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Re: Free BTU's

Postby CapeCodCubs » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:14 pm

Bob,
Wouldn't it make more sense to get the pallets in Boston like this instead of using the farm tractor, eh? just saying!
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Oh my gosh....did I just offer a better more efficient idea?????
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby CapeCodCubs » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:23 pm

Steve Butram wrote:Spent Saturday into Sunday morning on A pallet factory fire. They had an estimated 150,000 pallets on site and the closest water supply was 4 miles away. We saved about 50,000 of them. Biggest fire of my career.30 fire departments and over 100 firefighters on scene for most of the night. Plenty of BTUs waisted. LOL

Wow! 30 departments responded and then probably 30 more departments dispatched to cover empty responding stations!!
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby Eugene » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:10 am

BigBill wrote:I took 7 cords of firewood off a willow tree. I let it sit for 3 years to dry out some what. The smell was so bad i only burned it after 12am at night.
Stoking up son's wood burning stove. Added a piece of willow about 2 inches in diameter. Returning with larger chunk of wood was surprised to find the willow bubbling sap from the cut end. Willow came from wood cut and stacked over a year previous. Next day son complained that he had to air out his house when he returned from work due to the wood smell.

I harvest any and all downed trees for firewood. Won't put any more willow in the wood pile.
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby Bus Driver » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:30 am

Mimosa is the worst wood I ever tried to burn.
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby daddydip » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:07 pm

Bus Driver wrote:Mimosa is the worst wood I ever tried to burn.


If your burning Walnut it had better be well seasoned :wink:
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby Rudi » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:23 pm

daddydip wrote:If your burning Walnut it had better be well seasoned :wink:


Michael:

Burn walnut :big say what:

Oh my, my, my .....
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby Eugene » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:33 pm

daddydip wrote:If your burning Walnut it had better be well seasoned.
Burn black walnut, although do not cut down a growing tree. Interesting enough I skid out downed and dead trees from the property for fire wood. I have found several long, medium diameter, black walnut logs that appear to have been logged and not removed. Other than minor rot on the bottom the logs were still in good condition. Guessing the logs have been laying on the ground for 30 or more years.

Been a very strange heating season. Several days in the 70s or near 70 degree temps and then several days in the single digits. Wood stove fired up for a couple days, then shut down for a couple days, then fired up again.

Rudi: Got plenty of black walnut. Perhaps 400 trees on the acreage of various sizes. Problem is that by the time a single tree is harvested, hauled to one of the few mills buying, cheaper to turn into fire wood. Or could sell to a near by mill and turned into pallets.
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby daddydip » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:12 am

Rudi wrote:
daddydip wrote:If your burning Walnut it had better be well seasoned :wink:


Michael:

Burn walnut :big say what:

Oh my, my, my .....


It wasn't a recommendation Rudi, but I normally make sure the barks off if in I do, , ,
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby Rudi » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:09 pm

Michael:

My comment had nothing to do with the bark on or off.

It was more along the lines of BURNING WALNUT :big what: My God .. that stuff is worth it's weight in gold to a furniture maker. Was telling Em, I would even be using the smaller limbs, dry em up good and then turn em into wheels etc., for toys. Walnut is a precious resource up here. I am trying to grow it, but so far not a lot of luck. I am hoping I get one or two to come up this spring.
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Re: Free BTU's

Postby Eugene » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:02 pm

Rudi wrote:My God .. that stuff is worth it's weight in gold to a furniture maker. Walnut is a precious resource up here.
Taking a class tomorrow in removal and eradication of eastern red cedar, a weed tree in this area. Retail price for red cedar lumber is $5.++ or more per board foot, on the internet.

I'm currently dropping cedar trees, trimming branches, and making a burnable brush pile. Cutting logs into chunks I can toss into the brush pile. Cedar logs sell to the local chipping mills for around $90 a cord. Problem, chipping mills have very specific requirements for the logs they purchase. From my perspective, it is not economically viable to trim and sort logs to the mills specifications, then the expenses for loading and hauling a cord to the mill, plus my other equipment and fuel costs. Even if I did sell the cedar to the chipping mills, I would still have the problem of eliminating the branches and pieces of trunk that do not meet specification.

Neighbor sold mature black walnut trees on his farm for $14K to a lumber company. Lumber company had the trunks laid out along the drive way, guessing there were around 200 trunks. Could have been more. Any way, for the property owner that comes out to around $50- a tree with no labor involved. Quality fire wood sells for around $90- to $100- a cord.
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