Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:01 pm
Dang Bear guy, do you ever plan on seeing Spring again ?
I just don't see how Jane ever finds the time to do all that, you got a keeper there buddy so you better take good care of her.
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:07 pm
never have enough firewood with an outdoor stove used year round for heating and hot water....
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:19 pm
I thought that bears hibernate, in winter! Ed
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:57 pm
I have a little over 10 cords in the basement, another 6 cords already cut/split/piled and hopefully next weekend if it doesn't rain too much, the balance of what we have cut - should end up with a bit over 12 cords - should be enougfh for this year and next year.
IIRC, you have one of them little electric hydraulic splitters correct? It amazes me how much them little puppies can split.
You have a nice pile of wood there. Do you haul it in by the armful or do you have some in the house already?
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:37 pm
rudi i overused that lil electric one and it blew apart so i had to get another gas one.....i carry it in the basement in those tsc muck buckets...warms me three times total but i really enjoy a wood fire and no heating bill
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:33 pm
bear32055 wrote:i carry it in the basement in those tsc muck buckets...warms me three times total but i really enjoy a wood fire and no heating bill
Boy that brings back memories of my grandparents farm in Keyson Ontario -- had to carry firewood in from the woodshed 3 to 4 times a day. Good exercise but at -40 or -50F it was just a little brisk. I also am a huge fan of wood heat. Very inexpensive - well almost free since I already own it, and the exercise is good for my heart.
The gas splitter should make the job easier.
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:34 am
You have enough firewood only when you can't get anymore without buying it. The trees that will make sawlogs can be left standing. I thought it was nice when dad put in fuel oil for heat since it was my job to keep the woodboxes full. From the outside in good weather and from the basement in rainy or snowy weather. The spaceheater in the kitchen remained until after I left and mother sometimes cooked on it. Cheaper than buying propane for the cookstove. Vern
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:54 am
v w wrote:You have enough firewood only when you can't get anymore without buying it. ....Vern
I like that!
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:58 pm
I really like Vern's outlook on how much is enough. Unless you have your wood covered (I plan to have that project done this spring - will hold probably 20 cords), wood is usually usable for about 2 years so that should be the max stored outside uncovered.
I like free wood - means I don't have to cut mine. I have a chum who is in the tree trimming business and he brings me both the wood and the greens. The greens are used as mulch along the road etc., (makes great compost but takes a few years to degrade sufficiently). Doesn't matter what species, it all burns nicely and that is the main point. I have electric backup but we do not use it unless we are out of town during the winter. My youngest daughter will not make a fire - a phobia I guess, but that is my job anyways.
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:51 pm
You can never have enough firewoord. Keep it stacked two rows wide and covered so it can breathe untilol needed. Now i try to stay a year ahead.
I been heating with firewood since 1979.
The bottomline is i like to be at least 3 years ahead. After that its too dry and burns too quickly.
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