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Splitters and kindling

Post in 'The Gear' started by precaud, Nov 25, 2006.

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  1. precaud

    precaud Minister of Fire

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    You guys who have switched to using splitters, I'm guessing that you get ALOT less fragments for kindling, yes? I generate quite a pile of scraps while splitting which I use for kindling, and when I think about going to a splitter, it's clear I'd have to get that elsewhere. Am I correct?

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  2. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    You still get them just not as much.
  3. Roospike

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    Normally it looks like mulch around the splitter.
    I get oak blocks to use for kindling that comes from a place that makes Church pews but if i didnt i would take some of the softer wood when splitting and just make up a bunch of kindling there and then.
  4. precaud

    precaud Minister of Fire

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    Oak for kindling?!?! Sheee-yit, you guys are so lucky...!
  5. ourhouse

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    I am lucky I get to pick wich kind of wood I want to burn.
  6. Roospike

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    Its crazy ...... I drive down to the building and they throw all the left over Oak scrap away in the big dumpster on the side of the building every week or so.
    I just drive my truck down there open up the side of the dumpster and start throwing it in my tuck until the back the the 8' bed is full , drive it home and store it in 55 gallon barrels. Pictured is how i bring it into the house.

    The dumpster is like 25' long X 6' wide. The owners of the company says take all you want , they pay to have to dumpster taken to the dump anyway.

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    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    I get about the same amount having used the splitter for about 10 hrs so far this year.
  8. precaud

    precaud Minister of Fire

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    That's so cool!
  9. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    Pallets from a well drilling company near me make great kindling. I cut the slats into 6" pieces and the frame into 12" pieces. I only take the ones that are burned/stamped 100% Hardwood.
  10. precaud

    precaud Minister of Fire

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    Where do you look for that stamp? I've never seen it on any pallets I've grabbed.
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    I rented a splitter with a 4-way this year. I got a lot of kindling from resplitting the bigger quads... something to think about if buying a splitter.

    -Dan
  12. Mo Heat

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    Roo, you make me sick. That is some fine kindling. I guess I'll have to scout my neighborhood for a church pew maker. ;)
  13. Roospike

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    :lol: Makes my brother sick too , he is a wood woker and lives out of state so when he comes to visit he brings his trailer and gets a load of Oak and glues them togother to make some very fine looking wood/oak items , he just cant believe we burn this stuff. He(( its that or it go into the land fill.
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    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    Precaud-
    it's stamped right on the side of the pallet- I fished a piece with the stamp on it out of the crate, and will post a pic as soon as I get a camera.

    BTW, it looks so cool burning, the letters glow. I'll try to get a pic of that too..
  15. precaud

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    Is that to say, it's on your xmas list?!?! ;-)

    Ha! Like that old commercial where the branding iron turns into fire...
  16. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    Christmas list- or when the price is right.. I really want the ryobi splitter more than the digital camera, and since I bought a 10" compound miter saw last week, toy prchases are on hold..
  17. Roospike

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  18. precaud

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    Me too, but I'm set for this year so there's no rush.
    Our local HD was a bit behind the curve, they didn't get the Ryobi into the store until Nov. 13th, by which time most people here had their wood processed. I was there yesterday, they still had all 4 units in stock. I smell a future sale... :)
  19. Roospike

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    Manager special!? better check back often.
  20. precaud

    precaud Minister of Fire

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    True, true... my luck, I'll miss it!
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    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    GOT IT!!


    It took almost an hour for them to find it, but I got my RYOBI today.. Split about half a cord with it..



    AWESOME!!!!!!!!
  22. precaud

    precaud Minister of Fire

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    Very cool! Was the price "right" ?
  23. njtomatoguy

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    Actually, the price was better than right- hit a $50 lotto ticket- justified the the purchase!!!
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    Now we need pictures af the saw and the splitter.
  25. precaud

    precaud Minister of Fire

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    AND the camera!! :)
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