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To much wood is a good thing

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by struggle, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. struggle

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    I hope these pictures show up. The first crib is way to full and the reason for the full top hence little circulation is due to several piles tipping over and I just started throwing wood on top.

    The other two cribs are stacked further apart allowing air circulation.

    Each crib is stacked at least 6" high. I have not really spilt any wood for some time and since getting the Mansfeild last winter I can now see that I may end up selling some of this as it will take some time to get rid of it.

    At current burning rate with the new stove I figure at least five years or more worth of wood.

    I by eyeing the crib figure they are about 18-20' accross.
  5. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    Struggle-
    That is an awesome supply!!!!!!
    Nothing like the feeling of being ahead and ready, huh?

    What used to be stored in those cribs?

    Bob
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    It was just used for corn. This location is 7 miles from my house and is a pretty sweet deal as the owners I am friends with their son and I get all the wood and storage I want.

    When I started cutting out there I cleaned up their grove of dead timber and they where thrilled at how things looked and since the cribs had not been used in 20 years I shoveled out about a foot of composted corn cobs and started stacking and storing on the concrete.

    It is off the road so it is not seen from the hi-way.

    Every once in a while the owners go out and take a few peices for use in an outdoor free standing fireplace thing.

    I also get to use an old tractor when needed to move downed bucked trees.

    The only downside would be if they ever moved then I would be back to square one, but they lived here their whole lives.
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    Now that's a sweet set up and a great supply of wood!
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    Got any with dancing girls inside? ;)
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    Actually there were some that would get in there but they had four legs and made moooo moooooing sounds :-/
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    Looks lioke modified aviary (you know a big bird cage)
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