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Tonight's project

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mudbug250, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. mudbug250

    mudbug250 Burning Hunk

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    This is what I worked on tonight. Made some more pallet racks. Will go back and brace at the top to stabilize and give me a from to wrap a tarp over when it gets time to cover up. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1353037313.457229.jpg
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  2. mudbug250

    mudbug250 Burning Hunk

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    4x4 pallets. So each of these will hold just under half a cord each.
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    Boom Stick Feeling the Heat

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    Why use pallets on the side? I stack on wood pallets. I use blocks under them to keep them elevated off the ground and stack squarely on them. Not knocking what you do. Gotta use a system that makes you happy. When I stack I take my time and build a square stack of wood that will be strong (hopefully) and not fall over. The stack in the pic is 4 pallets squared.....I mainly stack side by side not touching with about 6 inches between pallets. That way I can easily cover them with metal roofing or tarps. PC110004.JPG
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good job.
    Got a pallet jack ?
    Could you tie a rope across the top, stack on the rope & go a bit taller than the pallets & get a good 1/2 cord+ on each?

    At first I thought you were shooting hoops, looks warm enough :)
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    mudbug250 Burning Hunk

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    I have tried all ways. I have a free supply of pallets as my buddy owns a commercial electrical sales store. I have boxed the ends of a couple of my rows, but it takes more time to get it right. I have a sloping property. So I stack with the slope. Plus I have 4 kids. All 10 or under, so all the time I can take out of the stacking process the better. I am also thinking I can just back the tractor to these pallets, lift it with the forks and bring them to the house when needed. One less time to handle the wood.
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    mudbug250 Burning Hunk

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    Bogy... Good suggestion on the rope. Will try that. Don't have a pallet jack, but have a tractor with forks to hook to 3pt hitch. I would like to be able to move to the house as needed.
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    I see. I'd be doing the same if I was moving with a tractor. Nice idea. much less time handling wood!
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    mudbug250 Burning Hunk

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    Just a lot of trial and error.
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    I might even put a back on these. Might make it less likely for the stacks to fall out while moving
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    Good work mudbug250. That is a great idea. I need to get some forks for my tractor and build some type of bins that I can move around. I think I will get that done by next fall when I start the stacking process again.
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    mudbug250 Burning Hunk

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    The wood that will be going in these racks will not be burned for until 2014 or 2015. Now that I am getting a lot of stacks, I am going to start stacking farther away from the house. I don't mind walking to the racks now, but where I will be stacking now is over 100 yards from the house. Hence the tractor.
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    +1...I have begun using the square ends and pallets as the base. It does take more time though which for me is fine because I enjoy it. I can appreciate both ways of doing it.
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    I also love pallets to store my wood on. Easily available and free.
    Keeping the pallet directly of the ground ( via bricks or 2x4 lumber ) really helps to extend their lifespan.
    Recently scored a few plastic pallets which should last a lifetime.
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    On my way to work I pass a beer beverage store and the owner puts a couple pallets now and then outside to take.....every now and then he leaves a plastic one outside.....got 5 so far. haven't stacked on em yet but plan to this weekend....keeping a wood pallet elevated off the ground extends its life quite a bit. I have the same wood pallets for like 5 years stacked on blocks and still use them. I think they'll fail structurally before rotting.

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