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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:46 PM

I like to get my wood split in the spring so I can relax for a while in the summer. The pics here show that I'm approaching the end. I give myself till the end of May to get this done. We'll see how that goes with all the OT and everything else going. The pics might show up later tonight. I've never posted any from the phone so...

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:58 PM

You've got a good chunk of it done already.


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:59 PM

These pictures remind me of those TV shows featuring hoarders. I hope these piles don't come down on you. That's a lot of wood.


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:08 PM

O . M . G .  That's a lot of wood,  And a nice shed to store it in . And thank god for the log splitter.

 

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:15 PM

Good for you. I'm always way behind on my firewood. It is good insurance for your house in the winter. If the power goes out, you can still keep the house warm. A cord of dry hardwood give the same amount of heat as 200 gallons of #2 heating oil. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:25 PM

I built the shed a few years ago now.  I got tired of tarps and the old woodshed which wasn't real good for rotating the wood.  This one has one winters worth of wood on each side so the wood for this coming winter was split last spring.  I'm splitting for the winter of 17/18.  I finally go the first side up to snuf with the addition of the floor framing.  I put the wood on 2 x 4 runners but they would always sink and the pile would come down.  I fixed that by screwing some 2 x 4's to the sides and two 4 x 4's down the middle.  Then the runners sit on top of them, all nice and level and they stay out of the dirt as well. I don't know how much you can tell from the pics but it's the best I can do right now.  When I use a stack up in the winter, I take the runners up and put them overhead.  No tripping.  Almost forgot, there are 5 cords per side.  Each row is equal to a cord.  I have 6 feet in between sides to set up the splitter or drive through when picking up.

 

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:38 PM

   Very nice, when you are done there come on up!!  I need to get 4 cords in and split before july, havnt even called my guy to get the logs delivered, I thought about it------ does that count ?

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:52 PM

Man ..wish I could heat with wood...COPD..Dr said Nope!


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:54 PM

Just think..back in the day all that was done by axe and wedge and handsaw/axe to fall the trees..


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 08:09 PM

We must all be on the same cycle. I've also started splitting today. Although mine is not quite as organized. Nice shed.

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 08:20 PM

Nice pile of firewood there! My neighbor who passed away back in the 80's tried a chainsaw once. He said that you lose too much wood from the tree due to the chain making such a wide cut. He went back to his bowsaw. He didn't have electricity or running water in the house either. He cut the hay for the cows by hand, and forked it on to a wagon attached to a 29 Chevy doodlebug. He lived like it was 1890, and didn't complain about anything other than modern stuff...and his hernia.
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Posted May 11, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Wood is by far the cheapest fuel in most places, readily available and produces a lot of BTU'S for the buck, natural gas is second.
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Posted May 12, 2016 - 01:19 AM

Just think..back in the day all that was done by axe and wedge and handsaw/axe to fall the trees..

 

That's how I do our wood.Except for the handsaw and axe felling.I usually split 10-12 cord a year.No wonder my skinny butt don't gain any weight lol.

 

Did cheat this year and ordered 2 big log truck loads of hardwood logs for $250 each delivered.Could not pass up on that price.He said there is atleast 6 cord per load once it's cut and split.Wood is running around $165-$185 a cord around here.So you can see we're saving ALOT in the long run.

 

He delivered my neighbors logs last evening.I walked down and talked to him and ordered our 2 loads from him.


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