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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. MustangMike

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    Good luck with it SVK, unfortunately, Lyme gets real tricky to deal with after you have had it for a while.

    When it is active, they can knock it down it antibiotics. When it goes into remission, there is nothing that will kill it that won't kill you.

    Best of Luck with it.
     
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    Been 3 1/2 months for me and still no energy and constant joint pain. Hope you progress better than me. At least the weather is finally starting to freeze the ground.
     
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    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

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    I should have known when I was so lethargic. That is just not me....
     
  4. Bobby Kirbos

    Bobby Kirbos Scrounger of Cellulose Based BTUs

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    My biggest problem with mulberry is that the coals throw sparks all over the place and half way across the room if I do ANYTHING to disturb them - including when I throw another piece of wood on top of them.
     
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    Sounds like you've just gotta be fast, chuck the bit of wood in and slam the door before the wood hits the coals.
     
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    How long has it been sitting. I burned some of this last year and it put on a show every time I opened the stove to reload. It might not be completely seasoned. I get almost no sparks this year but it's been split and stacked almost 3 years now.
     
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    Yep. That spring I got a bug up my rear wondering how much I was using so got a new can and kept track of how many times I filled it. At my age I don't expect ever to top that number.

    Things went a bit better today. Put in just shy of 4 hours, Finished ,except for ricking up the rounds, the big stem (aka small tree) full 20" at butt. Tired but feeling good.
     
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    sixonetonoffun Straight Not Narrow!

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    Nothing primo here...
    Its wood. It will burn. Some day. If it has to.
    Punky oak, punky cherry, boxelder and popal for the win.
    [​IMG]top 100 bad boy names

    Gotta be a solid 3 cord here now. Holding my own with the wood shed steady at 6 cords. At least as long as the weather stays with me. Definetly not sweating the empty space anymore!
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    Shoulda got more done but it was enough. Got some errands need doin!
     
  9. Bobby Kirbos

    Bobby Kirbos Scrounger of Cellulose Based BTUs

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    The coals - not to long after the flames are gone and only coals remain.

    Seasoning - it was cut early last spring, split and stacked before April, so it may be that.
     
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    Spot on, why limit ones pleasure hey, any times a good time!:happybanana:
     
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    I don't like covering wood up with a tarp, it tends to keep the moisture trapped in it instead of letting it air out and dry I find.
     
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    bigfellascott ArboristSite Operative

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    You don't like coals? I love coals they just keep pumping out heat until they eventually burn down and are handy to keep the fire burning along when you throw a few logs in overnight.
     
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    I use gloves not to keep warm but to help protect against Funnel Web Spiders, which can be fairly common around my parts (made almost got bit on the finger the other day) he was lucky as he normally doesn't bother with gloves but this time he decided to wear some and bang on the tip of the finger he got hit by one and he was lucky it hit the finger nail by the looks of it as there was venom on his fingernail.
     
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    feel free to drop by anytime with a trailer load of that punky oak! :) my outdoor fireplace is not ethnic challenged, nor is it a racist! lol
     
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    close call! I always wear gloves working up at the farm, especially when near a wood pile, or brush...
     
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    Thanks for the tip but it's not for drying, just don't want it getting wetter. I won't leave it there. Can get 10 up to 15 cord give or take inside. I just didn't plan for handling wet and dry. My tarp has enough holes it won't trap a lot of moisture.

    This is only my 3rd year using this shed for firewood. Still figuring out how to manage the space efficiently. 14x18x8. This is closer to the house and on a gentle down slope so wheel barrows easier to manage then where we had it before. Basically as old guy friendly as I can get.
     
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    The coals are nice at night. But I want the stove to be cooling off by the time the sun is up. The house catches full sun light most of the day so the stove doesn't need to be going during the day unless its really cold or cloudy.
     
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    except when theres so much coals i cant reload the stove. I have to screen out the ash and still end up throwing a gallon of hot coals in the back yard.
     
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    Bingo. Gloves aren't a weather related thing. I wear them every time. And glasses. And earplugs.
     

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