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  1. scooby074

    Splitfire Purchase

    3203 is the 3pt version of the 3255 I think http://www.split-fire.com/splitter_3p_3203.html
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    Splitfire Purchase

    Might be worth forwarding that info to the rep. No sense wasting potential customers time running to dealers who have no real interest in representing the brand.
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    Splitfire Purchase

    Too bad. He didnt give you the name of the area rep did he? That might be your best bet.
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    Building a house...built-in wood storage?

    Ive seen setups that had a pass through door to the side of the firebox. Basically an airlock with a door on the inside and a door on the outside. Maybe 3x4? Allowed for loading from the outside but not allowing drafts. Clever setup. All masonry interior to prevent bugs from entering the...
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    Sawzamatic!

    It does. Its certainly better (safer) than many of the other ones out there, like this one, he still has the exposed cable running between the activation lever and the throttle which you could catch and inadvertently activate the saw. The ones I linked to above use a sheathed throttle cable...
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    Cut length questions

    Yes. A lot do long 1 metre splits for drying, then cut to stove length prior to burning. Usually 33cm (13"), or 50cm (19.5") lengths (1/3 or 1/2 metre). It can be either automatically cut to length or many homeowners use a chainsaw "sawbuck" with a really long bar. Many times the 1metre...
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    Cut length questions

    I used to cut 18" now I cut 19. Stove will take a 22" straight in I believe, so there is a bit of wiggle room there. Might go to 20 or even 21, if I can get my length setting mechanism on the processor to work a little more accurately.
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    Wood fired hot tub anyone?

    How about wood fired AND FLOATING! :)
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    Sawzamatic!

    Nice build. Sure saves time. You could argue that one of these is safer than trying to chase small wood around with a chainsaw, at least this way, your legs are clear and the wood is under control. Ive seen videos of these things before, most from Europe. I almost cobbled one together last...
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    Splitfire Purchase

    Have you tried calling the "factory"? http://www.split-fire.com/contact.html I called them for dealer info in the past and they were more than helpful. Its a family run operation I think, and I got a quick email reply from one of the owners with all the info I was requesting, including nearby...
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    Beware Silicone Gasket Cement

    I did the door gasket on my Alderlea T6 with Ultra Copper this year and so far it has been excellent. Still nice and pliable. Much easier to work with than the "water glass" type gasket adhesive. Id have no problems recommending UC silicone for a door gasket, not in direct flame, I wouldnt...
  12. scooby074

    Splitter Advice

    Splitfire.. Good choice!
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    Green wood weights all over the board

    Thanks for the input. I think Ill use an average of 35lb/cu vs. 50+lb.
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    Is there a "magic number" to calculate stacked split volume?

    Thanks for the info. Ill use 90% as a fill factor to allow for any "underestimations" in my cord weights .
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    Is there a "magic number" to calculate stacked split volume?

    Im wondering if there is a value you can use to calculate how much actual wood is in a average stacked, split cord? Im trying to accurately calculate how much a stacked volume of wood will weigh for a given wood density, taking into consideration the unused space between splits. Im doing this...
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    Green wood weights all over the board

    Can anyone give me an accurate list of green wood weights? Seems the charts Ive looked at show several different weights/cd for the same species. Im mostly concerned with Sugar Maple, Oak (white,red) and Birch because that seems to be what comes in a load here. Examples...
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    Splitter Advice

    Time is important? Look at the Splitfire 3255. http://www.split-fire.com/splitter_sc_3255.html Commercial quality. Other models are available including 3pt. Very high quality, super fast, and the standard at rental houses in my area. They can be optioned up with a log lift, raised height...
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    starting a firewood business?

    You could sell every log you got your hands on here. Supply, thanks to some stupid government decisions (massive biomass plant burning "good" wood for power and several pulp mills and chipping operations for overseas) is getting harder and harder to get. This year I waited since February for my...
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    Ultra Copper RTV for door gasket adhesive?

    Got the ultra copper today to try. Guy at the store said lots of guys use it for stove gaskets. Will post back if there are any issues .
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    Ultra Copper RTV for door gasket adhesive?

    Anybody ever use Ultra Copper RTV http://www.permatex.com/products-2/product-categories/gasketing/gasket-makers/permatex-ultra-copper-maximum-temperature-rtv-silicone-gasket-maker-detail (or other high heat RTV) for gasket adhesive? Going to change the door gasket on my Alderlea, usually I use...
  21. scooby074

    6x6 vs 4x4 for pole style woodshed?

    Another nice one. Were those headers single or doubled up 2x10
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    6x6 vs 4x4 for pole style woodshed?

    Other than the time I sell this place, the moving in question is every couple years to cleanout the ditch behind where the shed is supposed to go. Tearing down and reassembling every couple years probably wont work that well. I dont have enough space to put the shed far enough away from the...
  23. scooby074

    6x6 vs 4x4 for pole style woodshed?

    4x6 are unavailable in my area, either in PT or SPF.
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    6x6 vs 4x4 for pole style woodshed?

    Thats what I want, a little smaller, and no floor! Nice build. Are the headers 2x10? Single or doubled? Going 6x6 will almost triple the cost for the posts, but I think it is likely a good idea.
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    6x6 vs 4x4 for pole style woodshed?

    Im thinking about making a "pole barn" style woodshed for this burning season so I dont have to deal with tarps again this year. I think maybe 8x10 or 8x12, 8ish ft high. with a shed (lean to) roof (6/12), likely metal, laid on 1x4 strapping Id like it on skids so I can drag it around or take...
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    Husqvarna 562 XP?

    No excuse for improper filtration IMHO. It should be one of the first things Husky would have checked during testing. Im going to have to pull the cover off my 562 and see if their is any dirt in the throttle body. Hopefully Husky sees this and comes up with a fix. Or somebody like K&N comes...
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    Husqvarna 562 XP?

    Is there anything from the factory (or aftermarket) to improve the fit of the filter?
  28. scooby074

    Weather stations?

    Got a Davis Vantage Pro 2 here and love it. Had it for several years now.
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    I had never lit my stove and forgotten about it - until today!

    And this is exactly why I built my stovepipe/stovetop alarm. Saved my absentminded bacon more than a few times
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    What kind of winter tires are you using?

    Hakkapeliitta 7 with studs. Hands down best snow tires out there, and Ive run Xice and Blizzaks prior. BFG ATs on the ford. Garbage in snow.