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Matt Schmitt

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View attachment 770624 Wow. I think I'm way out of my league here. Ya all are pretty damn serious about your firewood. We don't get all that excited about stacking the wood once we get it split at home. Here's a Pic of our first load of the year and first run of the stove, a few weeks ago.
I’m surprised your not running at least one section of flu pipe do the heatmors say not to?
 
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I’m surprised your not running at least one section of flu pipe do the heatmors say not to?
Well, I dunno what they recommend but this was installed by a dealer 4 years ago at a different house. We brought it with us when we moved last summer, since the slab was here and already set up for this. Never had a single problem, the first 3 years at the other house. Last winter after moving it, no issues. This year, it's one thing after another. Part of why I'm here - just looking for the appropriate place to troubleshoot :)
 
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I put this in a different thread and just realized it was 4 years old. So I figured I should put it in a current thread that others are actually looking at. My first time, I apologize for the double post in advance. I erased the words from the other post. I will add pictures of my hoarder's stash of kindling.

This is my first full year with firewood. This is my first go-around with stacking oak firewood. I already figured out improvements I can make but won't be able to do until the racks are emptied. This is three years' worth, this winter and the following two. I was only planning on having this year and next years but after reading others' comments on the amount to have I figured it was a good idea.

I made wood frames and stapled pieces of a tarp to cover the current years' wood. As the wood gets used I move the top cover down with the pile. I have 3 of these per 12' for weight purposes and variations the height of the pile. I took a bunch of pine needles and mounded them on the ground where the rainwater drips off. Before this, the water would splash up and soak the bottom few rows. I was going to make another 12 of these to cover the second main row of firewood but am now comfortable with only covering the top a year in advance.

Moving forward I am going to raise the rows of firewood racks up off the ground using concrete blocks for multiple reasons. One, it allows air to pass beneath and hopefully limit the creepy crawlies. Two, the rain will not splash up on the bottom rows of wood. Three, snow will not bury the bottom rows.

I made the mistake of stacking the wood for year three too close together. Within two weeks I had a lot of mold growth in the section where the two rows were close to each other. I had to move the wood around and at this point decided to use concrete blocks to raise the racks off of the ground. This is the reason I have rows running multiple directions and disorganized. I also decided to add another 1/2 cord to my yearly plan which added an extra 1.5 cords (3-year plan).

If anyone sees something that could be improved please feel free, you won't hurt my feelings. I was married once too!
Welcome to AS sir :).
Pretty sure the acou"sticks" will be better if the kindling is stacked to the joists :clap:.
 
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I got rid of four loads of branches at the town wood dump, picture 9828 is what the area looked like after mother nature snapped the pine off and the rest are after.
 

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Welcome to AS sir :).
Pretty sure the acou"sticks" will be better if the kindling is stacked to the joists :clap:.
Thank You!! Its funny you say that this is my goal! It would have been that high but I decided to start stacking on the second wall. I get this free from a furniture maker. During the winter its tough to get so I am going to wait until the summer when there are fewer people wanting the free kiln-dried wood. Besides, I think I have enough for now, maybe!:eek:

If my calculations are correct I have about 10 years worth (for me, my brother, the UPS driver, and 2 other friends) of kindling.
 
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Thank You!! Its funny you say that this is my goal! It would have been that high but I decided to start stacking on the second wall. I get this free from a furniture maker. During the winter its tough to get so I am going to wait until the summer when there are fewer people wanting the free kiln-dried wood. Besides, I think I have enough for now, maybe!:eek:

If my calculations are correct I have about 10 years worth (for me, my brother, the UPS driver, and 2 other friends) of kindling.
Some items are good to get while the getting is good. I get not wanting to be selfish though as well :).
Is there anything else you could do with them to make a buck, bundle them up and sell them on Craigslist in another area maybe.
 
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That’s a big fire
We do them like that here about once a month, sometimes they go down to coals for a day, then get another life and end up even bigger.
The good thing is its overcast in Michigan many days so when I light them noone calls the fire dept, but most the folks around here are used to my fires now :D.
This was the day before that one.
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This was the day before the one above lol.
20190914_175225.jpg An a month earlier, this one was going for a week on and off. Did I say I like fires :p.
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That’s awesome I do the same here usually only once or twice a year
Thats great.
My biggest fire was at a lot clearing/cleanup I did for a friends grandmothers place, that one was a big fire. Glad she pulled a permit, but I'm sure if tue fire dept saw that one they would have had something to say about it :surprised3:.
 
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Some items are good to get while the getting is good. I get not wanting to be selfish though as well :).
Is there anything else you could do with them to make a buck, bundle them up and sell them on Craigslist in another area maybe.
I have definitely thought about doing that. The kindling wood is 1.5 hours away so I could list it. The thought of selling on craigslist always makes me pause. You're lucky if you get 1 out of 4 people to actually show up. It comes in long 6' to 12' strips and I have to cut them down with a chop saw and it takes a while to cut down a bundle, approximately 3-4 hours. Your looking at about 5 bundles in the pictures.
 
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We do them like that here about once a month, sometimes they go down to coals for a day, then get another life and end up even bigger.
The good thing is its overcast in Michigan many days so when I light them noone calls the fire dept, but most the folks around here are used to my fires now :D.
This was the day before that one.
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This was the day before the one above lol.
View attachment 771249 An a month earlier, this one was going for a week on and off. Did I say I like fires :p.
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We do them like that here about once a month, sometimes they go down to coals for a day, then get another life and end up even bigger.
The good thing is its overcast in Michigan many days so when I light them noone calls the fire dept, but most the folks around here are used to my fires now :D.
This was the day before that one.
View attachment 771248
This was the day before the one above lol.
View attachment 771249 An a month earlier, this one was going for a week on and off. Did I say I like fires :p.
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looks every similar to my uncles place in Ohio. I love it back there you guys actually have trees
 
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