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My embarrassing wood pile!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by 930dreamer, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. 930dreamer

    930dreamer Member

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    Hard wood isn't prevalent in the Texas Panhandle and Oak is selling for about $300 a cord. I stop at both local brush dump area on the way to the shop. This is the start for next years burning. The 7000 Sq ft cabinet shop next door keeps me in free oak for kindling.

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  2. oldspark

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    Nothing wrong with that woodpile, you guys in Texas dont need that good stuff we do up north.;)
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  3. CenterTree

    CenterTree Feeling the Heat

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    I didn't know that FED-EX delivered firewood.:p
    [​IMG]

    Don't know why the driver didn't park a little closer though.;)
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  4. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    How much wood do you need for a season? Average winter highs/lows?
  5. pjohnson

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    I was trying to figure out how you got that kindling to stack so nice then I realized the picture is on its side.
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  6. 930dreamer

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    We had a blizzard in Feburary2013 so the temps are all different through out the winter. The wood I'm cutting will be for the house but I've thought about a wood burner for my shop as well. I going to start imposing imminent domain on all item I can use/recycle off the blacktop ( aluminum FedEx truck body/Ford F350).
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The average low in Amarillo all of Jan. and Feb. is mid twenties. And the wind is fierce. Spent a lot of time there back when.
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  8. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Is that Black Locust? With that stuff, you don't need a lot. ==c
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    I was also wondering how kindling could be stacked so well unrestrained till pointed out about the photo orientation.
    Looks like wood dries out pretty fast out there. Lots of open space, sun, & wind. No fall leaves building up against your wood piles. Probably not much need to top cover your wood.
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  10. CenterTree

    CenterTree Feeling the Heat

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    ;lolNow THAT'S funny right there!

    It made me look twice also.
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I remember racing a blizzard there one time. We ended up going south. Missed the snow but ran into the danged wind that area is famous for.

    I could not help but notice the lack of trees in the pictures. ;)
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  12. 930dreamer

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    Man my back is smoked, I picked up a 35 ton splitter at 0930 and finished at 1900hrs. I cut everything I had to length and split. I still have two full rows that need to be split but that's going to have to wait for another day. Forgot to get some pics. Some home made pizza.

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  13. AmarilloSlim

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    Come hangout for some wind awhile. The windy city Chicago rates around 70 in the nation we are in the top 20. (edit) according to Wikipedia we are #3 in the nation. 40F sounds nice till you add in 30 mph sustained north wind. No wind breaks on the caprock.
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  14. AmarilloSlim

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    930dreamer there is 4 brush sites here not 2. Looks like you have elm and some cotton. Same as me. FYI the brush site on south soncy is LOADED with locust!!! Welcome to the site and give me a pm if you ever need some help. I'm young and full of energy. Gotta do something to stay outta trouble.
  15. oldspark

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    I missed this post the first time, we have plenty of wind in north west Iowa, if you look at the average wind speeds for the US the center of the country from texas to North Dakota has the highest average wind speeds so our wind speeds are pretty much the same as yours. Makes for some good wind chills in the winter, worst I remember is 80 below.
    Windy city is a phrase refering to the people not the wind amounts.
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  16. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Ugly wood piles make as much heat as pretty ones.
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    I am from Lubbock. I have always said that whoever named Chicago the Windy City never lived in Lubbock or Amarillo. >>
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  18. oldspark

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    People are blabber mouths in Chi Town.
  19. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    So why is your back smoked?
  20. 930dreamer

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    I'm almost 70 years old,



    just kidding, I jumped out of perfectly good military airplanes for four years.
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  21. Backwoods Savage

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    Not kidding here. I turn 71 tomorrow but I've never understood why anyone would want to jump out of perfectly safe airplane unless it was on the ground already! But, military is sometimes necessary.
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    Hey Backwoods - happy b-day. Hope you enjoy many more years by the Fireview...
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  23. 930dreamer

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    Happy B-day Backwoods.
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  24. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Happy birthday Dennis
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  25. oldspark

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    Happy birthday Dennis.
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