How do you bring in firewood?

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,557
Philadelphia
On a related subject, I just brought more wood up to the house last night. I haven’t done an accurate tally, but I think this trailer load puts me just over the 5 cords mark for this season, so far.

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Buzzsawboy

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Nov 25, 2018
17
Central Michigan
That’s a very nice way to go, for an ambiance burner, but it’s going to be slow and tedious if you’re burning in the scale of a full-time heater. It’s much quicker to haul three loads per day right to the stove in a pair of satchels, but this system could work great if only doing it a few times per week.

I hear so many new burners post concerns about dirt from wood hauling thru the house, but it’s really a non-issue for me. My wood is hauled in totes, no dirt escapes. The few crumbs that end up on the hearth when loading are swept up with a dust pan and brush I keep next to each stove, and tossed into the stove. No fuss, no muss.
So it's my first time burning wood so I honestly have no idea how much I will go through in a 24hr period during the dead of winter but I'm certainly hoping that this cabinet filled to the top will be at least beclose to a 24 hr burn. If not my stack is only 8 feet away in the garage from my pass through door. Fingers crossed.
 

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RandyBoBandy

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2015
1,060
Whitmore lake, MI
So it's my first time burning wood so I honestly have no idea how much I will go through in a 24hr period during the dead of winter but I'm certainly hoping that this cabinet filled to the top will be at least beclose to a 24 hr burn. If not my stack is only 8 feet away in the garage from my pass through door. Fingers crossed.
This is super cool. I wish is was that easy for me to get firewood to the stove. I keep a face cord in the garage which is below the living room. So I have to haul wood up the stairs every day.
 

RandyBoBandy

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2015
1,060
Whitmore lake, MI
On a related subject, I just brought more wood up to the house last night. I haven’t done an accurate tally, but I think this trailer load puts me just over the 5 cords mark for this season, so far.

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5 cord!?! Wow. I know you are running two heaters but holy smokes. I’m at the one cord mark. Where are these amazing burn times on your BK magic stoves? (I’m just pulling your chain. I hope to have an ashford on the hearth in the next few years).
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,557
Philadelphia
5 cord!?! Wow. I know you are running two heaters but holy smokes. I’m at the one cord mark. Where are these amazing burn times on your BK magic stoves? (I’m just pulling your chain. I hope to have an ashford on the hearth in the next few years).
Haha! I started at least 3-4 weeks early this year, so that’s part of it. I normally don’t start until Halloween, but this year we turned cold in the first week of October. I run one stove on 24 hour burn cycles, the other on 12 hour cycles, so that’s 3 loads per day. I go thru a cord every third week, so I must be getting roughly 2 cubic feet into each load, and it’s been about 15 weeks since I lit up.

I honestly wonder if I’m estimating my cord usage correctly, as I wonder how I’m stuffing those stoves full and it appears I’m only getting 2 cords into them, but if I’m erring it would be on the low side. In other words, if my stoves really hold more than 2.0 cubic feet, then I’m using more than 6 cu.ft. per day.
 

lml999

Minister of Fire
Oct 25, 2013
503
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Just picked up a metal gorilla cart (40"x20"). Load that from the top covered stacks 15' from the garage, then pull the cart into the garage. Easy access between the garage and the great room with the stove. I fill an LL Bean closed end tote with 3-4 pieces, usually only as much as will go into the stove. No other wood stored inside. I'm refilling the cart every 2-3 days...
 

Qvist

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Mar 5, 2019
85
WV
I use an old wheelbarrow one load at a time. With the half rotten red maple I have that only lasts about 1 night.