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w00zy

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Oct 17, 2016
12
Ithaca, NY
It's just a ramp, no more armfuls of wood up the stairs.
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VirginiaIron

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2013
1,086
Central Virginia
That works for me.
 

Jags

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Staff member
Aug 2, 2006
18,256
Northern IL
Am I envisioning this correctly??? A wheel barrow full of wood, pushed up a ramp on the steps?? Tell me I am missing something.
 
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,114
Downeast Maine
I use large poly (like a tarp) bags for bringing in kindling and firewood. They keep the mess and any spiders contained.
 

paredown

Burning Hunk
Jan 11, 2009
116
Lower Hudson New York
Am I envisioning this correctly??? A wheel barrow full of wood, pushed up a ramp on the steps?? Tell me I am missing something.
You just need to get a good run at it! (For my back patio, it is just a short piece of 3/4 ply) to get the wheelbarrow up to the racks).

I was loading my free split wood this way--neighbors moved out and told me to grab the split wood, so I did a single one of my HF galvanized ramps onto the tailgate and would aim carefully and let it rip. Not full barrows though...
 

WinterinWI

Burning Hunk
Dec 6, 2018
181
Wisconsin
You just need to get a good run at it! (For my back patio, it is just a short piece of 3/4 ply) to get the wheelbarrow up to the racks).

I was loading my free split wood this way--neighbors moved out and told me to grab the split wood, so I did a single one of my HF galvanized ramps onto the tailgate and would aim carefully and let it rip. Not full barrows though...

Suppose that works, although a slight miscalculation could be painful.
 
Pushing a loaded wheelbarrow UP a flat, narrow ramp is, at the very least, challenging. Some 1x4 guides attached to the sides of the ramp might reduce the chances of running off. Did that on the ramp I used to use when rolling rounds into the truck.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,715
Philadelphia
I used to have a house with a cedar deck that was our primary ingress/egress from the house. I can tell you from more than a dozen years experience falling down those steps and landing on my ass that wooden deck stairs in winter in the icy northeast are suicidal, even when you’re not pushing a wheelbarrow. Hopefully your late winter weather is not like ours.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
6,114
Downeast Maine
I have four or five of these bags. I use them to store kindling and bring firewood inside. This bag will hold a day or so worth of wood in the coldest part of winter.
 

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Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,719
Northern Maine
Some of you obviously never saw a demolition job in NYC. Fully loaded wheel barrows of debris up a narrow ramp into the back of a dump truck. I'm lucky that I was the guy with the check book not the wheel barrow. :)
 

robj80

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Oct 5, 2018
111
South West, CT
I think we need a video of this just so that we are all clear as to how it works :D.
 
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paredown

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Jan 11, 2009
116
Lower Hudson New York
I have four or five of these bags. I use them to store kindling and bring firewood inside. This bag will hold a day or so worth of wood in the coldest part of winter.
Yah, Ikea!

Great idea, thanks--I have a set of bags from Germany like that--they were the approved recycling totes, and I hadn't thought about re-purposing them fo rkindling.
 
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DodgyNomad

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
668
West Michigan
That makes my lower back hurt just looking at it. Be safe.
 

duramaxman05

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Aug 17, 2014
539
Perryville, Mo
Some of you obviously never saw a demolition job in NYC. Fully loaded wheel barrows of debris up a narrow ramp into the back of a dump truck. I'm lucky that I was the guy with the check book not the wheel barrow. :)
We do the same thing in st louis. I do demo work and had to wheel block and brick and ceramic tile into a dump trailer. Fun fun as long as its dry.
 
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