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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. U&A

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    Looks like a LOT of work....

    The kind of hard work that Looks fun


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  2. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Well I hauled 8 heaping wheelbarrow loads of green wood from around the yard to the splitting area. Fitbit says 14,000 steps so far today so I’ll sleep well tonight.
     
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    Small Oak scrounge. probably about 1/4 cord. Felled by a tree service fro a neighbours garden 50m up the street. I helped carry it through the house to the road and...load into his van for ferrying down to me. If only it hnd landed on the wood pile ready split, that's the only way it could have been better!

    Oh and the wheel barrow was another recent scrounge from anther neighbour in the street. I pumped the tyre up and this evening it was used th shift the oak out to the back and next to the wood pile ready for stihl, husky and fiskars to go to work.

    Hmm...I need to do some weeding.....or stack more wood to hide them. Still the rose should look nice in a few weeks.
     
  4. H-Ranch

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    I know how you feel - I've done similar for two days this weekend. Cut several loads from the mess of tops left on the neighbors property. Finally got through the maple to some red oak. The maple is light enough to burn now, but the oak is still heavy and wet. I think if I sit down for long now after dinner it will be nap time.
     
  5. dancan

    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Did I mention that there's several nice spruce on this lot ?

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    Polly 4 cord of sugar maple and a tandem load of mostly spruce
     
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    OK, got a couple more loads, now maybe a beer, THEN naptime. 20190505_193308.jpg
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    The NY GTG was good! Truck only got 18.8 MPG on the way up, so I slowed it down on the way home (65 instead of 75). It now says 21.7 MPG at 300 mi (so I averaged 24.6 on the way home).

    That mileage may be worth slowing down for!

    My cabin is 2 mi in on 4WD road, then down my 1/4 mi driveway, you can't keep it trimmed and get there the same day! It will just have to live with what happens.
     
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    quote: "guy I work with who has a reputation for talking a pair of secateures"

    oh, oic... clippers. I read it too fast I guess. first. since he said had a reputation of talking to a pair of ... I read it as he talked a pair of secretaries into going mtn bike riding with him... when he went. my kinda guy! :rolleyes:
     
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    sounds secluded!! :yes:
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    What bull rope you using, looking at buying a new larger one (5/8) as well as a power puller, I have some large red oaks that need some encouragement to go :surprised3:.
     
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    I was thinking the same. I liked the scenery... just not sure I would be up for it all... I mean... laying in 25' across bog just for a path... good pix!
     
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    Another vote here for lifting the front of the machine with the bucket and shoving logs under the tracks.
    I bought a 150' long piece of 1/2" amsteel and had thimbles put on both ends. Can't use a capstan winch with it, but it sure comes in handy for pulling down trees that are leaning the wrong way, or for pulling something - no stretch. I have a pulley that the sheaves rotate to put the rope between them. IIRC the amsteel is rated at 30,000# and it is light enough to float on water (without the thimble ends). The 150' piece, pulley, chain to go on each thimble and a 12' piece of 3/4" or 1" bull rope to attach the pulley to a tree, along with 3-4 clevis shackles all fit in a 5 gal bucket, along with a (IIRC) 150' piece of throw rope and an 8 oz. bag.
     
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    Still trying to get caught up on here but looks like you guys have been busy (playing in the mud, good luck). Busy time of year for me with tough choices, cut wood, go turkey/bear hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, ride motorcycle (looking for wood;)), lol. So... been trying to do a little of everything. A6968B96-8F2A-47AD-A367-9F22C3CACB2C.jpeg 54C30577-0586-4EC4-A6CB-34AF63F157E8.jpeg Great time turkey hunting with my son:) 47896D70-DCAD-47D3-8AB5-30B92CF54993.jpeg took him back to Bozeman last weekend and it snowed about 3” over there:rolleyes:. A1BDB224-4DA2-41D1-B587-B13FB433C3CA.jpeg Started working up a pine at mom’s that the top broke out of last year D9806298-69F1-41DD-9CA7-A6B71BE5CED0.jpeg Splitter never stalled out but sure made a mess with all the big knots going different directions, ended up noodling a lot of it just to have stackable pieces, and the ported 7900 was faster than splitting anyway, and more fun;). 5BE2F938-2D20-4B31-AFF1-BBDD181786B9.jpeg made a few noodles, lol.
    Rode the scrounge locating tool out to check on snow level, might be awhile before I can get into my scrounge area.. 5E29EE33-36E1-4F6B-B84A-0D73351F8CD2.jpeg
     

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    Nice gobblers. What did them bad boys weigh in at?
     
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    Is that a drz 400?
     
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    Jeez. Go fishing for a weekend and miss a bazillion posts! My youngest son and a nice lake trout. We scrounged up 4 fish and fed 9 guys. Was cold out at night so my mix of elm, ash and maple kept us warm. On the way home a friend called and asked for help next weekend dropping a 30" tree. Here's hoping for good weather![​IMG]

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    When you say move through the house do you literally mean through the house
     
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    Thanks! Not sure, we didn’t weigh them. Not super big, They don’t get that big of body’s in this area. Here’s the beards, my sons had the longer one FBF1E7BE-FCF5-4026-A171-DDC03713C051.jpeg
     
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    Yes sir.
     
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    Thank you sir.
    The power puller I'm looking at has 25' amsteel on it. Can you tie knots in that stuff, I need a way to adjust the length easily or it's useless to me.

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