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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by My Oslo heats my home, Oct 22, 2013.
I unload my rounds near the boiler shed. I split them there and stack them against the shed.
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I move between 1-2 cords under my deck right outside my basement door at the beginning of October. This is what I use when I'm sick or it's really snowy. Each week during the winter I bring a week's worth from the main pile outdoors into the basement. I use the pickup truck for both - got tired of pushing the wheelbarrow!
Used to stack on my screened porch but that's getting torn down mid November. Trying to figure if I want to risk the basement or just use the garage this year. Probably be another year or two before I build anew screened porch.
I move my wood every fall. Unfortunately, it's not really closer. I dry my wood in the wind in single stacks along the fence. Then I move into my wood shed, which was once my daughters goat barn. Daughters all grown and we don't have goats anymore. Works as a good wood shed! A little small so I end up refilling in Jan. or Feb. I try to hold for a break in the weather.
That's what goes inside at my place too.
I do as little work as possible. I stack it once. When I need it I bring it in the house. I can hold about 2 weeks worth of wood in the house. Unless it's really cold, any temp in single digits. Then it's about 5 days worth of wood.
I stack 2-3 cords outside the basement walkout door for spring shoulder season. I bring into the basement 5-6 cords usually in late fall. I load a trailer with another 3/4 cord and cover with tarp. I use and reload the trailer wood until it snows heavy, usually late Dec. go through about 10 cord a year.
I never had a significant bug problem in 30 years. Sure some spiders but the inside cats eat those. Like others said the wood I am bringing in is generally 3 years seasoned on pallets and dry.
I have one onf those round wood racks on the back porch, it is full after the woodstove is loaded for the night or my 8 year old doesn't go to bed.
the porch is enclosed so slippers are just fine.
i have had this item since 2009. Its a good performer, the double wheels come in handy. The weak spots are where the four bolts go through the bottom. The plastic will rip around those bolts in time. If I were you, I'd put a square steel plate in there or even big fender washers to relieve the strain around the bolts.
I say this every year, but I really like this Vogelzang wood cart. I've used it for several seasons now to bring the wood from the garage, up a step, through the enclosed breezeway, up another step, and over to beside the fireplace. My wife thinks it looks acceptable.
I store 1.5 cords under our porch, just outside the walk-out basement. Always dry, and I usually split my kindling off lumber scraps, right there. This is at the opposite end of the house from our original stove, but directly under our second/new stove. I refill it every other weekend in the dead of winter, since it takes me about two weeks to rip thru a cord with two stoves burning 24/7.
I need a firewood elevator. My stacks are very close to the house, but at basement level. The stove is on the first floor.
My problem too. To make it worse, our recycling bins are on the stair landing right off the rear of the kitchen. Those stairs go to the basement. Its a tight squeeze!
We have a rack on the covered front porch that holds about 1/3 cord. I load it up after the first good frost for the bug thing and usually top it off weekly depending on my work schedule and the weather. The stove is about 16' from the front door.
I use the garden tractor and cart to haul the wood from the stacks out back to the front yard and transfer to the wheelbarrow for the last 30 feet onto the porch. One cart load is 2 heaping wheel barrow loads.
velvetfoot - does that cart have plastic wheels or rubber? wonder if I could roll that right over to the stove without wrecking the floor?
My wood dries in stacks spread about the yard (anywhere from 1-2 cords per depending on how tall). Anyway, early each summer (once burning time is over) I reload the "borg" stack that is next to the driveway so that it will have about 4 cords (it is about 10'x10' and 5' tall, but not exactly even). Anyway, having this next to the driveway (and covered top only with a tarp) makes it more accessible than my other stacks. I used to move this weekly or so to a rack on the deck (about 1/4 cord) that is up a long flight of stairs. I now just move it straight into the inside racks. I keep about a weeks worth (more if warmer days) in the house. I use recycling tubs to carry the wood up the stairs and into the house.
I am very interested in anyone having a cart to recommend to go up some 20+ steps of the deck, or suggest another solution short of an elevator. I've thought about figuring out how to rig a winch to lift the buckets up to the deck, but I'm concerned that by time I engineer a solution that can do it safely it will be a small crane and mounting may damage the house/deck a bit much.
I've had little to no issues with the wood stored in the house. A few bugs (in the fall mostly before good hard freezes) but those are easy to see and dispatch pretty quickly.
I load 5 cord into the barn each fall (done!) and every 3-4 weeks, I bring enough wood from the barn to fill a room that is off my attached garage - about 35' from the stove. The store room inside is very cold in the winter (no heat), but the wood is all 4 years in the stack, so just a random spider, etc. will join me for a bit. Cheers!
A buddy of mine had one of these in his house. I've thought of installing one myself, but the only sensible location would mean cutting thru some very old flooring and enormous walnut joists.
Wow, it exists! Looking at the price list, though, I don't think I need it that badly.
Mine is about 40-50ft from the house. Last winter did not get to bad i did not put any by the door. But other winters when i plow snow with the kubota i go out and get a couple buckets of wood to put by the door and cover with a tarp.
Very nice, but as Jon1270 pointed out, price is out of my league. Clearly a niche market.
I stack half a cord on the living room sofa next to the stove. Another half cord gets jammed into the closets throughout the house .... I use the wife's shoe rack for kindling....No way am I going outside in the dead of winter to get wood.
They are plastic. We have a wood floor and it's okay. Have to be a little careful when putting it down.
I had the same problem with mine. I called Jackson and told them what happened. Thy mailed me a new tub free of charge. I have finder washers on mine and haven't had a problem since
Haul my wood from the stacks to the house with a sled pulled behind the quad or snowmobile. Have a rack on both decks and one on the front porch to distribute the weight. All three combined hold just over a cord. 6 trips with the sled and all 3 racks are filled and I'm good for three weeks.