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wood storage advice please !

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by stephen44, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. stephen44

    stephen44 New Member

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    Ok - so I'm cutting my first load of wood - starting pretty late I know - But I've only just decided to bite the bullet and get an OWB. - this is the result of the first week - using the amazing Stihl ms260 pro !!

    great fun !!! - P.S. feeling really proud that this was all done with only 1 chain - sharpening myself as I go - dealer really did give me a great lesson !!!


    at the moment it is just stacked on pallets - whilst we get -'r-done ! - so it can dry for this winter - fortunately a lot of the wood is early season felled and is pretty dry already! - and it was free !!!! - nice to have an arborist as a friend !!

    which brings me onto the subject of the post. all my money has gone into teh OWB, installation and chainsaw and PPE.

    how wood you protect this wood - just cover in tarps for the winter ?

    would one of those $600 car ports help at all - or will it just get as wet with rain blowing in from the open sides.

    I was thinking of building a pole barn - but the cost is very high for the projected 10+ cords I think I will need to store.

    Ideas please !

    thanks

    Stephen

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  2. MrEd

    MrEd New Member

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    Just use a cheap tarp until you build yourself a more permanent structure someday. No sense wasting $600 on a carport that could go towards a permanent solution down the road.

    10 cords of wood per year in Virginia??? Do you even get much winter down that way? I'll use 10 cords this year in New England, but its not uncommon to see 20 below up this way...
  3. stephen44

    stephen44 New Member

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    thanks - 10 cords in a OWB ? - my wife due to a serious illness - needs temp almost at 80 and 300G of hot hot water a day. - so I use more than most - 10cords was what the dealer thought i would use. I don't want to run out this winter - so i'll see - worse case i'll have a good head start on next year !
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