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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by rkshed, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. rkshed

    rkshed Feeling the Heat

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    I've seen pictures of round hay bale type stacks here before and finally decided that I want to try one. What is used to elevate it? Pallets? What is the diameter?
    They are wicked cool looking.
    Thanks

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  2. WarmGuy

    WarmGuy Feeling the Heat

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    Search for Holz Hausen.

    I just put some pallets and disposable wood at the bottom. One key is that the wider you make it, the easier it will be to make. Here are two of mine:

    HolzHausenRebuilt.jpg

    Holz2.jpg
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  3. Scotts Bum Wine

    Scotts Bum Wine New Member

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    I just built this holz hausen this morning. It's kind of small, but fit perfectly on the lid to my dry-well close to the house. What I like about holz hausens is that you fill the interior with all the odd unstackable pieces, like a basket.

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  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice stacks :)
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    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    I use 4 pallets as a base and make an 8' diameter bottom. Never put a tarp on top.
  6. rkshed

    rkshed Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks to all.
    Do the splits take longer to season this way?
  7. Scotts Bum Wine

    Scotts Bum Wine New Member

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    I should have been born in Missouri.:cool:
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    What could be better than a rectangular stack with air going over, under, around and through?o_O
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  10. WarmGuy

    WarmGuy Feeling the Heat

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    Right, I'm also skeptical.

    I actually made a little chimney so that the holz could be covered and yet still have air flow. It was a fun idea, but it probably didn't make much difference.

    HolzWithChimney2.jpg
  11. Scotts Bum Wine

    Scotts Bum Wine New Member

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    HA! That's funny! It really looks like a "hausen" now.
  12. ScotO

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    When you see smoke coming from that little "chimney", you'd have reason to worry then!!
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    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    I think I'll stick to plans of one day starting a wood shed. :) They do look interesting though.

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