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How many cords of firewood do you cut a year?

How many cords of firewood do you cut each year?


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Ron660

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I'm curious to see how much firewood other members cut a year. If you sell firewood include that also. Last year I didn't cut as much as I normally do so I was in the "3-5" category.
 

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I cut between 8-10 for myself. Another 6-8 for my folks. I help friends cut probably another 10 or so cord. I don't generally sell any wood unless someone is in a pinch and really needs some and I have some extra.

I have a wood/oil furnace as do my folks. I only buy 1 tank of furnace oil every other year or so. My folks probably buy 1-2 tanks full a year.
 

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I moved here last year. There is a lot of standing dead ash. A few oaks. And a whole lot of dead pine. Plus I cut a few down for some friends. The last one was a locust that was a little over 36" at the base. I think it will be about 3.5 cord split. I only burn 4 cord a winter.
 

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It just depends. I only burn about 3-4 cord at my house, sell a few, and help out a friend of mine with a OWB (he burns 15 cord or so per year). I should have 10-20 cord of log length poles cut within the next month. I'll sell what I can, hopefully have a few sawed, and keep the rest for next year. It's nice side work, I definitely wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it. There is a lot easier work out there, and gas is definitely cheap right now...
 

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I like this thread OP should have it moved to the Firewood hacks area could use it there.Anyway I cut between 16and 20 for myself.
I have 4 stoves goin at anyone time.This year going to shoot for 30.
 

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10-15, I'd like to cut at least double or triple that but I don't have the time.

I maybe burn 1 cord a year for heat. That's the "uglies". Then in the summer I may burn 1-2 cords in campfires. I sell the rest.
 

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Over 16 I would guess I burn a few and help my niece's husband and my older neighbors get wood in I've got a great neighbor who brings beer and his new splitter so I never had to get a splitter.
 

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We get a lot of firewood waste cutting logs into billets for railway timber. It's all about recovery nothing is wasted even the sawdust from the mill gets sold....Most year's all the firewood has been sold before the end of winter.
If I had a choice would I cut firewood? that would be hell no! its bloody hard work but its part of the job and has to be done everyday to keep on top of it. we usually hire a fit young guy to run the wood splitter when the pile of rounds gets big enough it's a bit like groundhog day ha.

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Bloody hell mate, where are you located?
That would be a wonderful sight to back the trailer up to!
 

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Ok. I am picturing it.
Is that like a standard size stack?
I see a lot of pics of split wood stacked in neat piles with a slab on top to keep the snow off.
4' wide, 4' high, 8' long

am I close?
You got it. 4 ft x4 ft x 8ft=128 cubic feet.
 

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Basically a plywood sheet tall and a plywood sheet deep. Am I right?
 
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