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Time to start getting ready for winter
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BOSS    Posted 08-02-2003 at 07:19:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got my 2 semi loads of logs a few weeks ago and now I have to start cutting it up. Burned out my old chainsaw last year, so I am going out and getting the Husky 372, thats one mean saw !! After I cut up this wood, one of my buddies asked if he could buy a semi load and keep it at my place, I said he could if he doesn't mind me dipping into it if I need to. So I am going to have more wood than I will ever need this year !


bob ny    Posted 08-02-2003 at 13:24:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
we lost about 40 trees in a ice storm last nov. i have been cutting splitting and stacking all spring and summer have about 8 cord done have about 32 big trees togo lying down i gurdled most of them so they dry but i figure about 2006 to finish i burn about 4 cord a winter as sublement heat from fireplace i have lots of extra will share for help any one interested ?


Willy-N    Posted 08-02-2003 at 08:33:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I only burn wood for our heat. I keep 2 years supply on hand at the begining of winter. This way it is nice and dry to burn the next year. I only have to split one years worth at a time because I am ahead of the game now by a year. If we had a bad winter and needed to burn over 4 cords it is there to use. Mark H.


Les    Posted 08-02-2003 at 07:23:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
How many cords do you figure that to be, Boss? I figure I burn 15 to 20 every year but it's almost impossible to keep track of because I putter away at it all winter. Can't bring myself to do wood in the summer although this summer wouldn't be bad because it's been pretty cool except for a week or so.
Lucky me, I get mine free for nuthin...stuff that nobody else wants. Of course I still have to work it up. It doesn't hurt that I have connections in the tree business.


BOSS    Posted 08-02-2003 at 07:57:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm figuring about 4-5 cords a load. and at $200 a laod, thats not bad. I get mine from a tree sevice, its all the logs they can't mill.
We heated our house with prophane the first 2 months we were in here and it came to $400 a month in gas, at 65-68 degrees. Its not that its not insulated, its BIG. So the little bit of work I do cutting the logs is worth it. I don't have to split it, I can fit a 30 inch wide log through the door of the burner.
So $400 a month for heat with gas at 68 degrees, OR $50 a month in wood with alittle work at 73 degrees all the time. You know its not even work, Its nice to get outside and mess around alittle. Though at the end of the heat season, its nice not to have to fill the burner.


DeadCarp    Posted 08-02-2003 at 08:11:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
At the motel, we burned maybe 12 cords/year but with only the house here, that should cut down to about 7 or 8. Same boiler, new pipes, plus i'm adding hot water to the routine (well, just a pipe within a pipe alongside the HWH.). I still have about 50 tops and limbs to clean up, so that should just about do it. Far as value, i figure it's worth maybe $4 or $5/wheelbarrowload in fuel cost. So once it's there and ready, it seems like a bargain. Meanwhile it's exercise and yardwork.


I girdle...    Posted 08-02-2003 at 08:25:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
My trees the winter before and let them dry standing...

Another week or two and I will start dropping, snaking, bucking and splitting...

Dang...Starting to sound like work...

Salmoneye


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