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Packing Density

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by free75degrees, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. free75degrees

    free75degrees New Member

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    Anybody know the typical packing density for split firewood? I'll be getting some large diameter ash this weekend and there is a total of about 15 linear feet of this stuff with an average diameter of about 3.5 feet. So I estimate the total solid volume to be about 144 cubic feet (15 x 3.14159 x (3/2) x (3/2)). I want to get a feel for how much cordage this is so i need to know a typical percentage for how much of a pile of stacked, split wood is actual wood and not air.

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  2. free75degrees

    free75degrees New Member

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    bump. any help in this one?
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    bluefrier Feeling the Heat

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    A typical cord is about 85 cubic ft according to one university website.
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    Shari Minister of Fire

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    128 cubic feet of stacked wood..
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    128 is total cubic feet of a cord, stacked. I think the OP is asking how much ACTUAL WOOD is in a cord...

    and I agree with bluefrier, thats what I found too... 85 cubic feet. FREE75DEGREES, you should have just under 2 cords there.
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    free75degrees New Member

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    Cool thanks. 85 is the number I was looking for. That means that 66% of of typical cord is wood and 33% is air.
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