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  1. JimBear

    Work Done In 2020

    After it’s split I would think 2 years probably 3 would be best. Everyone one I have spoken with said it’s slow to season.
  2. JimBear

    Work Done In 2020

    Works not done but have made some progress. First 2 pics are Osage & what doesn’t make fence posts will be firewood. 3rd pic is Mulberry.
  3. JimBear

    Honey Locust.....oak harvest

    Honey Locust is salmon colored on the inside, Black Locust has a yellow tint to it. Both types of Locust are great firewood. Mulberry makes great heat also. You have a nice score there.
  4. JimBear

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    Red Elm last night & thru this little cold snap thru Thursday. Low teens to single digits @ night, upper teens - low 20’s daytime. after this snap back to upper 30’s & low 40’s daytime temps.
  5. JimBear

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    14* right now heading to -4* overnight with wind gusts to 35mph then around 10* tomorrow with wind chills around -20*. I believe I will be stuffing the stove with some Osage & some smaller slivers of maple to fill the voids
  6. JimBear

    Used Husky 435 for $75, or new Echo CS400 for $289?

    If you are buying used have them remove the muffler & get a look @ the piston to check for scoring. Echos are good saws for the money. I have never spent much time around Huskys so I can’t really help on the comparison.
  7. JimBear

    Killed my 346... Again...

    Sorry to here about your saw Spacebus. Don’t limit yourself to carb adjustments as the cause. I had a decomp valve go bad on my Stihl 440 fortunately the cylinder was able to be cleaned up & it just required a new piston. Impulse lines leaking sometimes can be the cause of them going lean also...
  8. JimBear

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    Upper 20’s tonight & tomorrow. Larger Silver Maple splits & some smaller Mulberry filling in the voids.
  9. JimBear

    Need a wood ID

    Pic #1 is off a 1 year old round of Cherry Pic #2 is from a 2 year old large split of Honey Locust
  10. JimBear

    Need a wood ID

    Honey Locust is salmon colored , I will split a piece when I get home & post a pic.
  11. JimBear

    Need a wood ID

    Looks like Honey Locust to me.
  12. JimBear

    Skid steer or compact tractor?

    Put a 3pt mower or garden tiller on it. Easier to move the splitter around with it. The skid steer will be safer handling firewood & pushing snow with. The skid steerr has depreciated out, both are tax deductible. Be creative, embellish a little if you need to. Lol
  13. JimBear

    MS 261

    Maybe it’s for the best, who knows.
  14. JimBear

    Mulberry

    I read somewhere that charts vary on mbtu/cord depending on how much air space they figure in to a “stacked” cord. 10% - 25%. I could be mistaken though. The sample could also add to the variations also. But I digress: Mulberry makes good firewood.
  15. JimBear

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    Teens tonight with mid 20’s tomorrow. Loaded up with a couple splits of Red Elm, a couple Mulberry’s & the rest Boxelder. All boxelder in the morning.
  16. JimBear

    What type of wood? Hackberry?

    From what I can tell from the bark & wood color it appears to be Hackberry. Mine dried in one year, it’s similar in btu’s to Ash & Cherry. Some folks like it others not so much. It looks to be easy to get at & already limbed up. Take it.
  17. JimBear

    Mulberry

    I have not had much luck drying larger Mulberry/Cherry splits in one year but, your smaller splits should be dry in one year but loading a bunch of 2”-3” splits in my stove leads to a wicked hot fire that’s hard to control. At least that’s my limited experience. Drying will all depend on your...
  18. JimBear

    New Husqvarna 435e II

    Some of the newer saws really come to life after a few tanks of fuel after the rings get set. I read an article about some Echo’s being set too lean at the factory & scoring the piston/cylinders after just a few tanks of fuel. Sometimes you just need to tweak the carb settings a little. You may...
  19. JimBear

    MS 261

    Update???
  20. JimBear

    Bye Bye to Hickory

    My Honey Locust is that way. The 4 cord that I stacked in an old wooden corn crib are terrible, it’s been c\s\s over 2 years now. I actually had to wear a dust mask & goggles when loading it in the truck. The 3 cord I had stacked outside uncovered they have barely touched.
  21. JimBear

    Road Salt

    It’s been a few years since I was in the oil patch in North Dakota but using salt water/brine wasn’t legal there. There were several drivers & company’s that got some healthy fines for illegal dumping when I was working up there. The company I worked for was just getting into hauling salt water...
  22. JimBear

    MS 261

    It is my understanding that there are 2 versions of the 261; early models & a newer version. The newer ones have captive bar nuts amongst other things. Definitely pull the muffler to eyeball the piston. Sometimes adjustable carbed versions sell for a bit more than M-tronics, just depends on the...
  23. JimBear

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    15 here with rising temps overnight, stuffed the stove with Osage, Mulberry & a couple scraps of Cherry. Allegedly we are supposed to have moderate temps the rest of the week but up to 10” of snow.
  24. JimBear

    Longwood furnace

    If you search Longwood Furnace in this forum there are several old posts referring to these furnaces.
  25. JimBear

    Choosing tube stove

    I have a Century FW3000 that I bought @ Menards. 2.4cu. ft. firebox, it’s ash box is roughly 11”x13”x5”. I am heating 1250sq. ft. single story built in the 40’s, with no wind break to the north or west & it has no problem keeping it warm. It will take 16” chunks in a N-S loading.
  26. JimBear

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    Burning down a load of Cherry now then going to put in some Osage & Mulberry. Supposed to be in the single digits tonight with snow/rain tomorrow, then cold this weekend.
  27. JimBear

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    Trying to burn down some coals from this mornings Mulberry then going to pack some Mulberry & Osage in. Supposed to be around 0* & blustery here tonight with a high of 18* tomorrow.
  28. JimBear

    Is this ash?

    It dries quickly & throws decent heat for moderate temps. I burned some of mine a few days ago while daytime temps were 40- 50 & nighttime temps were upper 30’s. I was happy with it.
  29. JimBear

    Is this ash?

    I would say negative on that. I believe it’s box elder or at least that’s what I remember being told it was. BUT I have been wrong before.
  30. JimBear

    Work Done In 2020

    Those Witch’s fingers are pretty stout, they grab anything close & refuse to let go. The low hangers that I don’t see usually send a few curses up when they rake across my face.