Not a minute too soon!

ScotO Posted By ScotO, Sep 2, 2012 at 1:21 PM

  1. ScotO

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    GAWN, here's a neat cord calculator (stole this from the 'sticky' at the top of the woodshed forum). Just take the measurements of your various stacks and put them into the calculator.

    http://www.hayknee.com/calc.html
     
  2. onetracker

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    great score on the rubber roofing scotty.

    that's gotta be about the best material around for this purpose. i'm about ready to test drive some billboard tarps. they're cheaper than regular tarps, 3-4 layers with an industrial uv protection layer. makes sense for what they were designed for: extreme heat/cold differences, baking sun and high wind. but i'm guessing puncture resistance makes rubber roofing superior. i'll post pics when i get it set up.

    what i REALLY need is a woodshed.
     
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  3. ScotO

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    That's a great idea, OT. I'm sure those would be great for covering a stack. I just got tired of looking at the 'blue' tarp I had covering my wood. I HATED looking at that thing, now the backyard looks nice again!
    The puncture resistance seems really high, but if you grab it just right it seems to tear easily.......if there is already a tear started, that is.
    You had better!:p Pics or it didn't happen!;)

    YOU AND ME BOTH! I'd need a damm polebarn to fit all this wood in! :rolleyes: I am definately building a shed to keep just one year's worth in, I'll load it up in the spring and let it bake out all summer (it will have set for a minimum two to three years outside of the shed before going into it).
     
  4. clemsonfor

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    Wow scotty just noticed you joined in Sept, you already have 3k posts! You will be the #1 poster in a few years prolly if you keep that rate up! What is your day job? How can you post that much with the wood gathering side jobs and kids??
     
  5. BrianK

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    Hey, I'll trade you 3 cords of unseasoned oak for every cord of seasoned wood you're willing to part with ;) Of course, you'll have to help me drop it and CSS. What a deal, huh? :p

    Seriously, I wish I was that far ahead of the curve.
     
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  6. Lewiston

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    Get the aircrane, we'll distract him with BBQ.
     
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  7. Danno77

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    well his name IS Hearth.com Members. what do you expect?
     
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  8. Backwoods Savage

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    Hey Clemson, that was in September 2011, not 2012. Scott is a bit windy though. ;lol We set him straight once he got on the forum.
     
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  9. clemsonfor

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    I know but thats still only a year.
     
  10. jharkin

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    I still cant get over... 25 cord..... I'd be set for a decade. I don't think Ive even got 4 on hand but do plan to split up another cord or so this fall from the Irene trees.

    I mentioned to my wife getting the stack to around 5 cord would make me happy and she says "you have to much wood already". Then I make the dumb move of saying "hey there are guys on hearth with 15, 20, 25 cord" and I got the stare of death ;)
     
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  11. jharkin

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    I dunno, begreen has a massive head start.............
     
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    I think I need to save those pics to show folks when they ask me sarcastically if I have enough wood . . . I can dig these pics out and show them the true meaning of having "enough" wood. Hehheh.
     
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  13. PapaDave

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    "No, there is a method to the madness"
    Always. But, the method is sometimes madness.
     
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  14. ScotO

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    two words......Android phone.......;)
     
  15. PapaDave

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    Cut some wood, then post.
    Put up some T&G on a ceiling, then post.
    Cook up some maple surple, then post.
    Miniature computer.
    ETA: Build a REALLY nice firepit, then post.
    Cook some REALLY good looking food in said firepit, then post.
     
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  16. ScotO

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    ;lol;lol;lol gotta love that technology (hold on a second, I just ran out of toilet paper!!)
     
  17. PapaDave

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    Uh, TMI.
    No pics please.
    Thank you.
     
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  18. milleo

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    agree....I have people commenting how much wood I have and I only have about 5 cord, I want to be three years ahead and maybe I will be happy then...I have some more to get soon then maybe I will have 6 cord, enough for 2 years maybe....
     
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  19. DexterDay

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    Yep... Go Mobile and you'll never look back. Can post while at the store, in the garage, when the wife is driving, while eating, on the camode... :) "Droid" :)
     
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  20. Fire Breathing Dragon

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    Oh my thats "alotawood!" Very impressive!!!! Good work there Scotty!
     
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  21. tfdchief

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    I'm a little late on this one Scotty, but I got a say, you are an animal! 25 cords.....that's a lot of wood. And oh, the rubber roofing top cover is nice. I need to get some of that.
     
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  22. Thistle

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    Wow....25 cords? Damn,I thought my 16 cords in 2 places was a lot.I still get the occasional questions like "Uhmm what are you gonna do with all that?" & "Why so much?,do you sell it or something?" (From nephew's girlfriend 2 weeks ago....Nephew also said "Oh yeah I remember you said something almost 2 yrs ago about 'chopping all that wood',what do you use,an axe?"

    (I could NOT keep a straight face after hearing that comment) ;lol "Chit no!!! I have 4 chainsaws,you surely didnt think I cut the trees down or to length with an axe,did you? <>"

    corn cobs my brother....2 red,1 white. You look pretty tough. ;lol
     
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  23. osagebow

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    Craaaaaaazy stacks. prolly 8 years worth for me!
     
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  24. sebois

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    That's a beautiful thing.

    How many cords of wood do you go through per year? Looks like you have at least ten under their new roof.
     
  25. ScotO

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    I usually (say on a average winter) go through 6 to 7 cord, last year being an exception to the rule. I may have went through 5 last year with that unusually mild winter. This year may be different, as I will have the second stove running too (Napoleon NZ3000). And then there's maple syrup season....I probably go through 7 cord just cooking that stuff, but that does NOT come from my seasoned stacks!!
     

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