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Sandy...still more.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by KaptJaq, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    The town finally cleared the street yesterday, only a month and a half after the storm.

    Now it is time to work on some of the "back" yards.

    This one yard has 7 oaks down. The smallest about a 12" trunk, the largest about 30".

    Can't back the truck right up to it. Have to buck, roll the rounds down hill and load the truck at the bottom.

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    KaptJaq
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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Wow, keep that up and you'll be stocked like Dennis and Scotty
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  3. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    I have no more storage room on my property. I have been bucking the trunks and stacking them neatly on the property where they fell. The owners are ambiance burners in an open fireplace. As payment for storage I split some wood for them.

    KaptJaq
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  4. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a nice deal for both of you. Will you be storing your wood long term just bucked and unsplit? Just wondering about seasoning problems.....
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  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good deal.
    Close by firewood storage space. Never have enough wood ;)
    Neighbors?
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  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That is good that it is downhill to the truck. Saves a lot of hard labor.
  7. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Nice !! Good deal, too.

    There is so much firewood here. The diligent, and those with room are loading up.
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  8. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Trees still coming down around here. Out for a walk, chainsaws still humming every weekend.

    Spot the arborist in the branches. Here the backyards meet and a powerline runs across folks back fenceline, with very limited access to the powerline from the street so folks are taking down trees in a preventative mode now, after Sandy kept them without power on this block for weeks.

    http://theoutsideinsideout.blogspot.com/2012/12/dog-walk-challenge-spot-arborist.html
  9. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I was out in Islip last week. I couldn't believe all the downed trees that I saw along the Southern State Parkway....and all the damn traffic I was sitting in!
  10. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to our nightmare... there is always traffic on Long Island and we have to go through NYC to get anywhere :(
  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That's why I pay the big bucks to live in Westchester. I'm sure its nice to be near the seashore and all, but boy do you guys pays for it.
  12. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Guess what, the seashore and the bays now have millions or was it billions of tons of raw sewage discharge in it now. You got your logs in the water from downed trees, (which as a small fast craft sailor I keep an eye out for) but now we have other kinds of "logs" in the water. Eeeew!
  13. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Nice to NOT live near the sea shore on Long Island ;)

    There is soooo much fire wood available here, Steve. My "tree dude" is clearing trees like crazy, he's booked until February, atleast. And all the trees that he cuts/clears that some one doesn't want, he loads up, and takes to his dad's, whose one of my firewood guys.

    I'm not worried about firewood for quite some time, even adding in my scrounging from the storm. I'll be giving John a call soon, as I know he's running out of room, and will have to unload some split stuff.

    Good time to stock up :cool:
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  14. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    There is no shortage of wood here on the mainland either. I have a pile on the driveway and a small load sitting on the truck now and there is more everywhere! I have brought about three cords to the house and haven't used a saw on any of it.
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  15. ScotO

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    C'mon, Kapt...... you have a spare room or two in the house, don't ya? I mean, really, how often do you actually NEED the spare bedrooms, dining room, living room, etc? ;lol ;)


    Seriously, sounds like a good deal for both you and the property owner......a win-win situation right there!
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  16. Thistle

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    1. How strong is your roof?
    2. Do you have good neighbors & do they have a big yard?
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  17. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Start stacking on th roof and they'll put us away for sure
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  18. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Cut and split most of what I had left, before this nasty ole storm that's blowing through, sure have some achy shoulders after all that.

    Driving around saw a couple of new tree cuttings being thrown out in some off the beaten path spots.

    Brought back another 160 lbs of wood to split. It's a modest woodpile for what I hope will be modest future needs, alright, but it's growing.

    How long do y'alls wait before you do your splitting, generally. ever leave logs bucked unsplit for a long time, months, a year? Locally I see some folks have been collecting plenty of rounds but they have left it unsplit as yet. Personally I like to get it split so it can start to dry sooner, but I guess if you have a ton of wood awaiting, it's gonna take some time unless you have a mechanical splitter.
  19. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I split ASAP which ranges from a few hours to a few months. The sooner, the better. Real seasoning doesn't start until the wood is split.
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  20. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    That's what I figured.

    P.S. Flatbedford -- is your screenname after a regular Flat-bed Ford or a Bedford truck -- check out this beauty of a Bedford:

    Bedford truck
  21. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Nice truck! Not too many Bedford trucks on this side of the Atlantic. Its a 1970 Ford with a flatbed.
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  22. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Still sweet. You must have done a good job keeping it running. Was it a challenge, or do those things just keep on ticking?

    Can we, uh, get a sound byte of the engine starting up!? :) ;)
  23. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    It pretty much just keeps on ticking. Rust is the biggest issue. I'll see what I can do about some sound. It's got an old big block V8 in it.
  24. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Don't want to put you to any trouble, but always fun to cop a listen to a classic if you think it's worth the aggro. I guess I miss my old V8 2500, although the neighbors surely don't.

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