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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2016 - 07:52 PM

Doin alittle each day. Would be nice to have a little help, but that's the way it goes.

Noel

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Posted September 15, 2016 - 08:05 PM

I haven't even started yet. Everything else has priority. If worse comes to worse. I can go to a local saw mill and take away softwood slabs for free. They only need a month to dry but don't last long. Its best to do it alittle at a time and not strain yourself. I just have to go hard at it in November. Two months in the basement and it will burn nicely. A cord of hardwood is the equivalent to 200 gallons of heating oil. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 08:57 PM

I haven't started either.  Have a big dead Oak lined up on the edge of the timber and CRP (Grass mowed down)  About 30-32" diameter and at least 60' tall.  Have three water ways and washes to cross to get to it so will be small loads at a time.  Has to quit raining first.  2 dry days and then rain.  Log it off and haul it in that way.  The block it with a chin saw and run it through the splitter.  Do the splitting right in front of the lean to.  That one Oak will run most of the winter in the fireplace.  Corn stove in the basement will take care of the majority of heating.  Mix shelled corn and wood pallets 50-50.  Have about 40 busdhels of corn left from last year and a ton of pallets on order.


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Posted September 16, 2016 - 07:32 AM

I haven't started yet either. Hoping to start next week cutting trees down.I usually will cut about 20 trees that's enough to carry me through the winter.I heat the house with geo thermal but use wood in the shop and electric when I'am not around to feed the stove.


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Posted September 16, 2016 - 07:51 AM

At the old home with my ex, I'd having about a cord done by now, with plenty of pallets from wood projects over the year chopped and stacked for the fire place in the living room. She rarely was thankful for all the work, she'd instead just turn the temp up higher. My back above all else is thankful I no longer have to do any of that.


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Posted September 16, 2016 - 07:53 AM

Man you guys are slackers lol, we have both my father's and I'S
wood done this spring,and I am glad as it was way to hot to do any of that this summer!!!

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Posted September 16, 2016 - 08:08 AM

IMG_0176.JPG IMG_0170.JPG The utilities have been clearing the lines up here, theres free wood everyhere And its alreay cut down!IMG_0173.JPG So i'm on it.


Edited by karl, September 17, 2016 - 03:03 AM.

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Posted September 16, 2016 - 04:47 PM

There was a forest fire near me last year and standing fire killed jack pine makes great wood. I worked with neighbours, they cut, I loaded and hauled, and we got enough last fall to last both of us for at least two years. Will probably do the same this fall as well before "the Department" closes the cut off for safety reasons.
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Posted September 18, 2016 - 12:22 PM

I have about 1/2 a cord left from last year but I need to get at it real soon,My son is already complaining!!He hates cutting wood and we have the same conversation every year about how he thinks it would be cheaper to heat our 100 year old victorian drafty house with gas,,,,,,NOT


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Posted September 18, 2016 - 02:50 PM

Noel, what do you have for decent firewood there? Not softwood, I hope.


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Posted September 18, 2016 - 03:34 PM

No soft wood in this pile, rock maple, yellow birch and some apple.

Noel
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Posted September 18, 2016 - 05:53 PM

N-i-i-i-c-e!


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Posted September 18, 2016 - 07:26 PM

Listening to you guys talk about this makes me happy that I'm not burning any wood this year(and none last year) and oil is still down to 1.80 a gallon!

If oil shoots up I'll start back into splitting wood!

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Posted September 29, 2016 - 05:32 AM

When wood is being sold " fill your truck for $40

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Posted September 29, 2016 - 07:04 AM

When wood is being sold " fill your truck for $40

And that's precisely why folks who sell wood around here add "for a level truck bed" to their ads.


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