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Kiln dried cord wood, $145 per cord

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by BrianK, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. BrianK

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    I was rooting around the internet and located several PA companies that sell kiln dried cord wood. One of them, Gish Logging Inc. is about 80 miles east of me in Fort Loudon, PA just off the PA turnpike. That's too far for me to be economical to pick it up, but I figured in a pinch it would be good to know what kind of prices they charge. I called this week and they are running a special of $145 per cord through the end of December if you pick it up at their location. They load with a front end loader. I don't know anything further about this company but they look credible and this might help some folks here who need some dry wood to get through the 2012-2013 burning season. They seem to have a large business selling pre-packaged kiln dried firewood. [​IMG]
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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Wow that's a lot a wood
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    WOW
    One big pile of wood. Betting quite a bit of oak in there.
    Price would be great in my area.
    Need a trailer to get a cord per trip but a good way to catch up & get ahead.
    As soon as you get it stacked it can start seasoning.
    Nice pictures !
  4. ridemgis

    ridemgis Burning Hunk

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    Great price for kiln dried!
  5. BrianK

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    They're selling kiln dried. No need to season. Apparently they prepackage the stuff and sell it in convenience and grocery stores:
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    I have no idea what they get for the prepackaged stuff but $145 for a cord of kiln dried cord wood seems like one heck of a good deal. I can haul 1.5 cords in my trailer but add in the gas for a 180 mile round trip and Turnpike fees and its just too much to be economical for me. But if I were still behind on wood this season I wouldn't think twice about it.
  6. BrianK

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    Here's the other kiln dried cord wood manufacturers I was able to find for PA. There may be others. I did not call any of these for pricing:

    Blazing Bundles New Wilmington, PA
    Loyalsock Firewood Montoursville PA
    Kuhns Bros. Lewisburg, PA
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Looks like their business plan is working out

    Rent a "U-haul" & tow the trailer & make a 5 cord trip, might bring the cost down some. ?
    180 miles adds allot of cost for 1 cord trips.
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  8. Tuneighty

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    They are a few minutes down the road from me. I just spoke with Ernie this week and will be up to pick up a few loads. (They will also deliver for $165.00 a load, which is only $15.00 over the going rate...)
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  9. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    I called a company about 20 miles West of me in November and they said they were charging $345/cord + $20 delivery fee !!! Oh yeah, they were booked until January 20th!

    I think there is money to be made in kiln dried wood in Midcoast Maine...
  10. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    Were $195/cd for green C+S+Delivered here. Thats an amazing price!!
  11. ScotO

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    That picture looks like it was stolen. I'm SURE that is Backwoods Savages, Zaps, or Bogydaves woodpile........
    well, maybe not. I think theirs is a little bigger than that!
  12. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    If you look closely there is a guy on the top of the pile sitting down vertically splitting.
  13. ScotO

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    Yeah, and that first picture is Zap running that loader......not the one on the ground, the one on TOP of the pile!! ::-)
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  14. raybonz

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    Man that is wicked cheap! Here in Mass. it would cost you double that price! I would be all over that deal but prefer it delivered. The cost of living must be much cheaper there than here to have such a low price!

    Ray
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  15. JustWood

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    Doubt $145 is kiln dried price. Current long wood prices in that area are roughly $100-$120/cord. No way in 8 days of Monday will they CS,& KD for $25-$45/cord !
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  16. Tuneighty

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    This is the email I got from them Thursday: I'm going to take my chances, its right in the range of $150 a cord delivered.

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  17. ScotO

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    I'd almost be willing to sell off my splitter, chainsaws, trailer, winches, and climbing gear for a deal like that.........
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....NEEEEEVVVVVVEEEERRRRR!!!!

    Honestly, though, for someone who does NOT cut and process their own wood, this is a WAAAY sweet deal.....tell us how you make out, Tuneighty, and let us know what kinds of wood you get from them (locust, maple, oak, etc). I'm really intrigued as to how they can sell that stuff so cheap, being kiln-dried and all.
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  18. scooby074

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    This is a WAAAY sweet deal for anyone!!! Unless you get your wood for free.

    Cost me $900 for 8cd. so $112 a cord. It costs me more than $30 to run the saw and splitter... A heck of a deal!
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  19. BrianK

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    A friend at church this morning offered me the use of his flatbed work truck if I want to pick up a load. With his truck pulling my trailer I could haul 4 or 5 cords at a time. I'm seriously tempted to go pick up a load at these prices.
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    For $145/cord, I agree with what scotty says. For real. That's almost not worth the work. If I got paid for cutting my own firewood, I might feel different ;)

    They way this winter is looking, I bet there will be more cheap firewood come spring. I could have bought C/S 'seasoned' for $105 last spring.

    That's an impressive picture. I have been on top of sand and rock piles like that in a loader, but never wood. Nice.
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  21. Adios Pantalones

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    Ya, $145 is insane
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    Our TSC is also pushing kiln dried cord wood, but at a lot more $$ than this! I would be all over this if I was buying triax loads and then cutting, splitting.
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    Pretty sweet - hope it pans out. Right down the road from Shippensburg, my college stompin' ground.
  24. ridemgis

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    In RI, kiln dried white and red oak will run you $350/cord delivered. I was late to the party with a new stove this year and bought a couple of cords to try it out. Compared to the two cords of "seasoned wood" I paid $240/cord for, this stuff burns like it's been soaked in gasoline. I can load the Heritage to the gills (after raking the coal bed forward) and have great secondaries in ten minutes. Turn the air down most of the way after another 10 to 15 minutes and let it heat the house for next 7 or 8 hours. Amazing stuff.
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  25. Jags

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    If that was near me, I would be all over it like a fat kid on a doughnut or maybe even AP going after a beer.
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