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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:09 PM

I must say, the new woodshed is every bit as awesome to use as I had hoped it would be.  The pic below shows what it looks like tonight as I threw the last bit of wood in to be split and stacked in the next few days.  I have a 6 foot wide drive thru with 5 cords of wood on either side.  After last year (I ran out) I decided I better get an extra cord on this years side.  I burn around 4 to 5 cords per winter.  Last year I went thru 6 cords, one of which found me hunting thru the woods for more.  Not this year.  As you can see, I put a temporary light in there and the splitter is under roof so I can split and stack in the driving rain.  This set up is so easy compared to what I had.  Cheap enough to build too.  I recommend this for anyone who burns a lot of wood.  Once the splitter is put away for the winter, the trailer will take its place.

 

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:17 PM

Nice setup! Heck you can have the trailer loaded in there!


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:20 PM

Nice setup! Heck you can have the trailer loaded in there!

Actually I do.  Every week during the winter I bring two trailer loads into the house.  I hook the Massey up, fill the trailer, toss one load in the basement then head back and drive thru for the next load.  I do everything under roof now.


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:39 PM

Crop in and the Wood shed full feels mighty good. Hope you stay warm and snug this winter. 

Dragging wood out of snow filled trees is not fun. 


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:53 PM

That's a great setup! Thank you for sharing the photo.
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Posted November 05, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Awesome setup !!!


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 08:32 PM

   Nothing like a roof over your head!!!!  I never have enough roof surface, garage! sugar house! garden shed! house! and a 6' canopy on the back of the garage! and I still wind up working out in the rain :wallbanging:

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 08:38 PM

That's a nice setup. You might as well be comfortable doing that job.


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Nice, very nice.
I thought you were going to post about one of your kids there for a second. :D

Anyways, nice shed. How do you like the Husky splitter?
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Posted November 05, 2014 - 10:56 PM

Splitter is very good. It has split a lot of wood without fail.
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Posted November 06, 2014 - 06:44 AM

A friend of mine does the same thing. He retired 25 years ago and still cuts his own wood every year and stored it in the same sort of setup with 2 sides and 2 years worth of wood in there. If you are going to burn wood you might as well make it as easy as possible. Around here firewood is getting hard to find. The price is now $325 for a delivered cord of split wood and last year many suppliers ran out.


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Posted November 06, 2014 - 08:09 AM

Nice! We have a similar setup but it's not drive through. I can see were that would be nice and I may have to make some changes to ours. I have the same splitter that was purchased new in '03 and it's been a great machine. Only issues I've had were dirt in the carb and I bent the wedge trying to split a pin oak stump.


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Posted November 06, 2014 - 08:47 AM

Nice! We have a similar setup but it's not drive through. I can see were that would be nice and I may have to make some changes to ours. I have the same splitter that was purchased new in '03 and it's been a great machine. Only issues I've had were dirt in the carb and I bent the wedge trying to split a pin oak stump.

Yeah, I trashed my wedge too.  Same thing.  A friend of mine offered to fix it so I had a backup to the new one I bought.  I asked him to bend it back to original shape, fill it with something (some steel round bars or something to fill the void) and then weld the heck out of it.  Well he welded it alright, but never straightened it out.  I can't use it in its present condition.  I keep trying to get it back so I can take it somewhere to get it done right.  He feels bad about it but things happen.  He just forgot one step.  Can't ask for much if its free.  Not sure why they don't make the wedges solid.  Not like we're saving gas with a hollow wedge.  That's the only issue I've had with mine and it can be attributed directly to the user.


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Posted November 06, 2014 - 10:05 AM

 

 

 Not sure why they don't make the wedges solid.

 

Everything comes down to production costs and engineers who probably have never split a piece of wood in their lives. The fact that two of you have had the same problem would also indicate a lack of fielding testing prior to placing the article on the market. 



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Posted November 06, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Here's a daylight picture to give you a better idea of the whole building.  The large blocks by the right corner of the building are pieces of a 14" length of the trunk.  I had to cut it into 6 pieces so I could lift it into the truck.  It took two tree guys to roll it out of the way.  The rounds in the background were from the same tree.  They will be split in the spring.  The first 14 feet of the tree went to the sawmill.  In the next few days I'll get what's under roof split, stacked and the splitter put away.  Then I'll move the trailer in and be ready for the cold weather.

 

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