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This is split "horizontal". Will it burn ?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bogydave, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Since I stacked the rounds, it was easier to grab & put on the splitter horizontal.
    Table on one side helps.

    Little over 2 cords of spruce when all added up.
    Made kindling out of the splits that had no of few knots until the splitter ran out of fuel.

    Difficult to get a good picture of the mts, looking back into the sun

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    34°, little wind, mostly sunny, thin layer of high overcast.
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  2. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    Nice pictures. I really like pictures with the mountains in the background. I wish we had mountains around here.
  3. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    That's how I roll !
  4. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Them horizontal splits... they's hard to get burnin' and don't give off much heat, better flip that machine!;lol Nice pictures by the way.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    They'll burn OK, but you might need some cootie spray.
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Skidded, bucked & hauled it from closer to the same mts.
    Had to work with this view all day. :)
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  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Gee Dave, I stack the rounds too and just set the splitter next to the stack, sit down and it is very easy splitting.
    Doing it like you did it might take twice the time to dry those splits...
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  8. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Yea
    I know.
    Splitting vertical lets the water run out the ends. LOL :)
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    I think you can them if you turn the stove on its' side
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    Man I knew I was doing something wrong, I can ONLY split horizontal.
    But what if I lay the rounds in the splitter vertical? will that work?
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  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Should ;)
    Time for a test run ? LOL :)
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    Thank goodness that someone finally realizes how splitting vertical causes little dimples to pop up out of the ground on the other side of the world from where you are. Could cause the planet to spin right outa orbit, if you're not careful. Oh, and you have to dry those splits an extra year, too.
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    This is what I refer to as the "Reverse Capillary action" phenom. Also the my reasoning behind dead standing being sometimes dryer than trees that have fallen over.
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    Sufferin', some guys just have it so tough...;) Nice work Dave.
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  15. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Blue
    Work hard & enjoy the scenery. Better than an office any day :)
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  16. Backwoods Savage

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    Only if you are sitting at the time.
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    sweet home Alaska...
  18. wishlist

    wishlist Minister of Fire

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    I don't think I could split at all with those views Dave. Priceless!

    Glad to see you split horizontal! Makes no sense to squat on a red milkcrate, stare at a piece of iron , and try and drive wood into the ground! Geez, I don't think those vertical splitting guys ( all 2 of them) have ever read there manuals!!!!! :D
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  19. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    LOL :)
    Glad I go both ways :eek: :)
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    NO, you might as well send it all to me. I will figure out something to do with it.;)
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  21. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    LOL
    Send the stamps & stick on labels. US Post Office needs the income. :)
    Gonna be heavy, not much seasoning time & was split 90° wrong. ;)
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    Yeah, as much trouble as it is going to be to dispose of it for you, I think you ought to have to pay the postage. And then there is the risk that Dennis will come visiting, and see it, and then we won't be friends anymore;)
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    Since it wasn't split correctly and will in turn have so much water in it. Maybe you could take the wedge off your splitter and put a flat piece on then you could squeeze the water out before you move it to the shed.
  24. bogydave

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    A wet wood wringer/de-watering press!
    I like it :)
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    Split wrong? This thread is going downhill fast! Even ol Backwards Savage hasn't responded so maybe he finally has left the dark side and joined us normal horizontal splitters? :p

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