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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:19 pm 
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I'm done. Got my last load last Monday...two cords of dry lodgepole and two cords of dry pinyon and one cord of ash. My little splitter ^^^ buddy will be happy come next fall.

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:47 pm 
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I'm holdin off on gittin mine this season -- [ less places for rats to nest this summer ] tween Shela, the traps, and bait, I've gotten neigh over 100 since the "dump" house across the street got cleared out :o

still usin what I got 2 seasons ago -- clearin it out -- have had a fire in the stove fer a week runnin now -- on low - and it's lookin likely fer Sunday as well [ LOVE the smell of woodsmoke hangin round the eaves ]

gonna haveta change the gas in my "splittin buddy" -- haven't run it fer near 2 years [ seasons ]

still lookin fer that "dissertation" on the "joys of heatin w wood" >chuckle<

cain't BELIEVE SL's stumped w that one :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:12 pm 
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^ Yup...but maybe you'll like this one:

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Old Jake had cut firewood by hand with a Swede saw for a living going on 50 years; he averaged about four cords a day. His son was home from college and watching him work remarked, "You could probably cut 10 times as much if you bought yourself a chainsaw."

“Not interested in those new fangled things," Jake responded.

His son returned to college and Jake began to think that maybe the young guy was right, his old body seemed to ache more and more at the end of the day, He went into town and bought a brand new top of the line chainsaw.

The first couple days were not very productive, he only cut one cord each day, by the third day he had cut 3 cords but was dead tired. “This is not working,” he thought to himself, “My son said I should be able to cut 10 cords a day, I'm taking this stupid thing back."

The next day he was in the hardware store complaining to the sales clerk about his lack of production.

“Blade seems a little dull, but not that bad, lets start it up," the clerk muttered as he pulled the starting cord.

“What the hell is that noise?" Jake hollered.

:D

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It is so cold here tonight that we started a fire in our pellet stove. :o

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 6:42 am 
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Wait a minute, that's a Polish joke, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:00 am 
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After last night I bet there are more blow downs...

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:04 am 
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^^^^^Sierra lady said^^^^^^^
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It is so cold here tonight that we started a fire in our pellet stove. ]

I have a few questions.....

Where do you find pellet trees?

Do they dull your chain quickly, like pinyon?

Does the wind blow them over?

I don't see them listed on my USFS permit.

Are those little pellets hard to split?

Thanks for the info

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:25 am 
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Cruzer wrote:
^^^^^Sierra lady said^^^^^^^
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It is so cold here tonight that we started a fire in our pellet stove. ]

I have a few questions.....

Where do you find pellet trees? In a Pellet Forest.

Do they dull your chain quickly, like pinyon? No

Does the wind blow them over? No, but they scatter with the wind.

I don't see them listed on my USFS permit. You won't. Only special people get to find them.

Are those little pellets hard to split? Very. Wear your protective gloves.

Thanks for the info. You're welcome!


^ Answers in red. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Sierra Lady wrote:
^ Yup...but maybe you'll like this one:

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Old Jake had cut firewood by hand with a Swede saw for a living going on 50 years; he averaged about four cords a day. His son was home from college and watching him work remarked, "You could probably cut 10 times as much if you bought yourself a chainsaw."

“Not interested in those new fangled things," Jake responded.

His son returned to college and Jake began to think that maybe the young guy was right, his old body seemed to ache more and more at the end of the day, He went into town and bought a brand new top of the line chainsaw.

The first couple days were not very productive, he only cut one cord each day, by the third day he had cut 3 cords but was dead tired. “This is not working,” he thought to himself, “My son said I should be able to cut 10 cords a day, I'm taking this stupid thing back."

The next day he was in the hardware store complaining to the sales clerk about his lack of production.

“Blade seems a little dull, but not that bad, lets start it up," the clerk muttered as he pulled the starting cord.

“What the hell is that noise?" Jake hollered.

:D



YUP

thatun's good fer a chuckle -- thx SL :rock: 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:14 pm 
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Would love some advice on firewood.

I'm moving into a new place in October that has a wood stove so am looking at GC Forest. It's a 2 bedroom + loft, how much would should we get? 1 cord or 2 cords? Also what kind of wood?


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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:28 pm 
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How much you get, will depend on how much room you have to store wood.

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:28 pm 
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Shay wrote:
Would love some advice on firewood.

I'm moving into a new place in October that has a wood stove so am looking at GC Forest. It's a 2 bedroom + loft, how much would should we get? 1 cord or 2 cords? Also what kind of wood?


4 cords at least.

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Really that much? That seems like a ton of wood, haha.

I was planning on 1 or 2 cords. In the past I've had a two bedroom place and was fine with 1 cord.

Snowman, There's two decks about 3-4 feet by maybe 6 feet.

What kind of wood do you recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:16 pm 
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I went through 4 1/2 cords last year in a 976 sq.ft. 2 bedroom cabin. That was all pine though and my place is kind of old. Not the best insulated I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:33 pm 
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If firewood is your only source of heat, or if it's not and you don't want to use forced air or heaters because of the expense, then always plan on having more firewood than you think you might need. If you run out before the season is over, you may not be able to order any since the supply could be gone or more expensive.

Check with your new landlord or management company to make sure you are allowed to store firewood on your decks. Also, read the fire prevention sections below from the fire ordinance on the MLFD website MLFD site .

Ordinance 2010-01

Section 4906 Hazardous Vegetation & Fuel Management (especially the part about moving your firewood off your deck during summer months)

Section 4906.2 Ember Protection & Firewood (covering wood with State approved fire resistant tarps)

We have a pellet stove so I have no knowledge of what type of wood is good for burning these days.

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 Post subject: Re: Firewood in Mammoth
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:28 pm 
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Free wood burns the best

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