Predict newbie's wood usage for next yr., win a prize.

Bster13 Posted By Bster13, Apr 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM

  1. Bster13

    Bster13
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    The details:

    Blaze King Princess Insert
    Norwalk, CT: http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/06854
    1974 sq. ft., one story ranch built in 1957. Avg insulation.
    House layout:
    &

    I intend to burn 24/7 during the burning season.
    Wood will be mixture of Maple species and Oak (will try to set Oak aside as I come across it)
    I intend to keep the house in the low 70s, maybe mid?
    Keep in mind I'm a newb and I'm sure I'll screw up quite a bit while learning.


    Winner = closest cordage # (to the nearest 1/4 cord) w/out going over.

    What's the prize if u guess how much wood I go through including the shoulder seasons? Well your pic...either:

    "a nice sample of wood pieces from my lovely wood pile"

    or

    "gently used, broken axe handle"

    Good luck competitors!
     
  2. Wildo

    Wildo
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    3.687 if its warm and you have a warm wife, 4.263 if both are avg., and 5.124 if both are frigid.
     
  3. Wildo

    Wildo
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    oh I want the axe handle by the way.
     
  4. Jags

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  5. firefighterjake

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    And now in the fine The Price Is Right tradition . . . I'll bid 3.88 . . . oh please let me win, please let me win . . . I do so want to play the mountaineer game and spin the big wheel. ;)
     
  6. Jags

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    If I could yodel, I would.:cool:
     
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  7. Bster13

    Bster13
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    Feb 24, 2012
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    Hrmm... so how do I measure cords in decimal value? :eek: Let's round to the nearest 1/4 cord contestants. :p
     
  8. begreen

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    2.5, I'm betting on a warm winter and a fussy wife that doesn't like all that wood mess.
     
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  9. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit
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    3 and 3/4
     
  10. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z
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    You will use what you will use! No guessing or anything:) Please PM me and I will give you the address to send both prizes to!

    Gary
     
  11. PapaDave

    PapaDave
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    Um, 3.
    So, get 4 or 5, then do it again.
    I like to have more than I think I'll need because Mother nature can be a biatch, and totally uncaring of your needs.
     
  12. rideau

    rideau
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    If we have to guess by 1/4 cords, there aren't many viable choices. Many contestants, you're going to have so many ties you aren't going to have any firewood left for the following season. So, to be kind, I won't participate. :)
     
  13. Pallet Pete

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    The answer is
    3.87 yup I am that guy ! [​IMG]

    Pete
     
  14. bogydave

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    4 cord, if you don't take a winter vacation.
    I know I won't win. Shipping $$ to Alaska usually bans me from lower 48 contests :)
     
  15. Beer Belly

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    One story Ranch.....should be easy to keep warm......3.25 Cords
     
  16. firefighterjake

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    D'oh!
     
  17. Jags

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    I still can't yodel.
     
  18. firefighterjake

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    Jotul? ;)
     
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  19. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler
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    I just want to know what? and how often do you feed that cat of yours? lol
     
  20. mattjm1017

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    Oct 23, 2012
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    I want to play too so Ill take a guess based on my first years usage of sub seasoned wood and say 4.97 cords.
     
  21. OldLumberKid

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    Norwalk, eh?

    3.61 -- bit of an easier maritime climate, and a Blaze King Princess oughta give longer efficient burns.
     
  22. Bster13

    Bster13
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    Feb 24, 2012
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    LOL, he picks on the 23 lb. westie, haha. He's part Maine Coon cat, mostly fluff ball, all badass. haha.
     
  23. Bster13

    Bster13
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    Feb 24, 2012
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    Holy crap, nearly 5 cords? You are well south of me, and provided you aren't heating a mansion, I'm not sure what to say. *gulp*

    I figure 3-4 cords.

     
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  24. mattjm1017

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    I didn't burn that much but I did burn more than I thought I would about 3.5 cord. Only reason I say 5 is cause your way up north and all I know about CT is its a good chance itll be cold and snowy better to have extra than not enough.
     
  25. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress
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    I burnt just about 4 cords heating 1000 sq ft burning 24/7 since sept 2012 up until a few days ago in my little stove. I work from home so it is a true 24/7 burn cycle, my first "full" burning season mostly 10 mth css ash and 2 yr css black walnut we were given.

    My guess, being CT is a bit north of me, you are new at burning, you will quickly get addicted to the warmth of wood heat instead of whatever your back up may be, cold wife syndrome, etc., etc., my guess is 4.75 cords.

    Get choppin' my friend, as we never thought we'd need 4 cords of wood either , now, we know! ;)
     

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