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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Got the hard maple up from the grapple load. Measures out to 1 1/2 cords. :)
    Think I shoud have put a cripple in the middle of the long (30ft) length? Is it gonna fall down between now and two years from now?
    Some say I would be suprised how it will hold up.

    Stack On ::-)

    ~Bruce

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  2. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    That's a pretty long span.The tops of big older trees can sway quite a bit in strong gusts.My longest stack is around 17ft, had to restack about 1/2 of it it once already since it was topped off Aug 2011.I've seen deer rub on some stacks in the past,that couldve been my problem also.
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  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice stack. I bet it makes it :)
    If you post a picture of re-stacking, we'll know.
    I had part of a stack fall, plan to re-stack in the spring or later this winter. Good outdoor exercise ;)
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  4. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Stack on indeed! Nice work!
  5. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Looks great .. sure your proud of that hard work. Money an d BTU'S in the bank..;)
  6. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    After super storm Sandy, I expected to be restacking every stack. Did not loose one split. I was pleasently surprised considering these 100 ft pines were bending at 45-60 degree angles at times. The bases don't move much at all.
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Bacffin, in 50+ years I've restacked just a part of a stack exactly one time. Worry not about it holding up.
  8. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Nice work Bacffin, I have some stacked between some White Pines, it will fall over. !!!
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    No zap!
  10. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    O-okay...pick on the rookie Zap. >>
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  11. Tramontana

    Tramontana Burning Hunk

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    Nice looking! I'm envious.

    Cheers!

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