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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 06:19 AM

As all of you know this winter has been a wicked witch and I did not split enough wood three cords is a normal burn for me not this year going to have split one more to make it to spring. Stay warm.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 06:26 AM

I think there are several folks in your situation. Wood should split easily.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:01 AM

The kids called me a task master when I kept splitting beyond what we thought we would need up at Moms. So far, we are still ahead of the game, but we've used up what I expected we would need and still have a month to go on the weather.

Good luck, don't make yourself sicker.
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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:07 AM

The last 2 winters have been colder than normal here. No matter what your heat source it's adding a lot of cost to everyones bottom line. It's been harder and more expensive to get wood here lately. Another cold winter isn't going to make the situation any better. Last I heard a cord of split wood delivered is somewhere in the 350$ range. It could be more at this point. 


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:12 AM

The last 2 winters have been colder than normal here. No matter what your heat source it's adding a lot of cost to everyones bottom line. It's been harder and more expensive to get wood here lately. Another cold winter isn't going to make the situation any better. Last I heard a cord of split wood delivered is somewhere in the 350$ range. It could be more at this point.

Holy cow that's nearly double what it is here
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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:31 AM

The kids called me a task master when I kept splitting beyond what we thought we would need up at Moms. So far, we are still ahead of the game, but we've used up what I expected we would need and still have a month to go on the weather.

Good luck, don't make yourself sicker.

 

So, you where months ahead of Punxsutawney Phil with your prognostication.

 

Maybe we should all gather in your yard in Sept. and see if you scratch the

top of your head when you come out of your house. :smilewink:


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:40 AM

So, you where months ahead of Punxsutawney Phil with your prognostication.
 
Maybe we should all gather in your yard in Sept. and see if you scratch the
top of your head when you come out of your house. :smilewink:

That's when good weather is coming, I scratch elsewhere for 6 more weeks...
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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:44 AM

I just drove my daughter down to the bus stop and it's -15, awesome! I lost track of what I burned this winter, but if what I burned was milled into lumber, I could have framed up a small developement. I'll be cutting more firewood this week, and firewood around here goes for 200.00-250.00 a cord delivered.
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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:49 AM

I hate when this happens.  Last winter I was caught short and had to go through the woods cutting up anything dry I could find to get through the end of winter.  As a result, I had 6 cords ready to go this year.  I am presently burning cord number 5.  If I can stop there, I'll have cord number 6 ready for next year already.  I usually burn between 4 and 5 cords but these last two winters have been killers.  I was doing great until this sub-zero crap came to stay for a while.  Looks like once March hits, so do milder temps.  It all paid off though because I added up my heating bills for tax purposes (I have a home office so I can deduct a portion of the utilities) and it cost me under $350 to heat my home all of last year.  Not too bad considering how cold it was.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:53 AM

For the first time, this past spring, we bought split wood.

40 face cord delivered, and dumped out of a 40' ( I think ) dump

box. Worked out to $87/face cord. That feeds 2 homes for 2 winters, touch

and go. There was a bidding war going on last winter, to buy wood in log

form, and people where paying what calculated out to be $50-$55.

Made sense to me to buy it split.

If you're looking for just a cord or 3, price is about $125.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:54 AM

Holy cow that's nearly double what it is here


I think it is about $80 a cord here.
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Posted February 24, 2015 - 07:57 AM

This starting fluid gets my splitter going every time.

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 08:17 AM

Last winter was FAR worse than this year for us in Ohio.

 

I've used 425 Gallons of fuel oil with 150 gallons in my tank still.

 

Last year I used 850 Gallons of fuel oil.

 

No changes to the house or furnace. 

 

I have several cords of fire wood stacked up.  I probably should sell it for a nice profit with this cold snap.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 09:39 AM

I have been selling wood this winter for $165 a cord.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 10:32 AM

I have been selling wood this winter for $165 a cord.

That's a pretty good price.  Dad bought some last year, for 200 a cord, unloaded and stacked.  Thought that was pretty good deal. 


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