What to do with oddball chunks in stack?

Machria Posted By Machria, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM

  1. firewoodjunky

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    I single stack all my splits - all the crazies get piled on top, you would be surprised how many you can fit on top of a long run of wood. Softwood crazies get burnt during the shoulder season or during those days when I am puttering around the house. Hardwood crazies get squeezed into those voids in my firebox on my overnight burns.
     
  2. SolarAndWood

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    I get a lot of oddballs because of my sources of wood. They sit outside in a heap for a year or two and then get pushed under a roof.
     

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  3. scooby074

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    I stack my wood on pallets, 2 rows/pallet. I throw the real ugly stuff in the air gap between the two rows. Then burn it as I come to it.
     
  4. HDRock

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    IDK yet, but I will put my two cents here, slap something together with free pallets, and burn it in the stove ,when it is dry, or burn it outback, for campfire drinkin ::-) o_O
     
  5. Cluttermagnet

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    I use the a few of the odd pieces to hold down the covers on my piles as Dennis does, also stack them on pallets. I've used 2x4 uprights and stuff like expanded metal to make 'cages' for them, or even have made them with wood side rails using cheap pallet wood. I stack them maybe 2-3ft deep and season. Very little wood goes to waste here. The stove likes the uglies just as well as the nice splits.
     
  6. Kenster

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    I toss small chunks between the rows of splits. I have a another pallet full of crotches, big knots and angled end cuts that I accumulated before I got my splitter. Should make some good overnighters this year.
     
  7. Dune

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    I stack all my wood on pallets. I make two rows and there is a good space between them. I fill that space with all the odd stuff.
     
  8. velvetfoot

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    I have been carrying them in the house with my normal firewood handtruck carrier, only putting them in a couple of nylon hand carriers.

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  9. jackofalltrades

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    I put them on top of my stacks. They are also used around the shop for blocks and odd and end things. I like to burn them when I am going to be around the house because they are so misshaped that I can not get a full load in the stove.
     
  10. gerry100

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    Leave out for an extra year, then into the shed and ...

    I stripe'm with the chainsaw if they are thick
     
  11. Insomnivore

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    As I get older I find the misshapen pieces more trouble than they're worth, so I'm either: A) Not taking them in the first place (leaving them onsite to rot in the woods / be dealt with by the neighbors) or, B) Heaving them into the woods randomly while I'm splitting. Some of the nicer looking ones do end up on top though. I used to C/S/S/Burn everything years ago.
     
  12. Ralphie Boy

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    Mine just hang around on their own pallet for a couple of years then they get carried in, via reusable grocery bags, and burned, usually during the early burning season. I like 'em; they make a nice small fire with more than enough heat to knock the chill and dampness out of an early November morning.:cool:
     
  13. Curly

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    I threw mine in a pile near the fire-pit. Still to wet to burn and it gives the snakes a place to hang out. My wife didn't care for that last comment.
     
  14. firebroad

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    Tim's pallet bin seems like the way to go if you have a lot. I was lucky enough to acquire these oversized folding "milk crate" affairs from a grocer, they are about 2 x 3 wide, about 20" high. The bigger hunks just get laid atop a stack.
     
  15. Pierre902

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    +1...they are on the tops of my stacks and will be the first I burn during the shoulder season.
     
  16. Applesister

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    If you see chunks as being part of a permanent picture, constructing bins would be sound. I have a pallet supplier, an electrical contractor who gives me his industrial supplied pallets for free. Anything constructed with a pallet jack in mind. Or wheels.... I use apple bins and they can be moved with a pallet jack or a set of forks on a tractor.
     

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