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My wood is NEVER gonna dry

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by skinnykid, Aug 7, 2008.

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  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    What kills you on EPDM is the shipping cost. The stuff weighs a lot. Over time though it costs less than tarps that only last a year because the wood pokes and wears holes in the things almost from the moment you put them on the top of the stacks. Get a hole in the EPDM? Two words: Tire Patch

    A few around the Forum know that I bought a new 50' X 15' roll at a landscaper's bankruptcy auction for five bucks. I had been watching for the stuff for a long time and was the only bidder that knew what "pond liner" is. :coolgrin: Enough to cover around 12 cords.

    I was bummed because I originally thought it was a 100' roll. :lol:

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  2. Jay777

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    Ah, I misread "linear foot" as "square foot"... Still, I suppose $24 to cover a cord (5'x10') isn't awful, given that the stuff lasts forever.

    That's excellent. :)
  3. JPapiPE

    JPapiPE New Member

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    So Bart, what did you do...stack your wood to fit the cover of EPDM or cut the stuff, and make smaller piles...Like 7' wide?
    I swear Bart could fall into a bucket of cowshit and come out smelling like a rose
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  5. JPapiPE

    JPapiPE New Member

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    What are you talking about Boy? You only got 6 posts on this forum and already you are talking subjects that even a cave man would know. Hell, even Hogzwildz would know this ...but he is rumored gone to ground...

    Just kidding , all newbies are allowed to make several inane posts....Welcome to the club....Is it inane or insane? ...See how one letter can casitgate you?

    P.S. All Retorts Welcome, except Brother Bart, he has been put on double secret probation for being too well prepared.
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it castigate or castrate?
  7. JPapiPE

    JPapiPE New Member

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    Plus the fact that 45, 60, and 90 mil EPDM are only sold in roofing stores and come standard 10' and 20' widths...I don't where Brother Bart got a 15' roll. ...Must have been a firesale
  8. JPapiPE

    JPapiPE New Member

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    Oh Jags, such a stickler for details ....Don't they mean the same thing, but only on this forum and especally for new recruits?
    Damn 7 years of college down the drain...I'll be sending my Phd back to Boston
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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  10. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    The hell with tarps. This is my tarp. I'll have 7 cords stuffed into it before I'm done...all of it ready to burn now, but yes, this thing was built to breathe just fine. And I'll never have to go out and roll the top back with 8" of snow and ice on it to access my wood. I'll have another 3 cords under roof, and I'll have more elsewhere under tarps securely stapled to the wood that I shouldn't have to try to get to again until next summer. :coolgrin: Rick

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  11. JPapiPE

    JPapiPE New Member

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    Post #99 Bart, we already have this information. Why don't you make yourself useful and tell us how you used your Discount E.P.D.M.? Did you aline your wood to fit the membrane, or cut the membrane to fit your piles?
  12. JPapiPE

    JPapiPE New Member

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    Now Fossil, I don't know if you heard the new rules on this forum, but one can only brag about ones achievements:
    1) if one has built the structure by himself
    2) had his retainers build it under his tutelage
    3) Or has been approved by Brother Bart
  13. Backroads

    Backroads Feeling the Heat

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    SHOW OFF! Maybe in a year or two I'll aspire to that. Thanks.
  14. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Worst case of tarp envy I have ever seen. :p
  15. JPapiPE

    JPapiPE New Member

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    BackRoads ...Good show dude. And where pretell is a photo of your woodpile young man?
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, yeah, I s'pose it is :red: , but then, a lot of that seems to go on around here. BTW, I'm curious (as a veteran of 30+ yrs of active duty in the Navy, just one of many vets here on the forum) about your screen name and your avatar. Please feel free to PM me if the spirit moves you. Rick
  18. gerry100

    gerry100 Minister of Fire

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    Why not carry your wood into the house and turn up the oil burner until the house is about 90 deg.

    Run it that way for about two weeks and than leave it there until November when you put it in the stove.
  19. Jay777

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    Actually, that reminds me about something I wanted to ask...

    Is there any benefit to having the next load of wood stacked right by the stove? Assuming not fully seasoned wood.. does it lose moisture to the air from the radiant heat? (enough in, say, a few hours, to make any difference to how it burns?)
  20. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Not really. If the wood is rain soaked, then it may dry off a bit. If it's not seasoned then that would be like having it outside in the summer for a few hours... takes 3 full seasons (spring, summer, fall) to season most wood.
  21. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I'm thinking of building a huge Hotz Hausen with my pellet stove installed in the middle of it to dry the wood.
  22. JPapiPE

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    Dear Jerry 100, This is a most serious forum and as a junior member with only 34 posts you are not allowed to make jokes. This is a serious business here and the information that you receive here is worth countless dollars that otherwise would have to be gathered at Stove shops or sneeking around Master Wood Burners....such as the members of this forum. Please observe proper protocol and maintain respect with all your posts. We do welcome all newcomers but insist on a strict rule of honesty and real questions to be directed to this forum.
    Most Sincerely Joe
  23. sapratt

    sapratt Feeling the Heat

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    Well Skinny you may have 2 choices burn wet wood this year or save it for next year.
  24. sapratt

    sapratt Feeling the Heat

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    I know its not what you want to hear. But if your wood isn't drying because of all the rain you may not have a choice.
  25. oilstinks

    oilstinks Feeling the Heat

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    I know it has been said alot but i cover mine up when it rains and un cover when there is sun. Gotta watch that weather alot. which brings me to my typing out loud thought that i need a wood shed!
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