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rounds.. how to store until Feb

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Stevebass4, Dec 7, 2008.

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  1. Stevebass4

    Stevebass4 Minister of Fire

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    i have about two cord of rounds that i cut (and another 3 cord of log length that i am working on) BUT i wont have a splitter until Feb (year end bonus)

    right now they are cut to size and tossed into a big pile on the ground -



    do i need to stack them on pallets and cover them - twice the work as i will split and then re-stack on the pallets

    should i toss a big tarp over the pile

    are they fine where they stand

    if it makes any difference – this is all hardwood – ie red oak and such

    Thanks for your advice

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  2. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    Nah,
    From now till then let them sit.
    They'll still be alright to split then.
  3. bren582

    bren582 Member

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    As longs as the ground the pile sits on is high enough to remain dry after a rain you should be OK.. If water pools in the area or even if the soil remains wet for long periods after a rain you may loose some of the ground contact stuff depending on the type of wood. At least that has been my experience.
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