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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by USMC80, May 20, 2013.

  1. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Sent an email out on CL about a week ago to a guy posting free wood and mulch to be delivered. Told him I would take all hardwood in logs or rounds. Got an email last night from him saying he will be taking down a couple oak trees in town next to me and will drop off wood to my front yard!

    I'm hoping this will be a reliable source for the years to come, time will tell. He is supposed to be dropping it off today. I will post some pics
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  2. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Yes...pictures are a must. You may be surprised at how much he drops.....sometimes you get too much of a good thing
  3. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    LOL.. ya was thinking same thing BB. But I am prepared and have made plenty of room in back yard
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    Pizza, subway sandwiches, 6 packs ;
    go a long way to to assure reliability of the source .

    Sweeten the deal if morning deliveries with doughnuts ;)
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  5. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    ya if they are good will def be around to hook them up with beers and pizza
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  6. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    I was skeptical but he came through. Monster rounds of oak. Only two pieces that weren't cut right at 18" but I took care of that. Friend has my splitter so I mauled em and got a third of it to the backyard. Will move rest this week to make more room for him. Guessing just under a cord?

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    Very nice, I envy your BTU's.
  8. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    thanks, my start of 2017-18 wood supply
  9. ScotO

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    Maybe around 1/2-2/3 cord there.....either way, primo stuff delivered to your front door = priceless!!
  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    That will work up to be less than a cord. Just my swag.
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    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    There are two things that I like about living in NJ. Free wood delivered and cut to the length you order and full service gas.
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    Do you fist pump?
  13. Can't beat that.

    Now you can browse cl and laugh at the 'free wood' ads without being tempted to jump in your truck.
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    Firewood is about the only thing that seems to be cheap here. Plenty of free stuff and tons of guys selling cords, good or no worse then others post for $150 or less.
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    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    very nice
  16. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    That scum is from NY and Rhode Island
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    little more done today, had to PM my saw first. Id say almost 2/3's moved. Pic is 2 rounds deep with the half round starting the third row. Might be a cord after all. Have another 10 of the biggest left along with some smaller stuff left

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    That is even better than money falling out of the sky. Dollar bills don't put out nearly the BTU's that oak does. Nice score.
  19. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    USMC80, That guy anywhere near me down here?;).......
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    I gotta find that guy, Paul, There are people down here that can smell a fresh cut 20 miles away!!!. Wood down here is slim pickin's, then you deal with the wood vultures:eek:.........
  21. USMC80

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    Hahaha, I was a little worried at first because he wouldn't tell me what company he was with or where he was out of
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    Joe, our average down here is about $165.00 +- If your more North, it does go down in price a bit. A couple winters back, I was away and my wife bought 2 cord. They hit her for $175 each and it was CRAP, mixed, wet, rotted. etc.... I was dissapointed how someone took advantage of her:mad:. Unfortunatley, she didn't save the guy's phone #.... If she had, I would have given him some "INSTRUCTION"!
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    You say those rounds are 18"s? some of those look to be 12"s or so?? And some of that looks like it may be maple?
  24. USMC80

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    yes there are 2 or 3 at less than 18. I told him nothing over 18.

    Not good with wood ID but pretty sure its oak, all i know its heavy as hell
  25. ScotO

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    Yeah, that's red oak. Smells kinda like apple cider vinegar, especially when you fresh cut or split it.....

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