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yinpin

Burning Hunk
Jul 25, 2016
127
Kingsville, MD
You guys have a great help. Who would have thought there was so much to learn. From buying my first insert (too small), learning how to burn, scrounging for wood, wood ID, splitting, stacking. It has been a busy year!

I have been collecting/scrounging wood since I ran out this winter and had to pay for a cord for the first time in my life. Was hoping to gather enough to rent a splitter but purchased one instead.

Spent a couple hours today and Made some progress on the pile.

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Had a lot of this and I am not sure what it is. Some of the centers were loaded with carpenter ants but 90% of the wood was solid.
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Have a bunch to do still
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Ctwoodtick

Minister of Fire
Jun 5, 2015
1,580
Southeast CT
Great progress. The learning never stops.
 

fishki

Member
Jan 5, 2017
225
SE Kansas
Nice move on buying a splitter, that way you can use it when you want and not have to worry about taking it back. What size did you get?
 
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Burning Hunk
Jul 25, 2016
127
Kingsville, MD
Nice move on buying a splitter, that way you can use it when you want and not have to worry about taking it back. What size did you get?

That was the the reasoning behind it. With the kids, sports and other hobbies, I don’t have a full day to dedicate to it. Plus I want to enjoy it for many years without dreading the all day split & Stack.

Picked up the Countyline 25 tin, so far so good.

Any idea what the reddish / pinkish wood is? It was pretty solid
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Burning Hunk
Jul 25, 2016
127
Kingsville, MD
Thanks Kevin,

Just looking through my pics, I am pretty sure that this is the pic of those rounds that split into what you see above. The cedar that I have found and is around me does not appear to be perfectly round and is shaggy sans bark.

Not the best pick but IIRC this is what I was splitting
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Kevin Weis

Minister of Fire
Mar 3, 2018
932
Union Bridge, Md
Lots of Cedar around me but never thought about burning it or any pine for that matter. But this forum has changed my thoughts on that. So Cedar, Pine will be in my inventory now. Kevin