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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by iskiatomic, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    I have this stack that is severely heading south. The plan is to bring it in, in 3-4 weeks. Not so sure if it will stay upright that long. So, today being 9-26-12, the bets start now as to it's demise. The winner will recieve......ummm, ummm, ummm.....a super cedar!

    Well when it comes down, at least I have Poor Doug to help it into the woodshed..........ummm, right Doug?

    KC

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  2. Boom Stick

    Boom Stick Feeling the Heat

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    I make the prediction that it will not fall over before you move it for winter use.
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  3. Maple man

    Maple man Burning Hunk

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    i think it might hold one of my stacks is like that it has held on all summer :cool:
  4. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I agree with Boom Stick. She'll hold up for a while yet. I've got a corner of the stack in the same predicament. Matter of fact, its the first corner to get transferred to the pallets against the house in a week or two.....its been 'hunching' over for a year or so. See the bottom left corner of the pic below.....


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  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    How are we supposed to tell with only ten pictures all taken at night? I think your scheme is rigged. I'm not placing a bet on this one. :mad:
  6. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    Judging by average density of hardwood, common coefficient of friction (on surfaces created by an eight pound maul, Ax, hatchet and various wedges), the tilt of the Earth this month with relation to recent solar flares and the 6.2M earthquake in Cali...the stack will fall on Oct 4th @ 2:33am. But I can't be sure.
  7. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

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    You left out coreolis effect , average wind speed and direction calculations, the proximity of anything valuable to the wood stack .please get back to us with a theorem that accounts for these variables. :)
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  8. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    ^ Yeah, what he said.
    But, I can't be sure.
    I usually just give mine a chest bump a few times, but I do single rows. Straightens 'em right out.
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  9. Poor Doug

    Poor Doug Member

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    Yep, ready when you are.
    Chances are, it'll hold until we're ready to move it.

    In case I'm wrong, I'm predicting collapse on Oct. 3rd, just to be in the running for the Super Cedar.
    Love those things.
  10. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Falls the day you start to move it . 3 weeks, Oct 16th.
  11. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Lol she'll make it with out falling. Was this stacked with a pile of beer cans on the ground towards the end?
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  12. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Give me your address and I predict it will fall right after I get there. LOL
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  13. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    How do we know its not stacked on a hill, and its actually straight?
  14. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    It sounded good when Drunk?
  15. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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  16. Fire Breathing Dragon

    Fire Breathing Dragon Member

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    Hah! Looks like the stacks could use a little V8 juice to straighten em up? I agree with BD, they might topple when you start the move. Good luck!
  17. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    i predict the next windy day
  18. burnagain

    burnagain New Member

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    I say go at select important splits with a hammer to beat them into submission and it will last indefinitely. No restacking required.

    Without beating though I say October 3.
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  19. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I'm betting I'd be moving that Troy Bilt tiller before the fall.
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  20. Jaugust124

    Jaugust124 Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like a few of my stacks. I just can't seem to get those suckers right.
    I'm guessing sometime tomorrow. Thunderstorm expected. I imagine there might be some wind involved, so that might just be the final blow it needs.
  21. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    Tiller is not in the fall zone. Denny thank you for your concern. I have removed everything in the "drop zone".

    KC
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  22. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    No crash on that stack.
  23. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    Geez, I've been working at this equation all day to figure out what went wrong...and I finally got it. The very day after I crunched these numbers the GDP was revised to 1.3% from 1.7%! That completely throws off the entire calculation! Using 1.3% there is no way this stack is going to fall before being burned.

    I'm blaming this one on the government and submitting a claim for the opportunity cost of one lost super cedar! So much for 'HOPE'
  24. clr8ter

    clr8ter Member

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    To OP ; What the Hell are you doing in my yard taking pictues of my stacks?;lol
  25. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    It will fall the day before you plan on moving it. Some work with a sledge hammer might put off the impending doom.
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