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my wood is soaking wet and my dog must die! :)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by tlhfirelion, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. tlhfirelion

    tlhfirelion Member

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    So it's been raining here all day. I just went out back to grab something from the shed and much to my dismay there sits 2 cords of really dry split wood, tipped over with the tarp pulled off and across the yard. I turn around and here is the culprit. All 135 lbs of him. Rotties are good dogs but too strong for their own good and he apparently got bored. He took off when I started running after him. lol I was hoping to start my first fire tonight, but looks like it will have to wait till the wood dries.

    So now my question is: when that happens and the wood is really wet, how long does it take for wood to dry to where it will be good and ready to burn?

    Thanks!

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    If the wood was dry, this is just surface moisture. As long as it doesn't sit on wet ground it should dry out pretty quickly.

    If the dog is bored, maybe teach it how to stock the wood box in the house or on the porch?
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Now thats funny!
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If its already seasoned. The wood will dry in about the same time as the grass. Like BG said, its just surface moisture. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't even let that stop me from firing up the stove. Just my opinion.
  5. InTheRockies

    InTheRockies New Member

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    The wood will dry, the dog must not die! Sorry, but I had to put in a plug for the dog. :) An older Lab/Rotty mix who had been abused after his first owner died adopted me when I moved here; I will agree that they are strong dogs. I had to have my old guy put down in the spring after he lost the use of his back legs. My poodle and I miss him. So hopefully you won't remain mad at your Rotty for too long--give him a hug and a treat. I bet he'd lay down his life for you and your family.
  6. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    How long was the wood on the ground? If it was a couple days or less I wouldn't even worry about it. Hell, I wouldn't worry about it in any case, but that's just how Bigg Redd rolls.
  7. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    That wood is probably looking a lot better today.
    Restacking will expose some of the wetter nooks and crannies. :)

    I've seen smaller dogs do more [costly] damage with just thier tails.
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