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Three Hour seasoned oak

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by basod, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Beautiful day here sunny 56 and a light breeze.
    Was planning on cutting bigger red oak that died this past summer, but the wind snapped the top and leaned into an adjacent oak. I'll get a pic of it tomorrow.
    Anyways there was another smaller ~10ish dead stander about 30yds away.
    Dropped and bucked and split in about 30minutes, punky outside but dry as a bone through and through.
    I was surprised how dry it was being we had 1-1/2" rain yesterday.
    A few rounds of maple from a half dead co-dominant trunk that was on the hit-list as well

    Figured I'd rile up some folks and burn this stuff I c/s/s before noon today.
    It's making a nice afternoon fire==c
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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice to be able to find dead, dry, standing wood ready to burn.
    Like Zap says: "GIBIR " get it before it rots" ;)
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  3. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Nice score.
  4. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Yep, gotta love the standing dead!! Are you going to burn the door too? :)
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  5. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Nah it stands as my passive security system.
    Nothing like a bullet ridden door in the dooryard as a deterrent
  6. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    Dry wood is dry wood.
  7. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    you could cut that door up into small strips and get a month's worth of heat out of it down there in Alabama
  8. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    I wonder how long my house would stay 74F when it was 56high yesterday and 30 here this morning.
  9. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I burned two big white oaks last winter that had been standing dead for over 25-30 years, no sapwood or bark at all.....it had rotted.off over the decades leaving the heartwood exposed for many years. Dropped them, split them up and stacked them right in the basement. The wood off of those two trees lasted me two and a half months that nobody is saying it cant be done, it just an exception to the rule. Most oak is best.left to season, but if its ready, its ready!
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