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Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
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OH
A neighbor across the road said last year he had a hard time keeping his house 65 but tells me how he can burn green firewood in his outside wood furnace.

He had his house insulated better (walls & ceiling) before he had new siding put on so I would think it's the wood. I'm not sure when he cuts his wood but I'm seeing him still coming in with trailer loads of splits.

I hear the same thing down here about outdoor burners. I think it may be a misconception based on the idea that if a (chimney/stack fire) does result, it’s contained within the burner and ultimately, poses a far less severe fire risk to the dwelling. I am in the insurance business and see outdoor burner covered in creosote all of the time.

Lots of guys leave the splits very large for those things. My guess they don’t come anywhere close to seasoning long enough for splits that large. Sometimes I see 12-14 inch rounds just halved and then stacked. Maybe even a little larger.
 
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thewoodlands

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I hear the same thing down here about outdoor burners. I think it may be a misconception based on the idea that if a (chimney/stack fire) does result, it’s contained within the burner and ultimately, poses a far less severe fire risk to the dwelling. I am in the insurance business and see outdoor burner covered in creosote all of the time.

Lots of guys leave the splits very large for those things. My guess they don’t come anywhere close to seasoning long enough for splits that large. Sometimes I see 12-14 inch rounds just halved and then stacked. Maybe even a little larger.
We have two O.W.F. in the neighborhood, one is inside a older garage away from the house and the other one is inside the garage attached to the house.

I think our town regulates when you can start burning in a O.W.F., they can start in the middle of October and then have to quit sometime in the spring. I think a lady on another road did some complaining about the smoke so our town put in new rules years back.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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We always hated to go by this damaged old Maple but mother nature brought it down, I still have the biggest part to buck up and I'm not sure how much wood we'll get out of the base but it will be a safer ride when we go by it. There's a chit load of ant damage to it.

The trail is opened back up but I didn't get a picture.
 

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
I also have a beech tree that a porcupine girdled years ago that I noticed last year that it was dead so once the leaves come off the surrounding trees, it will come down.

In picture 9583 you can see it doesn't have leaves and in picture 9584 you can see where the pine girdled it.
 

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Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
10,631
Southern IN
Tonyyyyy...DONE-gy! Ash stashed! >> Looks like somewhere around 2.5 cords...enough to run her stove for a season. :cool: [If her new stove doesn't eat too much more wood...]
It'll be interesting to see how long it takes to dry...wood was pretty wet, even though the tree barely had any leaves last year.
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Chas0218

Feeling the Heat
Sep 20, 2015
485
Beaver Dams New York
View attachment 247649 here is the sink and faucet we put in out master bath. I like the farm house style better it is a much bigger deeper sink. I hate those little vanity sinks.
Trying to wash any higher up your arm becomes a contortionist show. It looks awesome, I really like the copper faucet. Don't mind the mess of the garage, but this is the island counter top I've been working on the last couple weeks. I didn't build it but did do all the finishing. I didn't want to build it for the $200 more I was quoted than what I could get the materials for. If I remember right it was $960 unfinished and the maple was going to cost me $750. It's 2" thick 86" wide and 72" long.
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I did manage to get a little more than a face cord off our hill with an Ash tree top the loggers drop onto my property couple years ago. Even though it had been laying off the ground for 2 years the M.C. was still 27% in the middle of the log. Just FYI a garden cart in the woods is not a good wood trailer and only flipped 6 times in the 1 trip down. My darn stubbornness kept me flipping it back over when in reality I probably could have just emptied it a little and she would have been fine. I was lucky I strapped the wood in so with a little extra ompphh I was able to right her and carry on down the hill. Might think about a skid type sled I think it would stay upright better.
 
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Woody Stover

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Southern IN
a garden cart in the woods is not a good wood trailer
A wheelbarrow is a bit "tippy" too, but at least with only one wheel, you can pick your way through and around some of the limbs and holes better. You can't load it real full, though...
 
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Chas0218

Feeling the Heat
Sep 20, 2015
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Beaver Dams New York
I also have a beech tree that a porcupine girdled years ago that I noticed last year that it was dead so once the leaves come off the surrounding trees, it will come down.

In picture 9583 you can see it doesn't have leaves and in picture 9584 you can see where the pine girdled it.
Most my beech got the blight so rotted before it actually looked dead. Wish I had known it makes great firewood.
 

thewoodlands

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The logs on the ground were from the felling of the 9 ash trees this spring, the stuff I bucked up this afternoon gave us another 79 - 82 rounds and that doesn't include the rounds in picture 9589.

I should be splitting and stacking this before Monday.
 

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Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
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Southern IN
That stuff appears to be in great shape...like the stuff in my pic. ==c
 
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EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
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White Mountain Region, NH
Haven't had time to do much of anything firewood-related however with our first frost warning last night (thermometer showed 33 degrees this morning) and having used the stove a few times over this last week it's definitely that time of year. I've bucked several ash and beech over the last couple weeks and added the rounds to the mess out back (there's around 9-10+ cord of hardwood out there). Almost time to move this year's splits to the shed and then split and stack the remainder. Thinking of trying Holz Hausen stacks this fall for next year's wood just for the fun of it. If the snow holds off this season for a while then hopefully I'll add about five more cord to the stash. Last year we had snow on the ground around Oct. 17th so that put a crimp on collecting timber.
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johneh

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Dec 19, 2009
2,259
Eastern Ontario
year's splits to the shed and then split and stack the remainder. Thinking of trying Holz Hausen stacks this fall for next year's wood just for the fun of it. If the snow holds off this season for a while then hopefully I'll add about five more cord to the stash. Last year we had snow on the ground around Oct. 17th so that put a crimp on collecting timber.
Nice neat, well laid out wood yard
wish mine looked that nice
 

EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
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White Mountain Region, NH
Nice neat, well laid out wood yard
wish mine looked that nice
Thanks. To me it looks like total chaos but that's the way it goes when you keep adding a little at a time.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
I need to take some new photos of the house and post them. Lots of things getting done here. Our new pole finally got connected so now just waiting on spectrum to swap their stuff over. This weekend I plan on grading a few more spots before the snow gets going. The low here this morning was 38, but we've already burned a few fires.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Haven't had time to do much of anything firewood-related however with our first frost warning last night (thermometer showed 33 degrees this morning) and having used the stove a few times over this last week it's definitely that time of year. I've bucked several ash and beech over the last couple weeks and added the rounds to the mess out back (there's around 9-10+ cord of hardwood out there). Almost time to move this year's splits to the shed and then split and stack the remainder. Thinking of trying Holz Hausen stacks this fall for next year's wood just for the fun of it. If the snow holds off this season for a while then hopefully I'll add about five more cord to the stash. Last year we had snow on the ground around Oct. 17th so that put a crimp on collecting timber.View attachment 247796
I was thinking about trying the Holzhousen stacks myself. Did you use a drone to take the photo?
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
12,255
Foothills of The Adirondacks
All the wood (ash) was from my spring felling, the first three pictures are from wood I split earlier this spring and the rest are from the rounds I split today.

I'll finish this stack Saturday which is two face cord, if the ash rounds in the gully give us another face cord, this area will hold 12 face.

Before I start the fall felling of more ash, I should have a total 58 to 60 face cord in the firewood inventory. I'm hoping to get another 10 face cord from the ash I fell this fall.

We also have close to 12 face cord of shoulder season wood stack, white pine.
 

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woodey

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Feb 8, 2018
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ST. Lawrence Valley N.Y.
All the wood (ash) was from my spring felling, the first three pictures are from wood I split earlier this spring and the rest are from the rounds I split today.

I'll finish this stack Saturday which is two face cord, if the ash rounds in the gully give us another face cord, this area will hold 12 face.

Before I start the fall felling of more ash, I should have a total 58 to 60 face cord in the firewood inventory. I'm hoping to get another 10 face cord from the ash I fell this fall.

We also have close to 12 face cord of shoulder season wood stack, white pine.
If you need help burning that wood haul some of it down here to Morley and I will put it to good use.
 

heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
1,447
Kirtland Ohio
I'm more than ready for the burning season with more wood than ever cut split and stacked, but we have been having low to mid 80's this past week just an awesome fall. I have no problem with the cold weather taking it;s time to get here. I do know that it's not far away that's why like everyone here I have been processing more wood than ever. I think I'm about 4 years ahead but when I dropped those two trees a couple weeks ago my father thought I was more like six or seven. He asked what I had all that wood for, I said you ever think that you have to much money in the bank.
 

EODMSgt

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Dec 11, 2018
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White Mountain Region, NH
I'm more than ready for the burning season with more wood than ever cut split and stacked, but we have been having low to mid 80's this past week just an awesome fall. I have no problem with the cold weather taking it;s time to get here. I do know that it's not far away that's why like everyone here I have been processing more wood than ever. I think I'm about 4 years ahead but when I dropped those two trees a couple weeks ago my father thought I was more like six or seven. He asked what I had all that wood for, I said you ever think that you have to much money in the bank.
I like that analogy about the bank. Something new to use when asked why I am always cutting firewood besides the tried and true "you can never have enough firewood." I had a pretty good idea of how much I use based on the previous nine years however last year's winter screwed that average all up. I typically was using 4 cord (plus or minus) however last season I was into 8 due to the length of the winter. I don't care if I have 30 cord out back, I'll keep cutting. As you said heavy hammer, it's like money in the bank.

I was thinking about trying the Holzhousen stacks myself. Did you use a drone to take the photo?
No drones here. Pic was taken out the window of the loft.

Regarding the Holz Hausen, I would only do that with wood that was destined for burning at least two years out. I don't think the HH season very quickly (especially here in the northeast). Once I get 7 cord (plus) in the shed and another 4 or more stacked linear style, then I may tackle the HH with stuff for 21-22.
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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I'm more than ready for the burning season with more wood than ever cut split and stacked, but we have been having low to mid 80's this past week just an awesome fall. I have no problem with the cold weather taking it;s time to get here. I do know that it's not far away that's why like everyone here I have been processing more wood than ever. I think I'm about 4 years ahead but when I dropped those two trees a couple weeks ago my father thought I was more like six or seven. He asked what I had all that wood for, I said you ever think that you have to much money in the bank.
We'll start putting in some wood this weekend, hopefully we start burning Monday night, we usually are burning by the 15 of September.
 

heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
I will probably fill the garage up in the next few weeks. Usually by mid Oct I start burning here and there once the cooler rainy temps show up.
 
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Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
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we have been having low to mid 80's this past week just an awesome fall. I have no problem with the cold weather taking it;s time to get here
I'm with you there, bro. ==c We are in a run of unseasonably warm weather and low humidity. Every time I pass the wood we just stacked for my SIL, I can smell it drying. The longer this weather holds out, the drier that wood is gonna get. It's Ash, but I'm still not holding out a lot of hope for it to be burnable in '20-'21...I split it pretty big for her new secondary-burn stove.
 
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