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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jack Straw, May 9, 2011.

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Unseasoned Firewood Hardwoods - $60 (Capital District)

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    Date: 2011-05-09, 7:35AM EDT
    Reply to: sale-jyvad-2370309405@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
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    Offering quality hardwoods for home heating. Mixture of oak, red oak, maple, beech. This will be ready to burn in the fall.
    Stock up and save now. Pickup or delivery. $60 a face cord/$200 a full cord. Most pieces cut to "16-18. Can accomodate
    larger lengths for outdoor boilers. Call 518-813-####



    Ok what's wrong with this one? :lol:

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  2. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    poster duz nut pozess math skilz
  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Buy in bulk and spend more!
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I called and come to find out his face cords are actually the size of his face :p :) ;-) :roll:
  5. shouldntbesocomplicated

    shouldntbesocomplicated Member

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    Sounds like a great deal to me ,not I just dont get the buy more pay more
  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Face cord = ~ 1/3 cord. 3 face cords @ $60 = $180/cord. Rick
  7. shouldntbesocomplicated

    shouldntbesocomplicated Member

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    Thanks Rick my math came out the same must not be dictionary face cords lol
  8. wannabegreener

    wannabegreener Member

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    He must have run the lottery before. The saying for the lottery is:

    It's for people who failed math. (The odds of winning are not in your favor.)

    He's just expanding that theory to the firewood business.
  9. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Just buy 6 face cords and $AVE
  10. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    Face cord = a pile of wood splits of a uniform, but undefined length 4 feet by 8 feet. Face cord is a 2 dimentional unit of measure and cannot be reliably used to determine volume, nothing says the splits are 16" long, they could be 10" and its still a face cord.
  11. shouldntbesocomplicated

    shouldntbesocomplicated Member

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    His add states, Most pieces cut to “16-18. Can accomodate so I will ask for them cut at 48" and order a few face cords,lol
  12. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    See that? Reading is fundamental!
  13. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    I never heard of a face cord until I joined this forum, it's a term that is just not used in my area, and from what I've seen here it can be just about anything. Seems to me it's just a loose term for a load of wood that is nowhere near a proper cord. More of a meaningless made up word than an exact useful measurment. Kind of like saying,"Wood for sale, $100 per load", which is what they say around here.
  14. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I never heard face cord before either but I thought it meant 16" x 4' x 8' which would be a third of a cord, but since Ive never heard the term til I joined here, who knows.
  15. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    It's a 4'x8' pile of stove-length wood. Ya, ya- cut it 20' long. Normally 16-18" splits. It's a dumb measure, and in many places when they say a cord- they mean a face cord.

    They may as well measure in pantloads.
  16. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    I don't know why we, the members of this forum. even use the term "face cord." We all know what a 'cord' is. But someone will post something about paying, say, $120 a cord and someone else will ask "Is that a cord or a FACE cord?"

    We should only speak in terms of 'dictionary' cords. Period.

    Just sayin'
  17. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    New Rule!

    Cord or fractions of dictionary cords will be the accepted measurement hence forth.
  18. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    How about a butt cord?
  19. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Is that what you end get when you split sitting down?
  20. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Well Steve, I never thought about it that way but maybe you're onto something there. :lol:

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