Wood burning\fire wood

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Ross
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Post by Ross »

My in-laws burn about 15 rank a year, maybe 7 cords, depending on how people measure. Their home is about 2600 square feet and they keep the house very warm.

I use electric and have a gas fire place. I will spend a couple hundred dollars or more year but my father in law cuts wood every weekend for part of the spring and almost every weekend in the fall (excluding deer season).

By the time you figure in time, gas for the saw and wood truck, maintenance on the saw and wood truck, lost days because of a bad back (he has been doing this all his life and close top 60 now) you could work half the time or less at Wal-Mart and come out ahead just buying having electric heat or buying wood.

Wood is about $35 a rank or about $70 dollars a cord.

Out my way it is not worth it to cut wood, unless you just enjoy doing it.

I have a little chainsaw with a 14 inch bar and cut small wood or wood on the ground (I live on 24 acres, much of it wooded) for camp fires but I am not about to give up my weekends to save a few bucks.

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I believe you need to recheck some of your information.

Around Alabama it would be hard to find a cord of good fire wood for less than $200.00.

If I was not heating with my wood heater my natural gas bill in the winter would me uppers of $300.00 a month.

I am over 60 and I love getting out cutting and splitting my wood I split all my wood with an ax a 10 pound sledge.

I also like getting out and going fishing also and seem to find time for booth.

It also fell that I and my wife are just a little bet more self-reliant than most and we like it that way also.

I also will have heat when the power is out.

To each his own.

Good day and good fishing.

Cornbread

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cornbread wrote:I believe you need to recheck some of your information.

Around Alabama it would be hard to find a cord of good fire wood for less than $200.00.

If I was not heating with my wood heater my natural gas bill in the winter would me uppers of $300.00 a month.

I am over 60 and I love getting out cutting and splitting my wood I split all my wood with an ax a 10 pound sledge.

I also like getting out and going fishing also and seem to find time for booth.

It also fell that I and my wife are just a little bet more self-reliant than most and we like it that way also.

I also will have heat when the power is out.

To each his own.

Good day and good fishing.

Cornbread
Here is a cord deliverd for $140.00

https://shopping.rollanet.org/category/3 ... -Sale.html

This is in the big town of Rolla, get out to the country and it is less. You will ahve to load and stack it yourself. You will be surprised how hard some will work for money out my way. Seventy dollars may be hard to find but I have seen it. Allot will depend on who’s measuring it.

You can help yourself to all the wood you want at my place, no charge. You will find allot of farmers will offer the same. You just have to cut it and take away the tops. Leave the stump high enough for a bull dozer to push over.

I have a vent less fire place that will heat my living room, kitchen and dining room. I keep that part of the house about 74 deg. LP cost under two dollars a gallon last summer, I will use about 100 gallons. The rest of my heat is electric. The rest of my house about 68-70 deg.
The electric bill gets close to $250 during the winter.

I have six inch walls double pain window etc. My home is about 3100 sq feet but very efficient. I live out in the country, we have no gas lines running to us.

My father in law has had open heart surgery, his health isn't that good. Cutting wood is going to kill him. He wants to die in the woods anyway.

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Being a welder, I built a fireplace insert. It's made from 1/4" thick steel plate, and has a 1/4" thick steel door on barrel hinges, with a sliding steel "window" that's about 6 inches by 12 inches. Having the steel door open, it works like a regular fireplace, although, with a flat inside top surface, instead of a steep pitch like the fireplace, (I had to make it to dimensions where it would fit inside the existing fireplace) it tends to smoke if you overload it. But if you shut the heavy steel door, it works like a wood stove/heater, as that 1/4" plate starts to heat up, it radiates a LOT of heat.

I probably burn about 1-2 truckloads on an average winter, and double that if we have a really cold winter like last year. I have central heat and air, but I always enjoy burning a fire in the winter time.
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Post by V8_TITAN »

whats a heater ? and whats this thing you call winter ? we dont do these things here in fl. lol. But I wish there was a better way to keep cool in the summer because my electric bill ranges from 250 to 350 a month. But we just got a new A/C so its been going down..

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