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WOW! 52 cords of Oak.....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mtcates, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. mtcates

    mtcates Member

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    52 cords of Oak has the same BTU content as one pound of enriched Uranium. I could heat my house for over 20 years on one pound. but the stove to burn it in would take up more room than the 52 cords of oak.
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  2. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I'll stick with the red oak. I'm messed up in the head plenty enough as it is, that uranium laying in my backyard would have me totally LOOPY.....
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  3. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Dealing with ash is bad enough...don't need to deal with nuclear waste! :eek:
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  4. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Loopy, lou-eye
    Oh no, I said a way I gotta go
    Aye, aye yi yi.....or something like that

    Haaaang on loopy, loopy hang on
    I'm done.
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  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    So you are saying:
    If you stack 52 cords of oak tightly together,
    It'll glow in the dark ? ;)

    Last about 8 years here .
    & cost a pound of gold to get it here :)

    LOL ;lol
  6. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    ALRIGHT...everybody go outside and get some fresh air. You guys must have oak poisoning or something! :)
  7. StihlHead

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    I though that you were gonna tell us that Scotty the Overkiller has 52 cords of oak piled up now...

    We had a nuke plant here some years ago on Sauvie Island in the Columbia River, but they decommissioned it and have torn it down. Oregon is now a nuclear free state. Not that we do not use nuclear energy that comes in on the power lines, we just do not produce any in this state any more, so we can be energy snobs.

    Plus 52 cords of oak would only last me about 17 years.
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  8. Mitch Newton

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    Maybe if you mix the uranium with the oak it would season quicker:)
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  9. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Be sure to use at least a 1" thick lead bucket with a tight fitting lid to dispose of your ash and by all means take it outside and place it is a safe spot away from the garage allowing it to cool for like 200 years before pouring it onto your garden.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Talk about an over-fire....Jeesh.
  11. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Hey...stop talking about Plutonium and Uranium...we're all going to end up on some government watch list...some of us on ANOTHER government watch list.
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    :) Can you retrofit a radiation shield on the 30 ? Wow it would be one radiant stove.
  13. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Yes, but it is special order.
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    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    Uranium...it's to die for...
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    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    As a Senior Reactor Operator at the local nuke plant, I thought I would throw this little fun fact out there:

    According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, "A single uranium fuel pellet the size of a fingertip contains as much energy as 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas, 1,780 pounds of coal or 149 gallons of oil." This pellet will only weigh approximately 7 grams.
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  16. TimJ

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    Thanks for sharing this info CT-Mike
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    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like that chili I made a few weeks back.
  18. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I'd surely love to have 52 cord of oak already put up.
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    I like that slight change.
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  20. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Maybe just use lead based paint. :p
  21. StihlHead

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    All joking aside, the US gov't (NSA) is building a MASSIVE data storage unit in Utah to store data that it collects from online sources like this one. Just about anything you post or send on the internet is recorded for scanning, stored for later use for prosecution or for doing whatever they want with it. It is even becoming a problem for other US gov't agencies. Big Brother is watching us all:

    http://rt.com/news/utah-data-center-spy-789/

    And the Bush-Bama administrations have been sifting through anything stored in cloud server farms for some time now:

    http://www.ndtv.com/article/gadgets...ur-data-stored-on-google-apple-servers-324770

    Also who knows what foreign governments are eves dropping on this site, as well as web crawlers constantly searching the web for bits of information for any number of commercial reasons, including to spam you or make a buck off of selling information about you to someone else that wants to make a buck off of you. READ: we are all already on *everyone's* list. The data saturation is mind boggling.
  22. Pallet Pete

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    Holy Uranium Batman that would keep the batmobile powered forever !
  23. StihlHead

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    Homer Simpson is on this forum??? I am impressed! ;)
    Don't worry, I am actually a big fan and a proponent of nuclear energy, as I believe that nuclear energy is the only real alternative to peak oil (limit to global oil reserves) and the dumping a bazillion tons of carbon into the atmosphere. Though accidents like Three Mile Island, Chrenoble and Fukujima are rather perplexing and causing great backlash against nuclear energy in places like Japan, Germany and France.
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