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Old 11-04-2011, 02:47 PM
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I have Stihl saws, I have to get my brother to help sometimes with the big logs, he has one with a 25" bar to get through them. The guy I use picks the trees up at a local mill, they are rejects due to nails and other junk in the trees so we get it dirt cheap. Right now I burn about 5-6 cords a winter, so I am trying to stockpile it while I can get it so cheap because the prices just keep going up every year! During the summer, you can season wood in 2 months if its done right, but oak takes about 6 months, and if you burn pine, it takes 2 years to season
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:34 PM
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5-6 cords!?!?! I live in upstate NY and we burn about 2 cords a winter maybe 3! We have such a stockpile already. Ill see if i can get pics tomorrow
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:50 PM
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Yeah, The wood stove heats the whole house so its pumpin in the winter time
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:57 PM
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yeah so does ours. we just got it last year. My dad cuts all his own wood and i split and stack alot of it. He has Stihl with an 18in bar and i use my grandpas Stihl with a 16in bar.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:34 PM
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Nice man!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:43 PM
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I just got done piling mine for this winter


I'll burn 4-6 cord but I only use wood part time as I'm not around enough to use wood for full time heat. My father in-law is wood only in Ottawa and burn 12+ cords a year
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:21 AM
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thats alot of wood clinton... you gotta be careful with log splitters. my dad got his finger caught between the wood and the wedge and crushed his finger almost cut it clean off. and I had a Y shaped piece of wood in one and it was hesitating on splittin it and when it did it popped out and busted me right in my jaw. almost broke it I couldnt open my mouth for hours. sad thing is both of our accidents happened the same day.lol needless to say i/we havent touched one since.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:27 AM
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I take it this your primary heat ? Do you use wood chips or pellets or any alternative stuff ? We have a fireplace in the family room , but I use it only on weekends as its not worth it during the week . We are never home and always out running somewhere .
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:02 AM
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I just got done piling mine for this winter


I'll burn 4-6 cord but I only use wood part time as I'm not around enough to use wood for full time heat. My father in-law is wood only in Ottawa and burn 12+ cords a year
Thats alot of woood...12 cords...must be real cold there!

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thats alot of wood clinton... you gotta be careful with log splitters. my dad got his finger caught between the wood and the wedge and crushed his finger almost cut it clean off. and I had a Y shaped piece of wood in one and it was hesitating on splittin it and when it did it popped out and busted me right in my jaw. almost broke it I couldnt open my mouth for hours. sad thing is both of our accidents happened the same day.lol needless to say i/we havent touched one since.
I grew up using them, sometimes you just have to know when to stand back!

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I take it this your primary heat ? Do you use wood chips or pellets or any alternative stuff ? We have a fireplace in the family room , but I use it only on weekends as its not worth it during the week . We are never home and always out running somewhere .
Yeah primary is the woodstove. the back up is electric but last time I used it about 8 years ago the bill was 450.00 for one month! The wood is a bit of work but overall I save alot vs the electric
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:26 AM
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^^Exactly. I hate splitting firewood and havent had too for years now since I live in an apartment (all utilities included so I have gotten real bad about turning down the heat/turning off lights when I leave)
Nice work on the amount of wood though.. you should be fine by the time winter gets here..

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Oh and Rich, how expensive is it to heat with pellets? My friend in highschool's parents got one a couple years before graduation and I thought they said it was expensive?
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:27 AM
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Thanks, I'm all set for this winter, I just want to get alot while I can get it so cheap!
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:31 AM
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Yeah then with the extra, BON FIRE!!
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:33 AM
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I have plenty of scrap wood for bonfires from doing some home projects!
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:41 AM
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Ah, scrap wood.. Much better plan
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Also, if you're driving around in 4wd "because it is winter", you're in an idiot. It should only be engaged in conditions that warrant the extra drive traction. Using 4wd on dry pavement WILL wreck your shit.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:42 AM
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Yeah...bigger fires! lol
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