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Split some white oak today.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by corey21, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Got a truck load busted to add to next years stash of hickory locust poplar and sycamore.

    I will snap a pic here in a bit.
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  2. pen

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    If you are going to need to burn that this coming winter, I'd make sure it's split small and in a very airy location. Oak generally should be stacked for 2 years!
  3. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Yeah i split them small. But i was hoping white did not take as long as red does to season;)
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    Yeah, I'd put that in a separate pile somehow so if it didn't burn so hot it could be rested until it does.


    IMO white oak doesn't do anything fast.
  5. Backwoods Savage

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    Don't count on it. Not 2 years here, but 3 for all oaks.
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  6. ScotO

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    That stuff will be hissing like a snake if you burn it next year......like Dennis said, give 'er three years if you can. White oak is too wet in one year, mediocre in two years, and absolutely amazing in three years....
  7. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I just figured were the bark was falling off when i was handling it were it fell a while back that it would not take as long but i have more locust to get.
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Actually bark falling off means very little. It is what is on the inside that causes problems.
  9. ScotO

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    Corey, I'd still give it at least two years. Don't get me wrong, dead oak will probably burn for you in a year, but it will most definately have water in it if it wasn't split and stacked to dry out for a while, it'll be slow to go and it will not put out any good heat. Green oak definately needs 3 years C/S/S to be good to go. I would hate to see you put that work into getting good wood and not get the optimum heat out of it....
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I have a plan i just stack it some where out of the way and only use it next year if worst comes to worst but i am getting ahead. So i may not have to even try to burn it cause that red oak i went through this winter sure did throw heat for a long time and great heat.
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  11. basod

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    I tried a few splits of white oak last night from a stack I split spring 2011 - two full summers here
    It won't light off on a bed of red oak coals without some pine pallet wood help and no dice on choking the air down
    Stuff feels light and cracks like a bat when loading in the trailer deffinately lighter than the red oak I've been restacking to the side for next year
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    DSCF0036.JPG Here is yesterdays load of oak.
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    basod Minister of Fire

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    I thought you had a truckload?:rolleyes:
    Cadillac EXT's are cool but not meant for hauling wood:p
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    Holy sh**. I sure hope you weren't hauling that in an escalade EXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Firewood has ridden in the back of my STS... more than a few times

    I was joking about the size of the "truck" load
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    I have to take it easy on my F150 done had the frame brake once last year while towing the boat home one night long story!!!
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    Couple of weeks ago my dad and I cut a load of red oak and he took it to were he works and weighed it and we had almost 2 ton loaded on it
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    fixed it for you!!!
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    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Sorry but its a ford
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    I have been hauling more locust here lately also a load of some big sycamore that is some heavy rounds.
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    Cut it small and stack in a good spot and check it with a mositure meter, you'll be lucky to get it below 30% after a year, white oak takes a while but worth the wait.
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    Looks like some nice firewood, it all adds up.
  23. corey21

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    I am going back for another load and more but i think im going to get some more locust first. Still got some poplar to cut up down the hill also.
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    Ive got some oak, some is white in the middle, some is pinkish in the middle. Whats up with that?
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    Red vs white oak. That's what's up :)

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