What to do with all the splitter dribilings?

Post in 'The Gear' started by nate379, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. nate379

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    Burn barrel/slash pile doesn't work out that great. The last pile we burned, ended up using close to $40 of diesel to get it all burned.

    I've had a few customers that wanted me to come back to pick up the bit of "crumbs" that came off the wood during transport. Want the wood on a sliver platter I guess? ;hm

    I'm gonna keep my eyes out for a decent prices wood chipper/shredded and use it for chicken/duck bedding.
     

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    I bought a half a cord, the guy dumped in trailer with a bucket, had a bunch of trash in the bottom, saved some but just scooped out the rest n burned it .
    But thats just the way it is , and he was scooping it up in a barn off a cement floor, so all the little tid bits got scooped up to
     
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    Bag it into recycled pellet bags and sell it cheap as yuppie chiminea green biomass
     
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    Haha. No idea where I'd get pellet bags from, very few, if any, pellet stove users around here.
     
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    What? 300 cord? Who needs that much? Commercial sales?
     
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    Uh... yeah, I did mention customers in the first post for a reason ;) I put a down payment on a $35,000 processor on Friday.

     
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    Cool , where is the pictures :)
     
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    Oh, you must have meant a DECENTLY PRICED...no? :rolleyes:
     
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    I am with you, I just shovel it in and
    BURN IT! image.jpg
     
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    Enough pressure, and you'll get diamonds!

    "She'll never know"
     
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    Nope, meant decent priced but auto correct changed it and I didn't notice before I posted. I can't edit using an iPhone.
     
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    I have been studing the pellet / log stuff for quite awhile, dollar wise it just doesn't work out. First the up front expense is a killer 4 grand for the pellet press that really can handle hard and soft wood and then you will still need a chipper/grinder to reduce the material to a max size of 1/4" particulate another $2grand or so. Moisture content of the input material has to be controlled to the about the 12% range. Log presses are even more costly. Add in energy costs ect long long time for payback based on the current prices for a ton of pellets or pallet of compressed bricks.
    I just hate seeing all that possible btu going for ground mulch also, just haven't found or come up with a economically feasible system for conversion yet.
    The cost of production exceeds the return value for almost all of us at this time. I haven't given up on it just can't spend a lot of time messing with it.
     
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    I put it in trash barrels, put it in a tool shed, it dries over the summer and is great kindling all winter
     
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    I do the same thing with the larger stuff
     
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    Smaller stuff gets fed to my chipper
     

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    Yup, can do up to 3" branches. Anything bigger than that is turned into firewood.
     
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    I can tell you 3" will be a challenge. <> and it's only 3" if it's a 3" broomstick. ;)

    Will also be relatively slow, I understand you are going to be processing a bit more wood than the average homeowner. Even in Alaska. ;)
     
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    Used it today and it sucked down several 2.5-3" branches quicker than a fattie with a cupcake.
     

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