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Note from a German about Holz Hausen

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by webbie, Sep 18, 2008.

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  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I received this note - asking me to post it here - about our round stacks.....
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    I read a bit in your forum and got nosy about this Holz Hausen thing.
    Being German myself, I never heard about it.
    I searched in the net for a while and wanted to share the real info, so that not so many people believe they can dry firewood in 3 months!
    The name Holz Hausen doesn't exist!
    A Holz Haus would be a house built out of wood. A Holz Haufen is just wood thrown into a pile.
    The right word for this structures is Holz Miete and they don't have a center pole.
    They are not drying the wood faster either.
    The web site www.holzmiete.de recommends, that the wood has to try like this for a minimum of 2 years!
    It's just a space saving way to store wood that looks good!

    I hope you can post this message in your forum everywhere where that Holz Hausen thing came up and save the people a lot of hassle and wondering!


    Thanks
    Silke

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  2. BJ64

    BJ64 Minister of Fire

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    Dear Craig,

    Thanks for ruining the entire mystic and miracles associated with the HH concept, crop circles, and other geometrically inspired ideas involving forestry and agricultural products. It will take years for us to build another myth like this. Hmmm...this even ruins other ideas like the pyramid of pecan wood, the igloo of elm, the palace of pine, and the Fort Knox of oak. Then again if I spent the best part of a year stacking these master pieces of mangled wood I might be reluctant to toss the fine art in the stove next winter. Oh well perhaps you did the right thing after all. :)

    Regards to Silke.
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Heck, they still look cool, and I doubt most people can make one. That, in itself, means a big ego-boost for Holz Holders
  4. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    One member's method of dumping the wood in a pile on a gravel pad is sounding better and better!
  5. Tfin

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    Great, next thing he's going to tell us there's no S.C. Ruiner!
  6. Vic99

    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    "It will take years for us to build another myth like this. "

    I hear the vikings used to dig a giant pit to season the wood in the ground because, ah . . . the roots of live trees nearby would suck the moisture away. No wait, first they covered the wood with mead as a tribute to bees, or something, then buried it.


    "Heck, they still look cool, and I doubt most people can make one."

    They do look cool. I've built 3 this year and and making a double mini HH or HM now. One sugar maple & hickory, one white pine. Perhaps I'll post pictures.
  7. Tfin

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    I believe I'm going to try my hand at it for next season.
  8. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Vikings huh? Buried in the ground you say? 6 weeks to seaon?

    Maybe we can get an Australian to run a test on that for us (Had to say it App GM) :)
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    Hmm. What's next? Are you going to tell us that the 'bubble blowing moisture test' doesn't work either?
  10. moondoggy

    moondoggy New Member

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    thats it, i dont care, I'm getting shirts made up
    "My Holz Is a Hauzen and it does what I say it does!"

    or maybe little signs to stake in front of the piles too.
  11. BJ64

    BJ64 Minister of Fire

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    Poor Craig,

    I think we should organize a hearth.com modern art wood pile team of some sort. Perhaps AP could be our captain. We can get App GM to hammer up some authentic looking report about seasoned wood in 2-months caused by this zany looking public distraction. I think AP and Rick should try to explain the physics of the claim. I'm open to suggestions on who should be the PR guru. There is no telling what else we can do. Of course we have to attribute all this insanity to Craig somehow.
  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll be the PR guru. I just LOVE walking around in wacky mascot outfits. :p
  13. Tfin

    Tfin New Member

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    You could be know as "Wood The Split".
  14. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I was thinking if you were the typical crazy mascot- then you could be "Mad Wood".
    Or run around with a camera and be "Ed Wood".
    I could go on with less savory jokes about Natlie Wood, Woody Allen, Bram Stoker, and Mother Tree-za - but you get the idea.
  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm thinking wood-zila.
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    Wood-zila......there we go. :lol:
  18. BJ64

    BJ64 Minister of Fire

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    Oh WOW moondoggy that is cool!!!
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    That's the BEST!
  20. BJ64

    BJ64 Minister of Fire

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    It get even better now Cat!!!!

    I'm nominating you to save us all from WoodZilla. I think you can fend him off with that Buck Rogers stove vac gun thingy you showed us. Just remember you only have 15 min or so of full battery power and then you are running for the hills with the rest of us!
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    wish i could take credit for it....but crafty i am not....i actually posted the link, but the pic posted ....still cool...but like i said i would prefer one rougher looking.
  22. BJ64

    BJ64 Minister of Fire

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    For a concept pic you did a great job and was quick with it too.
  23. moondoggy

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    sorry man, like i said in above, crafty i am not... i did not do that.. found it on google.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Right off the top, there are two things about Woodzilla that I'll leave to AP to explain: 1.) How, exactly, is Woodzilla able to levitate?, and: 2.) Why doesn't Woodzilla's snout just burst into flames? Rick
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