Let's see some wood!!

countrybois Posted By countrybois, Jun 20, 2008 at 9:28 PM

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  1. Apprentice_GM

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    bmwbj,

    what type of wood is that? I have something extremely similar in my pile, but I doubt being in opposite hemispheres it's the same species! :)
     
  2. bmwbj

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    RED OAK
     
  3. countrybois

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    It's pretty loosely stacked so that makes it a little harder to guesstimate, but I would say you are pretty close to two full cords.
     
  4. Shipper50

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    Thanks for the guess. I stacked this loose to get all the air to it I could since it was just cut this Aug. I was hoping to burn it by Jan or Feb next year. I am going to build a wood storage next to get my wood seasoned for the coming year or years. ;-P

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  5. BrotherBart

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    Haven't gotten near as much done this year as I had planned but we should have a couple of years worth and more to fell and bust up this month and next.

    Six cords oak, three cords of oak and a cord of pine/poplar.
     

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  6. Apprentice_GM

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    Here's what I use - Fergie is a 55 year old Massey Fergusson TEa20 tractor which tows a 7'x4'x3' trailer load of wood (~2/3 cord) easily. I also have a ride-on lawn mower with a small trailer for small jobs, then the wheelbarrow and elbow grease for difficult terrain.
     

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  7. pulldownclaw

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    Here's what I'll be burning this year, about a cord of red oak, along with another cord or so of pine that's not pictured, hope it's enough!
     

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  8. pulldownclaw

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    And this is for next year, a stack of red oak, and a soon to be holz hausen of red and white oak goodness!
     

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  9. Tarmsolo60

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    18" wood, 18 rows, 16 feet long, 6 feet high

    I did extra this year so I can have time to build a pole barn for my wood and tractor next year.
     

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  10. smokinj

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    WOW! lots of wood there!
     
  11. bmwbj

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    Holy crap thats alot of BTU's
     
  12. myzamboni

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    20.25 chords! My back and shoulders are sore just looking at it. Good on ya!
     
  13. Tarmsolo60

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    I have to give my wife the credit for splitting and piling a bout 2/3rds of that pile. I would run one tank of gas through my ms361 Stihl cutting before work most mornings and when I would come home she would have it all split (gas splitter) and piled. She's lucky to have a husband like me!! %-P
     
  14. smokinj

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    Now thats RICH!
     
  15. Corey

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    Once I see a stack that looks this incredibly perfect, I know there is no way anyone would care to see my snaggled up old wood pile!
     

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  16. coalkirk

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    Some very impressive neatly stacked wood. I prefer mine rotted and fossilized. That's 24 tons of fossilized wood and other assorted stuff. It doesn't stack so neatly but it sure splits easy!
     

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  17. coalkirk

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    That was bulk delievery from coal country in PA that I had dumped. I have a coal bin in my basement that holds enough for the heating season, about 4 1/2 tons. Then outisde I have a bin that holds the rest and yes I do tarp it. That pile of coal will last me between 5-6 years. I burn it in a stoker boiler. No creosote, no smoke, nice even fire. Light one fire at the end of October and let it go out in May. I used a wood fired boiler before that but I'd never go back. No UFO's???
     
  18. coalkirk

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    Sure. It was $160.00 per ton. If I used my oil boiler, I'd spend about $4,000.00. This way its about $800.00. plus it does my domestic hot water. Here's the boiler.
     

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  19. coalkirk

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    Sorry. Let me try another picture. It's a Harman VF3K. It does vent from the bottom. The flue gases rise and then are forced to go down around the vessel of water to extract the maximum heat. Here's a link to their website. http://www.harmanstoves.com/features.asp?id=6
     

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  20. northwinds

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    I feel the same way. I've got a bunch of seasoned, dry wood--more than enough for the coming season. And the piles look like hell. :)
    Maybe we can have poorest-looking standing woodpile photo contest... I might have to dig out my camera.
     
  21. moshiersr

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    Still working on it... What is cut split and stacked is for this year and was all dead wood cut over the spring. The giant pile of rounds is all wood I've been scrounging off a pipeline that I've been getting in log lengths over the last couple weeks. The pile is as deep as it is wide. I'll get some better pictures tonight. Hoping to get 1-2 years ahead. I just am not looking forward to splitting all of that!
     

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  22. HeatsTwice

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    Geeezzz. My neighbors think I am nuts for haveing the wood pile I do. What you guys have is amazing.

    Heres pictures of mine.
     

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  24. Soopah 27

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    Holy WoodPile!
     
  25. HearthKB

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    bigdaddybry.... Please tell me you're a firewood dealer!

    .....and I thought the pile of two cords in my driveway was huge!! :red:
     
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