Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:23 am

Matthaus wrote:Kinda like Anthracite strip mine coal loaded with shale! :lol: :evil:


That's what I had when I first started with coal, and had lots of problems as a result. I've been trowing the remainder of it on the gravel driveway, it's not good for much of anything else.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:42 am

Yeah rocks really don't burn unless you happen to have a coal fired power plant! :lol:

We all learn through experience and by what people post on here, I wish all aspects of DIY had this kind of forum and good group of people.

I also noticed you picked up our NE PA coal speak, "trowing". :lol: :lol: de'res two or tree of us dat talk like dat!
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: ken On: Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:01 pm

:) Matthaus , you always have something funny to say in your posts. i like that , puts a :) on my face. you must be a funny guy for being a girlieman. :)
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:04 pm

Matthaus wrote:
I also noticed you picked up our NE PA coal speak, "trowing". :lol: :lol: de'res two or tree of us dat talk like dat!


Actually, that was a typo, I must have missed it when I proofread the post. But we say that here in NJ also, especially if you're from NE New Jersey.

I'm familiar with the accent there, I have a friend from Lansford.

Later I'll trow some more coal in the stove.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:12 pm

Your from Jersey? What exit? :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:48 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Your from Jersey? What exit? :)


Ha!! I was waiting for someone to say that!

Actually, no exit. I'm in Sussex County, where kids still go cow tipping at night.

Suburban sprawl is showing up here too, fortunately I live in a township where minimum lot size for new construction is 7 acres, people here want to keep things the way they are. The next township over is rife with McMansions.

From No Exit John In Jersey.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:31 pm

Western Ny has a different way of measuring wood. $45-$55 per "cord" which could be 4'x8'x ? sometimes 12" wide, sometimes 16" wide, sometimes between 8-20"
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PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:00 pm

ken wrote::) Matthaus , you always have something funny to say in your posts. i like that , puts a :) on my face. you must be a funny guy for being a girlieman. :)


Well you know, funny, girlie, odd, oh and don't forget smart a$$... they are kinda the same! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:21 am

My Hillbilly wood guy just dropped of the first of my 2 cords at $175 ea. His even-more Red-Man chewin' Hillbilly friend was amazed at the 351 V-6 in my '68 GMC and also said he just got a couple of tons of nut coal from someone for free.

Coal is definitely cheaper the wood, unless you cut it yourself and even then, figuring the cost of all the work, maybe not.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:34 am

And you offered to buy that 'free' nut coal I hope !! ??

Greg L
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:47 am

No, they were in a hurry to leave, and the even-more-hillbilly guy is going to burn it, I'm sure. I should have asked him what kind of stove he has.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: pret On: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:43 pm

I spend about 145 for mixed hardwood - seasoned (yea right!) :evil: - most of the bark is off, but it's out in the rain all spring and summer, and fall.

I just found an excavator who will sell me mixed hardwood logs - I got enough for maybe 4 chords for 100 bucks! Not THAT's awesome! I enjoy cutting and splitting wood - and this stuff IS seasoned. I split pieces about 24" in diameter and throw it in my fireplace insert and boy does she burn!

I live in Schaefferstown, Pa 17067
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: JiminBucks On: Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:22 pm

I picked up a trailer full 4x8 (about 1/2 cord) seasoned for $80, mixed hardwoods.
For those of you new to wood burning there are a couple of ways to tell if the wood is cured.
First look for cracks at the ends of the wood. No cracks stack it let the cold do it's work.
Another way is to split a piece or two and smell it, the inside will look darker and have a different smell then a exposed cured surface(not the bark). 8-)

I used to get alot of free wood from Utility line cutting and trimming! But haven't seen much of that lately, I have seen alot of tree grinder tucks using gas to make wood chips! Does this make sense? Anyone else notice this trend out there?
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:45 pm

'round here the power co. or tree trimming contractors grind up all the small branches and usually leave the larger pieces piled up along the side of the road for us scavengers to pick up.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:55 pm

All the firewood dealers say the wood is "seasoned". Seasoned to me means cut, split, stacked and allowed to season for one year prior to burning. The cord I got from my hillbilly wood guy recently is no where near seasoned. Some of it sizzles nicely when it's on the fire. I have another cord on it's way.

Sizzling in Stillwater,

John
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert