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NJ, FREE SEASONED OAK FIRE WOOD SPLIT!!!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Coal Reaper, May 6, 2013.

  1. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/for/3786069775.html

    i am having a very difficult time passing this up. its just a little too far out of reach for me. my big truck is too slow and fast trailer too small to make it worthwhile. would like to see somebody here take it.

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  2. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Now that would be a scrounge that would be hard to pass up
  3. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    I dont think it can get any easier than that since it kinda states they arent delivering. There is nothing like that here in NY. I cant believe some of the Ads you guys find with the free wood. This one is definitely the frosting.
  4. bogydave

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    Almost sounds "To good to be true"?

    Some one, save that wood!

    Some wood seller could make a nice profit.
  5. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    holy crap! thats right by my work
  6. StihlHead

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    Overkiller alert! Free half-seasoned split oak firewood!

    I have seen some ads like that here. Usually they are posted by people moving or selling their houses. I got a cord of seasoned cherry 2 years ago from a realtor selling a house that 'needs wood gone ASAP'. So I helped get it gone, and burned here in the fall of 11/12.

    Some ads like this are not what they appear to be, and some are outright scams. I bet they have had a lot of replies on this already. This ad would have gotten a hundred replies here in 20 minutes.

    Note also that oak is really heavy stuff, even half seasoned. That makes for smaller loads and more of them. With a trailer I could shuttle at most a cord per load of that stuff.
  7. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Rent a UHaul truck at 19 bucks a day and load it up.
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  8. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Not usually much of that here either....except this time of year. Well, nothing split and stacked, but there for the cutting at least.
  9. StihlHead

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    Not quite.

    Its $19.95 a day plus 0.69 cents a mile... and for that price you get a 10 ft. truck (12 MPG) that can only carry 2,800# max weight, or a tad more than a half cord of semi-dry oak (average of 6000# wet and 4,000# dry oak weight per cord). If you went 30 miles each way, that's a 60 mile RT, and another $41.40 in cash per trip, plus gas:

    5 cords, 1/2 cords per trip in the 10 ft truck, 30 miles each way, 10 round rips total, plus 50 gal. of gas (at $3.75/gal)... $40 (2 days) + $414 + 187 = $641 + a lot of road time.

    For 29.95 a day plus 0.69 cents a mile you can rent a 14 footer (10 MG) that will carry 6,000# which would be way better:

    5 cords, 1.25 cords per trip in the 14 ft truck, 30 miles each way, 4 round trips total, plus 24 gal. of gas... $30 (1 day, maybe) + $166 + 90 = $286 (less than half the price and far less driving).

    I rent a lift gate trailer that can carry 2800# and I can get 1200# into the back of my truck, for a 4000# load. The lift gate trailer is $28 a day and no mileage charge. I get 15 MPG with the trailer loaded. My setup would run 2 days and 5 trips, for $56 plus $75 in gas for $131.

    Wood is heavy stuff, especially when it is green oak. You have to calculate load capacity if you want to be an overkiller and not break axels. ;)

    I was at a site last summer and the other guys there laughed at me when I stopped filling my Tundra with wet oak when it was half full. There was no spring movement left. Another guy was filling up a trailer and his bed in a half ton Ford. I warned him that he was going to overload it. Sure enough, he could barely move the load and had to dump about 20 rounds before he took off, and even then he was badly overloaded.
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  10. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    Yeah i been running numbers. I can fit almost two cords with truck and trailer at 15mpg. Its 60 miles from home though...
  11. StihlHead

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    Yah, but only 3 trips for 5 cords... 360 miles total. I would do it for split oak. Less than $100 in gas for $1,500 in firewood at the going rate of $300 a cord for oak here.
  12. jdp1152

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    It was meant more of a find a way, not specifics on how to do it. But at 30 miles each way, I'd just move on to one that required processing and closer. I believe most of the weights quoted are roll over weights though. I'd have no reservation loading them past the limit for a short trip.
  13. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    I hate to tell yah but its half that price here or less. There is one place that will deliver ten green cords for $110/cord. Sheesh i still got ten 30" oaks that fell during sandy on my own property that i still need to process. I have been getting free black locust and ash. The guy i get the ash from hands the rounds he cut up to me in the back of the truck as i stack them. The problem is that most people like this one think that oak is seasoned after just one year.
  14. jdp1152

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    If I could get green cords of oak delivered for 110, I'd never pick up my chainsaw again except on my own property. I've got two years covered on wood and would much rather do work on my house/yard/play with my kid.
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    Nice! A bit far for me too :(
  16. Mr A

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    A lot of Craigslist are scam ads looking for your email address or phone number. I have no idea why. U-Haul rents dual axle trailers for $35, rated for 5000 pounds.
  17. StihlHead

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    Yah, we have CL ads here for logging truck loads of green oak and maple logs delivered for $1,200 for "10 green cords," but split and dry it is more like 9 cords, which is $133 a cord. Which seems cheap. The appeal for the wood in the ad is that its a year seasoned, and its split. Oak can be a bytch to buck up and split, and it usually takes 2 years to dry. Dry, split and delivered oak cords are $300 here.

    And yes, it could be a scam, as there is a log splitter there in the photo. That just does not seem right. Maybe they are scamming up email address for firewood sales? Or it is a lead-in for some other con. I have had more than one reply from a CL ad for a tractor or chipper for sale that was moved to another state and all I would have to do is pay for transport and get it 'really cheap'.
  18. HDRock

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    Dang !! dude , Hop on it quick
  19. USMC80

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    Don't have the room for it lol
  20. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    wood scrounger problems...
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    I am going to offer to remove it for 200 bucks! Can't hurt. Must have hurt to post that ad though.
  22. NortheastAl

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    My tongue is hanging out. Looks like a once in a lifetime score!
  23. bmblank

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    Jeez o petes, we get a pulp cord got about 60 with a 5-10 cord minimum, depending who you get it from. C/s seasoned hardwood goes for about 85 a face cord, though sometimes it can be found cheaper. So that's not far off.
  24. StihlHead

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    Face cords are only about 1/3 of a 4x4x8 cord though.

    If I could buy logs at current pond prices (what they pay at the saw mills) I would be paying $150/MBF for utility Doug fir logs, or about $525 a truckload. One MBF (thousand board feet) is roughly 3 'real' cords of firewood, which would come out to $50 a 'real' cord. However, one truckload of utility DF logs is not what anyone is interested in selling here. Even the big firewood processors up here haul their own logs.

    The best deal I can get here is for a one MBF (3 cord) dumptruck load of mill cut log ends of Doug fir delivered for $300, for $100 a cord. .
  25. MasterMech

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