Almost time for actual firewood

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Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
19,531
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
I hate to waste wood so I collect all my shorts, uglies, and other firewood unsuitable for stacking each year and it goes into the shop stove first. Even the Christmas tree goes in.

It’s not as nice as firewood but it works. This is my last load of the 2021/2022 season so after this we’re burning the good stuff!

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,909
Long Island NY
I do the same. Top of the stacks, and when full, an ugly pile in the garage. Need to get me some chain link because it falls over too often...
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
2,037
Colorado
I know you people on finishing up your uglies are chomping at the bit to burn the good stuff. lol Hope it snows...Today was about 75 degrees here and full sun...clancey
 

fire_man

Minister of Fire
Feb 6, 2009
2,595
North Eastern MA
This is the first year in over 10 years I have no uglies!
I can't say I miss them, they are hard to dry and store but I still would not waste them.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
1,133
MA
Top of piles are uglies here, too.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
19,531
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
I use the uglies for fire pit fuel. It hurts to use good wood for wasteful methods but the wife loves it.

So do we. A single wheelbarrow is plenty for a reasonable night with just the family. Bigger circle means bigger fire. I am surrounded by tall grass pastures so it gets dangerously dry in the summer. F9B391DB-52A0-4F23-8BE6-20DA883DA1A7.jpeg

I’m stuck using this thing occasionally which is pretty great because nobody stinks like a campfire, no burning eyes, and instant on/off.
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
91,344
South Puget Sound, WA
My problem this year is that all of the uglies are hardwood. Boy does it make a lot of ash as compared to doug fir.
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
749
Southern WI
Still have 3 seasoned bins full to burn through. Don't know if I will get through them all this fall. Loading stove with regular splits for overnight.
 
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firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,508
Unity/Bangor, Maine
This milder than normal Fall has been fantastic for me in terms of burning up my punks, chunks and uglies.
 
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,442
Downeast Maine
I'm still working through short pieces and thin slab pieces. The weather has been remarkably mild this year.
 
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Todd

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2005
9,506
NW Wisconsin
I leave my shorties and uglies in the woods to dry then they go to the fire pit.
 

fire_man

Minister of Fire
Feb 6, 2009
2,595
North Eastern MA
This milder than normal Fall has been fantastic for me in terms of burning up my punks, chunks and uglies.
Around here it seems all the recent Falls have been milder than normal, its almost to be expected now.
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,481
Long Island, NY
I burn the uglies fall / spring. Also when I'm home on the weekends. They are awesome to get the stove running from a cold start, and add to the evenings coal bed.

They take care of the heat needed while I'm out running errands, cleaning stalls, etc.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
91,344
South Puget Sound, WA
Power went out at 8:30am but I didn't start a fire. It was 60º out and very windy. The house was at 68º and stayed there so we just put on sweaters. Around noon the front blew through and temps started dropping. I started a fire at 50 and it's now 44F. Still burning a very odd assortment of wood, but heat's heat. Power came back on around 4pm, so now we are warm and happy.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
19,531
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Power went out at 8:30am but I didn't start a fire. It was 60º out and very windy. The house was at 68º and stayed there so we just put on sweaters. Around noon the front blew through and temps started dropping. I started a fire at 50 and it's now 44F. Still burning a very odd assortment of wood, but heat's heat. Power came back on around 4pm, so now we are warm and happy.

We got power back just before 7pm, after I got the generator all hooked up and running on propane.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
91,344
South Puget Sound, WA
We got power back just before 7pm, after I got the generator all hooked up and running on propane.
LOL, same here. I started it up around 2pm, expecting it to be around midnight for the power to come back on.
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,178
Massachusetts
all my uglies get burnt in the fireplace while watching the pats play ball. just hate using good splits in there. the once i tried a 20 inch piece of a standing dead elm to see if it would burn or steam and it had a huge yellow jacket in it and flew all around the house after he warmed up. yesterday. i care because if i get stung it's a trip to the hospital.
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
908
NW Ontario
I do the same. Top of the stacks, and when full, an ugly pile in the garage. Need to get me some chain link because it falls over too often...
get an IBC tote cage - works perfect!
 
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