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Metal firewood racks... who buys them?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by derecskey, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. NWfuel

    NWfuel Minister of Fire

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    Strike one! two more guesses or your down the river.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Too many others that it could be given your marketing area. I quit.
  3. NWfuel

    NWfuel Minister of Fire

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    And I gave you a BIG hint.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    OK then, how is Steve doing then? :lol: But technically he is up the river so I don't guess it is him.
  5. NWfuel

    NWfuel Minister of Fire

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    You were correct, you should quit. By the way, what is the BIGGEST river you have been down?
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Jeff lives in LA. I thought you were talkin local, darn it.
  7. NWfuel

    NWfuel Minister of Fire

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    He also has a house a few blocks down from billy.
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    wendell Minister of Fire

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    Who is Jeff Mississippi? I've never heard of him.
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    Never bought one, wouldn't even go outta my way to get one for free. However, my last c/l score included one (see http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/40468/) and since it was a nice score and the homeowner wanted to be rid of it, I took it. Held the wood from that score (less than 1/6th cord) and then some, well off the ground - but a proper pallet rack in the same space could hold more.

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    It's OK, Step 1 of the 12 Step Program to Admitting You're A Woodaholic is to confess to buying things like this . . . this would also include buying more than one chainsaw, buying a 27-ton woodsplitter when a 22-ton woodsplitter would work perfectly fine or buying a truck just to haul wood. ;) :)
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    Guess I'm in the "really cheap and lazy" category . . . last year I threw down some old pallets and covered the wood with some old, blue tarps I had in my garage.

    This year I'm "upgrading" with a woodshed . . . but a good portion of the wood has come out of my old camp which I tore down for the wood . . . albeit I did have to buy some wood for the rafters and base and a little bit for my front wall.
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    We have one of those tubular metal racks. It holds about a face cord and I keep it on the covered front porch in the winter. It holds about a week's worth of wood. The rest of the wood is on pallets, uncovered.
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    I have eight or nine sets of them that I bought years ago at HD at season end for seven bucks a set. I don't use them anymore since I went to using pallets. To hold the stacks up I bought a trailer load of new bed frames at a bankruptcy auction for a mattress store for five bucks. A trailer load of angle iron for five bucks wasn't a bad deal at all. Two frame rails, a piece of poly rope through the stack and I don't have stacks falling down anymore.
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    stejus Minister of Fire

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    Last year I used a metal wood hoop. It didn't hold a weeks supply so I would have to stack more carefully on the deck to get a weeks worth of wood on my covered porch. This took a lot of time doing.

    I finally went out and purchased some 4x4's and 2x4's and re-bar. I think the total cost with the brackets and paint was $30.00. I might build another one and put an extra week of wood in the garage to have a two week supply within arm's reach of the stove room.

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