Whatcha Burning

Discussion in 'Firewood' started by Greencuts518, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Whats wrong with locust?
     
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  2. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is an open thread to talk about wood stoves, firewood and equipment needed to make it happen.
     
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  3. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nothing. It’s 1 of the best choices for firewood. Right there with Ash, Oak, and Hickory.
     
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  4. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    I guess you could do it that way. You prob spend a lot more time gathering wood than I do cutting and splitting it myself. I can crank out a 1 1/3 cord in a weekend pretty easy. That’s cut, split, stacked and ready to burn. I burn maybe 2 cord per year.

    Point is, if you have the right equipment, you are more efficient in the task at hand.

    Get a used off brand saw off CL that runs but is cheap. This will be the saw you tear up learning to use it. Then go buy a better one once you have a good grasp on cutting. Hand splitting is the way to do it unless your going to be selling wood or splitting 10 cord per year.
     
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    hickory, red oak, white oak is what most use down here.
     
  6. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
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    I like Black Locust best, thorny locust is pretty good, hackberry puts out some heat, it burns up fast.. I have a buddy that does tree work, so a lot of times I take any hardwood he cuts... if I'm out cutting on my own... I look for black locust..

    Mathews makes a good point, I bought one of them Poulan 18" saws when I first got married, didn't have any money... that thing lasted along time! It was a damn good saw, I'm sure there's good & bad... but, it was a good one... I buy all echo saws right now, it's what my dealer carries, had good luck with them..
    Splitters?... I did a ton of splitting with my maul.. that also makes a difference in what I would cut, I didn't like a lot of knotty, stringy wood, it was too hard to split like I wanted... I bought barely used 35 ton splitter.. it's awesome ! Pretty sure it would split anything I put under it!
     
  7. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have all oak in my yard. I have been burning it for 19 years in my wood stove and in the firepit. I hand split a few cords way back. It is hard work. A splitter is the way to go.
     
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  8. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Have been using my pops poulan pro does pretty good
    What echos have you tried?
     
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  9. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Matthews 2 cords of wood ain't bad , I thought it would be more. I know 3 tree guys and I'll reach out to them for a source of small logs and rounds of hardwood.
     
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  10. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
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    @Wye Oak Tree you got your garage stove working yet. Saw one of the same types for sale at tractor supply for $650 on sale
     
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