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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CHeath, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. CHeath

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    So I've finally finished my first stack. It's doubled up but I had too,No room so I've got 1.5 cord (4 ft high And two 24 foot rows) and you'll notice I worked from left to right as the splits got larger as I got more tired. I didn't notice this at the time. I'm about halfway through or maybe a little more on next years load. Check the 2nd pic and let me know if you think there is a cord laying there (by the splitter) image.jpg
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  2. BobUrban

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    No second pic?? You may want to shore up the right end or you will be restacking when the wood settles a bit. The left end is perfectly tilted "in" just the way I like it.

    Lots of BTU's there - feels good to just walk around it all summer - I do all the time!
  3. CHeath

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    2nd one coming!
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    Ok!

    image.jpg
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    Nicely done! Should be easy to toe in that right side. I'm going to guess a little over half cord in the pile there. But I never guess right when the wood is in front of me, so take that with a giant grain of salt.
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  6. BobUrban

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    1/2 maybe a little more but it is so hard to tell when you can walk all the way around a pile - not to mention a 2D pic. Looks great
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    Nothing wrong with that, much better than my first effort, glad theres no pics of mine, I would shore up the right side or you'll end up what I did the first year and spend a lot of time restacking.
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  8. ScotO

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    Not bad at all. I agree with the other guys, get that right side shored up a little better.
    Before you know it, you'll have over 25 cord back there. My stack started out like your's a while back........now it is HUGE!
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    That is a great start.
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  10. PapaDave

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    Did I misunderstand or didn't you say the first pic is 2 stacks @ 24'x4'?
    Wouldn't each of those be 1 cord? You're doing gooder than you thought.:cool:
    The r/h side really needs some help, or you'll find it all on the ground soon.>>
    I can't tell how much is in the 2nd pic.
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    Looks good, especially the first stack. The second pic is how I stacked when I was a kid!

    I agree with the comment about looking at them in the summer, I like to just admire the stacks while they're drying. Probably a bit obsessive, but there's plenty of worse habits I could have.
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  12. DexterDay

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    Stack looks awesome. If your just gettin started, then hold on tight.... ;)

    It's only gonna become more obsessive. :)
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    Thats what I thought 2 rows 4' high, 24' long = 2 cords
    Good job
    That happens to me also, The splits get larger as I get more tired ;lol but ya need different sizes any way
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    Not sure. 128 in a cord so I did redneck math lol 24x4 = 96 x 2 = 192 \ 128 = 1.5 cord?
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    Presuming the splits are at least 16" long, a cord would be one stack of those , 4 ft. high x 24'.
    Or, a stack 4' high x 4' deep x 8' long.
  16. DexterDay

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    What do you cut at?

    Your forgetting width??

    24 long x 4 tall x 1.5' wide (16"? If you cut at 16". If you cut at 18"-24" then you have close to 2.5).

    24 x 4 x 1.5 gets you a full cord ;)

    You have 2 on your hands. Keep gettin it.
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    My freakin back feels like it was 12 cords!
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    Uh, Dex, 1.5 would be 18". 16" is 1.3333.......
    Not trying to nitpick, but this starts changing things dramatically one you get a bunch of wood involved.:eek:
    But, yeah CHeath, what do you cut at?
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    It's cubic feet, not square feet, so 24 feet long by 4 feet high by the length of the splits. If 16 inches long, then 24 x 4 x 1.33= 128 = 1 cord. A cord assumes at least 80 cubic feet of actual solid wood, in an volume of 128 cubic feet. Some of your wood is stacked with quite a bit of air space, so you may be a bit short of a cord, but you are awfully close to a cord in each row, for a total of 2 cords stacked. By the time you add a pallet on the end and shore up that incorrectly leaning end, you'll certainly be at a full cord.
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  20. DexterDay

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    Oops.... Duh..

    Even my OCD slips sometimes ;)

    Yep. 18" = 1.5'
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  21. PapaDave

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    I thought it a bit odd coming from one of our stacking gurus.;)
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  22. DexterDay

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    Its St. Patty's Day :). I may have had one or two (cases) today ;)

    Cheers. Oh and I learned from the best. You are one, of the long line I learned from..
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  23. CHeath

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    18"
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    So U have more than 2 cords
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  25. CHeath

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    Yea I started thinking, 4 foot high 4 foot deep and 8 foot long is a cord so I have a little less than 3 cord there if my cuts are 36" (18" in each stack) sweet.

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