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Full cord of firewood in New York City - 5 to 6 HUNDRED dollars
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still at $115 to $125 here a cord.

this is a cold one this year< already burned 2 1/2 cords
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Excellent topic....

I used to heat 100% with wood...1700 sq. ft. used about 2 - 3 cords per season. I also liked being outdoors cutting, splitting, and stacking wood. I ended up investing in a gas powered hydraulic log splitter...best investment ever... 12.5 HP / 35 ton ram... would split both vertically and horizontally ....that baby could split some wood. I also loved the warm, even heat form the stove. I used to put a pan of water on top for humidity, made quite a few pots of coffee and tea as well as cooked a few meals on top. Mine was a catalytic stove... I had tubes running across the inside top with small holes in them to burn combustable gas inside the firebox...they say that type has a more efficent, clean burn. Also had a window in the door so watching the fire with my lady was real nice on cold nights...

Here is a real excellent website dedicated to heating with wood..

https://www.woodheat.org

November of 2009 I moved out of that house and into a smaller place with no wood stove. I sometimes think about putting in a small wood stove (900 sq. ft.) but the heat bill is not to bad and times (money) are real tight these days, so I guess the stove will have to wait.... I think one of the things I miss most about the old place (do not miss much)...is heating with wood.

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PS: Editied to add....Another thing I used to (and still) do just to keep costs down and just stick it to the utilitey company is kinda partially pretend I do not have any electricity for lighting....then and now about 90 % of my lighting is by candles or oil lamps. Easy for me with no children in the house. Candles can be had real cheap by the boxfull at estate and moving sales...this took a while for my lady to get used to, but when she seen the drop in the electric bill and started to enjoy the soft light she was on board....of course she (we) still use electric lighting for some stuff....but not much....
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We also have a fireplace insert Regency I-2400.we love it.
https://www.regency-fire.com/Products/Wo ... I2400.aspx

The wife and I remodeled our favorite room in our house several years ago we installed a large TV, new carpet and a wood bearing insert. This was a retirement present for me and a treat for my wife.

One of the things we wonted to do was to make our self a little more self reliant that is something everyone should do but that is another story my Jon boat is a part of that thanking.

Anyway we lowered our $200.00 to $300.00 natural gas bill in the winter to the mem. charge of $8.50.

We also love getting out in the woods cutting and splitting our firewood. I have been cutting our fire wood since 2003 and to date I have not cut one live tree that was not going to the dump for storm damage of some kind all my wood has been dead stand or dyeing trees. I like it that way we all love nature don’t we are fishing men and lades aren’t we.

Like I said the wife and love cutting our wood and do it together most of the time. Yes it does take dedication for sure.

We use our savings for diesel fuel for pulling our camper and going fishing.

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Oh yea....almost forgot...

Check with your local city or even county parks / highyway departments. If you have the space for a large truck to unload they would be happy to "dump" trees they cut down at your place usually for free... better have a big saw because usually they dunp some huge diameter logs...

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I grew up with wood heat.........it was great..........nothing like spending time outdoors cutting wood with the family. I don't recommend cutting wood with flip flops though!

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Catarafter wrote:I don't recommend cutting wood with flip flops though!
I usually use a saw myself - but hey, if you have really sharp flip flops
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So tonight I officially shut down the wood farnace and turned the water heater on and the furnace up. My official tally of wood burnt is 4 cord and 3 ricks. Didn't run the insert as much as I have in previous years, mostly just the furnace. I would say this winter has been much warmer then the past few regardless of all the snow we got.

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Pruitt1222 wrote:So tonight I officially shut down the wood farnace and turned the water heater on and the furnace up. My official tally of wood burnt is 4 cord and 3 ricks. Didn't run the insert as much as I have in previous years, mostly just the furnace. I would say this winter has been much warmer then the past few regardless of all the snow we got.
Wow interesting!

We just ran out of wood last Sunday. We Burned through 7 trees that we had cut down last spring & my father supplied me with 3-4 truck loads of scrap oak, cherry, and Mahogany from his buddies wood shop. This winter was long and cold. I can hear the furnace kicking on now.....I am not looking forward to next months gas bill.
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The only place I burn wood is in the smoker, but for here's some inspiration for your woodpiles next year....

8)





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Thats crazy... After the work to get a stack of wood looking like that, I don't know if I could tear it apart.
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lbursell wrote:The only place I burn wood is in the smoker, but for here's some inspiration for your woodpiles next year....

8)





Larry
I have seen that befor, pretty neat. Well its official I shut it down to early, Its snowing cold and windy.
Jim wrote:
Pruitt1222 wrote:So tonight I officially shut down the wood farnace and turned the water heater on and the furnace up. My official tally of wood burnt is 4 cord and 3 ricks. Didn't run the insert as much as I have in previous years, mostly just the furnace. I would say this winter has been much warmer then the past few regardless of all the snow we got.
Wow interesting!

We just ran out of wood last Sunday. We Burned through 7 trees that we had cut down last spring & my father supplied me with 3-4 truck loads of scrap oak, cherry, and Mahogany from his buddies wood shop. This winter was long and cold. I can hear the furnace kicking on now.....I am not looking forward to next months gas bill.
Wow, what size of trees cord wise? I am wondering if the snow on the roof had anything to do with our low burn tally compaired to most years previous. I assume only running the wood furnace over both the furnace and wood insert also had a cord or better to do with also. We ran that insert a lot befor our 2 year old started venturing around the house like a free range cow.

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cornbread wrote:We also have a fireplace insert Regency I-2400.we love it.
https://www.regency-fire.com/Products/Wo ... I2400.aspx

The wife and I remodeled our favorite room in our house several years ago we installed a large TV, new carpet and a wood bearing insert. This was a retirement present for me and a treat for my wife.

One of the things we wonted to do was to make our self a little more self reliant that is something everyone should do but that is another story my Jon boat is a part of that thanking.

Anyway we lowered our $200.00 to $300.00 natural gas bill in the winter to the mem. charge of $8.50.

We also love getting out in the woods cutting and splitting our firewood. I have been cutting our fire wood since 2003 and to date I have not cut one live tree that was not going to the dump for storm damage of some kind all my wood has been dead stand or dyeing trees. I like it that way we all love nature don’t we are fishing men and lades aren’t we.

Like I said the wife and love cutting our wood and do it together most of the time. Yes it does take dedication for sure.

We use our savings for diesel fuel for pulling our camper and going fishing.

Do everything you can to be more self reliant you owe it to you family’s.
Just a little up date.

My sister lives across the street from me and her home is a little larger than mine we booth have natural gas the month of February her heating bill was $368.00 and mine was $8.75 (the mime charge) I love my wood heater.

More money for fishing and hunting.


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5 cords so far, I don't shut down cause im 100% wood heat, NO FURNANCE.

At this point I heat over not only, unless we get a cold snap.
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Wood heat is great but I don't share the same enthusiasm most of you have. We have three wood burners to keep warm and it is a lot of work. I get tired of the mess and I almost feel bad watching my wife lugging wood up to the house. :lol: We have one in the basement...quad level house with no outside access. Carry wood through the house and mess back up. One in the family room and one in the garage. Pole barn is not finished but seriously considering a lp furnace out there. Been here for 12 years and now I just lay pallets on the ground and have piles of wood after I split it. Too lazy to stack it anymore. I fortunately get the majority of the wood for free. We have a tree crew that keeps the lines clear at work.
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