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officially firewood season has started for me

Discussion in 'Everything Else Energy' started by cabinguy, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Aug 27, 2018
    cabinguy

    cabinguy Lovin' The Homestead

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    Ok I enjoy skidding logs, using my chain saw, and splitting rounds with my maul.
    Its kind of like a gym membership that you don't have to pay for and it benefits you with a pile of fire wood. " People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results." - Albert Einstein- What kind of an axe or maul do you use ? I prefer the Truper 4 1/2 lb maul with a fiberglass handle.
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Gotta admire the work you put in to heat with wood. We don't do too much of that in my part of Texas!
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    I HATE firewood! Lol we use wood pellets currently, 6 tons worth per winter. $1500 a year... Maybe someday we'll go back to wood but, so much work and so little time!
     
  4. Aug 28, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    I was about to say that I don't use $1500 worth of electricity in the winter - but it dawned on me that you have a whole lot MORE winter than I do, lol!
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Yes, yes I do. And that $1500 does not include electricity to run the boiler or anything, just pellets. Sigh.
     
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    cabinguy

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    I thought those New England'ers loved firewood and Tom Brady ( My Dads family all from Ma & NH ) :cool:
    Cost of firewood = gas & oil for chainsaw and 4-5 weekends of free gym membership :)
     
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    baymule

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    We don't have a fireplace or wood burning heat, sure wish we did.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Well, I do love Tom Brady! Lol
     
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    cabinguy

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    The order should have been reversed Tom Brady 1st :cool: then firewood
     
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    Hinotori

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    I have a splitting maul like that as well.

    I prefer the gas splitter with all my health issues.

    I have a little 3 lb hand kindling maul that works well for dividing chunks of cedar and fir smaller for the stove. Swinging something hammer size is easier on me than a full size maul.
     

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