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What's a cord
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Tom S.    Posted 01-03-2003 at 11:21:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When a person advertises a "Cord" of wood how big a pile is this?
Also, how big is a face cord?

M R    Posted 01-03-2003 at 17:09:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just e-mailed a pdf file with firewood information.

patricia sonntag    Posted 01-03-2007 at 21:57:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What are the measurments of a cord of wood?

PAtM - I couldn't resist - more than you ever wanted to know!    Posted 01-03-2003 at 11:39:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

Tom A    Posted 01-03-2003 at 11:32:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A cord is a standard measure, and as Nathan (GA) says, it is 128 cubic feet, 4x8x4.

A "face cord" isn't really a standardized measure and so is really subject to interpretation and local meaning, but normally is taken to mean 4'x8'x2' or else 4'x8'xwhatever the length of the logs happens to be.

Tom A

Salmoneye    Posted 01-03-2003 at 11:35:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You beat me!

Ya type faster than I do...


Nathan(GA)    Posted 01-03-2003 at 11:26:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
128 cubic feet in a cord. Usually a stack 4x4x8 ft. Not sure about the face cord.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-03-2003 at 11:34:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A 'Face Cord' is about as useless a 'measurement' as there means different things in different places...Commonly known as 4 foot by 8...foot but here is the problem...What length did the person cut the wood?...The way that I always did it here, was to cut logs 16 inches and then you get three 4'x8'x16" 'runs' to a cord...Used to do that till I got a stove that would take 2 foot chunks so now I only have two 'runs' in a cord...4'x8'x2'...

Bottom line is a cord is 128 cubic feet...

I have been told that some places they sell wood by weight, water content, and species all factored in to give you a BTU rating/pound...

Takes all the fun and guesswork out IMHO...


Nathan(GA)    Posted 01-03-2003 at 13:19:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
According to the Dept of AG here in the market Bulletin, you are only allowed to advertise wood for sale by the cord or part thereof. No more truckload ads. But I still see the load ads in other publications. Bout all you get here is red oak.

DeadCarp - heck, feel lucky    Posted 01-03-2003 at 15:43:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
In Australia, they have a regulation that says you can only offer for sale firewood that's 20% moisture content or less, and if you have any that's drying, you have to hang a sign that declares it not for sale. So i suppose they offer the Pommies (people from Great Britain) coats & badges so they don't have to pay anybody to go around enforcing it. lol -

See, the Poms are locally famous for wagging fingers and saying "here here". Furnish them a coat & badge and they'll fo it for nuthin! (Aussie joke)

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