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Not a minute too soon!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ScotO, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. ScotO

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    I know some of us have been talking about whether or not to top-cover our stacks, if covering what kind of cover, etc. Well, I had mentioned back in the winter about looking into a local construction/demolition salvage company that had rubber roofing remnants and salvaged pieces for sale. We had a dead spot during the yard sale yesterday, and as I was looking at the ugly, decaying, shredded blue tarp on my cache of wood lined up for use this year, I said to myself "lets go check out that roofing material". So I goes down to the salvage company to inquire, he said they had a whole skid of the stuff at their satellite location, and if I wanted to go and look at it, go ahead. So I went and found some nice stuff. I loaded (4) 30' 10" x 6' pieces (which were neatly folded but heavy) into my truck. By the time I was done loading it, and restacking the smaller pieces of roofing on the skid, I was BLACK......I looked like I just came down a sooty chimney! Anyway, took the stuff back to their store, he looks at whats in my truck and says "hows 40 bucks sound?" HELL YEAH! I couldn't buy tarps that cheap! Spent all morning removing those crappy tarps, adding wood to the top of the stack where wood had dried and somehow shrunk :eek: (actually just lots of low spots!) and just got done putting the roofing on before we got soaked by a quick shower. Looks alot nicer too! I put old 1 1/2" fencing pipe down the middle of the stacks, where the roofing overlaps, to keep water from running down into the middle of the stacks. I anchored the sides with small drywall screws and stainless washers. This material should last for years, not to mention help heat the woodstack up when the sun is beating down on it....some pics here, the rest on the next post.....

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  2. ScotO

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    Here's the after pics....

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  3. ScotO

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    I still want to topcover the honey locust on the far end (last pic in the post above), I have two more pieces (30' 10" x 6') to cover that stuff. Not really necessary as it will probably not get used this winter at all, but I like to top cover and why not? I have the stuff to do it, might as well do it.....
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  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Stuff is a lot of fun to heft up on the stacks isn't it? I have a 20 x 15 piece I covered stacks with. That stuff kicked my butt getting it up there.
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  5. DexterDay

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    Thats a mighty fine stack... Pretty damn impressive pics. You have shown pics before, but the ones from the end, where it looks like your elevated, are the Cats Meow....

    Lots of wood in a compressed space. Looks awesome. And what a Deal on that material!!! Jealous guy right here :)
  6. ScotO

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    BB, I almost broke my effin' ankles around 20 times walking around up there on top of that stack (it's 5' high), yeah it was a PITA! :mad:. I'm just glad it's done! Just have to cover the other end.
  7. ScotO

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    BALONEY! My stacks don't hold a candle to you other guys. I will say this, it's big. The bigger section is 31' x 12' x 5', and the abutting section is 31' x 9' x 5'. I would like to be able to do like most of you guys and let some spacing between the stacks, but I am on limited space as it is. I will say that having 3 years to season, I have not had moisture problems (even in the middle of that stack). I wouldn't want to have a stack like that and use it year by year, though. The middle wouldn't get much drying time.
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  8. ScotO

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    HOLY SMOKES! I just used that cord calculator at the top of the woodshed forum.....according to it, I am sitting on 25.4 cord here at the house. I had estimated around 23. Dammit I got more than I thought. I still have a pile up at the FIL's house too. I probably got close to 4 years worth here at the house, not three like I was thinking. NICE!
  9. Billybonfire

    Billybonfire Feeling the Heat

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    Slottawood ! :)
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  10. ScotO

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    Maybe I'll have to send some your way, after all!;) I'm runnin out of room!
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  11. Billybonfire

    Billybonfire Feeling the Heat

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    I think thats a very good idea Scotty.
    Black locust please, will give it a good testing :)
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  12. Lewiston

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    That's allot a wood. Very impressive!
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    Living up to your handle i see... nice work!
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  14. ScotO

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    Thanks buddy, I know I paid for it in blood, sweat, and the occasional tear (when I say goodbye to each piece as I put it in the stove!) :p
  15. ScotO

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    ;lol;lol;lol Thanks! I had to laugh yesterday during the yard sale, the wives were all looking at the bargains, and their husbands were lusting after my woodstack.... "Holy ****, look how much wood that guy has!" My nickname (Hearth.com Members) was given to me by my best friend, whom I cut trees with as a side job. I overkill EVERYTHING!!
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  16. Shadow&Flame

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    Looks like you are well ahead of the game. That rubber will sure beat the hell out of those tarps you had...but it is a bit of a bear to move around as you found out. Nice job...great looking stacks by the way...
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    "overkill" is better than "under done" lol! That is one heck of a wood pile!
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  18. ScotO

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    Yeah, it looks a lot better! It's a bit of a bear, but what I did was load the folded bundle right up on the stack. I unfolded it on top of the wood which, other than almost snapping my ankles off while walking around up there, worked out pretty good.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Wish I had that stack. Would be about six or seven years for me. I would be 70 and drooling in my soup by then. Most I have ever managed to get stacked was 13 cord. Got nine now headed for twelve by Christmas. Old and slow ya see. <>

    Keep going Scotty. You never know when life will get in the way and ya miss a year of cutting. Eric Johnson educated me on that years ago. He was so right. Had to miss a year and it was no problem with the reserve stock.
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  20. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    What ya do is get your roll up on the front row and then use something like a hoe handle to roll it back over the other stacks. No climbing required.
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  21. ScotO

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    Hey, you are absolutely right! I tell ya, we'll be going into our first year with TWO woodstoves going in the house (that living room I'm working on right now has the Napoleon NZ3000 fireplace) so it's gonna be a learning curve with that thing, not sure how much wood we will be using in it. I only plan on using it during the days, unless it's REALLY cold out, then I'll bank it for overnighters. As for you being 'old and slow', I hope to be half as fiesty as you when I'm your age! Sounds like you got a nice cache of wood already, do you have some lined up for cutting to reach your 12 cords by winter?
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    Scotty,

    It looks great. Congrats on being four years ahead.
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  23. ScotO

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    Thanks! We still have around 12 BIG tree jobs lined up for this winter, there's a lot of wood to be had in those jobs. I make maple syrup in the spring, so that will consume a lot of wood that I aquire in time (I usually use a lot of dead tops/ blowdowns from over on the farm for that cooking), also use a lot of the pines we cut up in the winter for the maple stove.......I love burning wood!!
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  24. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    This was 2009. When I was young and feisty. This is when you love that rubber roofing. The snow just kept falling. Those three stacks are all ashes in the woods now.

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  25. ScotO

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    I can't wait for that snow! And yes, I'm glad I got that rubber roofing. It'll probably be the best 40 bucks I spent this year!
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