Filling the basement.

Microduck17

Burning Hunk
Dec 21, 2017
240
New Concord Ohio
We're planning on putting in one or loads like this a day until our 3 cord capacity is full. Then going to fill the outside basement stairwell and tarp it. Hopefully this will last till march with the increased efficiency of the wood furnace finally being connected to the ducts this season.

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Dataman

Minister of Fire
Sep 10, 2018
735
Newport, Wa
Lotta bugs will be joining you. I would only keep inside what you need for few days at most. Put it on Pallets and Cover outside.
 

moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
1,186
Iowa
Lotta bugs will be joining you. I would only keep inside what you need for few days at most. Put it on Pallets and Cover outside.
Must depend on how dry the wood is. My basement has been loaded up for weeks with no noticeable increase in critters. Very few splits still had any bark also.
 
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Microduck17

Burning Hunk
Dec 21, 2017
240
New Concord Ohio
This stuff is bone dry been css and covered for almost 3 years. Very few bugs we checked it over really well and rejected anything that looked buggy or sub standard in any way. The reject pile will feed the garage stove

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Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
338
Southern WI
We're planning on putting in one or loads like this a day until our 3 cord capacity is full. Then going to fill the outside basement stairwell and tarp it. Hopefully this will last till march with the increased efficiency of the wood furnace finally being connected to the ducts this season.

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Wish I had room to store a decent amount of wood in my basement. I have a trailer that holds about 2/3 cord that I park next to the house. Once a week i toss some through a window into a large box by the furnace.
 

maple1

Minister of Fire
Sep 15, 2011
10,482
Nova Scotia
Lotta bugs will be joining you. I would only keep inside what you need for few days at most. Put it on Pallets and Cover outside.
Been putting my entire winters wood in my basement every fall for 23 years now. Used to be 8 cords, now around 4. No bug issues.
 

Wood1Dennis

Burning Hunk
Jan 17, 2016
109
Eastern Wisconsin
Another vote for firewood in the basement! I've put about 4 cords in every fall for four years and don't have any problems. Put in good dry, solid wood and you will be fine! My parents did the same for 30 years, they burned about 8 cords.

Once I have a season's worth in the basement I never have to go outside to get more. Always dry and right next to the furnace. Doesn't get much better than that!
 
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weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,749
Central Mass
My brother in law puts 7 cords of wood in his basement every year, never had a bug issue. When I had room I used to put half a cord and never had a bug issue.
 

hickoryhoarder

Feeling the Heat
Apr 5, 2013
457
Indiana
Bugs are not a given, but definitely something to look for. Anything I store inside, each log has been given a close look. I lean toward splits with no bark for inside, though certain woods with bark tend to be great for no bugs, like black cherry and red oak (if it never rested on the ground).
 
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KindredSpiritzz

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
756
appleton, wi
I put 6 cords in my basement every year, never had an issue with bugs cept maybe the occasional spider. Well worth it not having to go outside to haul wood in when its cold or snowy.
 
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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,854
Eastern Ontario
Put as much as you can in
Bugs: Been putting 5 to 10 cord in my basement for 40
years never a bug problem as long as the wood is dry (less than 20% moisture)
 
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billb3

Minister of Fire
Dec 14, 2007
4,669
SE Mass
Bugs usually like/need the moisture of outside . Even basements can be too dry and they dry up and die. With the moisture here and how long it can take some wood to season I'd be more concerned with mold than bugs.