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Re: OWB vs wood stove
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2014, 08:34:26 AM »
In my neck of the woods 16" x 4' x 8' is called a rick. I always thought a face cord was the same thing as a rick, three of them to a cord.
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« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2014, 09:12:44 AM »
In my neck of the woods 16" x 4' x 8' is called a rick. I always thought a face cord was the same thing as a rick, three of them to a cord.

Hadn't heard of a rick, but you would be correct.
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« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2014, 09:23:18 AM »
LeeB, we're pretty close to same place, here a rick was half a cord.   When everyone had older fireplaces and wood stoves that would take a 24" piece of wood, that's what you got.  A stack of wood that was 4'x8'x24".   Then folks started needing 16" wood so they got 4'x8'x16", and it was still called a rick.  Somewhere along the way some people started complaining that it wasn't a full rick.  I remember the first time I heard the term "face cord".  I was in the parts store, listening to one of the company foresters that also sold firewood.   A new forester, straight out of college, was upset because this forester had sold his mother a 4'x8' rick that was only 16" and that wasn't a "full rick".   One of the other "coffee pot" patrons mentioned that he should just call a 16" rick a face cord.   I hardly ever hear the term rick anymore.  It's a face cord now.

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« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2014, 09:25:22 AM »
'course I don't think anybody around the house ever actually measures it. It's usually just a long bed pick up load.
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« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2014, 09:34:31 AM »
A cord of wood contains 128 cubic feet of wood AND air.
depends entirely on the stacking.
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« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2014, 10:07:51 AM »
What'cha use hydro for in MI? Fish ponds? ;) ;D

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« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2014, 10:14:17 AM »
Hey Fritz do you know what a toque is? It is not firewood related and is pronounced " tuke " .

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« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2014, 11:20:14 AM »
In my neck of the woods 16" x 4' x 8' is called a rick. I always thought a face cord was the same thing as a rick, three of them to a cord.

I believe "rick" is another term that has a "local" floating definition these days and no "standard" other than what might be popular at the time and locality.
Years back, rick was the term used when wood cutters in the south cut 4' wood and stacked it by hand. When measured, the rick was the face measurement of the stack of 4' wood and a 4'x4' face area of 16 sq.ft. was a rick.

Obvious why the state commerce people came up with the standard definition of a cord and didn't venture into a standard for a rick, face, etc. So best to add some type of modifier to the name "cord" if not the standard unit (or leave it up to someone's guesstimate as to what it is). :)
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« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2014, 04:23:00 PM »
The neighbors were hauling some more green wood in today off the stump. Raining to, so it's good and wet, best kind. :D
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« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2014, 11:58:38 PM »
Then they don't have to run the humidifier
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