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    Sold! how much firewood for "global warming"?

    this year i sort of got caught low on the firewood. all this talk of "global warming"--geez i thought 12 full ricks was enough. --then i had to scramble in the dead of the winter cold to round up another 12 ricks.( six chords)


    i ain't going to do that for 2010!


    this year i am going to have enough for the winter --even if it is six months long like this year.

    i got 9 ricks on the ground nearly all green wood. --i am thinking 25 ricks will be enough. so i only have 16 ricks to go! yea that sounds like a lot but al-gore is predicting another warm winter for 2010!--how much firewood are you folks getting for the fall& winter of 2010?

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    I get 20 "Ranks" Same as Rick or face cord. My guy charges $30.00 per. split & stacked.
    I can't hardly cut my own for much less.(my back would not allow it anyhow) Chainsaw gas & oil, tractor gas & log splitter gas. This is enough for our house & workshop. We use plenty of propane also.
    After 20 years in south Florida........we like it around 85 in the house!! Heh...Heh...

    SHHH... don't tell the energy police!!!
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    $30 is damn cheap for a rick--even a city slicker rick. a rick of oak goes for around $50 here. how much is propane out there? here is it still $3 a gallon!

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    All my firewood is white oak & the propane pre-buy this winter was $1.37.

    I live in a VERY poor VERY rural area, and most things are way cheaper than areas where folks make decent wages.
    Eggs 25 cents a dozen, Ground chuck $2.00 a pound, large candy bars 35 cents, etc..
    Glad we retired before moving here though....No way would i keep installing carpet for $2.00 a yard.
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    I've reduced my wood use by about 40%. Have a stove now that has a 2 1/2 in pipe on each side of the fire pit that delivers fresh air low in the fire box. Where the ignition is taking place. It is very efficient. Empty ash every 4-5 weeks. Get about a 5 gallon pail full. If I can figure out how to attach them i will post a picture and a drawing. I've been burning for years and have never seen a wood stove that is this efficient.
    Your fortunate with that wood price Brad, on this side of the state it is 60-100 a rick delivered.
    I lined the stove with fire brick (1.60$ each locally), cut them to fit exact, they cut surprisingly easy with a chop saw and a masonry blade. Laid them up with a running pattern. Been using it for months now with zero problems. The fan behind it helps move heat throughout the house, aprox. 1300 sq. ft. No problem at all keeping the place at 72 degrees.
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    I have usually burned about 20 face cord every year for the last 5 years. This year I put a wall up in the shop to cut down the square footage. I also installed a magic heat in the flue. I have about 15 dry cord of oak and ash stacked just outside the door and am staying in a nice 80 degree shop. The house is warmed by forced air and boiler heat so we keep that about 68 degrees. I practically live in my shop with all the comforts of home, just ask my wife or family.
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    current prices in this part of Colorado is around $200/cord for hardwood (not common around here), or around $100/cord for pine or aspen (common)

    Many, Many scams based on 'truckload', or 'rick' are prevalent here... without actual measurements, it's like a box of chocolates... "you never know what you're gonna get"

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    Question Mija

    Quote Originally Posted by mija View Post
    I've reduced my wood use by about 40%. Have a stove now that has a 2 1/2 in pipe on each side of the fire pit that delivers fresh air low in the fire box. Where the ignition is taking place. It is very efficient. Empty ash every 4-5 weeks. Get about a 5 gallon pail full. If I can figure out how to attach them i will post a picture and a drawing. I've been burning for years and have never seen a wood stove that is this efficient.
    Your fortunate with that wood price Brad, on this side of the state it is 60-100 a rick delivered.
    Sounds like a Tempwood stove.. Just a square box with two pipes on each side of the round fire pit top opening.
    The pipes set into the stove with two flaps for heat adjustment.
    They used too be made in North Adams Mass.
    Adjusting the heat control flaps controls the air flow. Air feeds too the bottom of the fire.
    Super super efficient clean long burning if adjusted properly.
    Basic rule of thumb when we lived in Vermont.
    When you think you have enough firewood. Chop some more.
    Another great furnace is a wood fuel oil combo.
    Kind of pricey but will save money in the long run.
    Burns firewood and if you run out of wood, the oil kicks in too maintain temperature.
    I told you too cut more wood j4. You did not listen.
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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    Thumbs up Yes..

    Just opened the picture of mija's stove. That was developed by Tempwood.
    Most efficient stove I have ever used.
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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    Anyone ever goof around with the "rocket mass heater" idea?
    rocket stove mass heater
    When I finally get around to building my cabin on my 10 I'm gonna put one in it.
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