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Old 12-06-2005, 09:58 PM
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tips for firewood bussiness

Any tips for getting into the firewood bussiness?
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Old 12-14-2005, 02:22 PM
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Unless there is a big market in your area,try restaurants we have done good with these.
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:47 PM
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:53 PM
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ROFLMAO ........... Great advise
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:31 PM
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Thats funny
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:35 PM
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I don't know from experience but I hear its a lot of work for not a lot of pay off. It seems like you use so much effort and machines and time, you really can't make a ton on it. I could be wrong. Obviously some people do it and have to make some money if they keep doing it. In my area, every other house has a sign out with firewood for sale.

I will be interested to see how people do it on here though, because I have an endless amount of woods to work with.
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:38 PM
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I sell firewood during the fall and winter. I own a wood splitter. You should invest in one of these and possibly a conveyor belt to load the wood easily.. i plan on making one myself next year.
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:50 AM
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What kind of conveyor belt are you talking about? Like the ones used on farm for straw and hay?

I am suprised more people haven't jumped on this thread. I would have thought a lot of people on here sold fireword in the winter months.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:00 PM
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What kind of conveyor belt are you talking about? Like the ones used on farm for straw and hay?

I am suprised more people haven't jumped on this thread. I would have thought a lot of people on here sold fireword in the winter months.
They do, just embarressed to admit it
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:39 PM
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I did it eons ago with a buddy of mine.

We used to load up a mason dump with sides and take it into NYC on a saturday morning. You would sell it by the bundle (5-10 pieces each). A cord of wood this way would get you about $450 or so and that was back in the early and mid 80's.

Two problems though. One, you needed to have an extra person riding shotgun with you to watch as you went into the apt. buildings to deliver. If not, you could come out and find people helping themselves to whatever they could carry away (this I found out the first time I went in alone). And two, there was always the doorman who had his hand out so you could use the freight elevator to make your deliveries.

Oh yea, a chainsaw does speed up your operation
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