Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by iceman, Aug 30, 2010.
What is the size of that wood in the middle? How many cords looks ten feet high!
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The pic with the yellow splitter cord hanging down is 10' high, 20' wide and 4 rows of ~18" deep, but only the two back rows are full height. The roof cantilevers out almost 10' but I'm not using it all. 24-25 cord on hand in all.
Pretty much all of it except for maybe a cord of rounds I have to split.
The longest pile is Box Elder/Manitoba Maple and the rest is ash.
I just scored another 3/4 to a full cord of ash today. Crazy thing.... It got delivered when I wasn't even at home! I now have approximately 6 cords C/S/S and seasoned for this winter with another 3 cords cut but not split that will dry quickly because it is Box Elder and about 3 years in the round. Then I have another 5-7 cords in blocks and 4 footers that needs to be C/S/S.
Time to get cutting again and hopefully I will also get some more standing dead Ash soon for insurance in case the winter is colder and longer than usual.
Geez! What's the total? You guys out in the Midwest seem to really like firewood!
says the guy from mass with 12 cord in his back yard
Not much more than you have, it's about 15-16 cords.
This thread is like porn....
Welcome to my Woodland home to stacks totaling 18 cord waiting to meet their destiny.
that reminds me of my office desk
You could sell tickets to the "Halloween wood maze". Or maybe do tours. "The stack you see on your left was processed for the 2012 burning season this past July".
I tell ya', you could make a fortune. Enough to buy a new saw, anyway.
My firewood for this coming winter is already in the new woodshed (WOOHOO!), to the tune of just under 7 cord. Pics have been posted in other threads. I'll dig 'em back out if someone hasn't seen, and would like to.
2011-12 stack is the long one in the back that was finished last July-Aug. (96' x 5' high x roughly 16-17"), and the short row in the front is what I'm working on now for 2012-13. Most is oak, with some maple from the property. No dead or dying Ash around here, that I'm aware of.
[quote author="Backwoods Savage" date="1283206269"]There is just a bit over a cord of this stack (cut in 2004) left that will be burned first this heating season.
I can't help but notice you leave your splits much bigger than I do for my Fireview. I think you can get away with it because it has a chance to season so long. Now that I am 3 years ahead maybe I will give bigger splits a try.
I also noticed in the first picture that you at least store your splitter in the correct position :cheese:
We keep a map of all the places wood is stacked. We also have backups in case the map gets lost. But then, we could simply go cut more wood too.
I like to stack 4' with the wood. Actually it is over 4' but I like to end up with 4' after shrinkage. That way we very rarely have any wood fall. If any falls it is only because I happened to get sloppy while stacking. But, I really don't remember the last time I had any wood fall over except for a big stack I was making that had not been split yet. It fell when snow and ice melted but it was only a splitting stack so was only good for a few laughs.
That's okay. You can get ahead and you will be that much better off. As for the log splitter, I never thought I'd have one myself. However, after the injury it sort of forced me to get one and then I wondered why I waited so long. It is one of the very best tools I own.
So where did you get the pallets? I've got a bunch of blue ones just like the one on the end, with the same stencil painted on them, from work. Heavy duty.
Here is my load for this year.
And here is my start of 2011-2012.
What could possibly go wrong with a load of Locust, pop a wheely ?
9 cords in total
5 cords running east-west (20-24 months seasoned)
4 cords running north-south (9 - 6 months seasoned)
Iceman you sure have everything covered that will keep a body warm which do you like best Wood? Pellets? N Gas? Elct.? or Oil? Just wondering You are the only person I have ever heard of with that many. Do You Have an emergency generator?
Cpt. P.S. stay warm
Lol.we hardly lose electricity.... couple hours ever couple years.. so no to gen.. but someday.
To be honest I am starting to like my pellet stove now after 10+ years..... but I don't like buying pellets ! I have found a way for the pellet stove to heat a larger area than what I intended. So that's a plus ..... Nat gas fireplace is nice to click on and let it heat its area ... it runs a. Lot when gas is cheap! Furnace works the best but I just can't pay the oil guy 2000+ ever year.... I will buy more than the 100 gallons a year when /if it ever goes below $ 1.75 even then $1750 could be to high.... the wood keeps coming so that's what I will continue as my primary... but I am thinking reduce the amount I stack to allow for better air and maybe I won't have to wait so long and possibly use less as the quality will be better. Problem is will it be ready? Gotta think that 3 cords with about 2-4 inches in between with sun most of the summer should be ready with 3 summers ?
Iceman thanks for reply just the name then all the heating devices. love the chat on this web eith other woodburners hope to make it throuh this winter after finding out too late what seasonede wood is .
The pile drying in the sun is from some trees that came down in those wind storms last spring. I have already stacked this much and and have 3 times this pile to split. Behind that under the tarps is my ready to burn stash. It's about 100' two rows 6' high, all oak.
I'm curious how long you gave the oak before covering it completely with the tarps?
Can't say I pay much attention to the pile dry time before stacking. Sometimes the rounds sit around thru winter before splitting, sometimes the pile sits out thru the winter. If it goes into the stack a little wet it drys fine. The tarp roof support and angled sides allows great air circulation, with no rain water soaking. If oak could be to dry, mine maybe, but it's fine. This spring I had a blow down of 1 huge red oak and 4 maples. It's all rounds and if I get it split and hauled to the cabin I will stack it and tarp it over. I'm a weekend burner so I'll burn about 20' of the stack. I'm burning 5 year old wood off the other end of the stack.
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