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Scrounging firewood

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

  1. James Miller

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    I normally dont post pics of my stumps cause some "expert" will come along and point out things I already know I messed up. This thread seems void of those types so I put it up.
     
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    Nothing like a load of wood all cut the same length, it stacks so nice.
     
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    Looks like someone was practicing their farmer cut aka sloping backcut.

    Here's one for you, it has two back cuts :).
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    I'm Officially starting to burn wood for the summer! still have to clean out and build firewood setting for ez lite for next cold nights, 5/6 mo off... my 2 indoor urban wood burning fireplaces... could do some minor patching, but doubt I will... clean up where a few chunks of wood had been during colder nights. none to rack, burned it all. if we get any cold nights, I will mostly likely believe **** froze over! lol...

    most of next week will be 91f or higher... there is a scrounge down the street. nice pile oak branches from a big tall oak with a rotten crotch. better than half that tree's big trunk weight out of the Y is above the rotten crotch. destined to fall soon. prob not too much later. appears to be a lot of nice useable no-need-to-split sized firewood. trimming required. I will ck it out in daylight later on.
     
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    if you have never eaten crappie... (craaw~pee, not crAp-ie!) very, sweet pleasant tasting fish, given clean waters. used to catch them all the time when living in W Washington. they strike with a bit of an attitude... have plenty of energy... ez to lift out... and fry up nicely! cleaned and descaled well... fried... the skin it quite tasty, too...

    fun fish. I have never landed a crappie not smiling! :D
     
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    LOL; deceptive creatures! :rolleyes: guy down the street, he's over 60... been married 3 times. now single. rumor has it that his 3rd wife got the boot, 'cause she constantly was trying to change him

    no doubt, to change a man over 50... is, imo... like trying to cut a concrete log with a chain with no teeth! prospects not looking good.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Yeah it’s nice that people more or less get along in the firewood forum. Nobody feels the need to chest thump.

    I sometimes do miss the crusty characters but I don’t miss the drama of the days of old. And getting the saw groupies to move over to the other site was a blessing in disguise.
     
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    LOL! I just read AS - can hardly keep up with the couple threads that interest me here.
     
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    interesting. those, imo... definitely extreme temps! doubt I will ever need to have a battery perform under such circumstances, but will keep info. thanks for reply.
     
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    swell place svk, nice setting!
     
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    the oak I get around here is anything but easy to split. i'd go for hand splitting if it was easy. but would be an exercise in :angry:. but with the powered splitter... yes, real easy.
     
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    :yes:
     
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    nice fire pit JM! I ike it... I keep a used up bottle of horse fly spray with RoundUP handy... for things like those green things located around the base. we have a rule around here... DO NOT! pull weeds in the cracks/spaces of concrete drive, etc... spray only! pulling upsets roots and then leaves divits... and dirt I have to clean up. with the spray... once down for the count and a bit drier? the winds just blow it away... the horse fly spray comes in a really nice spray bottle. HD imo
     
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    darn! I don't have any of those... guess I could go make some! :popcorn2:
     
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    :yes: I think they burn better, too! :popcorn2:
     
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    hello chipper. Officially caught up... for the moment, at least.

    lots of great pix!

    now, time for some more :drinkingcoffee:
     
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    First load of boiler wood. I’m planning on doing ten loads home over the next few weeks so it can dry all summer.

    I figure 12 cords will get me through deep winter. With an indoor boiler it’s not as efficient to run during shoulder season because if the stove gets too hot, the override flips and runs one heat zone loop which overheats the house.

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    This was one of the largest aspen in these woods and went widow maker last summer during a storm. Ate my way up it with the small saw till the hanging part was suspended. Will drop with the bigger saw after I get the chains sharpened.

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