
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I have a few splits on my back porch in case I need 'em . . . and my woodshed is always more than half full since I hold two seasons worth of wood in it (about 10 cord or so) . . . but during this time of year I also tend to throw a bunch of the punks, chunks and uglies into a wheelbarrow and leave that in the garage to pick from whenever a fire is needed.
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Ready to burn at any time.

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  11. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Wow Dennis you really drive home the point, I love it and I am smiling thanks to you, I just started out collecting wood after hurricane sandy hit us, then in January I got my insert, the rest is history, I Am now in the process of collecting, sawing, splitting and stacking as much as I can, when I can, I will need atleast 1 1/3 cord for next year, I know that is barely nothing to most on this forum, but I work a lot, I have to heat with oil and the list could go on. But this past year, I realized I can do something, I can heat the main room that we live in with an insert instead of using the oil heat that we have previously used the past 15 years of living here in that room. So this forum and the people that I am meeting like you and Scotty as well as some others is a priceless experience to me. I absolutely love the fact that I can ask a simple question and receive quite a bit of information to process. I'm starting to get windy, lol so I will close with saying, thank you for helping to-teach me about the wood burning experience, thank you.... Bill
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  12. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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