Start of the 2020 wood haul

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,750
Ottawa, ON
I have been on this forum for some time now. Never heard any one say “i got more wood than i paid for” once stacked. It is what it is.........as one republican says :)
 
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Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,750
Ottawa, ON
I have been on this forum for some time now. Never heard any one say “i got more wood than i paid for”
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,348
Woolwich nj
Yes, it is what it is, but I was a bit disappointed. This was the first time that I've actually bought wood, and I was hoping for better results in terms of getting what I paid for. I'm sure that complaining about it to the logging company will get me a big fat 'go get your wood somewhere else then', and there isn't anyone else you can buy logs from in town unfortunately. I'm going to try and do some scrounging for the next couple of months, rather than go buy more wood at this point. See what I come up with. All this COVID stuff has postponed my shoulder surgery, so I've got a bit more time to putter in the wood shed.
I try to look at the glass half full when doing stuff like this.. Remember I havent ever purchased wood, but if I did.. Id look at it as if I got a deal or not by what split wood goes for in my area and its unseasoned and what I paid for the wood and not be on the scrounge. so in my area the so called seasoned wood goes for 150 to 200 per cord.. If i had log lenth delivered to my house and I split what was delivered say 2 cords for 100 bucks or 50 per cord...and after stacking I got 1.5 cords that would amount to 66.6 bucks per cord which still isn't a bad deal.. for someone to deliver the wood to you..So what was the actual amount paid per cord
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
628
NW Ontario
I try to look at the glass half full when doing stuff like this.. Remember I havent ever purchased wood, but if I did.. Id look at it as if I got a deal or not by what split wood goes for in my area and its unseasoned and what I paid for the wood and not be on the scrounge. so in my area the so called seasoned wood goes for 150 to 200 per cord.. If i had log lenth delivered to my house and I split what was delivered say 2 cords for 100 bucks or 50 per cord...and after stacking I got 1.5 cords that would amount to 66.6 bucks per cord which still isn't a bad deal.. for someone to deliver the wood to you..So what was the actual amount paid per cord
the wood wasn't delivered - i took a trailer and picked it up one cord at a time and unloaded it all at my house. it was $185/cord
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,348
Woolwich nj
the wood wasn't delivered - i took a trailer and picked it up one cord at a time and unloaded it all at my house. it was $185/cord
I read the thread again. you paid 180 per cord got 2 cords and after stacking it was 1.75 cords CSS which = 205 paid per cord. your area is 300 per cord for the wood its not terrible. The cost of propane is quite expensive, so in general I think you did ok.. I think that its a better deal at 150 to 180 per cord CSS. Your only .125 off per cord so your very close to what your purchasing...
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
628
NW Ontario
I read the thread again. you paid 180 per cord got 2 cords and after stacking it was 1.75 cords CSS which = 205 paid per cord. your area is 300 per cord for the wood its not terrible. The cost of propane is quite expensive, so in general I think you did ok.. I think that its a better deal at 150 to 180 per cord CSS. Your only .125 off per cord so your very close to what your purchasing...
That's a great way to look at it, you're right. It certainly is much cheaper than the cost of propane up here, and absolutely - even at $205/cord is still cheaper than the 350-375 that fellows charge for split wood here. I think I'm just hung up a bit on not getting what i paid for. But at the end of the day, there was a convenience factor of not having to go out and scrounge 4 cords worth of wood, one pick-up load at a time too.
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,348
Woolwich nj
That's a great way to look at it, you're right. It certainly is much cheaper than the cost of propane up here, and absolutely - even at $205/cord is still cheaper than the 350-375 that fellows charge for split wood here. I think I'm just hung up a bit on not getting what i paid for. But at the end of the day, there was a convenience factor of not having to go out and scrounge 4 cords worth of wood, one pick-up load at a time too.
being off .125 cord per cord is not terrible.. but over 4 cords your .5 cord shy.. over time it adds up.. id talk to them the next time.. .125 cord= 16cuft or roughly 2x2x4ft area to give you an idea..

for every 2 cords purchased ask them to add 1 additional log and that may put you right on the money..
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,961
Eastern Ontario
When we sell a load of logs people want to know how many cords that is in a load
We say 6 to 8 cord depending on how YOU split and stack
One guy came back complaining he only got 5 cord I went over to see his stacks
Yes only 5 cord but stacked so tight that a mouse could not get in.
In log load, it is an average to a load the tighter the load the more wood
one bent log will cost you on your finished amount and normally the
firewood logs are mill rejects, bent, hollow or with some rot also to small in dia.
so in my experience, the cord amount is subjective. You bought a log load not a cord amount
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,348
Woolwich nj
When we sell a load of logs people want to know how many cords that is in a load
We say 6 to 8 cord depending on how YOU split and stack
One guy came back complaining he only got 5 cord I went over to see his stacks
Yes only 5 cord but stacked so tight that a mouse could not get in.
In log load, it is an average to a load the tighter the load the more wood
one bent log will cost you on your finished amount and normally the
firewood logs are mill rejects, bent, hollow or with some rot also to small in dia.
so in my experience, the cord amount is subjective. You bought a log load not a cord amount
me personally.. if someone is telling me I just purchased 7cord in log lenth, I better get 7 cords. or dame close.. your statement of your getting 6-8 cords is a 25% swing in my expectations.. So if someone tells me this is 8 cords and I got 6 cords.. I should be ok with it...people are always happier with a higher quality when purchasing.. not lower quantity... 25% thats alot..
If you bought a new truck and you got 3 tires on it... 25% less than what you should have gotten which was 4.. your ok with that..
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,961
Eastern Ontario
Good thing you don't buy wood in log loads you would be sorely disappointed
because even timber cruisers with the fancy math and rods are only making an educated guess
and I know of no one who can look at a load of logs and say that will be 6 cord
until it is cut split and stacked will you know for sure. If I sell it I give an educated
guess and yes a load will be 6 to 8 cord. I have had customers get 9 should they
give me back the extra cord? I would not even ask for it they bought a load
6 cord or 9 cord that is what was in that load. That is what you paid for
If I lose a customer I lose a customer there are more people that call for
loads than I can supply.
I have very few if any unhappy customers. But I chose who I will sell to
complain once and my sugar maple, beech, and red oak go somewhere else
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,348
Woolwich nj
complain once and my sugar maple, beech, and red oak go somewhere else
This is one of the biggest reasons I'll never buy wood.. people that are like this are creepy.. I also own my own business...that last statement of complaint once.. its an Embarrassment to yourself...customers always have a right to question a purchase... your a great representation of whats wrong with this world...
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,961
Eastern Ontario
This is one of the biggest reasons I'll never buy wood.. people that are like this are creepy.. I also own my own business...that last statement of complaint once.. its an Embarrassment to yourself...customers always have a right to question a purchase... your a great representation of whats wrong with this world..
I don't have to worry about selling wood
I sell loads for 850 dollars which is 400 dollars less than anyone else here
maybe I should sell for the going rate instead of helping those less fortunate
and need a helping hand. Yes a tandem load here is 1250 plus 13% tax
You probably don't even qualify for my wood. Maybe you are what is wrong in this world
I wish you good luck and a warm house
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,348
Woolwich nj
You probably don't even qualify for my wood
ITS WOOD... not a heart transplant... theres no such thing as qualifying for wood.. its statements like that that prove how much of an a$$ you are.. can you post the test that one would need to pass to qualify for wood.. id like to see this one..