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Wood pile holding up well #7133570
01/12/21 03:40 PM
01/12/21 03:40 PM
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Central, SD
Law Dog Offline OP
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Burned about a third less of the woodpile so far I filling the boiler 2x a day now and 3x when itís colder. I donít leave much behind when cutting, been burning a lot of the smaller ď topĒ stuff this year not into the main pile yet. Should be ahead of next year unless February becomes a monster of a month.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133577
01/12/21 03:45 PM
01/12/21 03:45 PM
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Hiawatha Forrest, U.P. Michiga...
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Same here, only burned about 1/2 cord, since October, 30 degree nights doesn't take much to keep the house warm.


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133579
01/12/21 03:47 PM
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MN, Land of 10,000 Lakes
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Burned about a third less of the woodpile so far I filling the boiler 2x a day now and 3x when itís colder. I donít leave much behind when cutting, been burning a lot of the smaller ď topĒ stuff this year not into the main pile yet. Should be ahead of next year unless February becomes a monster of a month.

As I recall, didn't we have above normal temps in January, but got our butts kicked in February with below normal temps last year?


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133586
01/12/21 03:52 PM
01/12/21 03:52 PM
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Central, SD
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One month is better then 3 months any year to struggle through. The last time I had this nice of a winter it took a month to recover in the spring, I was working full time and trapping full time about killed me.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133600
01/12/21 03:58 PM
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McGrath, AK
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Same here. Pretty easy year on the wood pile


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133634
01/12/21 04:33 PM
01/12/21 04:33 PM
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Minnesota
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Going Well with propane here also!
Hope it stays mild


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133679
01/12/21 04:57 PM
01/12/21 04:57 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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Easy here on the wood also. Still snowing at times, but not real cold.

Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133680
01/12/21 04:58 PM
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Im just in the process of installing a propane direct vent heater. The woodstove gets almost to warm in these temps. We have had some cold weather, but overall its been nice.


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133696
01/12/21 05:05 PM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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Still waiting for some frost scraping weather here.
Only had a few days of that in early - mid december.
Very mild winter here so far,but a long way to go yet.

Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133716
01/12/21 05:21 PM
01/12/21 05:21 PM
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New York
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What are your thoughts on splitting firewood? I haven't been using much wood at all. Some of my split wood is starting to rot in the firewood pile. Bug infested, etc.
Also, I have logs that are not split yet. I'm thinking of leaving them unsplit, so they don't rot faster.

What are your thoughts ?


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133721
01/12/21 05:25 PM
01/12/21 05:25 PM
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Maine, Aroostook
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Been a mild winter here so far. Not much snow compared to the past three or four years and moderate temps. Should really help the deer herd.

Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133760
01/12/21 05:59 PM
01/12/21 05:59 PM
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ontario canada
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Iv never burnt less wood than this year.i heat with nothing but a woodstove and today i didn't even put wood in the stove, won't till night time now.

Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133776
01/12/21 06:16 PM
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Montana
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Gonna be easy to replenish this year, just came in from skinning in the yard 56 degrees out , windy but sun is shining.


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133780
01/12/21 06:21 PM
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Alaska
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Weíve only burned about a cord so far.. last year we burned 5 by March. 1800sqft cabin.

Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133850
01/12/21 07:37 PM
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ontario canada
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Iv never burnt less wood than this year.i heat with nothing but a woodstove and today i didn't even put wood in the stove, won't till night time now.

Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133869
01/12/21 07:50 PM
01/12/21 07:50 PM
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Finally run aground in TN
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I will take down another dead standing oak tomorrow for this years heating. I have next years wood cut and split. I got a bunch of plastic pallets so I now can stack the stuff off the ground. Thinking of mixing some permethrin and give the wood stack a squirt or two every now and then to keep the bugs at bay. Then throw tarp over it and leave it to season. The tarp will go just over the top so the wood get plenty of air.


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7133986
01/12/21 08:46 PM
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Central, SD
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Had 1/2 of a big ash go down at the neighbors place last week pretty wood about 2 1/2 round at the base just the one half. Talked to the landowner offered to take the rest of it down he said go for it just donít drop it on his fence. LOL Should end up with a couple cords out of it the best wood we can get close to home here.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7134057
01/12/21 09:30 PM
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Very easy on the wood pile this year. I never have any storage of wood if I need it but a year like this means less work when less wood used.


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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7134107
01/12/21 09:53 PM
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Under my hat in Mn and Wi
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I went into the winter with 10 cord of oak ready to go. Yesterdays inventory showed 2 cord down on my way to less than 5 for the season.

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Re: Wood pile holding up well [Re: Law Dog] #7134129
01/12/21 10:06 PM
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I donít burn wood anymore, but I got great great satisfaction every day when I looked at my large row of stacked seasoned wood. Tore up a truck rear end, burned up two saws, tree hit FIL and head resulting in hospitalization, burned holes in carpet, deck, and rollout trash can, broke several axe handles, and had frozen pipes while heat was turned off. Not real sure I saved much, if anything. Wood was free.

Had I lived farther north, it might have been more of a savings.

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