How much wood have you burnt so far?????

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northwinds

Minister of Fire
Jul 9, 2006
1,452
south central WI
About a cord: birch, poplar, and box elder. Just moved some hickory and oak into the garage. Supposed to
warm up later this week, so may not be burning much.
 

bluefrier

Feeling the Heat
Jul 3, 2008
325
Maryland
about a 1/4 cord burning nights and weekends since mid october.
 

raybonz

Minister of Fire
Feb 5, 2008
6,208
Carver, MA.
About 1/3 of a cord mostly red oak. Burned 24/7 past week with lows in the teens and windy and highs in the 20's but rt. now the temps are moderating..

Ray
 

Gooserider

Mod Emeritus
Nov 20, 2006
6,737
Northeastern MA (near Lowell)
I have ten rows in my woodshed, each about 8' long (less the wall thicknesses) and about 6-7' tall depending on which side of the shed you're on. I call it 0.6 cords per row on average. Most of it is red oak and swamp maple, with a little bit of anything else that's wood thrown in.

I've burned almost one entire row so far, plus a bunch of barrels of "chunk wood" - all the stuff that is wierd shapes, to short to stack, etc - roughly fist size to splits under 12" long. So probably close to a cord.

This is way over my consumption for this time last year. I guess it must be all that global warming....

Gooserider
 

BucksCoBernie

Feeling the Heat
Oct 8, 2008
450
Ive burned about 35 gallons of oil since early Oct. The past few weeks have been very cold (light snow twice already, hasnt snowed this early in years). Unfortunately I dont have an insert in my fireplace yet (bought the house in April)....I'd much rather burn what ive scrounged and processed than whats in my bank account!
 

chad3

Feeling the Heat
Feb 13, 2007
453
Southeast CT
Wish I had the cherry posted above. Some of my wood has seemed to be better than dried. It is light oak, not punky, but very light. Getting into the wood pretty soon, I'll be choosing wood pretty soon between the small and light wood and the larger 8" splits. Most of my overnight burns have given coals in the am, so I'm not too worried about the winter. Just put the cover on the wood for next year, so I hope that will be great as well.
Chad
 

RedRanger

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Nov 19, 2007
1,428
British Columbia
With this 4 level splilt, I have burned 3 gallons of oil so far for the old oil-fired boiler. It burns max.input 0.75gph, and it has run for a total of 4 hours.

Nothing but softwood to burn here, and no sunlight, or solar after sept,.21, so have burned 1/1/2 cords to date.

Looks like a season of about 5 and a half cords, unless things change drastically.

We live in the middle of a minature forest and only get passive solar from about mid may till mid sept. rest of the time, the sun is too low on the horizon to be of any benefit.

I`m happy :)
 

CTBurner

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Aug 4, 2008
227
SE CT
I have burned a cord of mostly chunky junky anty hardwood and some real nice oak and ash this past week, i keep cutting so i still have 10 cords of great wood, I spend 10 hours a week cutting splitting stacking and trying not to use my 10 cords until Jan 1, then I hope to only use 5 cords to get through
 

thebeatlesrgood

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Aug 7, 2008
95
Northern MA
BucksCoBernie said:
Ive burned about 35 gallons of oil since early Oct. The past few weeks have been very cold (light snow twice already, hasnt snowed this early in years). Unfortunately I dont have an insert in my fireplace yet (bought the house in April)....I'd much rather burn what ive scrounged and processed than whats in my bank account!
yeah... im in the same boat as you. about 80 gallons of oil. i just finished tiles/grouting/sealing the hearth this morning and i dry fit the stove tonight. i cant wait to get this thing roaring, and neither can my 15 cords of wood.
 

Corey

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2005
2,538
Midwest
Gone through 5-6 good armloads of 'real' firewood. Otherwise, a bunch of sticks, small limbs, chips from around the splitter and oak scraps from the garage. I'm really glad to be getting rid of all these scraps/twigs/limbs after having them set around all summer, but it's going to be nice to start burning some real firewood, too!
 

d.n.f.

New Member
Dec 14, 2007
504
Nelson BC
About 2x2x2 of crap wood (scraps/pallets) and maybe a wheelbarrow of real wood.
 

RobinJoe

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Aug 19, 2007
40
www.pbase.com
Since mid-October, we've been burning about 80-90% of the time. Overnight slow burns.
Gone through about 1/3-1/2 cord of Tulip Poplar and Red Oak. Much of the Poplar is junky.

When the fire dies down, I throw in about 4 small splits, about 3"-4" square pieces. This seems to keep a decent amount of heat output without cooking the living room.

We started out burning all the time, because the stove was new, but now, we let the gas furnace maintain the heat unless it's under 40-45 degrees.
 

Jersey Fire Bug

New Member
Nov 20, 2008
41
New Jersey
Since Oct. I've burned alittle more than half a cord of mixed wood.
Oak, pine, birch etc.
It's been cold here in Jersey, especially last weekend !!
Oh yeah....and about 2 gallons of oil for the basement. I love the fact I don't have to pay for oil anymore !!!!
 

Kipstr

New Member
Oct 12, 2008
46
central Vermont
About 3/4 cord all hardwood. Started Sept. 20 with new EKO heat and hot water. And yes some oil, about 2 Gal. (my bad).
 

johnsopi

Minister of Fire
Nov 1, 2006
696
MD near DE&PA;
Burned @ 1 cord but the is 74-78F all the time. High of 81 degs low 68 degs since 10/1.
 

xrayman

Member
Jul 11, 2008
64
central Iowa
about 1 cord since the middle of October. Have a new born in the house now so I'm feeding the stove the good wood highs in the 30-40's F here in the day 10 the other morning. I just wanta keep the baby warm. Wife said it was cold in the house today 74 degrees
 
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