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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio

STIHLY DAN

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Jan 15, 2013
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So NH
Being that far ahead really isn't that much fun. I haven't got any wood 2 years and wont need too for another 5 or 6. Then the truck will be dead, saw probably wont work and i will be old and feeble.. 50's. lol. I have to burn a stack out of order because the frost heaves have started making one stack crumble.. Getting to the 50 cord mark beat the crap out of big blue.. Thats my 02 ford 350 diesel. poor girl was abused.
 
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maple1

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Sep 15, 2011
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Nova Scotia
Being that far ahead really isn't that much fun. I haven't got any wood 2 years and wont need too for another 5 or 6. Then the truck will be dead, saw probably wont work and i will be old and feeble.. 50's. lol. I have to burn a stack out of order because the frost heaves have started making one stack crumble.. Getting to the 50 cord mark beat the crap out of big blue.. Thats my 02 ford 350 diesel. poor girl was abused.
Sell some. :)
 
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brenndatomu

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I was closer!
Hmm...must be this "new math"...cause my "old math" says 6' 8.81" is closer to 6.5' than it is 7' (by .19") ;) ==c
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, WI
Being that far ahead really isn't that much fun. I haven't got any wood 2 years and wont need too for another 5 or 6. Then the truck will be dead, saw probably wont work and i will be old and feeble.. 50's. lol. I have to burn a stack out of order because the frost heaves have started making one stack crumble.. Getting to the 50 cord mark beat the crap out of big blue.. Thats my 02 ford 350 diesel. poor girl was abused.
Sell some. :)
What he said. I make wood because it gives me something to do in the winter. It sure doesn't seem like I spend that much time cutting/hauling, but I always end up with more than I burn. Which means my supply keeps getting bigger every year. I don't plan on stopping, I may end up selling some down the road. If LP prices ever spike, which drives wood prices up, I may sell some too. There's not too many people selling true well seasoned wood.

All of my 60ish cords have been hauled with my ATV and Polar trailer.
 

STIHLY DAN

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Jan 15, 2013
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So NH
I could never sell it. I would rather give it away instead. I know how much work it was to get it, Cant handle the thought of working that hard and have it end up at $5 an hour.
 

Case1030

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I could never sell it. I would rather give it away instead. I know how much work it was to get it, Cant handle the thought of working that hard and have it end up at $5 an hour.
Wood must sell cheap where you are?

All day long 2-3 year seasoned oak sells for $320-340 CAD per cord. Sounds high but that's what people pay. Alot of people are scared of work but want wood for there cabin or weekend burners.

Edit- Anyone burning full time here ether goes out and cuts their own wood or gets multiple cords delivered in 4ft lengths. (Pine, tamarack) minimum 5 cords delivered for $120)

Electricity is 0.086 per Kw here Natural Gas 0.091 m3 or $2.57 per thousand cubicfoot. Quite reasonable.
 
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sloeffle

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Mar 1, 2012
552
Central Ohio
All day long 2-3 year seasoned oak sells for $320-340 CAD per cord. Sounds high but that's what people pay. Alot of people are scared of work but want wood for there cabin or weekend burners.
Wow - I'd be in the firewood business then. I have a friend that sells firewood, he gets between $125 - $150 US a cord delivered. He gets most of his wood for free though due to EAB. That is the average price for a cord in my area.
 

Mrpelletburner

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Jan 20, 2011
527
Mass
Wood must sell cheap where you are?

All day long 2-3 year seasoned oak sells for $320-340 CAD per cord. Sounds high but that's what people pay. Alot of people are scared of work but want wood for there cabin or weekend burners.

Edit- Anyone burning full time here ether goes out and cuts their own wood or gets multiple cords delivered in 4ft lengths. (Pine, tamarack) minimum 5 cords delivered for $120)

Electricity is 0.086 per Kw here Natural Gas 0.091 m3 or $2.57 per thousand cubicfoot. Quite reasonable.
We pay $300 a cord of 16" de-barked 2-year-old oak. I think it is ~$275 with the bark. Order and stack in the spring and by fall it is ready to burn. Woodshed gets lots of sun and air flow during the summer.
 

STIHLY DAN

Minister of Fire
Jan 15, 2013
1,429
So NH
Wood must sell cheap where you are?

All day long 2-3 year seasoned oak sells for $320-340 CAD per cord. Sounds high but that's what people pay. Alot of people are scared of work but want wood for there cabin or weekend burners.

Edit- Anyone burning full time here ether goes out and cuts their own wood or gets multiple cords delivered in 4ft lengths. (Pine, tamarack) minimum 5 cords delivered for $120)

Electricity is 0.086 per Kw here Natural Gas 0.091 m3 or $2.57 per thousand cubicfoot. Quite reasonable.
No, But as an average joe I go and cut it down, cut it up. load it, haul it home, unload it, split it then stack it. Without big equipment it is not worth selling.
 
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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio
So I was impressed with how long the small load I put in last night lasted...it just occurred to me that it was actually an hour less than I thought! :rolleyes: ;hm ;em ;lol
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,138
Wisconsin Dells, WI
So I was impressed with how long the small load I put in last night lasted...it just occurred to me that it was actually an hour less than I thought! :rolleyes: ;hm ;em ;lol
exact same thing here! ;lol

I did a matchless relight at 6pm tonight "19 hours" after last night's 40.7lb load at 11pm. Then I realized it really wasn't 19 hours but 18 hours. ;em
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, WI
I did cheat however. I did the "bren computer shut off" when I got up in the morning. ==c

What was surprising was the level of coals that were actually left when I went to re-load. After I scraped everything forward and whisked the ashes into the ashpan, I piled a handful of coals over the ashpan grate. I then opened the ash pan door and turned the computer back on (which was on 'cold') and then I gathered some small kindling. By the time I came back I had a handful of glowing orange embers with even a small flame. I just threw some smaller pieces on and that was that.
 
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brenndatomu

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I did the "bren computer shut off"
Works pretty well in warmer weather, don't it?! ==c
 
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Mrpelletburner

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JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, WI
Works pretty well in warmer weather, don't it?! ==c
Just did a matchless re-light after 14.5 hours of loading 25lbs. I did turn the computer off after 10 hours, the furnace was already on 'C' at that point though. That 25lb load this morning was an actual relight in a cold/luke warm furnace too. Didn't expect that.

That 25lb load was all black walnut. That stuff leaves a bunch of very fine fly ash behind, so the very few coals that were there were buried in the flyash and were uncovered when I scraped them forward.

After the kindling took, I measured out my small night load, put it in the firebox, closed the door and walked away. Just SOP for all us Kuuma owners. 5 minutes later the distribution blower kicks on and we are off. Won't shut off till it's back down to barely any embers left in the firebox.
 
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Case1030

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Dec 12, 2017
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Manitoba
Just did a matchless re-light after 14.5 hours of loading 25lbs. I did turn the computer off after 10 hours, the furnace was already on 'C' at that point though. That 25lb load this morning was an actual relight in a cold/luke warm furnace too. Didn't expect that.

That 25lb load was all black walnut. That stuff leaves a bunch of very fine fly ash behind, so the very few coals that were there were buried in the flyash and were uncovered when I scraped them forward.

After the kindling took, I measured out my small night load, put it in the firebox, closed the door and walked away. Just SOP for all us Kuuma owners. 5 minutes later the distribution blower kicks on and we are off. Won't shut off till it's back down to barely any embers left in the firebox.
Anyway to put a timer on your kummas computer? I know there are 8 even upto 12 hour itermatic spring timers. Save you from having to go down stairs every 10 hours.
 
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JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, WI
Anyway to put a timer on your kummas computer? I know there are 8 even upto 12 hour itermatic spring timers. Save you from having to go down stairs every 10 hours.
yeah, I'm sure there is. Issue is the time-frame would change based on loadings. In a perfect world, during the shoulder seasons, one would turn it off as soon as the computer goes to '3' (opens up all the way). A 25lb load I'm betting the computer could be turned off around 4 hours after loading. The point at which it does this is based on how much wood you load; assuming it's on minimum burn, which it should be during the shoulder seasons. Good idea though. Nice thing about weighing loadings, it's pretty much like clockwork, so it wouldn't be hard to collect data to figure out when to set the timer for at various weight loadings. Although re-loading on coals is more efficient compared to starting from scratch, so one may have to take that into consideration as well.