How do you bring in firewood?

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,727
Philadelphia
I just set one bag down between my feet to open and then close the door. I guess it slows me down an extra few seconds per load, but it’s not much extra work, and my back appreciates the balanced load.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,218
Downeast Maine
Another thing I like about the bags vs sling is that I can set the bags down and the whole thing just stays upright. In fact I keep two bags stacked in my utility room for "emergencies" ie; I don't feel like refilling the racks right away but need room temp wood.
 
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Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
575
SW Missoura
I just keep two loads in the stove room. I need to invest in a couple of these bags. I keep a pallet load on front covered porch but this seems like a cleaner way to transport from there to the stove room than by hand....which is how i have always done it. Bark chips always end up on carpet this way no matter what you do. Im sure the wife would appreciate this. Ive already got some criticism this winter and it isnt close to being over.
 

KC Matt

Burning Hunk
Oct 29, 2016
148
Kansas City
This was my method yesterday. Then throwing through the window in the basement. I have used my 4 wheeler in the past but I think this is a better option. How do you bring in your firewood?
It's your life, but just know that getting out of that cab with the arms elevated over your head is a good way to get killed. It's happened around here more than once recently

So my stacks are within 50' of the garage door and on pavement so I use this nifty retired ice cream cart. It originally had the back and bottom with one side left open so I welded up a second side out of some old fence top rail and screwed it together. Works like a champ.
 

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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,158
Southern IN
it slows me down an extra few seconds per load
That's three precious seconds you could have vaporized on internet forums! ==c
Another thing I like about the bags vs sling is that I can set the bags down and the whole thing just stays upright. In fact I keep two bags stacked in my utility room for "emergencies" ie; I don't feel like refilling the racks right away but need room temp wood.
That's handy, although I'm not sure how much difference having the wood at room temp makes..
seems like a cleaner way to transport from there to the stove room than by hand....which is how i have always done it. Bark chips always end up on carpet this way no matter what you do. Im sure the wife would appreciate this. Ive already got some criticism this winter and it isnt close to being over.
Yeah, by hand is the worst; Like the trail crumbs left by Hansel and Gretel, except you have no birds in the house to pick them up. Maybe you can take the bird screen off your chimney cap. ==c
 
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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,727
Philadelphia
It's your life, but just know that getting out of that cab with the arms elevated over your head is a good way to get killed. It's happened around here more than once recently.
Happened to me fourteen months ago. When you see how fast a loader can come crashing down with a ruptured hydraulic hose, you will never walk or stand under one, again!
 

jaoneill

Feeling the Heat
I really want a hydro top link, and a fasse valve, but it will have to wait. Do you find the rear forks more useful than having them on the front? I mainly want the hydro top link for my grading blade.
As noted above, 3 pt will lift much, much more. For me using forks on the rear with the hydraulic top link is a no brainer because I can put them on whatever tractor happens to be free at the moment and it also doesn't tie up the loader tractor.
 
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KC Matt

Burning Hunk
Oct 29, 2016
148
Kansas City
Happened to me fourteen months ago. When you see how fast a loader can come crashing down with a ruptured hydraulic hose, you will never walk or stand under one, again!
Scary.

A man in this area killed his son while attempting to put a new door on his skid loader. Imagine living with that....

Always want to give yourself the best chance possible.
 
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Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,703
Ottawa, ON
A738CA74-CB88-42D7-908B-9E7A7195773B.png This works great
 
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ispinwool

Burning Hunk
Feb 5, 2010
197
Butler County, Pa.
We have an old, on it's last leg, modified boat trailer. Loads are parked just outside the window nearest the wood burner. I just open the window and stack it inside.
We're looking into another comparable option--it's in bad shape.
 

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Mojappa

Member
Mar 14, 2018
155
Gerrardstown, WV
Made a road of sorts so I can put about 3 cords under my deck beside the basement door, then bring in a wheelbarrow load or two at a time to warm up before being burned.
 

AlbergSteve

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2017
840
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This... ;lol
 

thisoldgoat

Member
Dec 26, 2017
55
SE MN
I bought 2 plastic sleds at clearance price from local Menards, laced them together for strength.
 

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firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,079
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Wood from the stacks to the woodshed: ATV with cart or wheelbarrow.

Wood from the woodshed to the porch: Wheelbarrow when there is no snow and then a canvas sling bag from LL Bean which has held up remarkably wel.

Wood from the porch to the woodbox: Canvas sling bag.
 

RandyBoBandy

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2015
1,060
Whitmore lake, MI
Wood from the stacks to the woodshed: ATV with cart or wheelbarrow.

Wood from the woodshed to the porch: Wheelbarrow when there is no snow and then a canvas sling bag from LL Bean which has held up remarkably wel.

Wood from the porch to the woodbox: Canvas sling bag.
This is pretty identical to what I’m doing.
 

RichVT

Member
Mar 16, 2012
49
I bought 2 plastic sleds at clearance price from local Menards, laced them together for strength.
I used to use a sled like that but switched to one of the larger ones that ice fishermen use. Holds twice the wood with much less effort to load (no need to stack it carefully and strap it down). Best $45 I spent.

Like this:
 

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Used to use a 2wheel Gardenway gardencart.. (Didn't really fit & banged the door frame up something awful with 1" of axle that stuck out both sides )
Now just a Wheelbarrow & up a plank/ramp on the 3 porch steps...
Thru the front door into the livingroom ...
Stacked 5ft from the stove ..
3 trips to fill the rack..
When it snows ? Just carried in by the Arm load
 
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warrenoliver

New Member
Mar 13, 2019
10
mcfarland, wi
This was my method yesterday. Then throwing through the window in the basement. I have used my 4 wheeler in the past but I think this is a better option. How do you bring in your firewood?
That photo gives me the chills. I hope you didn't get out of that skidloader with the bucket in the air. Every year around here someone is killed by getting trapped between the bucket and the machine. Sometimes it's because the operator's clothing or foot catches the hydraulic lever/control. Yes I know there are safety mechanisms to help prevent it but they can and will fail. Hydraulic valves and hoses have been known to fail also with catastrophic results.

Stay safe.
 

Indiana wood

Member
Nov 30, 2019
131
Warsaw Indiana
That photo gives me the chills. I hope you didn't get out of that skidloader with the bucket in the air. Every year around here someone is killed by getting trapped between the bucket and the machine. Sometimes it's because the operator's clothing or foot catches the hydraulic lever/control. Yes I know there are safety mechanisms to help prevent it but they can and will fail. Hydraulic valves and hoses have been known to fail also with catastrophic results.
My friends dad died that way
Stay safe.
 

HisTreeNut

Minister of Fire
Nov 3, 2014
1,071
Burnsville, NC
How do I bring in wood...???
"Hey...before any of you get on any technology, we need wood. Thanks."
Funny thing...the wifey does it the same way.
 
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EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
265
White Mountain Region, NH
My firewood shed is about 50 feet from the door and I prefer not to stack any in the house. I'm outside all the time anyway with the dogs so I just bring in a few pieces at a time. If I need more, I've been using this tote from LL Bean's for years.

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