been burning almost 6 weeks now,have not used a single stick that I had cut for this season... been cutting up blown down ash(small non-splitting stuff) to get by. Should have enough of that to get me thru January unless we get to much snow.
There is a guy on Oak Grove south of Allen that gets a truck load every year. They unload it right there on the west side of the road...Might be worth knocking on his door and asking him where he gets it.
My 1" al/pex buried 4' started melting snow after 5 years. I made a 25' long insulated waterproof box with 2- 3/4 pex pipes in it,I have not noticed any difference between the 2.
The box sits above ground and gets strung up in the barn rafters when we are not burning.
At the prices I'm reading about,I would be around that $1500 per month number.
I dont remember exactly what we were paying per gallon but it averaged out to $450 per month for 6 months.
Now we have a 100 gallon tank that we top off every 2 years.