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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. al-k

    al-k cuten wood

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    Black birch is a great firewood. Yellow or white not so good. Never tried silver. Black birch is rated about the same as white oak.

    lbs cord mbtu
    Birch, Black Betula lenta 3,910 24.2 from Sweep's Library https://chimneysweeponline.com/howood.htm
     
  2. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    You east coast guys are such wood snobs. ;)

    No black or silver birch up here but I’ll scrounge the other ones every chance I get. Supposedly silver is less dense than white.
     
  3. Short timer

    Short timer Wish you'd stop being so good to me captain

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    Guilty as charged. Oak, preferably white, and hickory for me. I’m too far ahead to be dealing with inferior species. :laugh:
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    You have a good problem. I’ve burned more aspen in my life than probably all other species combined. But for boiler use I’m probably going to try for Norway pine (17.9mbtu) as the bottom cause it burns significantly longer than aspen.
     
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    captjack ArboristSite Operative

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    Tomorrows project if work doesn't get in the way , split about this much today. Few more trailer loads and I will have more than enough for next year. Im guessing I got about 10 or so split already. Might sell a few cords. 79846907_10159590854814199_7892829479662256128_n.jpg
     
  6. MechanicMatt

    MechanicMatt Cut Split Stack Burn

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    New house new pile....

    Gotta fire up the splitter and get to work
     

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    MechanicMatt Cut Split Stack Burn

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    John, what part of Orange County? I work in Middletown and live right over the border in Sullivan County
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    In the video you can see the pile I've been working on:chainsaw::lol:.
     
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    Cowboy254 ESD sufferer

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    How much did the safety pyjamas set you back? :lol:
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Those aren't cheap bud.
    Made these too.
     
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    Stonesforbrains ArboristSite Operative

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    F04573D2-D4E8-44C5-A409-A6C39C8A2B5A.jpeg Got to split some red and white oak today. The wife likes to help but can only stand at the controls for a short time, she had foot surgery this year. I don’t split a lot, but have been working on cutting down all the trees that have damage from the ice storm from 2008. I give most of the split wood to my elderly neighbor after it seasons. If he has his pile cleaned up I will take the green wood up to season on his property. He used to help me but his health has really gone down and his wife has memory issues. I keep the good white oak for the smoker. Hope everyone has a safe New Year!
     
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    Cowboy254 ESD sufferer

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    Great wood shed! Nice that you help out the oldies next door.
     
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  14. al-k

    al-k cuten wood

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    Got out and ran the 291 for a bit today. IMG_20200101_120520719.jpg
     
  15. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Turned this:
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    Into this:
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    @chipper1 I believe you had asked about my wood hatch door. This is what it looks like from the inside.
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    JFS ArboristSite Lurker

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    Starting off the New Year.
     

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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Looks beautiful up there, all the snow here may melt again :baba:.
    Thanks for the picture. Hope to make something like that but a little different.
    There's a couple windows next to the woodstove, I plan on putting my wood holder(an old entertainment center made of 3/4" oak plywood) right in front of the window, then build a little insert to protect the frame of the window that can be removed. I'm hoping to be able to open the window from outside and then fill the rack from the porch, should make a lot less of a mess inside.
     
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    NElogger ArboristSite Member

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    Dad got tired of not having the right tool with him when he was down in the log yard so he b uilt himself a mobile workshop. It's on a pallet that he can pick up with his carry all and drop it wherever it's out of the way. 20200102_142832.jpg 20200102_142900.jpg
     
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    Jeffkrib ArboristSite Guru

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    Now that’s just showing off! But very good idea, tell you dad he has a world wide following:hi:
     
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    cantoo Addicted to ArboristSite

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    al-k, a third prong is really handy for cutting rounds with your forks. I leave mine on all the time now. I use a piece of aluminum angle with a 1/2" hole every 15 1/2" apart and hit it with marking paint for the length. Fast, accurate and easy to make consistent cuts.
     

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