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

  1. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Looks great, Scotty!
    EPDM should last 20 yrs. min. You can use it to cover tires to keep them from dry rotting due to UV exposure also.
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  2. JustWood

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    Ironic that you posted this today. I looked at the 5 day forcast this morning and its rain every day starting tommorrow so I tarped up . Bought a HEAVY duty 12'x26' truck tarp at a trucking company auction for $7 a few years ago and has served me well.
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  3. Woody Stover

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    Wow, that's a helluva stack! :eek: Between the house, the shop and the sap, you go through a pile of wood each year! Good thing your side gig is cutting trees. :)
    Nice how the stack just happened to be two sheets of rubber wide. Heck, that's like another patio up on top of there. You could bring some lawn chairs and have a fire up there this Fall. Be careful though, don't let that fire get away from ya.;)
    How do you take wood from the stack? Do you have different species or different lengths in different spots, or will you pretty much just roll back the rubber and grab whatever's first?

    Did I mention that's a helluva stack?! ==c
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  4. swagler85

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    lookin good man!
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  5. amateur cutter

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    Uh Mr Overkill sir, that makes my measly 15 or 16 cord look like a pile of toothpicks. On the bright side, I've got more room to spread mine out to dry. That looks great Scotty! Enjoy that roofing material, you'll love it. A C
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  6. ScotO

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    Yeah, my buddy who cuts on the side and I both use wood exclusively for heating our houses. We probably cut around 45 trees this past summer, we split the money and the wood. He doesn't have three years worth yet, but I'm betting he has every bit of two years worth. He didn't have the space before at the house they just sold (they just bought a new house up the road, with more property), the place he just bought he should be able to easily stack three years plus.

    No, there is a method to the madness. I know where I stopped stacking this year, last year, the year before. I start at the oldest section (which is a good portion of what I top covered this morning), I'll start on the outside of that stack and work my way inward. That's the plan, anyway! Pretty soon, if this stack keeps getting bigger, I'll have to do like BogyDave does and label the different sections so I know what-is-what!
  7. ScotO

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    they are pretty much like rubber roofing, aren't they Lee? Seven bucks!?!? Hell I though I got a good deal, that's awesome!
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    I have been tempeted to buy camo tarps to cover with so i dont have to see blue, but i still know if i get 2 yrs outta them i will be lucky. Still looking for stuff like that.
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  9. ScotO

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    Do like Lee did, go to a trucking company and see if they have any of those heavy duty trucking tarps you could purchase. Those babys will hold up for years too!
  10. thewoodlands

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    When are you do for rain? I think they are calling for rain on Tuesday up in this neck of the woods.
    zap
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    OK. Gotta tell it. My EPDM is 45 mil pond liner. Stopped by a landscaping company bankruptcy auction and waited through whole thing for the last item just knowing I would have to pay dearly for that 50' x 15' new roll. Nobody but me bid and I got it for five bucks.

    Then had to load it. <>
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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Scott, I am not concerned at all about stacking the rows together so long as you have more than a year to dry. We've stacked lots and lots of rows together and never had a problem.

    Notice the first picture has a bit of snow on it. The last picture is one stack with the rubber roofing. The wood in the first and last picture has been burned. That wood in the second picture is still waiting.

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  13. Lewiston

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    Great find Scotty. I'm currently on the hunt for EPDM to do the same.
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  14. etiger2007

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    Good work Scotty and the stacks look great, for only $40 bucks what a steal.
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  15. ScotO

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    Tomorrow Zap. Then I think it's supposed to be decent the rest of the week....
  16. bogydave

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    Scotty
    That the most impressive stacks & stacks of fire wood I've ever had the privileged to see.
    Just Awesome!
    Now it's equipped with "rain gear"
    You "raised the bar" pretty high for the rest of us.
    Good job!
  17. ScotO

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    C'mon Dave, you guys got me beat by a mile. Mine looks like a bulldozer ran through a china shop compared to your stack. You guys on this site, have transformed my whole mentality. I am forever humbled in your presences.....
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    One of the great things about the rubber roofing is complete cover. I live in the woods and with it the dang leaves don't end up packed between the rows when they fall. Leave stacks uncovered for three years and on this place the leaves are half way as high as the stack between the rows. And wet.
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  19. ScotO

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    Yep, the exact same problem here. Plus that big yellow pine (just out of the picture) puts off a chitload of needles and pine cones, they all ended up in the stacks. This rubber roofing is gonna be fine, until I build my shed down the road! >>
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    Why would you do that? I built my shed right here on my property close to my house. If I had built it down the road, it wouldn't be nearly as convenient. :rolleyes: Rick
  21. ScotO

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    lol! you got a point, Rick! Hey, if I could have it my way, I'd airlift that beauty of a shed that you have and put it right in my backyard!!
  22. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    When I started using the rubber roofing my stacks were in the place in the picture. Right under a double Beech tree. Lay in bed at night and Beech nuts bouncing off that roofing sounded like I don't know what all night long. When I built the shed it is up here right behind the garage and next to the breezeway entrance and back door. I should have done that 25 years ago. No digging my way through three feet of snow to the stacks. Put the generator shed on the end of it by the door. And the future years stacks are split and stacked right next to it so loading the shed is just carrying the splits ten feet and stacking. The electric splitter for re-splits is in the breezeway. Get most of the load in the stove and need that one or two small splits, no problem. No more slogging out to the splitting stump and coming back in to try to stick them in a roaring stove.

    BTW: The shed roof is that EPDM over plywood. :)
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  23. golfandwoodnut

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    Hi Scotty, I have been using the rubber roofing for a few years and I think it is great, but a few things to know about. I was lucky I knew a flat roofer and got all I wanted for free, I could still probably get more as it is just a waste item when they redo a rubber roof. I did find it is very easy to cut with scissors or a utility knife. I cut many of mine to a pallet width plus a little extra, this made them alot more manageable. I can see in your case where you want more with the triple stack. Keep in mind those flat spots are going to hold water and turn to ice and be heavy in the winter. Also the wind can lift that stuff. Amazing as heavy as it is the wind has no problem lifting it. I see you screwed yours down but of course that is going to change when you need some wood. I have been amazed even with some big uglies on top of my stacks I still find days the wind can lift it. It will be interesting to see if it stays put. It will last forever and you can put it on your wood shed when you build it. I am planning on using mine for that as well.

    By the way, we have just about the same amount. I am calculating about 23 cords, but probably more because I go 5 ft high as well instead of 4. I do have more room though, but I like that compact look.
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  24. salmonhunter

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    holly chit! slottawood. Quit impressive not only is there tons of wood its all stacked so neat! I got only 5 cord in my back yard and its not nearly as neat and tidy as that.
  25. ScotO

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    It wasn't always this way, Salmonhunter! Once I joined this site, I REALLY had to raise the bar for myself. Even though I have been heating with wood for many years, the guys and gals here on Hearth.com can show you a thing or two. This is a great place to be for any woodburner.
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