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Restacking my woodpile

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by leftyscott, May 12, 2009.

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  1. leftyscott

    leftyscott Member

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    Since joining this site a few months ago, I've realized how poor my wood stacking is. Thanks Guys!!!

    What I had was 6 "rows" of mixed splits and rounds stacked on the ground tight against one-another.

    I cut some 12 ft. 2x4's braced them on the ends and middle 14" wide which gives my bottom row a 4" ground clearance. So far so good. I'm starting in the middle rows.

    What I have found besides bugs and a couple of snakes... is how cool and damp it is there. Many of my splits have a thin line of mold around the edges. I know this in not good.

    Most was cut Dec-Feb so I hope it will be seasoned for next winter's burning season. I'll be ready with the moisture meter in November.

    I have less than 1/2 cord of seasoned wood to carry over to next winter.

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Your doing the right thing. Get it off of the ground, stacked, with plenty of sunshine and wind. You should be fine.
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