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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by hensonconst1, Jan 12, 2009.

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  1. hensonconst1

    hensonconst1 Member

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    What is the deminsions of a cord


    Thankyou I was always taught rick so that is known as a face cord

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  2. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    What kind of cord? A bush cord, a face cord, a stove cord, or just a cord?
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    madrone Minister of Fire

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    I love the stove cord. I wish I'd thought of the stove cord.

    "We sell milk by the 'refrigerator gallon'..."

    or "I'll sell you 10 'luxury SUV gallons' of this premium gasoline."
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Aw man . . . I've been measuring it all wrong . . . I've been figuring out my cords by measuring 4' x 4' x 8' . . . not 4' x 8' x 4'. ;) :)
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    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    It's okay. I was using TEH METRICS LULZ. ;-)
  7. hensonconst1

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    Thanks guys now I am more confused than I was.
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    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    Why are you more confused? Is it because of people's misuse of the term? A cord, by definition and by law in most places, is 128 cubic feet. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Sure, you may hear people misuse the terms cord, face cord, rick, stove cord, etc., but at the end of the day a cord is 128 cubic feet, which works out to a stack 4ft high, 8ft long, and 4ft deep (look at the pics on the site I linked you to). The most common measurement where I live is a 'rick'. In my case, a rick is 4ft high, 8ft long, and 16 inches deep, so three rick would make a full cord. Other people call this rick a face cord, and, again, assuming a 16 inch length it would take three face cords to make a full cord.
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