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Author Topic: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?  (Read 678 times)

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How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« on: January 01, 2018, 11:36:10 AM »
I am sure someone knows the answer. 128 cu, ft. stacked, but how many cu. ft. loose to make an honest cord of wood.

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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 11:45:48 AM »
I'd say too many variables to even hazard a guess .  :-\

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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 11:57:41 AM »
180-190

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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 12:03:11 PM »
State of MN says 160 on 16 inch they also say 110 on corded 16's  . I use 200 on 20 inch .
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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 01:36:54 PM »
When loading 16" split firewood, we usually figure in a full-sized pickup you can get 1/2 cord if it's carefully stacked, and 1/3 cord if it's thrown in. This would mean that a cord (128 cu ft) should take up 190 cu ft when just thrown in.

As others have mentioned, it's not exact - there are a lot of variables
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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 04:59:06 PM »
when i sold firewood i would stack it first in a 4x4x8, then used the conveyor to load into the F250 flatbed, 7.5 wide x 8 foot long x 3 foot metal side racks to see how full the truck got.

then when i had an order for firewood i would just load with the conveyor till i had what looked like more than a cord, about 10-15% over a cord
also looked at the rear tires to see how much they where squished.
the F250 could only just carry the cord
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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 06:12:45 PM »
Kind of like to see how Mn came up with 110.
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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 07:00:37 PM »
A cord of stacked cut and split fire wood is 66% wood and 1\3 air.

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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 08:19:48 PM »
I don't know it is in the state laws . Also a 128 CF cord is 4 ft. wood not 8 ft. Goes back to when they bought pulp wood 4 feet long . Running a firewood processer you learn real quick that the loggers could care less what length the wood is or if is forked .
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Re: How many loose cubic feet of firewood 16" in a cord?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 01:16:10 AM »
There was a discussion of this a bit back:

     http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=15481.0

Which included Maine's legal definition of a "Thrown Cord" for 16" wood would be 180 cubic feet. 195 cubic feet for 24" wood.


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