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Who wants to split this ?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Wow, Who wants to try n split this willow ;lol It's free

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  2. ChadD

    ChadD Burning Hunk

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    Not me
  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Willow to boot. Might be nice for a wood turner, burl heaven!
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  4. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    A backhoe and a deep long hole in the ground. Done deal.
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  5. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Throw that pig down the holler.
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  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Well, how about felling then bucking this tree. Then you still have to figure out how to split it.

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  7. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    Set fire to it on the spot! Its EVIL!
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  9. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Cut willow once many years ago. Never again.....if that's all there was and I didn't have back up heat I'd set up a couple kerosene heaters before I would burn that stuff.
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  10. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Pete, I'd rather burn some of your wet pallets than dry willow.
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  11. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    Years ago a friend cut down a willow. I took two truckloads of the stuff. That gave new meaning to waste of time.
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  12. lumbering on

    lumbering on Feeling the Heat

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    What's the deal with willow?

    I take everything I find, no matter how ugly.

    Does it really smell that bad inside a sealed stove?
  13. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    It's pretty low on the BTU CHART HERE
    I here It's hard to split and smells bad , never had any myself
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    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    No, it's when the smoke gets outside that you will be busted for polluting the air. ;sick
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  15. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Willow stinks when burned, splits like crap, & makes less BTUs than cardboard. Next question. A C
  16. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Is that real?
  17. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Not me. Either
  18. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Your neighbors will start a class action lawsuit.
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  19. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Yes, but you won't find it around here. Don't remember what it is called nor where it grows. Here is another called Dragon Blood.

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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Honestly . . . I'd give it a try . . . with my hydraulic splitter . . . and I would not expect nice, neat splits . . . but rather mangly looking splits that would be put on the camp fire/fire pit wood pile.
  21. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I have burned willow, and didn't notice any offensive smell, but of course I can't smell the fire when it is in my stove. I guess if I go outside and far enough downwind I can smell it, but I didn't do that. My only objection to willow is that it is very light and doesn't burn for long. I save it for campfires, but if I had to I'd burn it in the stove.
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    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    I got a rack body truck load of the stuff and it is horrible to split. Someone told it smell like cat piss when burning and that is exactly what it smells like. DISGUSTING!
  23. ScotO

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    I hate cutting willow, I hate splitting willow, and I hate burning willow......
    That said, I have a HUGE willow tree to do for a guy in a couple of weeks.....anyone want the wood? Oh, and I'll have a sweaty, rank pair of jeans and a nasty azz T-shirt to go with it, because the way that stuff smells when cutting, I'll be shedding my clothes on the spot before I crawl in my truck.....YUCK!

    I've got a guy up the road who will actually give me gas money to haul that chit to his house. He uses it in his outdoor burner, and I am MORE than sure his neighbors hate his guts for it!!
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  24. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Drop it off here. My neighbors deserve it. ::-)
  25. Holzstapel

    Holzstapel Member

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    A guy i work with calls willow "Piss Willow". I have no experience with it myself.

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