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Scrounging firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    The stuff in the foreground is ash. Been dead standing for going on 10 years probably when I got a hold of it and started processing.

    The stuff in the bin in the background is mostly Oak.

    That lake is from last winter. When it rained all winter. And never froze.
     
  2. aheeejd

    aheeejd ArboristSite Member

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    Storm ripped through NH last Sunday, winds up to 70 MPH. Lost power for around 13 hours. As of this morning 50 thousand still have no power. I'm going to post some pics of downed trees in my area & then I'll do another post with the oak tree I managed to scrounge today. download_20171030_170307.jpg download_20171030_170442.jpg download_20171030_171031.jpg download_20171030_171357.jpg download_20171030_173851.jpg download_20171030_191136.jpg download_20171030_191218.jpg

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  3. aheeejd

    aheeejd ArboristSite Member

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    So here's the wood I scrounged so far. My spine is paying for it now though. FJIMG_20171101_140920.jpg FJIMG_20171101_140923.jpg FJIMG_20171101_140930.jpg FJIMG_20171101_150918.jpg

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    Wow....gonna be some serious scrounging going on in that area
     
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    Sorry to hear about the storm. But good on ya for not letting that wood go to waste.
     
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    Last year was the first year I ever burned some of my shorts and ugly's. We have a big canvas bag to bring wood in. I had just emptied the woodshed by the house. I was getting ready to start filling it back up, and saw my wife had thrown all the scraps in the canvas tote. The house was closer than the fire pit so I took them in. They worked fine. I've just got to modify my thought process since I retired. When I was working I only wanted wood exactly 18" so I could pack the stove tight and get a 12 hour burn, now it doesn't matter, Joe.
     
  7. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    I throw all my uglies to the side when splitting and feed them through whatever is burning next. Or if you get those short round pieces I'll stack them in the pile butt to butt if they fit.
     
  8. H-Ranch

    H-Ranch ArboristSite Guru

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    All of my uglies get put on top of the nice straight split stacks. Can usually get the top 2 rows made of twisted, odd, forks, shorts, etc. before they are too risky to walk next to. They also get burned first.
     
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    Same. First fire of the year, I usually have to dig down a bit to find something I can split up as kindling cause the top is all uglies. Some of those uglies make for good overnighters.
     
  10. dancan

    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    I have no "Uglies" but the odd shaped and shorts go in garbage buckets that I've scrounged over the years from windstorms and the sides of the roads , I'll drill some holes in the bottoms so they won't fill with water .
    My furnace turns every thing into beauties :)
     
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    Well I will see this Saturday, Nephew that has been aggravating me lately stopped by the dealership today. He told me that not only will he show up at 8am Saturday but he is bringing a two extra helpers with him. I know the one boy, he is a good worker. We'll see about the second.....
     
  12. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Matt, hope they show. I've been down that road before with a couple buddies and a cousin who were famous for being no show, no call.
     
  13. farmer steve

    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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  14. Flint Mitch

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    I get most of my wood in a Ford Focus I drive a ton for work and keep a saw in my car always. I look for smaller standing dead or freshly fallen Ash.

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    Scrounge a load of pallets and cut them up. Nails and all. I stack it in the garage to keep it super dry and use that to split down to kindling. Coals in the stove turn into a roaring box of fire rite quick with that under cordwood.
     
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    You guys stink, I try to tell myself that the 262xp, 362xp (big bore), 55 closed port, 136 Husqvarnas 020, 015, Stihl and a couple of poulan "loaners" is enough saws. But I start hanging around you guys and now I again have a another saw on the bench getting assembled. 365 Husky.... Its a basket case, needs a total rebuild and is missing a few pieces, but hey.. that's half the fun. Not sure if I want to leave it 365 or go big bore with it too. The top end is clean, its the bottom end that needs the love, and the previous owner was picking pieces off of it to keep his 372 and 371 Huskys going...

    Whats crazy is I downsized my collection a LOT, and now reading them all..... Maybe I have too many saws, NAH......
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Saturday is firearms deer opener up here. Going to try and scrounge up a buck this weekend.

    My old go-to stand site is now a skid road so my FIL will be in a ground blind there. I'll be in another spot that prior to logging had become unhuntable because the brush had grown up so much. It's now in a potentially fabulous spot but time will tell.

    Going to hang my nicer portable tomorrow in another promising spot.
     
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    Good luck Steve, we are still a couple LONG weeks away from our opener
     
  19. Tim L

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    What part of NH ? I live in Boscawen and we were ok, my BIL lives in Loudon and they were out of power for days.
     
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    Nov 18 for us. It has gotten stupid warm again, not what we need
     

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