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Re: Firewood
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2018, 07:04:51 PM »
Selling more wood today all ash $300 a cord
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if I could get 300 a cord for fire wood that's all I would do is cut it.
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 10:11:47 AM »
been selling a lot of ash in 1/3 of a cord loads for $100 delivered in the private community next to my place.
there is many second homes for skiing it's been working out well

  

  

  

 
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 08:37:08 AM »
Bruno, do you have access to a 3pt tractor?

The timberwolf tw3 or tw6 are unstoppable and will literally lift and split anything you put on them. 4 way wedge makes for a single pass and the table on the end allows for you to run a conveyor later if needed. We back the trailer right up to it and it pushes the wood right into the dump.

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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2018, 10:21:30 AM »
Yes I have a mahindra 3540
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2018, 08:22:43 PM »
I bet that firewood is out of the snow now after all the rain.
Have 6" of snow left, maybe.
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2018, 06:05:37 AM »
Yes Peter
Very little snow left on the ground
The rain and ice dam washed the end of my road out again :)
Still getting 2 loads of wood a day from the right of way cutting
Got some nice saw logs this week lots of oak
Been cutting and splitting lots of firewood to sell
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2018, 09:17:21 AM »
I wish we could get $300 a cord up here. I've been selling mine for $180/cord CS&D, and folks aren't knocking my door down for it. There's too many firewood dealers, and too many uneducated firewood customers, IMO. A lot of folks don't buy their wood ahead of time, so they are looking for dry wood. A lot of local guys will advertise their wood as "seasoned oak, cut last winter and split this fall" well that isn't dry wood and I'm not advertising mine that I split this fall as dry when I know it's not. That's what you have to compete with, though. I've been mulling the idea of some sort of firewood kiln, so that I could advertise mine as dry, and whatever moisture content. That's the only way I can see to seperate myself from the split yesterday dry wood horde around here.
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2018, 10:23:41 AM »
That "cut last winter and split this fall" scam is common around here as well. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don't really know what to look for. Some of them think they've got it covered by asking "when was this cut?" To which a seller can reply (sometime honestly reply) "a year ago". Long lengths just don't dry much
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2018, 01:33:07 PM »
I wish we could get $300 a cord up here. I've been selling mine for $180/cord CS&D, and folks aren't knocking my door down for it. There's too many firewood dealers, and too many uneducated firewood customers, IMO. A lot of folks don't buy their wood ahead of time, so they are looking for dry wood. A lot of local guys will advertise their wood as "seasoned oak, cut last winter and split this fall" well that isn't dry wood and I'm not advertising mine that I split this fall as dry when I know it's not. That's what you have to compete with, though. I've been mulling the idea of some sort of firewood kiln, so that I could advertise mine as dry, and whatever moisture content. That's the only way I can see to seperate myself from the split yesterday dry wood horde around here.

I believe presentation goes a long way with firewood. If a guy wants a premium for firewood, don't just tell the folks on craigslist, show them. [ If it's really worth a premium ]. Not many guys go the extra mile for quality firewood.
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2018, 03:11:21 PM »
I supply good pictures on my adds for the firewood
I also sell 1/3 of a cord loads they sell ,some folks are on a limited budget .
I do carpentry work in a condo community and 1/3 of a cord loads work because the wood fits in the entry wood shed.
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2018, 08:21:21 PM »
Around here, a lot of people want the recently cut and split stuff because it "looks nicer".  Bright wood where the bark is still attached.  Not all faded grey like the stuff that is really seasoned.   :D
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2018, 09:29:08 PM »
Around here, a lot of people want the recently cut and split stuff because it "looks nicer".  Bright wood where the bark is still attached.  Not all faded grey like the stuff that is really seasoned.   :D

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Re: Firewood
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2018, 10:10:35 PM »
Around here, a lot of people want the recently cut and split stuff because it "looks nicer".  Bright wood where the bark is still attached.  Not all faded grey like the stuff that is really seasoned.   :D


Maybe that's why I can't seem to sell any of my old looking slabwood.  Maybe I'll have to S1S it lol
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2018, 10:18:30 PM »
Fewer than I might expect.  Though there is usually a mobile home or two that burns each year.  (Really, not trying to be sterotypical.)

Of course, the guy that installed our outdoor furnace told us to throw a cup of diesel in it once a week and we wouldn't have to worry about creosote.   :D 
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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2018, 10:20:55 PM »
throw a cup of diesel in it once a week and we wouldn't have to worry about creosote.   :D


Wonder if that'd work in a woodstove eh?
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« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2018, 07:24:17 AM »
never heard of the diesel trick for creosote.
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2018, 07:39:02 AM »
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My classic burns hot at each damper opening
I dont even look at the chimney after heating season anymore.
Used to get about 2 cups of stuff when I did.
My wood is all at least 2 years dry.
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2018, 08:31:07 AM »
It's good to see your firewood niche working out Bruno.   8)
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2018, 03:30:01 PM »
I found a splitter a Huss Abe Lincoln for $150 that needed a engine a friend had one and got all running for an other $100 it runs good
I'm going to use this for now
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Re: Firewood
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2018, 04:56:33 PM »
  I have a 1hp electric Super Splitter. I bought it used it is now more than 12 years old. It works great, and it's quiet.
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