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

  1. sebois

    sebois Member

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    We grew up putting 8 cords away every winter - we had three Fishers and a huge restored Clarion cookstove. I remember the house being very, very warm.
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  2. Senatormofo

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    Nice job Scotty! By next year, you'll probably be six years ahead! You have to be proud of that stack!
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  3. ScotO

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    Thanks, Mofo ....the sad thing is, it's kinda grown on me. I have a lot of blood, sweat and tears in that stack. I'm not sure I wanna burn it, now! ;)
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  4. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Now that's funny! Reminds me of when my neighbor, a young kid, wanted to have a fire in his fire place (he had just purchased the house) and ask if I would sell him some fire wood? He looked at all my stacks and figured I had enough for about 50 years;lol. I said NO, I don't sell any, I can hardly even get myself to burn it. I told him I would give him some but no way was I going to sell any.
  5. Shadow&Flame

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    It is funny to others that we take notice of wood stacks and the different types of wood in the piles. How you will keep pretty wood that stacks up well and burn uglies and cut off pieces quickly. I hate getting down to where I have to burn some of my nice stuff...yes I know I am an odd one...:)
  6. ScotO

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    Naaah....I'M THE SAME WAY!
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  7. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Awesome stack of wood!

    I've been keeping an eye out for rubber roofing, I hope to locate some sooner or later.
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  8. ScotO

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    check your local roofers, they may have some scraps. You can always glue pieces together. Also, like Lee did, check local trucking companies for those big tarps they use on those dump trucks. They'd make a decent cover too! I know a guy who gets used billboard material, that chit is strong as well.
  9. sebois

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    Same here! My dad used to call the uglies "dogs"; they got left on the tops of the piles ('cause putting them inside the pile makes it less stable) and were always burned first.
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    And we put some on the top just to hold down the covering.
  11. ScotO

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    Well, we just had a HELL of a storm roll through here, dumped at least 1 or 2 inches of rain locally, wind whipping around like crazy (all four sides of the house were soaked, thank God I closed the windows before I went out this evening!)......and my rubber roof covers on the woodpile didn't move a bit! Wood is as dry as a bone underneath, too! I'm glad I got this years' wood covered up when I did!
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  12. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Yea, been looking on Craigslist myself for that too. But until then I'm using some bags from work that we got this summer that had material in them. I cutt the bottom out and cut it in half to lay out. Much cheaper than a tarp, but just as effective.
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