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Old 10-19-2004, 10:07 PM
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I COMPLETELY agree that it's alot of work for your return.

However, if I'm just sitting around all winter waiting for it to snow, then it's a nice little bonus income.
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:42 PM
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One other idea.

I usually throw in a pack or 2 of Fatwood Firestarters to my every year customers.

It's something to set me apart from every other guy "selling a truckload of firewood".

I say Fatwood Firestarters, because over the years, I've tried different firestarters from making my own, to pretty much any brand I can find around this area.

These are pretty neat. It usually comes in a 3 lb bag, and it's just sticks of Fatwood.

You break one in half, light the two "middles" on fire, and stack 3 pieces of wood on top. Usually gets the wood going with one match. If not, it must have rained on the wood.

Just a thought about the rest of you guys could do. It's about $3 / pack for these, but I just tack on an extra $5 for each one I leave behind.

I started out by saying I usually just throw these in, because, unlike mowing or snowplowing, 7 out of 10 times I'll get an extra $10, $20, dinner gift certificate, stuff like that, so I keep those customers happy.
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:44 PM
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120/cord here
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:42 AM
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a guy down here will buy a chord of green pecan for about 130 as long as you stack it for him at his place.

thinking about renting a trailer and taking about 3 chords down to him one of these days.
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:46 AM
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forgot to say that it will be worth my time, cause i usually have to rent a trailer for my job on the weekends working for a tree guy, and we always knock down big pecans and stack them on the curb, so it'll take nothing, just gas going about 45 miles pulling a 5-6k worth of wood.
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:15 AM
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not only winter........

i myself and family sell firewood all winter can make good money on it . They get triaxle dump for around 400 of logs and they have the setup for hands free and it loads the truck for them to . But its not only a winter thing i and they sell to camp grounds 120-180 for a cord not stacked only dumped 90-110 for a pick up all year long not as much in the summer but alot .
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:08 PM
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wow, In the redneck area here in Southern Indiana, I could only demand $40.00 tops plus delivery. Most other guys were charging $25-$35 plus delivery.
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Old 05-02-2005, 04:32 PM
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in my area 135 a cord is actually not bad at all!!

I've seen a half cord neatly stacked in an 8 ft. pickup bed. But my friend uses a 1 ton dump truck to fit a cord. Dump trucks are nice because you don't have to unload neccessarily.
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:27 PM
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in my area 135 a cord is actually not bad at all!!

I've seen a half cord neatly stacked in an 8 ft. pickup bed. But my friend uses a 1 ton dump truck to fit a cord. Dump trucks are nice because you don't have to unload neccessarily.
Does he stack it to or just dump ? i wouldn't dump it if i had to stack makes more work and boy is wood cheap down there it would pay me to truck it in and still make money 35 to 45 it cheap
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This may sound like a stupid question, but i don't know the answer too. How do you season firewood? Back to the topic.. I recently bought a log splitter and its been paid for allready. Just our montly heating bill every month costs 800-900 for a month! With the fireplace going in the living room it brings it down to 350 a month.. so its been good for us. Me and my brother can do 1 cord per hour if not more. I sit on the chair and control the levers and he puts the logs on the splitter. Its the life.. lol best thing is that i don't have to pay him. The only problem i have it finding wood to split..Well.. can someone tell me? What is seasoned wood? Is it when it dryes out?
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