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  • pete00
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    ouch ...my back is sore just looking at that.

    Im shipping you a hot chocolate and a hot rum toddy to ease your pain

    gulp........oops sorry rum is gone.

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  • Bill Wilson
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    Fortunately I have a couple years supply so I don't anticipate haveing to cut, split & stack any firewood this season, just burn it.

    However, my daughter & SIL just bought a house that has a fireplace. They are considering a wood burning insert, which means I'll probably end up cutting firewood for them as well. Maybe they'll see how their heating bills run this winter and wait until next year to get an insert. Either way, the SIL is going to have to learn to handle my old monster maul!

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  • William Young (SE BC)
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    OH my gosh . That is indeed a long heating season.
    We avoid cottonwood around here for heating although there is lots to be had
    because of it being so low in BTU's and creates a lot of ash. The best wood for heating in my area is larch (also known as tamarack) . Very high in BTU output and hardly any ash. I used to go 14 km up the logging road just behind me and cut it myself but I have downsized to just a small car so I don't have my four wheeler truck and trailer anymore.
    Larch is sometimes available for sale in the newspaper but way too expensive for this old woodworker. (woodburner)
    When I lived in Ontario we used to burn oak, ash, maple, beech , ironwood etc. Now those woods are even getting too expensive out here for scrollsawing or turning. We used to go from farm to farm in the wood bee's with the big tractor powered circular saw and all the neighbors pitched in and helped . Those were the good old days.
    W.Y.

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  • bearfretworks
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    Originally posted by William Young (SE BC)
    bearfretworks;
    10 to 12 cords to make it through the winter? Are you referring to face cords ? as in 4' x 8' x16 inches or box (or bush) cords like the three that I showed that are are 4' x 4 ' x 8' .
    Yep, 4' X 4' X 8'. Mostly white spruce, cottonwood, and birch. Nights get below freezing in September and the snow stays til mid to late April. We are frost free for sure by Memorial Day weekend. A long heating season up here. And it is MUCH colder in interior Alaska.......

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  • William Young (SE BC)
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    CJoZ;
    White stuff = snow We got a real dump of it the day before the wood arrived .Enough to get the snow ploughs out. Fortunately the ground was not frozen yet so it went away quicky in a couple days.
    But they over did the salting and sanding on the highways like they always do for the first snowfall.

    Sharon;
    It must be nice to live in a warm climate like you have. We just got that wood in time. It is going down to minus 8 to 10 celcius nightly here now and it is nice to watch a cozy fire burning in the living room wood heater..

    Good thing I am just a Young fella yet at 70.
    I hate to think of how hard it would be to split and pile that much wood in two days if I ever get old
    Had a good helper though . My wife helped with the piling.
    This is the first year that I have not gone up in the bush and got my firewood.
    Just been too busy with other things.
    W.Y.

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  • SharonW0111
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    That is enough wood to last 10 years in this part of the country.
    Sharon

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  • CJoZ
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    What's that white stuff all over it?? lol

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  • William Young (SE BC)
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    That's hillarious Carl

    bearfretworks;
    10 to 12 cords to make it through the winter? Are you referring to face cords ? as in 4' x 8' x16 inches or box (or bush) cords like the three that I showed that are are 4' x 4 ' x 8' .
    With the new energy efficient airtight wood heaters they make nowadays those three cords should do me the entire heating saeson and will do it at approx one third of the cost of using propane for my furnace. There is no natural gas out here in the country and oil stoves and furnaces are practically a thing of the past around here.
    W.Y.

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  • CanadianScroller
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    It is about time we had a woodburning thread!
    Good work!

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  • bearfretworks
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    You HAVE been busy! Nice stacks of wood..... your pics made me flash back to my youth......chainsaw running, double bit axe swinging, a sledge and wedges for stubborn pieces.........all to get 10-12 cords cut, split, stacked to make it thru the winter!

    good job William!

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  • Forester21
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    Boy, I don't miss those days at all!! Used to have to stack wood growing up. Now I just pay the gas bills....

    Theresa

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  • William Young (SE BC)
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    Been A Busy Beaver

    Here is what has kept me out of mischief for the last few days. I finaly got my winter's firewood deliverd. They dumped it off and I split and piled it.
    Little sore in the back and arms now but nothing that a couple days rest doing easy stuff in the shop won't cure...
    This is a 2+ cord pile of all white birch showing side view and end view. It is 4' wide by 16' long by over 6' high in the center.





    And this 4x4x8 cord is a mixture of pine and larch and fir.
    I will probably run across some choice pieces in these piles that will be turned into scrolling and wood lathe turnings rather than firewood.

    Last edited by William Young (SE BC); 10-31-2006, 01:25 PM.

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