1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Satellite view

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Shari, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,257
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    Here's a satellite view of my wood stacks / stacking areas.

    Red outline indicates wood stacks. It's about 8 cords if all racks are full.

    We have a lot more room to stack wood - wonder what the neighbors would say if I added more stacks?

    [​IMG]
    Backwoods Savage and Lumber-Jack like this.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,854
    Loc:
    Beautiful British Columbia
    Woe! I thought my driveway was in bad shape, you can see the cracks in your driveway from SPACE! ;)
    Blue2ndaries and Shane N like this.
  3. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,257
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    90% of what you apparently are thinking are cracks are actually seams in the cement. Either way, the drive is very level.

    What - no comment about the new sewer line in the front yard that cost us around $18,000 to install because of new construction on the other side of the road? Our septic was just fine but we were forced into connecting (state law).
  4. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,257
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    PS New roof too. That was around $12,000.

    Sewer & roof were done in back-to-back years, 2/3 yrs. ago.
  5. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,229
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    hopefully your wood savings will someday add up to that
  6. BEConklin

    BEConklin Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    340
    Loc:
    Connecticut
    Hard to tell with them red lines drawn in but it looks like it's mostly oak with some nice pieces of ash here and there....and is that maple on the right? Boy them satellites are amazing...;)
  7. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,257
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    Just a very bit of oak, right next to the shed. Locust, hard maple, elm and the dreaded box elder make up my normal mix plus a little of of pear, crabapple, apple, etc. - whatever I can get free/cheap.

    Yeah, we will replace the driveway - sometime after we get hubby's heart transplant medical bills paid off. :)

    We had heart transplant bills, sewer & roof all happen in about 3 yrs. - what a financial hoot that has been! :)
  8. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,128
    Loc:
    Michigan's U.P.
    After the sewer and roof bills, I can understand your husband's heart problem!!! I hope he's doing well.
    red oak likes this.
  9. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    3,473
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    Is that you sunbathing in front of the shed ?


    My stacks are in the woods, otherwise I'd spell words with them for the planes/helicopters going over taking those aerial shots.
    jeff_t and red oak like this.
  10. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,854
    Loc:
    Beautiful British Columbia
    It never rains, it pours. Hope your husband is doing well now.
    I wouldn't worry about the driveway, the crack about the cracks was just a joke. I'm sure it's in much better shape than ours, even if you can't see the cracks in it from space. lol
    It's amazing what they can see with those satellite images.
  11. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,005
    Loc:
    West Friendship, Maryland
    Did the state finance the install for you? $18,000 isn't a drop in the bucket for most people. We will probably have to do that at some point too as water and sewer are moving this way .Actually, water is already here. Thing is, our septic field is 25 years old, so it might not be a bad thing except for the $18,000 cost. Man, that is steep.
  12. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,257
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    State financing? Ha! Nope. We had to pay when the work was done. No, there was no financial aid. We even had to pay the city $2,200 'impact fee' for the benefit of sewer. All up front costs of living where we live.

    We just had landscaping done on the sewer line last fall. We were the last ones on the block to get our landscaping done. I'm surprised nobody at city hall cited us for not doing it sooner.
  13. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,114
    Loc:
    Brookhaven, Long Island
    Is that a tree down in the top left corner of the pic? ;)
  14. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,257
    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    No - it's guy wires for a telephone pole.

    There is a wooded area on the lot on the upper part of the picture - I'd love to get in there and at least cherry pick the downed trees. I'm working on the neighbor...... :)
  15. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,114
    Loc:
    Brookhaven, Long Island
    Hey, telephone poles burn too!!! ==c
  16. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,195
    Loc:
    NE Ohio
    WOW $12,000 FOR A ROOF IS A LOT, HOW BIG IS YOUR HOUSE?
  17. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    937
    Loc:
    Mount Cheaha Alabama
    If you can make out your wood stacks from google earth.....
    You might be a redneck hearth.com wood burner:)
    loon likes this.
  18. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Wow Shari, you have been hit super hard. Big thing though is that hubby is still with you.

    Nice satelite view!
  19. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,114
    Loc:
    Brookhaven, Long Island
    If you have to go to a Satellite view to evaluate your wood situation, you may have an issue! Just saying!
  20. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    I bought a property 5 miles and two river crossings beyond the water and sewer improvement zones around here. Basically if they bring a sewer line within 100 yards of your property here they make you hook up to it, at your cost. You pay the permit fees, easement fees, assessment fees (the right to hook up to their sewer), inspection fees, you pay for all the costs to install the sewer lines, and here they also have a septic decommission fee with permits and inspections. Then you have the added privilege of paying hefty monthly sewer fees, and worse, increased property taxes because of the assessed increase in property value after being connected to the public sewer (essentially an endless tax on the money you had to spend on the sewer).

    People here fight sewer annex plans all the time. It becomes political warfare, and everyone on septic knows where the nearest sewer lines are and where they are being put in. All new development and new houses in sewer areas have to be connected, and that bring in more sewer lines, which brings more people within range of required connection sewer services. It snowballs over time, and the cities and county public works grow like cancers, all at the expense of homeowners.
    basod likes this.
  21. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    648
    Loc:
    Maine
    I would have told them to GFYS.....
    nate379, basod, loon and 1 other person like this.
  22. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    648
    Loc:
    Maine
    Apple is one of the highest BTU woods out there... that's awesome if you get it for free... and the fruitwoods smell great burning too

    My Lord..... I'd be in bankruptcy court while living in a tent....
  23. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    648
    Loc:
    Maine
    The cost of shingles has exploded over the last 10 years.....

    I need to replace mine.. and I am dreading it... I have shingled literally acres of roofs, and I am completely capable of doing it myself.... however coming up with 50 square of roofing materials (house, el (shed) and barn) is going to be tough...
  24. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,663
    Loc:
    Eastern Central PA
    Use Metal
  25. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    648
    Loc:
    Maine
    I can't.. There is a spot on my roof where 3 roof pitches converge to pretty much a single point... making a metal roof tight there is very, very difficult. While I have done acres of shingled roofs... I have laid easily 10x the sq. footage in metal.... the average shingled roof is about 8 square... the average metal one is 70 square...I would love to be in a position to just pay somebody else to do it.... but I'm not... :(

Share This Page