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Not much but it's a start.... I got wood!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Big Donnie Brasco, May 2, 2013.

  1. JBinKC

    JBinKC Feeling the Heat

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    Don- KC has always been a gold mine for firewood on CL because very few people burn firewood to heat their home given the availability of natural gas. I also know of an arborist that does not process the trees he cuts down. I could give you his name. The ideal situation is (if you have the space) you could act a dump site for their firewood at worst I think he will contact you where he will be cutting.
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  2. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    That would have been AWESOME before I moved to town! :)

    I used to have a lot of land, but now I am on 1/2 an acre.

    If you don't think he'd mind, by all means msg please me his contact information!!

    Thank you very much!

    Don
  3. JBinKC

    JBinKC Feeling the Heat

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    Don I left the company's name in your conversation box. Good luck to you in acquiring enough firewood. You also might want to consider hydraulics further down the road it seems like KC has plenty of elm.
  4. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    As in a splitter? ... yea I would LOVE one, but just not in the budget. I am sure I'll be splitting by hand for a few years before I can get one :(
  5. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Guessing Siberian Elm for the lower left & middle logs.Not too bad,OK for spring/fall burning,dries rapidly & (usually) much easier splitting than American/White Elm.I had 2/3rd pickup load of it that was semi-dead in June 2010,once split/stacked in sunny part of my yard it was ready to burn that December.Some of yours looks a bit greener,still should be ready in a year,maybe a month or so sooner.
  6. Bster13

    Bster13 Minister of Fire

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    Harbor Freight 7-ton splitters are cheap (especially when on sale and with coupon) an can be bought with an extended 2yr warranty. No pollution, little noise, and doesn't take up much space.


    Gl!

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  7. DexterDay

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    Good looking pile of wood!! Just need a saw to buck it all up now ;)
  8. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Thats bigger than my first scrounge, once you get some free wood you get addicted and you'll find yourself checking CL 3-4 times a day. Right now's a good time for free wood here too I noticed, lot of people cleaning their yards and cutting down trees and want the wood out of the way, Im more than happy to take it for them.
    You might be able to find a good used saw cheap on CL.
  9. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I got a line on a SUPER clean Stihl 036!!

    Once I have it in my hands, no tree is safe!!!! :)
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  10. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I got a few more scores today... one had NEW pallets, LOTS of wood, and an old tire to boot!...for splitting.
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    This wood was WAY heavier than the stuff from yesterday!!!
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    I couldnt tell from the CL picts how large these "rounds" were..... yea.... not getting THESE into my truck on my own!!!
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  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Take an 8 foot 2X8(10) with you for a ramp to roll them up to the truck bed:

    Maple / Sycamore?
  12. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Ya, Sycamore on the last one. First pic, the small round with no bark could be Mulberry...would be kinda yellow on a fresh split.
  13. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    looks like several types there but upper left is a nice piece of red elm
  14. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Its addictive. And right now CL in KC is having quite a bit, unlike last year. But you could always rent a splitter on a weekend, when you get a pile in a month or so. Good Luck!!
  15. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    That was my other guess and looking again, I think you're right...the growth rings look more like Red Elm than Mulberry. He'll know for sure by the split color (unless it's already dry and doesn't get split.) ==c
  16. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Im sorry, I took a look and theres only a few trees I know of with dark heartwood and it doesnt look like anything I know.
  17. DexterDay

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    The 036 is a machine!! Have fun cutting, but above all, be safe and wear all needed PPE!

    That Series of Stihl is one of the best Firewood saws around (036/360/361/362). The 036 being your first saw, will definitely spoil you ;)

    When you finally do get to run a 30-40 cc saw with a safety chain, you will really see why the 036 is a Nice saw! My suggestion would be to try and find someone who has a small 30-50 cc saw and run it for about a tank of fuel. Then see the difference when you get that 036 your talking about. ;lol

    Congrats on the score!! Looks like a good start to joint the haorders Club :)
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  18. Big Donnie Brasco

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    I'm not a "hoarder".... I can quit anytime! ;)

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