Wood is not Free

Re: Wood is not Free

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:28 am

blrman07 wrote:Hmmm. Never thought to figure in the land taxes divided per tree per acre!


I know what you are saying; it seems crazy, but if you really think about it, in order to proper calculate the cost of wood, it must be included.

IF I was to jump on here and start lamenting about the high price of coal...and I never would...the first thing people would do was begin to list all the costs that coal companies have in order to extract coal out of the ground. They would make a very good case that it is expensive to bring coal from seam to stove...and they would be very right.

The problem with firewood burners is, they fail to take into all these hidden costs and then try to make the case that firewood is so cheap. The coal companies certainly pay property taxes, and those property taxes are passed on in the cost per ton of the coal we buy; firewood burners need to recognize those property taxes as well.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
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Re: Wood is not Free

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:57 am

After I installed my Clayton, I burned some "free" wood off my property for a while.. Then I bought 300 pounds of nut coal. After a couple days of that, I threw the "free" wood back out in the yard :lol:
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Re: Wood is not Free

PostBy: valvejob On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:48 pm

can any body do the math for b.t.u.s. i get for a gal.:::::::: coal...13,000btus oil...143,000btus wood....13,000btus propane....200,000btus lng...100,000btus electric...weight of electrons very little. need more wood in stove!next house will be over a geyser.
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Re: Wood is not Free

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:51 pm

Welcome to the FORUM valvejob. You obviously need to find a hobby! ;)
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Re: Wood is not Free

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:44 pm

The real world figures I get here in Maine are thus: 100 gallons of oil equates to 1 cord of wood. In my case, I heat my home on about 600 gallons for the heating season, so I should use 5 cords of wood to heat this well insulated, 3000 square foot home.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)