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Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
378
OH
Had a nice drop of ash delivered last week. Amounted to a face cord after being split and stacked. That completes my first full cord of 2022 wood.

I top covered this weekend too for this season’s splits. About 4 cords.
 

Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
378
OH
How much do you usually burn when your area has a very cold winter?
I am consistently in between 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 full cords every year for the last 7 years. Each of my racks (holding 1 year worth) holds four (4ish) cords. They are 32 feet long and stacked 3 splits deep. Probably closer to 5 foot high instead of 4. So maybe there is 4 1/2 - 5 cords in each rack. I have yet to completely empty a rack in those 7 years.

You can see in the photo where I removed 1 cord for the start of the season and replaced it with the 2022 wood I referenced above.

How about you guys?
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,251
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I am consistently in between 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 full cords every year for the last 7 years. Each of my racks (holding 1 year worth) holds four (4ish) cords. They are 32 feet long and stacked 3 splits deep. Probably closer to 5 foot high instead of 4. So maybe there is 4 1/2 - 5 cords in each rack. I have yet to completely empty a rack in those 7 years.

You can see in the photo where I removed 1 cord for the start of the season and replaced it with the 2022 wood I referenced above.

How about you guys?
We usually burn around 4.34 full cord of hardwood and 1.86 full cord of shoulder season wood. We started burning white pine or hemlock from all the wind damage we had.

Our stacks are 16 feet long and four feet high, each stack should be .62 of a cord. Our rows have 15 to 16 inches between them with most stacking areas holding 3.10 full cord.

Our wood stove is in the basement so we burn more, we usually start burning Sept. 15 unless the temperature is still warm out.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,251
Foothills of The Adirondacks
This summer is going fast. We are planning on finishing another wall of siding this week. The cedar should go a little faster, except for all the cuts on the gable ends.
We're getting a nice rain this morning with a bunch of rumbling going on. With school just around the corner in our area, summer is almost done but September can be nice or just real wet in this area.
 

Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
378
OH
We usually burn around 4.34 full cord of hardwood and 1.86 full cord of shoulder season wood. We started burning white pine or hemlock from all the wind damage we had.

Our stacks are 16 feet long and four feet high, each stack should be .62 of a cord. Our rows have 15 to 16 inches between them with most stacking areas holding 3.10 full cord.

Our wood stove is in the basement so we burn more, we usually start burning Sept. 15 unless the temperature is still warm out.

We will usually start burning around mid October. That’s usually based upon my excitement to get that first firewood going. Our real burning season and need for it usually Halloween time to the end of March/early April.

I still have a few chores on the list before that first fire. Clean the liner, check the fire brick and gaskets. May replace the door glass as it has some staining that seems to be burnt in. I’m afraid to change the glass for only aesthetics because I have heard stories of screws stripping out and don’t want to cause more work and money than need be.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,446
Kirtland Ohio
I usually start burning around the same time Bushels20, mid Oct. We usually run the furnace for a week or so but when we get one of those cold rainy weekends I usually fire up the basement stove once I have had enough with being chilled.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,251
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We had a bunch of dead pine that I felled, once the dead stuff was down I felled a pine into the woods (didn't get a before pick) but once I clean all the chit pine up and then split the good stuff, this new area will give me more room to push the snow.

In the past when we would get lots of snow all winter, this area near the driveway could get pretty narrow so I would move the snow, that shouldn't happen anymore.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
2,757
Downeast Maine
Not cord wood but...


Took a drive to the Homefire plant for a tote of “seconds”. Perhaps close to a ton. It made the old 3/4 ton Rustarado squat.

Moving it twice wasn’t fun. It was cheap though.
I wouldn't mind coming across a deal like that! Even the tote would be worth it for me.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,251
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I felled another pine in the area I've been working, I cut,split the better pine and then moved it to the pile. This will be a walking trail and a new spot for plowing the snow this winter.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
2,757
Downeast Maine
There are still a few pieces of siding above the window that need to be stained then I'll have it all up on the wall. The trim has all been primed and waiting for paint and only one batten needs to be stained (miscounted originally). The second floor will be getting cedar shingles and we plan on flaring and weaving them at the bottoms and corners.
 

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Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
506
Northern Indiana
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Primary loop built and installed in basement. Have it pressurized with well pressure right now no leaks so far. Too the time to add a outside faucet on the back of the house when I plumbed in the fill.

Still have to install the heat exchangers and the secondary pumps and the heaters in the basement and the garage.


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