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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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I finished up the back row (picture 1927 ) and started the second row of White Pine and added some smaller rounds and splits of hardwood. Once I have the full six face cord stacked, I'll get going on splitting and stacking the Ash, Yellow Birch, Beech and Maple rounds we have.
 

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clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,252
Colorado
Now on that #104 picture how many cords would that be about? I am taking a guess here --maybe three? Would that get you through one winter (normal winter) for a large house like maybe 1500 sq feet...maybe its four cords--lol clancey
 
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stoveliker

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Now on that #104 picture how many cords would that be about? I am taking a guess here --maybe three? Would that get you through one winter (normal winter) for a large house like maybe 1500 sq feet...maybe its four cords--lol clancey

Lol, speaking when it's not my turn, but I guess it's about 3/4 cord...
And no, that's not enough...
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Now on that #104 picture how many cords would that be about? I am taking a guess here --maybe three? Would that get you through one winter (normal winter) for a large house like maybe 1500 sq feet...maybe its four cords--lol clancey
They all have 104 at the start, if it's the last picture ( 104 1977 ) that is just under three face cord.

Each stack is two face cord so we'll have six face cord. We burn four face cord in the fall and the last two in the spring.

We also burn between 10 to 12 face cord of hardwood during the year once it gets colder. Our wood stove is in our basement so we'll burn more .
 

stoveliker

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Nov 17, 2019
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A cord is a stack of (split) wood of 8 ft x 4 ft x 4 ft. A face cord is a row of 8 ft x 4 ft (an no depth specified).
 

clancey

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Feb 26, 2021
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Yea I did that wrong and it was the last picture of 1977 and I was close I think with three to four cords..or not?? You people make things like this soooo complicated---lol....Is it three or four cords or not--last picture and could that heat a 1500 square foot house--1st floor in the wintertime...Glad you have your wood to keep you busy and out of trouble...clancey
 

stoveliker

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Nov 17, 2019
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Yea I did that wrong and it was the last picture of 1977 and I was close I think with three to four cords..or not?? You people make things like this soooo complicated---lol....Is it three or four cords or not--last picture and could that heat a 1500 square foot house--1st floor in the wintertime...Glad you have your wood to keep you busy and out of trouble...clancey

No, it is not 3 to 4 cords. Given that that last pic has about 3 *face* cord, it would only be 3 cord if the splits are 4 foot long!

Assuming the splits are 18" long, 3 face cord equates to slightly more than one cord.
 

clancey

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Feb 26, 2021
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That's more complicated then before--I will do some research on wood faces..You mean the wood part that faces you that's what they count---three sides of it--lol lol...I will figure it and basically I just want to know that if someone ordered three cords--forget the faces would this be adequate to heat a 1500 square foot house assuming everything else is okay..So a 48 inch long piece of wood if it is 4x8 in that last picture would be 3 cords--about...What does face have anything to do with all of this? Its okay I will look this up to figure it out in my no math mind....Thanks anyway...clancey
 

JimBear

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Dec 15, 2017
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Iowa
That's more complicated then before--I will do some research on wood faces..You mean the wood part that faces you that's what they count---three sides of it--lol lol...I will figure it and basically I just want to know that if someone ordered three cords--forget the faces would this be adequate to heat a 1500 square foot house assuming everything else is okay..So a 48 inch long piece of wood if it is 4x8 in that last picture would be 3 cords--about...What does face have anything to do with all of this? Its okay I will look this up to figure it out in my no math mind....Thanks anyway...clancey
A face cord is basically 1/3 of a cord. A cord is 128 cubic feet, usually stacked 4’ x 4’ x 8’. Your question of will 3 cord heat a 1500’ home would be subject to the climate house is in.

Here is some reference pictures for face cord, cord & roughly a 3 cord stack

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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No, it is not 3 to 4 cords. Given that that last pic has about 3 *face* cord, it would only be 3 cord if the splits are 4 foot long!

Assuming the splits are 18" long, 3 face cord equates to slightly more than one cord.
My stacks at one time came out to be 0.62 of a cord, I haven't done the cord calculator since I started cutting them a bit longer (15.75 inches long) but that should be close. My stacks are 16 feet long, 4 feet high and the splits are 15.75 long.
 
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thewoodlands

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The first three pictures are the Ash I delivered to the neighbor our ROW runs through her driveway that I used all spring, she wanted to pay me but I told her earlier this year it was a free face cord.

The last two pictures are the American Hophornbeam I delivered to another neighbor, he never ask for it so this load was on the house.

We had 52 face cord not counting the American Hophornbeam, we have 51 stacked with another 3 or 4 that needs splitting and stacking.
 

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stoveliker

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My stacks at one time came out to be 0.62 of a cord, I haven't done the cord calculator since I started cutting them a bit longer (15.75 inches long) but that should be close. My stacks are 16 feet long, 4 feet high and the splits are 15.75 long.

Ah, 16 ft is longer than I estimated.
This equates to 84 cubic ft per stack, i.e. 0.65 cord.
 
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thewoodlands

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My stacks at one time came out to be 0.62 of a cord, I haven't done the cord calculator since I started cutting them a bit longer (15.75 inches long) but that should be close. My stacks are 16 feet long, 4 feet high and the splits are 15.75 long.
@stoveliker , with the new length my stacks that are 16 feet long, 4 feet high and 15.75 in depth comes out to 0.65 of a cord.
 
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MissMac

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Dec 4, 2017
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The first three pictures are the Ash I delivered to the neighbor our ROW runs through her driveway that I used all spring, she wanted to pay me but I told her earlier this year it was a free face cord.

The last two pictures are the American Hophornbeam I delivered to another neighbor, he never ask for it so this load was on the house.

We had 52 face cord not counting the American Hophornbeam, we have 51 stacked with another 3 or 4 that needs splitting and stacking.
i notice once in awhile that you have a row with a top cover. do you top cover everything, or just the upcoming year's supply? wondering what you're up to with some tarped and some open to the elements. that would be a lot of top covering if you were getting at everything
 
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thewoodlands

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i notice once in awhile that you have a row with a top cover. do you top cover everything, or just the upcoming year's supply? wondering what you're up to with some tarped and some open to the elements. that would be a lot of top covering if you were getting at everything
Usually this years firewood would've been covered, that will happen next week. I'm thinking we have enough covers for about 40 face cord of hardwood and enough covers for our shoulder season wood, six face cord.

I think the one stack that was covered was from last year, that would've been the stack we used if it stayed cold longer.
 
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thewoodlands

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Today I covered six face cord of Ash we'll use this year, another two face cord of Ash in the same area has been covered since last year.

I also covered two face cord of Ironwood we plan on burning this year if needed. In the same area the Ironwood is stacked, we a total of six more face cord covered, it's Beech and Sugar Maple that we'll give another year of seasoning.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get more tarps spread out so they can dry and then cover more firewood. The last two years I've been getting more Beech, Yellow Birch and Sugar Maple, if we don't have enough covers for those stacks, we'll get more before fall.

I think we have 16 face cord covered so far, eight face cord of the Beech & Sugar Maple will get another year of seasoning before we use it.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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I split and stacked a face cord of Sugar & Soft Maple today where the Ash was. It was one of those days it was nice out and then it would pour for 10 minutes.

I still have some of the Maple left with Ironwood and Beech that will get stacked, tomorrow will be a day off from anything firewood related.
 

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clancey

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Feb 26, 2021
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Well I have been doing some wood work..I have half the kiln dried wood in place in the bottom cage and I put all the weird looking wood into the wood shed..One more half to do for the higher cage--Yes...That disabled walker I just use for a staircase climb..lol..It will come in handy I hope much much later...lol....Getting ready when the weather turns "cool " and I have environmental dry logs and fat sticks and cubes to light and a ash can and gloves and smoke detector with carbon dioxide detector as well. When I go to the fireplace store I will get a digital thing to judge wood moisture and if someone would write the name of this thing again I would appreciate.. And also a stove pipe temperature gadget and need the name of that as well and how many inches up the pipe that I place it.. I could look up all this from past postings but I am tired from my hard days work. You all be good and listen to your love ones and give them a hug on this nice sunday..clancey
 

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stoveliker

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Nov 17, 2019
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Great job!

A moisture meter and a flue probe thermometer (ask your installer to install the probe thermometer as it needs drilling a hole).
Or, if you have single wall stove pipe inside, you can use a magnetic thermometer. No drilling required then.
 
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clancey

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Feb 26, 2021
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Colorado
I do not know what I have--thinking it is a double insulated pipe inside the stove room but in realty do not know--lol...I am going to make an appointment with the stove dealer for Sept and "We will light the stove"...Got my fire extinguisher and my flame putter outer and hoping I do not burn the GD house down..lol Thanks everybody..clancey
 

Woodsplitter67

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Jan 19, 2017
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Woolwich nj
Well I have been doing some wood work..I have half the kiln dried wood in place in the bottom cage and I put all the weird looking wood into the wood shed..One more half to do for the higher cage--Yes...That disabled walker I just use for a staircase climb..lol..It will come in handy I hope much much later...lol....Getting ready when the weather turns "cool " and I have environmental dry logs and fat sticks and cubes to light and a ash can and gloves and smoke detector with carbon dioxide detector as well. When I go to the fireplace store I will get a digital thing to judge wood moisture and if someone would write the name of this thing again I would appreciate.. And also a stove pipe temperature gadget and need the name of that as well and how many inches up the pipe that I place it.. I could look up all this from past postings but I am tired from my hard days work. You all be good and listen to your love ones and give them a hug on this nice sunday..clancey

So how much wood are you actually sitting on
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,252
Colorado
You want me to figure out all "those faces and stuff"--too complicated for my little brain but I think the wood pallet held 637 pounds..and one cage is full and I am working on another one..I am guessing a 1/4 of a cord--guessing now even after all you guys training...the dimensions of the pallet is: 3 foot by 4 foot and 25 inches high with wood cut and split to 16 inches..They called it a stack and it was shipped from GA...over 500 dollars to buy,,,( I got this just for a emergency not to burn full time for I do not like how the world is acting right now)..I just want to feel prepared because I hate to be cold and do not want to have to go to a warming station "if they even have one"--do not want to repeat Texas --poor people...and I am going by "instinct" here and might be very wrong...lol clancey