This years firewood progress !

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Pallet Pete, May 6, 2012.

  1. Pallet Pete

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    These are the bins filled this year I still have 2 left to fill. Each bin holds 1 full cord ! The first stack on the left got blown sideways by the sheer winds in the storm the other day so we get to re stack it. There are 3 bins on the left but it is hard to tell in my cruddy pic ;em.

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    So the back yard looks like a jungle now Pete. Great!
     
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  3. Pallet Pete

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    Haha no not really it is all behind the garage out of sight for the most part. The wife might have something to say about it otherwise.

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    Nice job on your firewood Pete, how high did the winds get?
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    I heard we had gusts around 90mph and sustained 80mph for about 20 minutes from the fire cheif. The town looked like a hurricane hit it from all the down trees. Thankfully nobody was hurt to my knowledge. it took out our 1/4" thick antenna pole and bent it like it was made of cardboard and lifted the neighbors car off the ground a couple of times.

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    That sounds crazy, our turn in Northern NY is coming, we had what they call a micro burst in 2008 but nothing like that since.

    Stay Safe
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    Stay safe too zap some of the storms on the radar look pretty strong for this week.

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    This topic comes up every few years the UP wants to be a state the lower half doesn't want them to be a state. There are some very harsh and strong feelings in Michigan about that topic for sure. It is an interesting read though !

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    Yes, it comes up from time to time but is all talk. In reality, there would not be enough of a tax base to make it a separate government. So, the talk will continue to come up most years on and on.
     
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    Interesting read Zap. Hey Pete and Dennis, we'll trade you Toledo back for the UP! ==c Pete, are those six foot pallets? Good stacking
     
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    Thanks Ohio Woodburner yes they are 6' pallets on the sides and 8' on the bottoms.

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    Nice work Pete you're getting there!

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    Thanks Ray ! Up until 3 years ago we had a years worth at a time and called it good but we have been working hard to keep 2 years split and stacked since then ! Now that I have joined the forum I have learned so much from you guys I am using huge bins because of a lack of space. I think by next winter we will have at least 3.5 years worth built up !

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    I hear you Pete! I can't tell you how much I have learned from the veterans here like BS, Bart, BeGreen and Zap and a host of others.. I learn something new here every day! :)

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    Not a chance!!! You can keep Toledo for sure and we love the UP.
     
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    Holy cow, I just realized that it has been awhile since I've posted.
    Yeah, I heard about the "new" attempt to become the 51st state (again)...but you do know that the U. S. already had a 51st state, right? (Franklin, I believe)

    Back on topic; I have been busy with projects and work. As far as the wood goes, I have cut almost 20 full cord of wood this year, so far. I am looking to buy another truckload (10 full cord) within the month of May. I have "broke in" the north-star 37-ton, and am pleased with it's performance so far...still running on the first tank of gas with the Honda 270 cc engine. Almost bought a new saw, but the ol husky 61 is still plugging away. Maybe by summer's end I'll have another!
     
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    Nice work Pete. Looks like some nice BTUs.
     
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    Thanks gasifier it sure is a good feeling knowing you can heat another year !

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