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perry
everybody caught up with this years firewood supply ?. this time last year i had about 15 cords split and stacked. I'm a little behind this year, but I'm slowly getting there. with this summers drought we had, i was able to venture back into the swamp{no mans land} in the back of my property and found some nice dead oak trees. took the ol'trusty oil smokin red simplicity 2010 and bulled a trail back in there :D. only found a couple soft spots , but never got stuck 8D. [IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l226/perry71/abcd002.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l226/perry71/abcd004.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l226/perry71/abcd003.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l226/perry71/abcd001.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l226/perry71/abc003.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l226/perry71/abc002.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l226/perry71/abc001.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l226/perry71/abc006.jpg[/IMG]

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johnmonkey
Real nice looking firewood operation there Perry, I like the Bolens loader, I have a set of Bolens wheel weights. I have most of my firewood. jh

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Michiganmobileman
It looks like you got a good start PerrydOd. We have some free wood up but no where near what we had ready last year and not the good hardwoods. We have burned up in the last two winters all that we had saved when we cleared for the house. We are to the point where we would have to buy some if we wanted good wood. We will see how the house heats with the gas furnace when we get our first cold month, for now (down to 30) the heat pump does great at a dollar or less a day. I still have the same LP we had in the tank for over two years now as we have not had to have any delivered, not sure if it goes bad or not. If the LP cost is reasonable it may not be worth buying the wood after figuring wood cost, the PITB factor and my time, just have a cozy fire now and then instead. This will be our second full winter in the new house. The insulating we did sure seems to have paid off. Greg

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ka9bxg
I have plenty for the next 3 years here. Have been cutting wood here and there . Bad thing is the wood that I have planned for this year is a lot of cotton wood but it was free and only 1/4 mile away.I have never went over 2 miles to get wood. Farmers are glad to get the trees off the fence line .

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MPH
Not there yet but my pile is growing. Good trees are getting harder to find out in the ole 1990 burn,:( Here's what I had before the first load, and the basement was empty, which takes 2 loads to fill.


As of yesterday, 7 loads on the pile and two down the wood shoot.




todays load finished out the second rick and started a 3rd. Pile is 20 foot long, 9 foot high and I call it 4 foot wide even though I cut at 28-30 inches.

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MPH
forest fires season it in a matter of seconds. Give it a couple years and all the bark falls off and it's like cutting up telephone poles. Burn like coals.

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comet66
quote:
Originally posted by toad270
does anyone use a supersplit log splitter? http://www.supersplit.com/
Not me...too much lifting for an old man, I prefer to just roll them logs over and stand them up.


Looks like that stuff Marty gets comes in just the right size.

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perry
quote:
Originally posted by toad270
does anyone use a supersplit log splitter? http://www.supersplit.com/
the supersplit looks ok if your splitting nice straight dry oak logs. like to see it split some notty ash or elm sm00. i dont like to use the regular style splitter in the vertical positon. {unless huge log}. its rougher on my back. i use the loader tractor and have the large logs in the bucket to transport onto the splitter.

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Architectdave
Ive got 4 chord cut and split and stacked this early spring, we burn two chord a year so from now on I will get 2 everyspring so what we burn is two seasons......seasoned :D

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Burntime
I should be able to get by with 3-4 cord. I have 4 cord seasoned, 3-4 more cord cut since july, and about 3 cord waiting to be split. I actually have the same style splitter as comet. Its a husky 22 ton. Does a good job. Now if I could just get my 3.5 and 5 year old to start splitting and cutting safely:D I know, its gonna be a few years at least yet. I still think it takes longer when they help me stack. But alas, family time is family time...

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MPH
-------- I still think it takes longer when they help me stack. ------- I'm sure it does, but that is time money can't buy, best investment your making. Trying to do things with my granddaughter now I look back and wonder how I got anything done when my boys were her age cause I drug them two with me everywhere, like a wet rag, and they loved it.

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snohiker
you can see my log splitter sticking out of the stump right next to the trailer . im in the process of building one maybe intime for next season






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Burntime
Yep, I have one like that too. I paid my dues... 6 cord a year by hand for 5 years. I have been splitting wood for the fireplace since I was 14...now I am 40. The fun wears off after a while:D

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ZippoVarga
Picked up a splitter from a guy a few years back when he bought him self a new one. I set it up in my shop and run the exhaust out the door while I sit on a boat seat that's jacked up with a piece of mulberry cut to the right height. With my bad spine, I'm at a perfect height to manipulate logs onto the platform. This year has been especially rough with my health, so I'm only two days ahead at any given time. I love sticking it to the gas company. I save on average of 250 a month on the gas bill and smile all the while. Cheers!!

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snohiker
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Originally posted by ZippoVarga
Picked up a splitter from a guy a few years back when he bought him self a new one. I set it up in my shop and run the exhaust out the door while I sit on a boat seat that's jacked up with a piece of mulberry cut to the right height. With my bad spine, I'm at a perfect height to manipulate logs onto the platform. This year has been especially rough with my health, so I'm only two days ahead at any given time. I love sticking it to the gas company. I save on average of 250 a month on the gas bill and smile all the while. Cheers!!
i hear ya on the gas company but mine is oil. the first year in this house i thought they just parked the oiltruck in the driveway hook to the house. last year one tank of oil. its a lil work but you feel good about it. next year wood furnace

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