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

  1. PapaDave

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    2.25 cord in those 2 stacks. 4' x 1.5' x 24' = 144 x 2 = 288/128 = 2.25
    Told ya' you were doing gooder.:cool:
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  2. CHeath

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    I like gooder !!
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  3. ArsenalDon

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    Rock and or Roll......not bad for a first stack..Wish I jad take a pick of my fist....yall woulda had a great laugh...Try tapping both ends in on every row. Helps a lot.
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    The second pick "might" have 1/2 a cord in it.
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    Keep an eye on the neighbor in back of the fence there.lol
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  6. BrianK

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    I don't know who the drunk was that stacked this in my back yard. (They looked straight when I was stacking them...) This is from last summer, for next year. I still have another 3 cords of kiln dried oak ends to go with this CSS wood for next year. This spring I'll be working on wood for the following season.

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    Nice start, you are getting me motivated :cool:
  8. Woody Stover

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    Ay, caramba! Those splits are huge! :oops: Double-row stack, with that split size, I would not expect that wood to be very dry by Fall unless it's quick-drying stuff like soft Maple and you have a lot of wind and low humidity. Have ya got some other stuff that will be guaranteed dry for next season?
  9. CHeath

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    ;sick nope.
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    Here is my stack porn contribution; 4' x 16' x 16" lengths. Burning halfway through the 4th row as of this week. Stacks.JPG
  11. Jags

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    Do your trees ever get bigger than 8" diameter?;lol
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  12. Woody Stover

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    What kind of wood is that?
    Sorry 'bout peein' in the punch bowl. :( Just trying to make a guess at what you can expect, come Fall. I don't know what fast-drying woods grow there but I'm stacking soft Maple and dead standing White Ash in my bid to get more dry wood into the rotation.
    Upper MI...that's getting pretty close to the Arctic Circle. ==c That's at least a zone difference from where you are (and where I grew up in So. WI.) The sap only flows two months a year up there, I think. ;lol
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  13. CHeath

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    Thats ok, its about 100% green oak. Yes, I know that 3 years is good, 2 is a must but its going to be 10 months or so for me. Its all I can get my hands on right now. <>
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    If you've got some more room to stack, start checking craigslist or contact a local tree guy; You might be able to get some fast-drying stuff stacked soon. I'd suggest splitting the Oak small if it was from a dead standing tree, but I don't think even that would be enough with green Oak. Somehow, some way, you gotta get something else going or next season will be fraught with frustration. <>
  15. DexterDay

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    I agree. Definitely get more of something else.

    10 month old Oak will burn, but it will burn about as well as what you've been burning.
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    Tell me about it. :mad:
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    That may have been your stacking or may have been frost heave that caused it. Stacking single rows I would not stack more than 4' height.
  18. Backwoods Savage

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    Sorry CHeath, but you are just causing your own problems. To my way of thinking you have only a very few choices.

    1. Get some soft maple. Split it right away and it can be burned in 6 months.

    2. Get some dead white ash. It's all over the place now.

    3. Buy some kiln dried wood.

    4. Just continue with your plan but know that you will have problems and you won't be happy at all. Check that chimney at least monthly or more likely every 2 weeks. Beware and please don't burn your house down.
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    Those are incredibly neat, uniform stacks, but if the splits are only 16 inches long, the diameter of the wood is 5 inches or so? It's amazing to me: all the wood seems to be the same diameter.
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    I've been stacking single rows 16 feet long 5 feet high without a problem. From big trees, so the splits are a good 9 inches on a side often. With care in placement, they stack very well and are very stable. Very careful with the ends to see that they are leaning slightly in toward the stack, and are very sturdy. If one has a problem keeping stacks standing, the old trick of looping a rope around an end split and lying it on top of the wood stacked in the row below, then stacking on top of the rope, repeating every foot or so, surely ties the stack together. It won't go anywhere. Really good to do if you have to stack on a significant slope too. Makes the pile more stable.
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    You might see it as a problem but as long as I can get this FREE oak, ill take all I can get, damp,dry or soaking wet. Ill worry about the dry later.
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    It is not a problem unless you plan on burning it before it is ready to burn. The biggest problem is that you need to be aware of the creosote problem and the fact that if you are not careful you can burn your house down. Is it worth not worrying about something like this? If not, get all the green oak you can get and have fun trying to heat with it.
  23. PapaDave

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    Definitely get all the oak you can, but realize it takes it's sweet time drying.
    Find a source for Ash, you'll be doing much better trying to burn that this coming winter. Or, the soft Maple. I have some c/s/s late last year that I plan to try this winter.
    I won't absolutely need it, but will use it if it's ready.
    Pine dries pretty quickly.
    If you can't get stuff dry, just keep the flue clean. You've already figured that out though.
  24. CHeath

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    Thanks for the help guys.
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    I do all my math in inches, 288x18x48=248832/1728=144/128=1.125 cords

    BTW Nice stacks......

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