Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:29 am

In south central CT, a cord is up another $50, it's running about $300 per cord. :roll:
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: andrew241 On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:34 pm

The cheapest I can find it per cord is 240 in NE ohio. Hence my visit to the site to get some coal information :D
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: arcticcatmatt On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:39 pm

My house has a russian fireplace (mason fireplace). A have called for alot of prices. I cut a bunch of wood but its 4 hours away. I will get it out here on a trailer one way or another.

But I am going to buy 7 face cord or so. One guy 5 miles away said "220 delivered for a pickup truck full to the top of my truck".. what a joke
Another guy/lady said "$50 a face cord seasoned delivered, we are 2 miles away from you".

I plan on using that till dec and when it gets really cold the coal is coming on. Coal is 270 a ton (100 lb bags) not delivered.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:58 am

coaledsweat wrote:In south central CT, a cord is up another $50, it's running about $300 per cord. :roll:


By the way, that is green, most of the seasoned wood was gone in August. :)

Pellets are @ $325 a ton.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:07 am

arcticcatmatt wrote:Coal is 270 a ton (100 lb bags) not delivered.



100 lb bags!! (oh..my aching back!) :shock:
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: arcticcatmatt On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:48 pm

^ Yeah I am thinking about the 50 lb bags.. don't know. I will probably just use a bucket from the garage to the basement anyways.

So I checked out this wonderful older lady selling wood I spoke about above. She told me to drive her truck to my house (2 miles) and unload the wood. The following cost me 50 bucks. Its been cut 1.5 years and is all hardwood. The rest I get will be 3 years old in a barn. Again, full truck load for 50 bucks.

Very reasonable price and a great lady. She even gave me permission to hunt her 300 acres. She needs some help with some smaller things I told her I would take care of (HUGE pumpkins taken out of garden and put out for sale, rear view mirror fixed on her truck).
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With my "special" fireplace, you don't burn alot of wood. I will get another 5 truck loads and I bet that's enough for the winter.

I am very fortunate to live in the "sticks" and I love every minute of the hospitality that comes with it.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: arcticcatmatt On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:23 pm

got my russian fireplace running today.. here are a few pictures
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: envisage On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:01 pm

WOW! Thank you. I have been burning wood for years, and I had never heard of a "Russian" fireplace, also known as a masonry fireplace. I Googled it, and found all kinds of fascinating information! Here is a quick weblink for anyone who is interested: http://www.grannysstore.com/Do-It-Yours ... stoves.htm
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:05 am

I saw a masonry fireplace being built on Renovation Nation on Planet Green and I thought it was very fascinating on how the stone was set up so it could give off heat for hours long after the fire had gone out. Of course the first thing that ran through my mind was if something like this could be setup to burn coal? Anyone see anything like that setup for coal?
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: envisage On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:16 am

I don't know if you can burn coal in a masonry (Russian) fireplace design, but check out this weblink for the complete design of one: http://dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub781.pdf
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:49 am

It is basically a big heat sink, I would think you could burn anything in it and it would work. With coal, the cleanouts are an absolute must. It seems to me the cost of it would far exceed the cost of a decent coal appliance though and I would not want the cleaning chore. Sealing the cleanouts I would think is a critical component, goof there and you will cold as a stone.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:37 pm

I wouldn't think the clean outs would be to much of a problem if it was built along the same designs as figure 3
http://www.gobrick.com/BIA/technotes/t19d.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
. I suppose the key would be getting the grates and the air underneath them set up properly.


One giant heat sink that could be made to look very beautiful in ones home.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: franknbaum On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:17 am

Adamiscold wrote "One giant heat sink that could be made to look very beautiful in ones home."

Check these out http://heatkit.com/html/gallery.htm
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:17 am

It's amazing how a fireplace change the whole appearance of a home.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: envisage On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:53 am

The first picture in the gallery is absolutely amazing! I would love to have something like that in my living room! Burning wood or coal, it just doesn't matter. That structure is to die for! :-)
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