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Should I Cover The Cube?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by velvetfoot, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    "But again you are neglecting 2 factors... 1. If you are far enough ahead then you don't need it to season in one year, or even two or three for that matter. 2. if you don't have the space to spread 27 cords !!! out in single rows in your yard... "
    I am not neglecting any thing, if you dont have room for a lot of wood you need to get the wood dry quickly, especially when first starting out, I would rather have one or 2 years of dry wood then 3 or more years of wood that might not be the best, if you look through many of the posts on here you will see some of the issues of the multiple rows and drying.

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  2. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    I think that applies to life in general. <>
    Blue2ndaries and ScotO like this.
  3. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Agree about the top covering, having left my main pile uncovered most of the time. I wouldn't cover until a month or so out from the burning season.
  4. oldspark

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    OK my bad, what I ment to say was have the top covering raised off of the wood to allow air flow over the top of the wood, not going to be as easy as just laying it on the top though.
  5. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Hey, I resemble that remark. Just because of no pallets on the bottom? Note the hand sized slabular splits. :)

    The spaces between the splits do get greater over time as the wood dries. I noticed that on the other stack I had to tune up. I had another too-tall 3-row one that partially failed that I have to restack. Stacking on somewhat hilly and uneven land isn't great either, and I stacked it in winter with a headlamp; 'nuf said. :)

    With the cube, I'm also trying to make it easier to extract 4 or 5 cords in the future while dropping in another tri-axle load of splits next to it in the next year or two.
    I'm trying to do away with excessive wheel barrowing.

    PS: I count 35 cords.
  6. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    "Hey, I resemble that remark. Just because of no pallets on the bottom? Note the hand sized slabular splits. :)"

    Glad you have a sense of humour ;) , BWS stacks are better than Scotties also, I always learn something from these types of threads and this one is no different, been doing some searching on the net and have found some interesting posts about firewood drying. Some are very down to earth and personal results with wood drying.

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