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Sandy debris being processed into fuel...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by KaptJaq, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Finally started splitting the Sandy wood I gathered. The first picture is three rows, 16 feet long, and 6 feet high plus one row 8 feet long & about 4.5 feet high. Target split length 18 to 20 inches.

    The second picture is two rows, both 8 feet long. One 6.5 feet high, the other almost 5 feet high. The rounds in the second picture are more of the Sandy wood. Behind those two rows are some 1 & 2 year old CSS wood.

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    KaptJaq

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  2. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That's a lot of wood there! Enjoy.
    I just got into my Sandy wood last week. It will be nice to get my driveway back after 2 1/2 months.
  3. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice work Kapt Jaq! That is some nice BTUs you have stashed there and a good price for it. How much do you think you have from the storm all together?
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  4. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    So far I've split & stacked a little over 4 cords & I have at least twice as much to go. So I will end up with about 12 cords from Sandy. There is still a lot of wood in people's yards that I've been offered but I have little room left to store it. Even my wife, who loves the stove's flames and warmth, is starting to ask "How much do we need?"

    KaptJaq
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  5. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Dayum, I'm still working on my first cord! And my wife still says "No not another log!"

    Here in Nassau County the supply of random scrounges seems to be drying up as of this week.
    Maybe I need to venture further afield?
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  6. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Not another log? What is wrong with her? Do you not use much wood per year? Tell her it is money in the bank that you will not need to spend in the future.
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  7. WoodpileOCD

    WoodpileOCD Minister of Fire

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    More, more... whatever we have, we ALWAYS need MORE.... I have always tried to be satisfied with what I have in this life. EXCEPT for piles of wood. :p
  8. loadstarken

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    The other day I told my wife that I was envious of all of the Sandy wood you guys are getting minus the whole tornado stuff.
  9. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Nice work, Jaq!!

    Going to be splitting more here later this afternoon. Hopefully the wind will die down a bit.

    There is still plenty to be had out here in mid Suffolk. I imagine it'll will be around for some time to come.
  10. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Up to about 6 cords myself. Mostly oak but made sure I grabbed some shoulder season wood too. Having 2 locusts damaged by Sandy and a hickory taken down in a few weeks. They're all roughly 18" at the base (hickory is a little smaller). Don't know what the yield on those will be.
  11. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Great work!!
    I say keep going with the processing. As long as you are able and can do the work. The wood is a gift from God and hopefully it will be the last hurricane NY has to suffer thru. Im still cleaning up from the Irene/ Lee storms.
    I think when nature takes them down it would be a sin not to cut them up.
    Like killing buffalo for just the hides.

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