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New Member
Sep 5, 2008

Not me!!!!!!!!!!

sounds like somebody got the SHAFT and is on a crusade....but, good for them, cuz I'm tired of seeing "truckloads" for sale...
hopefully sellers take notice...(yeah right lol)


Selling Firewood in Delaware (Delaware)

Date: 2009-12-23, 9:36AM EST
Reply to: sale-jubnn-1522337398@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Any violation of the following should be reported to the Delaware Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures (302) 698-4602
Delaware Law Title 6 Chapter 51 states:
§ 5126. Non-food products.
The specifications and requirements for non-food products shall be those specified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Handbook 130 and supplements thereto, or in any publication revising or superseding Handbook 130, except insofar as specifically modified, amended or rejected by a regulation issued by the Secretary of Agriculture.
70 Del. Laws, c. 370, § 13;
NIST Handbook 130 states:
2.4. Fireplace and Stove Wood. - For the purpose of this regula¬tion, this section shall apply to the sale of all wood, natural and processed, for use as fuel or flavoring.
(Amended 1999)

2.4.1. Definitions Fireplace and stove wood. - Any kindling, logs, boards, timbers, or other wood, natural or processed, split or not split, advertised, offered for sale, or sold for use as fuel.
(Amended 1991) Cord. - The amount of wood that is contained in a space of 128 cubic¬ feet when the wood is ranked and well stowed. For the purpose of this regulation, "ranked and well stowed" shall be construed to mean that pieces of wood are placed in a line or row, with in-dividual pieces touching and parallel to each other, and stacked in a compact manner. Representation. - A "representation" shall be construed to mean any advertisement, offering, invoice, or the like that pertains to the sale of fireplace or stove wood. Flavoring chips. - Any kindling, logs, boards, timbers, or other natural or processed, split or unsplit wood that is advertised, offered for sale, or sold for flavoring smoked or barbequed foods.
(Added 1999)

2.4.2. Identity. - A representation may include a declaration of identity that indicates the species group (Example: 50 % hickory, 50 % miscellaneous softwood). Such a representation shall indicate, within 10 % ac¬curacy, the percentages of each group.

2.4.3. Quantity. - Fireplace and stovewood shall be advertised, offered for sale, and sold only by measure, using the term "cord" and fractional parts of a cord or the cubic meter, except that:

(a) Packaged natural wood. - Natural wood offered for sale in packaged form in quantities less than 0.45 m3 (1/8 cord or 16 cu ft) shall display the quantity in terms of cubic meters, to include decimal fractions of cubic meters; or cubic feet, to include fractions of cubic feet.

(b) Artificial compressed or processed logs. - A single fireplace log shall be sold by weight, and packages of such individual logs shall be sold by weight plus count.

(c) Stove wood pellets or chips. - Pellets or chips not greater than 15 cm (6 in) in any dimension shall be sold by weight. This requirement does not apply to flavoring chips.
(Amended 1976 and 1991)

(d) Flavoring chips. - Flavoring chips shall be sold by volume.
(Added 1998)

2.4.4. Prohibition of Terms. - The terms "face cord," "rack," "pile," "truckload," or terms of similar import shall not be used when advertising, offering for sale, or selling wood for use as fuel.

2.4.5. Delivery ticket or sales invoice. - A delivery ticket or sales invoice shall be presented by the seller to the pur¬chaser whenever any non-packaged fireplace or stove wood is sold. The delivery ticket or sales invoice shall contain at least the following information:

(a) the name and address of the vendor;

(b) the name and address of the purchaser;

(c) the date delivered;

(d) the quantity delivered and the quantity upon which the price is based, if this differs from the delivered quantity;

(e) the price of the amount delivered; and

(f) the identity in the most descriptive terms commercially practicable, including any quality representation made in connection with the sale.
(Added 1975)

Location: Delaware
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 1522337398


Minister of Fire
Nov 9, 2008
NW Ontario
Ja, time to call out those face cord mongers calling them cords.


Minister of Fire
Nov 1, 2006
MD near DE&PA;
I saw that one as well. There a couple of spitter in the DE CL I saw.
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