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Scrounging Moratorium

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WarmGuy, Dec 21, 2008.

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  1. WarmGuy

    WarmGuy Feeling the Heat

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    I got three (free) truckloads of alder yesterday, and I'm putting a stop to scrounging until 2010. I have enough wood to last through spring 2011.

    This way I may actually be able to get all of the wood I've collected split.

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  2. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Well done. I'm almost 3 years ahead but my parents are only about 1.5 ahead and they have a huge woodshed (20+ cord). I figure to take a break when their wood shed is full.

    Just an FYI - that alder doesn't pack much heat and it gets punky very quickly. I'd put it at the front of your burning rotation for next year.
  3. Malatesta

    Malatesta New Member

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    Ive gotton 5-6 chords of mostly oak out back needs drying and 2 big pick-up truck loads of pin-oak yesterday that needs splitting. Picking up another 2-3 pickup truck loads next week. Yep More Pin-oak ! This stuff is very dense and heavy ! I think its heavier then red oak, very close to white i think . I have multiple connections for wood so when the 8 chords gets down to half i just call up my Tree service friend. All i gotta do is go pick up the wood. I never run out.
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    free75degrees New Member

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    c'mon you can't be serious. As soon as you see an easy score you won't be able to resist. The first step is to admin that you have a problem.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    If you keep at it, you might catch up with me....but probably not with Eric.
  6. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    I wish I had this problem! I need a good, solid week off with nothing to do but work up wood for the coming years. Fortunately, our winters in Middle TN are relatively mild, so I don't have to stock up nearly as much as some of you folks. But I can't help feel a little envy when I read how far ahead some of you are.
  7. WarmGuy

    WarmGuy Feeling the Heat

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    Yes, I know what you mean. But it's a little difficult to arrange the wood so that the Alder comes up early next year. I was pretty happy with my last batch of Alder, so I'm hoping that if I keep it dry, it will stay good.
  8. Vic99

    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    Warmguy: "I got three (free) truckloads of alder yesterday, and I’m putting a stop to scrounging until 2010."

    I bet you can't do it. You'll stumble across something and rationalize getting it. Might not happen this week or this month, but it'll happen . . . unless you HATE the wood gathering process.

    I'm guilty. I had enough to put me 2 years ahead (after this season's done) . . . then we had an ice storm. I turned to my wife and said, "Aye carumba, wood is FALLING FROM THE SKY!" It was understood that I should be back before dark . . . nearly a cord and a half later, I was.
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