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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by webfish, May 7, 2016.
Great, thanks for the ideas.
Thank you! I remeasure my stack and use this thing often.
Cool calculator. Thanks
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In Oklahoma, it seems the only "measure" of wood is the "rick"-- very few sellers here will sell wood by the cord. At lunch today, a coworker said they'd never even HEARD of the cord. Is this an Oklahoma thing? One would think the firewood industry in Oklahoma would be more regulated than that, as this particular "measure" doesn't seem to be standard. It complicates my search for a good firewood provider, at least so far looking at Craigslist and seeing seller after seller offering "ricks" but not cords...
We were told this was a cord of pine. Thoughts? Sorry for the double picture.
That's a few days of 24/7 burning, TOPS.
I do 5-6 cord a year burning 5 months 24/7.
A cord is measured 4 ft wide x 4 ft high x 8 ft deep. (or the equivalent)
Not one row across a pickup bed.
Nope. Nada. No way . . . not a true cord of wood at least.
That's about 1/5 of a cord. Five loads like that and you would have a full cord.
I have been in the wood bissness for decades and never seen such a poor measure,(not how I'd like to put it), That is NOT even close to a half cord. I sell a full load, all I can fit on my pickup TWICE for a cord. You have been _ _ _ _ _ _ with your pants on.
You were lied to. It's really that simple.
how tightly are you supposed to stack your wood for this calculator?
I had a load delivered that filled a truck that was 8 ft long 6 feet wide and 5 feet tall loaded with a bucket loader. When I staked it, fairly tightly, it measures about .8 by this calculator.
The wording of a cord, with which I am familiar, has the words “tightly stacked” right in the definition.
Most government and other estimates I’ve seen for cord weight use 85 cu.ft. of solid wood for a 128 cu.ft. cord. That implies a stacking density of 66%, but I’m not going to try measuring that, myself.
I guess I am right in there with my measure