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  1. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Bucked about 2 cord mix of red oak, beech, ash and silver maple early this week and added it to the stash. We had our first threat of snow last night (didn't happen luckily) so I guess it's time to stop scrounging and get everything prepped, stored and stacked for the winter. Once that's done, I...
  2. EODMSgt

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    Interesting combo, I've never burned lilac. Starting with the uglies here and threw in pieces of beech, birch and silver maple this morning.
  3. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    I like that analogy about the bank. Something new to use when asked why I am always cutting firewood besides the tried and true "you can never have enough firewood." I had a pretty good idea of how much I use based on the previous nine years however last year's winter screwed that average all...
  4. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Thanks. To me it looks like total chaos but that's the way it goes when you keep adding a little at a time.
  5. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Haven't had time to do much of anything firewood-related however with our first frost warning last night (thermometer showed 33 degrees this morning) and having used the stove a few times over this last week it's definitely that time of year. I've bucked several ash and beech over the last...
  6. EODMSgt

    Wood not drying in shed, what now?

    It would be interesting to see pictures of your wood shed so we have a better idea of the construction. Everyone has different ideas, tips and techniques so like the moisture meter readings mentioned above, take all the advice and get an 'average' that will work for you. I have a lot of airflow...
  7. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Took advantage of the low 40-degree temps this morning and bucked a load of birch and beech.
  8. EODMSgt

    Winter is right around the corner!

    It was 38 when I got up this morning! Definitely an early fall feeling the last few days and with bear season starting in a week, autumn is knocking on the door!
  9. EODMSgt

    How much wood for Regency CI2600

    I have a Regency H2100M (so not an insert), roughly similar square footage (with cathedral ceilings) and a not-so greatly insulated home built nine years after yours. Up here during a typical winter I was going through roughly four cords a season burning close to 24/7. This past winter I was...
  10. EODMSgt

    3-point snowblower thoughts

    There are times the cab will be a hinderance however that won't be once the snow flies!
  11. EODMSgt

    3-point snowblower thoughts

    I opted out due to the high maintenance requirement for that model.
  12. EODMSgt

    3-point snowblower thoughts

    The DK chassis is pretty much the same size as my older CK so dimension-wise it's not a change. The only real difference I will have to get used to is having a cab. Just means I have to build a new pole barn now...
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    3-point snowblower thoughts

    Well, I finally made a decision on this. I've been debating the three-point blower for years but with all the back surgeries, my body just can't take turning around that much. I don't care for the inverted three-point blowers either so that really left just a front mount. I had my Kioti CK27 HST...
  14. EODMSgt

    Winter is right around the corner!

    Had a couple mornings in the high 40's and yesterday felt like a perfect autumn day. Warming up again today and the humidity is coming back but going out anyway to buck some smaller trees that have been sitting in a stack for a month. After over 215 days with snow on the ground last winter, I'm...
  15. EODMSgt

    Moisture meter

    Same one I have and use. Has worked for me just fine.
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    Whats your Favorite Firewood?

    I agree, after primarily heating with wood for the last ten years, that I have to go with beech. Granted I may be biased because there is so much of it around however it's probably what I burn the most. But I also agree that free wood, or what I can scrounge for $10.00 a cord in the national...
  17. EODMSgt

    A little fun in 92F heat

    Haven't done anything firewood related since the heat and humidity rolled in. I did get ten truck loads of wood chips spread that Asplundh left for me. Been spreading the stuff out in an area that they opened up when they did the power line easement clearing. Eventually I'll plant a bunch of...
  18. EODMSgt

    Best way to make kindling

    X3. Toss the splitter bits in three dedicated 33-gallon trash cans that I installed vents on. Plenty of kindling for a season. Mainly just use a couple pieces of fatwood but it's always nice to have some kindling on hand. Also, since I'm in the middle of the woods, there is never a shortage of...
  19. EODMSgt

    Better re-think my firewood plan :)

    Just sell your uglies to the hippies.
  20. EODMSgt

    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    About 8 cord (so far) on 5 acres. All hardwood. The average used was around 4 cord until last winter when I used close to 8. Hope to have between 12-16 CSS by the time the snow flies.
  21. EODMSgt

    A little fun in 92F heat

    I guess I'm the other way around. I've logged tens of thousands of miles on Harleys but am now more interested in the horsepower of my tractor and log splitter. After over thirty years between the military and then a contractor for the government, my idea of slowing down IS processing firewood...
  22. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Yeah, I was pretty happy with this scrounge. Normally it's as you said and they leave whatever they don't chip on someone's property. I don't drive up and down the road knocking on people's doors asking if I can take their firewood so I normally don't get anything from the power company crews...
  23. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Loaded up the trailer with some hardwood that the power line crew left for me when they were clearing an easement. Mix of oak, beech, birch and ash. Still some more out there but called it quits. Too hot and humid and the 290 vapor locked a few times.
  24. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Send some more! Yesterday was a great day that didn't get out of the sixties, with a nice breeze and low humidity. Felt more like early autumn than summer.
  25. EODMSgt

    Wood Splitters

    Same here. Bought a Troy-Bilt 27 ton ten years ago and other than one tire that went flat every year (finally replaced a few years ago), have never had a problem with it. Countless cords have gone through it. Just picked up a cradle for it this year so looking forward to finally having that.
  26. EODMSgt

    Sub Compact Tractors

    I have a 2013 Kioti CK27 HST, have had no issues with it and it does everything I need it to do. I originally was going with a Kubota, since that was what I was most familiar with, however after talking with the Kioti dealer and crawling all over and under the tractors, I was sold on the Kioti...
  27. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Nice! I went out early and managed to get another 11 rounds bucked from that downed maple and hauled up the slope and home. There's well over a cord still out there between the rest of this maple, a smaller maple and a beech that came down when this big-un toppled. Might work on them from time...
  28. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    Very true. I like burning oak but it's a pain since it needs it's own separate stack to season. Like you, I'll take all the beech and maple I can get.
  29. EODMSgt

    Work Done in 2019

    There is plenty of pine here, I just don't burn it as there is enough hardwood. The only reason I plan on burning the spruce is due to having to cut them down anyway. But thank you for your generous offer. Now if you have any oak to spare....