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Pile of Elm Should I get it ?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Coog

    Coog Member

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    Most of what I burn is elm. Don't waste your time with hand splitting. Once I got five wedges stuck in one piece. Had to cut it out with the chain saw. You will need a hydraulic splitter with some guts. Especially if it is American Elm. That stuff does not split, it tears.

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  2. Wingman

    Wingman Member

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    I split a big American Elm that will be stove feed this year. I started by hand and that didn't last long. It was half dead and proved it when it came to splittin'. I just split two and half good size Siberians that split like a dream. The other half had been dead for a while...I let you draw the conclusions.
  3. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I guess I should go n get it:)
    U all reminded me there is always more than one way to do it :)
    Woody Stover likes this.

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