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Storing wood in doors?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Missouri Frontier, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    Put it in dry & there should be no issues.

    Our entire winters wood goes in our basement beside the boiler in October/November. Been doing that for 17 years with no problems.

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  2. Joful

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    Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I've been in countless disgusting houses, with cats walking on kitchen counters and the smell of dirty litter boxes abounding. I've actually been in one house where the stack of newspapers next to the easy chair goes back more than 10 years. I've seen people living with mice in their house... I wonder how anyone can live in these conditions, but to the owner living there, it's "no problem." :rolleyes:

    I'm not implying anyone here is living that way, but several cords of wood in your basement is an invitation for something to be living there. I don't care how dry it is. Heck, I get spiders building webs and nests in our basement closets, when they're completely empty! Sure is easier to find and kill them when they don't have several cords of firewood to hide within.
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  3. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Last march I bought a face cord of beautiful clean wood, I stored it under deck steps and brought in a couple of days worth into my garage as it was being used, I didn't have a bug problem that I knew of....BUT....now that I have been getting these free loads that are loaded with millers, spiders ants and who knows what, none of that stuff will hit the garage, ok these are rounds and not my drying split stuff but no more wood in garage for me. I plan to tent 1 cord of ready to go splits just outside my garage and take from there as needed. I'm thinking about keeping it 3/4 covered with the opening near the end of the cord that I will be using last, as I go through wood, I can move it down the line if need be. This I will do in September.
  4. velvetfoot

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    I go through this every year. I'd be interested in seeing your tent.
  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    This is my plan, I have a garage in the back of my house where no one can see, when I walk out the garage door, there is a concrete wall to the right for another garage, on top of that garage is a deck, I will be lining that concrete wall with my ready to burn stuff, I will heavy clear plastic from the edge of the deck down to the ground to cover the splits that are on pallets. Then layer the opening closest to the garage door with plastic, making a loose doorway to get my wood a few steps away from my garage door...how about you, does your tent have sides?
  6. velvetfoot

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    The only place to stack near the house is outside the garage and that is in front of the house (one obstacle). I've seen hoop type shelters that I've toyed with using, but it'd have to be on the driveway (asphalt, anchors). One year, I stacked 5 cords on the driveway and put plywood on top screwed down and covered with plastic and held down by nylon lines, but then changed my mind before winter and put the plywood on a garage wall and stacked up to the ceiling, like I did the year before. Last year, I had about a cord on the driveway, and taking out the first wood from there, even though it didn't snow much reminded me how nice it is bringing it in from the garage. I mostly have power post beetles. A permanent wood shed would be nice, but I don't know if I could make one that would look good enough.
  7. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Right there with you...we get an occasional yellowjacket or wasp get re-animated and lemme tell ya, that's NO fun! :eek:
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  8. maple1

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    Sure is easier to find and kill them when they don't have several cords of firewood to hide within.

    There ya go - put some firewood inside & the bugs will move into it from the rest of your house. :)
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  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Not a good idea to cover the sides of those stacks Ram. Leave it open and cover only the top and your wood will be happier.
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  10. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Well Dennis, this will be wood that I plan to use for the upcoming burning season only, I will start doing this in September as the upcoming burning season comes near. If I cover it the way that I plan too, it will make sure that I bring dry splits into my house, what in the world is wrong with that idea, if it is already at 17%, and in my tent, I can't see what I am doing wrong, should I keep open that 3 ft opening to let rain in when I am actually trying to keep it dry to bring in my house to burn it?
    Thanks or your input...
  11. HDRock

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    Dry wood I burned last year, I kept completely covered , except for the ends of stack, It kept off the sideways rain n snow.
    I think It was end of November I covered it ,before that it was top covered
  12. Backwoods Savage

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    If that is the idea you'll be okay. Most folks wood is still in need of drying and if there is moisture in there, plastic will just keep it in there. In addition, plastic always seems to let some moisture in via condensation. How do you get it out? As for rain and/or snow hitting the sides of the stack, that is no worry as that is only surface moisture and it dries super fast outdoors. Last but not least, less work and no cost if you don't use plastic.
  13. Missouri Frontier

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    You all are awesome. I love this forum. You all are as geeky as me about firewood. Analyze 30 inch logs into toothpicks. I have no idea why this proto toilet paper is so dang fun but, it is! Thanks for all the responses.
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  14. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    I'm set up nice, can get over 3 cord on the back porch.....

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    the door to the right in the pic above is just to the left of this beast.......

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  15. HDRock

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    Basically what Ram and I are talking about is , a makeshift wood shed using tarps and putting already dry wood in it, (and note) air space above the wood also.
    My little, tent wood shed is an old kids play set, cemented in the ground , no longer safe for play, I was going to tear it out but decided to use it for this .(it holds about a cord n a half full), Not a big fancy wood shed but, a couple of pics

    The bad thing is when U get sideways rain n freezing rain , then it turns very cold, and U need to burn that wood the next day

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  16. lumbering on

    lumbering on Feeling the Heat

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    No more wood in the basement for me.

    But I was planning on bringing the seasoned wood into the garage one or two face cords at a time as a staging area for a few weeks prior to burning.

    My other option is a covered porch. But I did that last year and the rain and snow would blow in side ways and it was too wet to burn sometimes.
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  17. Joful

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    I keep my wood on a patio under my covered porch, which is protected above and on three sides. It's at basement level, so I simply walk down the stairs and out the door onto the patio, grab what I need, and haul it back up to the first floor.

    My wood was not great last year, having been in the house only a year at that point, but rain and wind did not seem to get at the wood on the porch.
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  18. lumbering on

    lumbering on Feeling the Heat

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    My porch is open on 3 sides, so lots of blowing snow and rain
  19. Joful

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    Time to convert it to a closed sun porch!
  20. MrWhoopee

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    Those are all-natural, organic, unrefined books. Everybody has 'em here in California. They're strictly decorative, reading is done on a Kindle.
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  21. oldspark

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    I have lots more bugs in the house in the summer when I dont even have firewood in the house.
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  22. gmule

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    I guess location is everything. Where I live it is practically bug free. We might get a spider or a house fly every now and then but that is about it.
    My in-laws visited from ND and couldn't believe how bug free it is here.
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    I prefer to use car doors. The ones pictured are off of a "98 Alero.
  24. HDRock

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    In Doors ;lol

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