Outside Fireplace

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,971
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I did the original fireplace years ago with the help of our neighbor's Kubota but since we had some extra rocks and a ton of pine that needs reduction, I made it wider.

The original fireplace was just under six feet wide with the new width at ten feet. I have some cleanup left but with our area not receiving much rain this spring, things a scary dry.

I'll start getting some of the pine logs from the garage clearing c/s and find a area for piling the splits.

In picture 0436 I'm just starting the backwall, 0437 is it done except for some cleanup and new sand and 5858 is the original fireplace which was done on 8/18/2012.
 

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bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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Looks nice. You can burn that pine inside as well though.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,971
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Looks nice. You can burn that pine inside as well though.
We do @bholler , we have six face cord stacked last year with another six going up. The clearing I did for the new garage build that went up in June & July of 2018 gave us about eight to ten years worth .

I'll start bucking up a bunch this weekend, our house lot looks like chit in the areas the logs and rounds are in so it's cleanup time.

Our fire department has been busy fighting some fires in the woods lately so we'll need a stretch of wet weather before I can burn.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
Since we had some good rains overnight, I decided it was time I get going on my cleanup of Ash tops. I thought that I had an older before picture of all the Ash tops but I didn't, in picture 0458 the tops started off to the right and ran the length to the other tops pictured.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,971
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I grabbed the old 390 with a 20 inch bar and bucked up more rounds for the fireplace. I'll get some of the smaller stuff bucked up (0469) that's in behind the main trunk.

We should have enough rain today and tomorrow that I can burn a bunch of pine tomorrow.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,971
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We did get some rain overnight but with the sun and the wind things dried out pretty quick so I stopped burning. It looks like Friday and Saturday will be our next time we'll get rain unless things change.

I did start cleaning up more of some Ash tops from this year, I should have the rest in picture 0471 over to the fireplace tomorrow.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,971
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I split two smaller dry pine that I felled for kindling for the fireplace and another five loads that was bucked up last fall, it's all at the fireplace. I'm hoping we get the rain they're calling for tonight and tomorrow so I can start burning.
 

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