Freddy wrote:Coal BTU's move much easier than wood BTU's!
You got that right. I grew up in a house that had required at least 15 cords of firewood per winter...and we aren't talking "face cords". For years my brother and I would get off the school bus, change our clothes, and head out to the wood pile...which was usually dumped behind the house along with snow, mud, and whatever else the loader scooped up. We would throw wood in the basement until the pile reached the window, and over the next few days we would stack it in the basement. After a week or whatever the cycle would repeat.
It is scarey when I think about how much wood we must have burned at the farm in the early 90's when the winters were so cold. Good thing grandpa loved to cut wood, he really loved it when the lake would freeze at a high level so he could fall trees on the ice and never worry about dulling a chain in the ground.