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12" Firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by MNGuns, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. MNGuns

    MNGuns [INSERT COOL STUFF HERE]

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    Anybody found a market for 12" length firewood, one that would justify the extra couple of cuts per log length..? In theory the shorter lengths should season better in the same amount of time as longer firewood, or perhaps faster.

    Inquiring minds want to know...... :)
     
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  2. Sandhill Crane

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    I like your thinking about seasoning. More cutting, more handling for splitting and stacking, and probably not stack as well. It would work better for me, because I no longer stack, but customers are pretty set in their ways.
     
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    There are a goodly number of decorative round bodied wood burners in use in the area of France I live they take 14" length splits but 12" suits better as you can keep in more fire most are top loading so here at least there is a good movement of logs/splits 12" length we usually charge an extra 10/15 euro's a cubic metre depending on how much extra splitting is required to enable them to fit in the stove dia wise Good trade in wood of that size in my area.
     
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    Always around 12" in ireland
     
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  5. svk

    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

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    I would think not much of a market unless you found someone with a smaller potbelly stove that needs short wood.
     
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    I only had one customer last year that ordered a truckload. Took me 550 logs to fill it. He used it for a caboose stove that was salvaged from the UP railroad. All logs had to be under 14" in length, split, and seasoned.

    Short lengths like this or shorter and miscellaneous chunks I save and throw into a separate covered shed. Occasionally, I sell a truckload of them for $50, random throw. Potbelly stoves and fire pits gobble them up. A few folks have offered to take them away for campfires but only if I deliver them free. That has never occurred. In my book, there is no such thing as free firewood, regardless of length or shape.
     
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    My Dad keeps this little stove in his trapping shack. Usually spends a night or two there, and almost always involves hotdogs through the door. It likes 12" or shorter. I throw the ends and such in a pile and take a load to him whenever I'm headed out there. Especially if I'm hungry for a hotdog

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    DSW ArboristSite Operative

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    That thing is pretty sweet.
     
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    I do a few cords of 12" a year. More 14". 99% is 16" little bit of 18" and I've done 22-24" as well.

    I cut to order.
     
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    I would have liked a market where longer logs were the norm, 99% of our market is 10-12". Wood is used to BBQ and cool, rather than heating. Pizza ovens are also demanding smaller wood. Burns quicker, so use more, so probably should not complain.

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    We do about 11-12 cords a year to a local pizza place, 16".
    Kind of a pain, he won't buy ahead and waits until he's a day or two from running out to call. It's gotten to where we just deliver 1.5 cords about every 4-5 weeks, even if no one has called.

    Call me crazy, but I'd be getting worried about running out with a cord or two ahead. No wood means no cooked pizza!
     
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  12. Ted Jenkins

    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

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    Most of all my sales is 18'' with a little variation for the thickness. I have about 6 customers that need stuff less than 15'' so 14'' it is. I hate sorting out wood for wood stoves the worst. For the last 5 years been charging $500 a cord for Oak now it is going to have to be $600. I am getting almost $500 a cord for 18'' Oak so we will see how much competition is out there. People with 12'' stoves always pay top rates at least $600 to $800 a cord. It is so time consuming to get the load consistent. Thanks
     
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    Holy smokes! I couldn't get that here if I delivered a cord, had a bikini model stack it and bought the family a lobster dinner!
     
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    Two years ago I was offered a $1000 for a cord of soft wood by two different customers, but did not take them up on their offer. I have learned that often there are problems with asking for top rates for wood. I know of several people charging $200 per pick up load piled loose into a import pickup with no side boards and not even hardwood. So yeah it seems that good wood is hard to find, but pricey too. Thanks
     
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    Agreed. That's probably good pizza right there.


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    Some of the best pizza I've ever had was from a little brick oven shop in Manchester, Vermont. I asked him what wood he preferred to burn and he said species didn't matter.
     

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