Official Connecticut Firewood Thread

rygar

Burning Hunk
Sep 23, 2013
165
looks like i wont be burning too much this winter again. will be even better burns next winter.

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Beer Belly

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2011
2,140
Connecticut
I'll still be burning because even at those temps, the boiler will kick on....but I am enjoying the lack of single digits
 

rygar

Burning Hunk
Sep 23, 2013
165
oh ill still burn as well, but just not as much and wont use the good stuff too much either
 

Brian26

Feeling the Heat
Sep 20, 2013
414
Branford, CT
Came home from work the other day to one of Eversource's tree trimming contractor's looking at my trees. He said we need to do some tree trimming will you consent. I said no problem will you leave the big stuff and chip the branches. He was like will you put that in writing as they rarely find anyone that check's the box "leave wood on site"....
 

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chazcarr

Minister of Fire
Jan 22, 2012
554
Southbury, CT
Hello CT firewood people. I am trying to move from my house in Wolcott. I decided to sell some of my wood to make clean up and such easier.

See pics attached and let me know if interested. I have some split, some rounds, logs, etc...

Too busy painting and cleaning and such to deliver, so let me know what you are willing to pay to come get it and I will reply.

Thank you
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Valleyman

Member
Feb 24, 2014
3
Connecticut
2 things,

first - what do you guys do to sharpen your chains, i have my stihl kit and do it, but it doesnt take long before the wood chips turn to wood dust. how often do you get your chains properly sharpened?

second - here are a few pics of wood i need to process:

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just dropped my chain off to get properly sharpened to attack this on saturday at my neighbors
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Just checking to know, Did you file the rakers down as well? The saw teeth need to be kept with the correct depth ratio -Cutter Edge and Depth Gauge (aka-Raker) If you did that, either bring the chain to a place to sharpen on a machine or time for a new chain. Lock Stock & Barrel in Bethany charges 8 bucks to sharpen

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docsj125

Member
Dec 25, 2016
6
Wolcott Ct
Hello CT firewood people. I am trying to move from my house in Wolcott. I decided to sell some of my wood to make clean up and such easier.

See pics attached and let me know if interested. I have some split, some rounds, logs, etc...

Too busy painting and cleaning and such to deliver, so let me know what you are willing to pay to come get it and I will reply.

Thank you
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Where in Wolcott you live
I am on coe rd


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docsj125

Member
Dec 25, 2016
6
Wolcott Ct
Hello CT firewood people. I am trying to move from my house in Wolcott. I decided to sell some of my wood to make clean up and such easier.

See pics attached and let me know if interested. I have some split, some rounds, logs, etc...

Too busy painting and cleaning and such to deliver, so let me know what you are willing to pay to come get it and I will reply.

Thank you
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Where in Wolcott you live
I am on coe rd


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rygar

Burning Hunk
Sep 23, 2013
165
definitely had my longest fire of the new burning season last night. did some tulip and oak. one piece at a time. stayed strong around 70 in the house. friday looks like an optimal burning day
 
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Ctstove84

Member
Dec 19, 2014
14
Wolcott ct
I am also in Wolcott. We got a strong presence here lol.i am on bound line almost at the end near rt 69
 

Beer Belly

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2011
2,140
Connecticut
They got a delivery, but was it seasoned ?
 

Beer Belly

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2011
2,140
Connecticut
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Beer Belly

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2011
2,140
Connecticut
Awesome! Too far away for me tho
Too far for me too.....heck, I'd burn a vacation day and make trips back and forth with the truck all day:)
 

mike van

Feeling the Heat
Apr 24, 2013
359
Kent Ct
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Connecticut firewood from back in the day - I can't remember the horses names, but my sister Vicki is on the back of one - My uncle Pete is holding on to me, they used to cut firewood about a mile up on the mountain, brought it all down with the horses. This pick is about 1956 or so.
 
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saewoody

Feeling the Heat
Feb 15, 2017
451
CT
View attachment 218228 Connecticut firewood from back in the day - I can't remember the horses names, but my sister Vicki is on the back of one - My uncle Pete is holding on to me, they used to cut firewood about a mile up on the mountain, brought it all down with the horses. This pick is about 1956 or so.
What town was that in? Which mountain? I see you are in Kent. Was it out that way?


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mike van

Feeling the Heat
Apr 24, 2013
359
Kent Ct
The photo was in the barnyard of the family farm here in Kent - My grandparents bought the place in 1908 - We still own it, our kids moved into the house this past year, 4th generation there. We live right next door. The hip roof behind my head I just re shingled for the 2nd time, got 30 years from the last one \ In the house was a big old Andes kitchen stove, most of the meals were cooked on it. In the dirt floor cellar a huge old wood furnace, with a 4 x 4 ft cast grate in the hall above, we were never cold. You could dry wet gloves in minutes on that grate.My mom probably took the photo with a black square Kodak camera we had.
 
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Mike.O

Member
Dec 20, 2017
106
CT
Hello all. New here, from Killingworth. Burning a older Dutchwest Cat stove. Mixed feelings on it after 2 years.

Cut all my wood on my property so far. Maples and Oaks. Split and stack it out back, transport about 3/4 cord at a time up to the house with the tractor. Got about 7 cord split and stacked, 3-4 cord to be bucked up and split.

Here's some pics of my tree cutting and firewood from the past year.
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And the stove, the day it was put in, the final touch on the remodel.... Sits about 1' deeper in the fireplace now as its not hooked up in the pic.

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saewoody

Feeling the Heat
Feb 15, 2017
451
CT
Hello all. New here, from Killingworth. Burning a older Dutchwest Cat stove. Mixed feelings on it after 2 years.

Cut all my wood on my property so far. Maples and Oaks. Split and stack it out back, transport about 3/4 cord at a time up to the house with the tractor. Got about 7 cord split and stacked, 3-4 cord to be bucked up and split.

Here's some pics of my tree cutting and firewood from the past year.
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And the stove, the day it was put in, the final touch on the remodel.... Sits about 1' deeper in the fireplace now as its not hooked up in the pic.

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Welcome. Nice set up. Wish I had the room for a tractor like that!


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smokee

Member
Jan 20, 2015
9
Clark County, WA
Nice 3ph splitter on the Massey Ferguson. That looks like it was a lot of fun, playing with your tractors, I mean processing your wood. I need more seat time on my tractor.