Quanity of wood this season

Woodsplitter67 Posted By Woodsplitter67, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:34 AM

  1. Woodsplitter67

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    Can someone please explain to me on how to check the moisture content of my sawdust.. its been seasoning now for 2.5 years and i want to see where im at, i have so little experience with sawdust im not sure how to do it
     
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    Simple. You put about 1 cup in your microwave at High for 1 minute. If it ignites after 23.4 seconds it has an MC of 15.7389% SCIENCE!
     
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  4. Tar12

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    It has been a cold November and December is starting off with more of the same....I have gone through 1.25 cord and I have been burning 24/7...been enjoying this 3.5 year seasoned White Oak...
     

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  5. weatherguy

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    No, you throw a shovel full in and if your stove blows up, its seasoned.
     
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    I approached from a scientific way. Not destructive.
     
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    Our temps have not been consistently that cold yet. But it has been colder than normal. I can see me going through more wood this year. Not that I'm stressing over it, I'm sitting on plenty.. I'm guessing ill be over 4 cords this year.
     
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    Was a cool late Oct & Nov - I've been through a bit over three cord already, a little over half a cord of that was box elder shoulder season wood but this is shaping up to be another old fashioned (cold) winter, our Thanksgiving day low was fifteen below zero.
     
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    3 cord is alot of wood so far. 3 cord is what im going through in a mild winter.. mild winter usage is between 3 to 3.75 cords.. im heating solely with wood. I burn verry little oil.. last year was under 100 bucks in oil. Whats your estimated usage for the year and how much wood total are you sitting on
     
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    On average we will burn 12-14 cord of wood and 1000 gal or so of fuel oil....
     
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    A little over 1.5 cord, less than last year at this point. Probably about 20 gallons of fuel oil so far.

    I go through about 6 cord based on last season. This year I'll take the average and add a cord so I'll be ready for next year and the year after.
     
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    Holy cow! That’s the most I’ve heard of anyone burning! You must be real busy with wood processing. 25 cords to stay 1 year ahead... damn



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    I wonder if those are face cords considering the 1000 gallons oil.
     
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  14. Dobish

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    my spreadsheet is telling me that I have have used .52 cord from the back patio, and .12 cord from the 2016 vintage of pine and spruce. I have also burned through roughly .07 cord of kindling, uglies, and other such things, for a grand total of roughly .73 cord.
     
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    Thats like 300 million BTUS in just wood.. what are you heating... the white house..
     
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    Like I said, I think it are face cords.
     
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    I hope so


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    In a normal year in CT, I don't burn 24/7 til December and then go one cord a month till March. So it's usually half a cord in November and another half in March with 3 cords for December through February.

    This year, I've been burning 24/7 since mid November and have gone through about 3/4 cord plus maybe 20 bundles of those envi logs. That's pretty close to a full cord already.
     
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    Brought in the stack of ~1 cord of ash (CSS summer '15 - MC = ~17% It was stacked in shady area with poor air movement) and have burned about half of it so far.
    Started burning late October. November seemed cooler than normal but not brutally cold.
     
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    I am just finishing up my second cord for this year. Will be moving a third cord up to the house tomorrow, assuming the ground stays frozen.

    This is another year of almost 100% oak, and it’s been colder than usual for November. I burn the same amount of wood when it’s cold, regardless of species, but the house stays warmer when it’s oak.

    Please don’t use face cords. It’s just stupid.
     
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    So is this more or less than last year.. whats your average for a year
     
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    What quanity of wood are you burning per year.. if your starting your 3rd cord i would assume that your burning like 7 to 8 cords
     
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    I agree, saying face cord when referring to 1/3 cord confuses everyone, and assumes 16' lengths. Let's just agree to call that a rick.
     
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    i am slightly lower than last year, but I don't have a direct comparison by month for it. This we year don't have people in the house all day, so I have not been as diligent about getting the stove going in the morning, and my 3pm load turns into a 5pm load.
    Overall last year, I burned 3.15 cord, from November to May.
     
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    I burned as much as 10 cords per year in the old Jotuls, but I’m putting about 25% less thru the BK’s, so your guess is probably pretty close.

    To be honest, I have not managed to have an “average” year of burning since I bought the BK’s, so I can’t say with any certainty. We have had a few freakishly warm years in a row, and last February I couldn’t burn at all, when everything melted and my yard turned to swamp (couldn’t access the stacks, until it re-froze in March).

    I have a spreadsheet that tracks my oil usage and heating degree days, but until recently, I wasn’t recording my wood usage in the spreadsheet. Silly oversight, on my part.
     
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