"aint a cord jest a coupla' ricks thrown in yer truck?"
"aint a cord jest a coupla' ricks thrown in yer truck?"
yep ifin thats watyur a payin mi fer... lol
never enough wood in the stack!! jonsered saws!! 2054,2159,625,670,and a new 2171..... husky 390xp/28"-.375..... poulans under the work bench with a few other brands... duerr 20 ton vert/horz splitter, 1988 3/4t 4x4 wood hauler with 8x16 tandem... ac300 wood puller &trailers to no end.......
So is this a cord of wood ? , 16' long, 7' high, and 24" wide
This is what I call a cord of wood for my own use
looks real good.
Never seen anyone fall a tree in an emergency room and I've been in several.
Proud member of The Great Pacific Northwest Long Bar Association.
Safety gear for falling timber
in order of importance
#1 , your Brain. Turned on!
#2 , good sharp corks on your feet.
Unless its colder than 20 below
Yes they make insulated corks
#3, hard hat
#4, eye protection. , if the screen on your hard hat is up it don't do
#6, hearing protection.
Stihl 029 AV (woods port & polish, muffler mod)
Stihl 031 AV (ported,polished, muffler mod)
Stihl MS 211 (so far stock)
Poulan Pro 35cc (muffler mod)
Husqvarna Special 45
Homelite Super 2 (ported, muffler mod)
McCulloch Super-Pro 40
Stihl FS 130 Brush Cutter (polished,ported)
Husqvarna 325P5 E-Tec Pole Saw
Mac Eager Beavers (x2)
Sachs-Dolmar 110 (parts saw)
Husqvarna 365XP (parts saw)
Some other stuff...
Going to the woods, is going home
Delaware goes by the U.S. Dept of agriculture, weights and measures division. I'll try to post a link and a couple of photos in a bit. In my opinion someone that knowingly shorts people on a deal is a crook. In DE here they look on firewood the same as gasoline at the pump. Don't get caught shorting, it's the same fine.
http://dda.delaware.gov/pressrel/200...irewood-08.pdf In case that don't work I'll coppy and paste the document
The most important thing to remember about firewood sales is that they must be measured in cords. The only
legal method of selling firewood is by the cord. According to Steve Connors, Weights and Measures Section
Administrator, "Firewood has to be sold by the cord. A cord is a volumetric measurement. Nothing else is legal."
Connors said Many people dont know what a cord is. Consumers really cannot tell what a cord is unless it is
stacked up and measured.
A cord of wood always measures 128 cubic feet 128 cubic
feet of compactly stacked wood in a rectangular form. It can be
4 X 4 X 8 (four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet
long). It can be 2 X 8 X 8 (two feet high by eight feet wide
by eight feet long. It just has to stack up to 128 cubic feet.
The wood should be stacked with the pieces parallel to each
other. Wood stacked in a crisscross or log cabin fashion does
not meet the legal definition; and most likely the stack will
contain less wood than one that is stacked by the legal parallel
Regulation prohibits the sale of firewood in unspecified quantities such as " load," "truckload," "face cord,"
"rack," or "pile." If a buyer purchases more than 100 pounds of wood, the seller is required to inform the buyer
about the cord equivalent of the purchase of firewood. Fractions of cords are allowed to be sold when identified
DDA encourages firewood consumers to follow these guidelines:
When placing the order, ask how the seller measures the wood and make sure those standards are precise
Don't assume terms such as truckload, face cord, rack or pile guarantee the amount of firewood is a cord.
Don't pay for the wood unless it has been stacked and measured.
If you are a first time buyer, ask people you know to recommend sellers with whom they've had positive business
Always get a receipt with the seller's name, address and telephone number, and the price, amount and
kind of wood bought. Write down the license number of the delivery vehicle.
Take a picture of the stack if you think there is less than a cord.
Dont burn any wood if you believe you have a problem. Contact the seller first.
Lotta criminals runnin' loose.
Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan get a pass from Obama's DOJ, but the guy who shirted somebody the equivalent of a dollar on a $160 transaction they'll likely hound to the gates of hell. Not condoning the rip off either way, just sayin'... they must've caught all of the real criminals.
"By this means government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft." - Lord John Maynard Keynes, "Economic Consequences of Peace"
HT 101, MS170, 192, 261, 036 Pro, & 460 Magnum
To answer what a cord of wood is to me.
I sell a my truck full as a cord, 8 ft long mason dump by 7 ft wide and 3 ft high sides and I fill it to the top and then some.
The usual look on a customer's face once I get there is I have to stack all this
They don't bother the man who makes an honest mistake, I think Mark told me they allow 10% under once in a while. It's the fly by nighters who try to tell you that a cord of wood fits in their F150 pick up and it isn't even over the bed. They are the ones they make examples of. Gas stations must be within specs or they shut them down immediately till all pumps are calibrated correctly. An ounce on a gallon don't sound like much, but think about them selling ,many thousands of gallons in a month, and it ads up.
Let the buyer beware.... Seen all kinds of hinkey stuff around here as well. Like the "log cabin" cords. This were the cord looks full sized from the outside, but the interior of the stack is hollow or fluffy. Once they dump it (these usually come already stacked in a dump trailer) got their money, they disappear like a rain in a dry wash around here. Seems like alot of the sellers also take people out to a pile of splits on the ground and declare "thats a cord". My eye is not that well calibrated to judge wood in a loose pile.
Craftsman (Poulan s25cva)
Homelite super ez automatic
Homelite super XL 925 My dad's old saw, purchased new in '73. Ported, Gov plugged.
Husqvarna 350 non epa, 353 top end, transfer work, muffler mod.
Husqvarna 480CD, intake work, muffler mod.
Husqvarna white top 61/272, woods port job, muffler mod.
Partner 7000 typical woods port job.
Partner P85 No base gasket, MM, Governor plugged off.
Poulan 2250 LE muffler mod.
That how a cord I sell look like in the truck
You can back that truck into my yard any time. I've got a loader makes it easier to stack than using a wheelbarrow.
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