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Wood Pile

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by btj1031, Apr 23, 2008.

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  1. btj1031

    btj1031 New Member

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    Wood stacked for next year.

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  2. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    Nice stack J-Man........betcha she's checking good in this dry heat.

    WoodButcher
  3. btj1031

    btj1031 New Member

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    Thanks Butcher. I only finished stacking over the weekend - should I notice it drying this soon?
  4. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    It is a beautiful thing and like fine art it gets better with age!!!

    Ray
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sweet pile of stove chow you have there. Nice a tidy. If your anything like me, you will have to check your stack daily (with beer in hand), just to see how its doing.
  6. btj1031

    btj1031 New Member

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    Jags, I am like you. My wife thinks I'm weird. This is my support group!
  7. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    Ice Cold beer in hand..........so cold.....the outside of the bottle gets frosty.

    Woodbutcher
  8. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    OMG dude I do just that myself!!! I love to see all the check marks as my wood seasons, beer in hand of course.. Matter of fact I think it's ready to burn already :) I am glad I am not the only one that does this!

    Ray
  9. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    I think I am a charter member of the "WWA" wood watchers annonymous. "hello my name is Alan and I have a problem.......with wood watching , processing, and many otherwood related activities to make normal people think I'm wacky.
  10. barnartist

    barnartist Minister of Fire

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    Well now I feel better. I use iced tea in place of beer though. Our pool sits right by my stack so i'll be tanning and watching the pile dry.
  11. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

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    My Wife: "Where were you?"
    Me: "Out back of the barn."
    My Wife: "Doing what?"
    Me: "Communing with my wood."

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  12. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    now thats a pile of wood!!!
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Eric was taken in by a family of beavers as a baby. He is damming up his back yard.
  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Doing a damn fine job of it too.
  15. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Wow you have lots of wood!! How many cords do you estimate are in that location?

    Ray
  16. Eric Johnson

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    You don't want to know what my orthodontist's bills were like as a kid! Kept mom and dad busy trying to make ends meet.

    There's about 20 cords in that picture. That was last summer. By Fall I had about 35 stacked in that spot. Most of it is still there, but I did put a dent in it over the winter.
  17. jadm

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    Thanks for posting pictures of your wood.

    After reading many threads on how to stack I began to get a bit paranoid that I was doing it wrong - ie. wood too close together, stacks too high etc...My mind can be a scary place to put information without photo backups...

    Now I know my wood will do just fine as it is and I, too, can sit back and watch it crack. Actually I check out my stacks while I am picking up after our dogs. My husband looks at it with fear and trebulation that it will somehow take over our entire yard.....I love it and find it very relaxing and reassuring to gaze upon. :coolsmile:
  18. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    It's comforting to know we will be warm and our heat is prepaid... :)

    Ray
  19. barnartist

    barnartist Minister of Fire

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    What is the thought on drying for the summer- should it be covered, or will that keep the sun from baking it more? I have a single but *100' long row stacked against a fenceline. Last season I used some greenhouse quality clear plastic over it. Worked well, but thought about buying some 6 x 20 grey tarps.

    *100' pending... I'll post a pic one of these days.
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    For those of you wondering how my wood was seasoning, here's an updated pic. Amazing what some weather and time will do for a pile of wood. Haven't covered it yet, probably won't for a while. I think I'll bring a couple cord into the garage, then cover the other two that are left out there. I'll take from the outside woodpile as long as I can, then there'll be some dry stuff in the garage for the dead of winter......here it comes.

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  21. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    Looking like tired old wood !
    I bet your glad you have have money in the bank and started stacking that wood when you did.......we get to sit back and watch as the September wood crunch
    takes hold.......


    WoodButcher
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    J-Man... nice job.. progressing nicely!
    Eric- you are my hero
    Rest of you --- repeat after me... My name is <insert forum name here> and I drink beer and watch my wood dry.

    everyone reply in unison... Welcome <insert that person's forum name>

    Yes we are all members of a 12 step wood watchers program

    Cheers
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    Very nice guys, I stacked my wood in the wood shed so that I got a little cut out in the middle where I put a chair. That way I can sit and be one with my wood and drink my malted beverage. And my neighbors will not see me and think that I am weird or something....
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