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Kiln dried cord wood, $145 per cord

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

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I don't see a milk crate though.

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  2. Tuneighty

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    I called em back today. They actually have it available in town (Chambersburg, PA) vs driving the 20 minutes to Ft. Loudon. I have to specify kiln dried when I pick up. To get 1 cord delivered is $175.00, (apparently I am 1 mile past the extra charge.) To get 2 cords delivered it would be $165.00 each. Pick up is still $145.00 and now that it can be picked up 2 blocks from my cousin who has the dump trailer, score. Otherwise I was going to have it delivered. Hoping to pick up 2 cords Saturday morning. I will post pics. I keep forgetting to ask what non sale price is for future reference. (Although I will never be in this situation again as I have come across hearth.com and already have 3 of 4 cords put up for next year.)
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  3. raybonz

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    I will never see a deal like that in Mass.. I pay more for green wood but then again cost of living and wages are higher here.. It's all relative in my opinion..

    Ray
  4. BoilerMan

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    Around here you are luckey to get $110 a load of tree length delivered, Hard Maple, Beech, and Yellow Birch. Like most others I'd ...........almost..............just buy my wood at that price, but whats the fun in that. Scrounging is way more fun plus you get to use loud and dangerous tools!

    TS
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  5. Tuneighty

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    So tomorrow is the day we plan to go pick some up. So far the only good news I have heard about Gish logging is the kiln dried is sweet wood to burn. Most others I spoke with didn't even like to mention their name. Our goal to not get shorted is ask them to if we can buy 1 cord and if it ranks shy of a cord get compensated. (We will rank the first cord about 2 blocks away.) Were hoping we can then know for future loads whether were getting a cord or we just go elsewhere. I believe its loaded via a bucket on a loader. Almost half tempted to rank it right there to make sure were not out any money at all...

    The wife gave me a Moisture Meter for Christmas (yeah early presents.) So that will go with me to make sure its the kiln dried. According to the website we will be looking for 8-12%. Ill post pics tomorrow...
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  6. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    Hope it works out. A deal like this is almost too good to be true. Now if it isnt dry or they are shorting people....

    Side note, all the C+S wood dealers ive bought from reminded me of used car salesmen... Thats why I C+S my own now. I always used to be shorted when I bought it by the dump trailer load and it was never "dry".
  7. Tuneighty

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    Well 3 cords later (2 for the driver and 1 for myself) I am happy. We tried to get a multi cord discount, he said he couldnt but the last load was 7 scoops with a bobcat (the first 2 were 6 scoops.) I tested a few pieces and got a range from 6%-15%. 15% for the larger ones. Seems like kiln dried only really works well on the smaller splits, which is to be expected. It is mostly oak, with a few random pieces of some I cannot identify.

    The "non special price" is $165 per cord. Still not out of the norm for the area (I have seen up to $180.)

    Now to stacking as much as i can before we get anymore weather, boy is it ever WINDY out!



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  8. Flatbedford

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    Did you stack it out? How close to three cords did you get? The truck and trailer load looks like 1 1/2 and an overloaded trailer to me.
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  9. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    That would be a very sweet deal in my neck of the woods...
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  10. Tuneighty

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    Didn't get the stacking complete. I only have the load on the truck, the other 2 were not mine. Its definitely a full cord+. Burning some tonight, and its performing very nice!
  11. ScotO

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    I love it when a plan comes together! That looks like some primo stuff.......looks like very little bark, that is a HUGE plus, IMO.....
  12. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    How big is the bed of that pickup? They just dumped the wood in right , not stacked in there?
    I don't know but I wouldn't gues that to be close to a cord.
  13. Pallet Pete

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    Its probably under the pile somewhere.

    Pete
  14. swagler85

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    I'm with big daddy on that, no way one pickup load is any near a cord. I have loaded my truck with 18" rounds on an 8' bed and not come out to a cord once c/s/s. You would need to stack 4 foot high in that truck to get a cord.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Half a cord in a full size long bed truck looks like this.
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    No way the truck in the picture has a full dictionary cord in it.
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    That wood looks great. I guess we'll have to wait for the final accounting to see if you got the full 3 cord, but like the others i think your a bit light, not too much though.
  17. Coal Reaper

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    I am thinking one and a half also. Measure the stacks out and let us know!
  18. Tuneighty

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    Sorry, the truck and the trailer were 7 scoops (2 in the truck and 5 in the trailer), that is what I have. The prior (2)trips were 6 scoops, 2 in the bed and 4 in the trailer.

    6 (or 7) Scoops = $145 (The picture is showing 1 full load of $145)

    Sorry for the confusion.

    1 Cubic yard bucket (1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet * 7 FULL loads roughly 190-200 cubic feet before stacked.)

    After getting a few other loads locally, I am perfectly happy with the amount of wood we were able to obtain for $145.


    Now back to stacking ....
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  19. ScotO

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    I say you got a hell of a deal, Tuneighty! So you went for a total of 3 trips, and came back with a load like you pictured? SWEET!!
  20. Tuneighty

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    After the trip we told the guy we would be back, this was at 10:07am, he scoffed a bit and said I close up shop at 11:50am, we were back for the 3rd load by 10:58am, the final load and on the way to my house by 11:15am. Its very local to the truck owner and not far from me. The load on the ground in the pics is that of what was on the truck/trailer, just what I scored. The other 2 I didn't snap pics of. But its a HUGE heap! If anyone else picks up in Chambersburg, pa, make sure you stop by http://www.roypitz.com for some liquit art...
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  21. Freeheat

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    Hey ZAP how did they get a picture of your stash??
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  22. loon

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    Just read in the paper, wood is going for $350 a cord around here !!!

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  23. ScotO

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    HOLY CRAP! Good thing you get your's on your own, Loon!
  24. Tuneighty

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    Very little bark indeed! Some of it has already made it into the stove and its lovely!
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  25. raybonz

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    Do you they will deliver to Carver, Mass. for that price? :)

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