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Wood from a nursery?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by kobudo, Dec 18, 2008.

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  1. kobudo

    kobudo Member

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    I am going through more wood than I planned for this winter. There is a nursery that sells firewood by the pound (oak) 17 cents/lb. The lady I spoke with said it is seasoned. Anyone have experience with this? I don't want to buy green wood.....

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    thats going to put a cord at 425.00 or more depending on how season it is!(guessing about 2500 lbs for a cord season)Thats HIGH! very High
  3. kobudo

    kobudo Member

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    Yea, I'm not too worried about the cost since I will probably only end up purchasing 1/4 or 1/5 of a cord. We are only burning 5 days a month when we are at the lake. I'm more concerned with making sure the wood is seasoned.
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    just look at the ends of the wood should have some cracks in it if its seasoned
  5. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    In Europe I think they sell by weight, but unless you know the moisture %, you really don't know how much wood vs. how much water you are buying.

    Can you tell dry wood from wet? There are several guidelines- don't go by the wood being grey and split at the ends- it could be sopping wet inside and look like that. It should make a clear noise when you bang 2 pieces together- highish pitched, rather than a thump. Split a piece and see if it looks wet- touch it to your cheek and see if it's cooler than expected, or use a moisture meter.
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    1/4 of a cord not worth buying a meter for Time to take a chance!
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    bluefrier Feeling the Heat

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    In some states it is illegal to sell firewood by any measurement except a cord or fraction of a cord. 17 cents a pound sound like a
    bad idea to me.
  8. Brian VT

    Brian VT Minister of Fire

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    No kidding. They have incentive to sell it wet. I'd pay for kiln dried before I bought it by the pound.
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