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Trying to optimize firewood processing

dave_dj1

dave_dj1

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Just throwing this out there for setting pallets on the ground, in years past I have tried everything from landscape timbers to pieces of leftover framing material (they all froze to the ground but the pallet didn't) Since I have to drive over each timber to get the next pallet the landscape timbers didn't work well for me. The framing blocks were a pain to plow over as the pallets got used up. This year I am trying something different, I laid out 6 mil black poly and just sat the pallets on that. If the pallet freezes to the poly it should just rip up, time will tell.
24 half pallets should get me through most of the winter.
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cantoo

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I have A gravel down and then put old 2x6 lumber on that to set the skids of wood on. If you look at the bottom of the skids you will see that it is made with 2 pcs of 2x4 stacked on the bottom. The very bottom piece is nailed from the bottom up and only has 8 nails holding it. If it does manage to freeze down it just pulls the bottom 2x4 off. I also did this so that when the bottom piece rots I can pry it off easy and put another one on it. I try to use Pressure treated or Sienna lumber for this piece also.
 

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