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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Went from a brown lawn to this, in about a day and a half (60# dog, and 42" high fence, for reference).
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  2. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    It's like on the forms or verbal questionnaires when they ask for my gender. Nowadays I'm like 'is this a trick question'. I usually write 'agnostic'. Seems to cover all bases and easy to remember.

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  3. dancan

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    Terrible dreadful and dreary weather here today but I didn't let it hold me back .
    Ice all over the place but it wasn't enough to stop me .

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    Nosiree , I didn't let it even slow me down one bit !


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    Hey Clint !!!
    Long time no see .
     
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    It was a real nice day here I went back to my buddies place and scrounged up another load , I pulled up to a pile that they had stacked up at the side of his driveway , after blocking and loading my buddy said "I want that one , that one and those gone ."
    A few small ones but this one was nice :)

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    I was a little pizzed off but quickly calmed down after I found a few nice sticks of spruce to finish the load so all was good :)

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    Today was mostly yellow birch with a bit of sugar maple , red maple , white birch and some spruce :)
    From the looks of things , I'll be hauling one or two more loads from there because he's liking the sunshine that has never been on the house in the 5 years that he's owned it .
     
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    I'm still kicking Dan. Been a loooong,snowy winter. I drop by to see what bare ground looks like!lol
     
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    Got the 5th wheel plate made and mounted. Got the location for the ball. Tomorow I'll get a small shank 2" ball and attempt to drill a big hole in a stainless plate. Unless I'm just TIG welding on stainless I hate workin with that stuff. Machines like poo.
     

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    Went from upper 70s yesterday afternoon to 30s this am, and now about 40 and raining, just miserable! Would rather have 20s and snow!
     
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    i'll just blame it on Canadian beer last night. :innocent:


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    That bare ground in Dancan's pic's is akin to seeing a sasquatch around here. There's rumors it is there but no confirmation!
     
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    IMG_0201.JPG Friday scrounge and the city tree dump, nice sunny day. The first photos is the back of the pile I was pulling from. I need to call the city and ask if they can pull the pile apart. Its too dangerous to try to cut cause its all tangled up in the pile.
    The next image is a small stack of the wood. Can anyone ID what it is? I split some of it and it split really easy even though it is still green and wet.
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    The final image is the truck loaded. The wood went to my BIL's garage down the street to season.
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    looks some nice wood there. Can you get a loop of rope around some of the logs and pull them from the tangle carefully with your truck?
     
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    We got 4" of snow with some decent drifting in areas from the recent storm. North of here reported 9". Minneapolis area had 15-22 inches. Glad I am not them lol.
     
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    The pile looks like it would come apart fairly easily. My truck carries some 300' of assorted chains, cables, snatch blocks. and log tongs for jsut such occasions. It is amazing what even a 2x 1/2 ton pickup can do.
     
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    after a couple weeks of temps swing from mid 30 to mid 70, looks like I will have to build a fire tonite. Suppose to get down to 26f tonite. Had a good snow storm this morning, looked like a mini blizzard for about 5 min. Wind blowing side ways. Supposed to get up to nearly 70 tomorrow. I'm confused, what month is it.
     
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    Mother Nature is going through the CHANGE!!!
     
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    Spring is springing! we've had a coupe of days of 17-18C, no rain for 3 days, sunshine in spells, and its forecast to get warmer day by day to 24-25C by Thursday/Friday, yippee!
     

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