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Wood storage
« on: July 24, 2017, 12:12:03 PM »

So I felt I needed to replace the roof on my wood storage lean-to this year since it looked like any decent amount of snow would take it down. It was even rotted more than I thought. I had built it with used aluminum roofing and power poles about 25 years ago. The wood and poles are mostly rotted now and the aluminum has more holes in it than you can shake a stick at.

I had planned on putting up a new metal shed type roof using the existing poles but most of them would need replacing also. I am wondering how many people store their wood outside not under a wood shed type building and how it works for you. I always put my wood up on pallets and I do have large billboard tarps to cover the wood with if I don't put the shed back up. My wood boiler shed holds almost a half years wood supply by itself. 

If I did rebuild the wood shed it would probably cost somewhere north of $700 to do for materials alone. Not sure how many years of wood burning I have left in me so that's my dilemma. Pallet and tarps or rebuild wood shed?   
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Re: Wood storage
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 12:47:49 PM »

I find that pallets and tarps work very well, I store the wood down back out of sight from the wife and place one pallet at a time directly in front of the boiler loading door.
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Re: Wood storage
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 11:29:05 PM »

That's what I was thinking about also Slim. Do you just stack it or do you have sides on your pallets?
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Re: Wood storage
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 12:51:41 AM »

I built my own 8 foot long 3 feet wide, I used 3/8 3x4 web angle iron on the ends and welded 1 1/4 pipe for stake pockets for easy stacking when not in use. I'll try to get some pics posted.
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Re: Wood storage
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 10:50:41 AM »

I use pallets, 4' x 4' with simple sides from rough cut 2 x 4"s. I have a set of forks for the front as well as the rear of my tractor. I bring the pallet right in the woods or wherever I am processing the tree and I leave it there to season. In the fall, I consult my pallet "date filled" list and map (it gets crazy after a while; I number my pallets and map their location on the property). I then move the most seasoned 20 or so to a location I can get at even if we get buried with snow. I stack them 2 pallets high which minimizes ground space/area required. Then every week or so I move one of the pallets right up to my OWB door. So far (my second season doing this) it's been great!

I'd post pictures but photobucket won't let me anymore and it's not that easy to post them directly here.  :-\
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Re: Wood storage
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 11:12:14 AM »



I'd post pictures but photobucket won't let me anymore and it's not that easy to post them directly here.  :-\

Yah, me thinks Photobucket wants to go out of business. No way or anybody that I know will pay $400 a year just to be able to link pictures from there.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 06:51:39 AM »

Yah, me thinks Photobucket wants to go out of business. No way or anybody that I know will pay $400 a year just to be able to link pictures from there.
Any other options Marty? I'm not up on all the photo hosting sites...
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Re: Wood storage
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2017, 08:08:36 AM »

Yah, me thinks Photobucket wants to go out of business. No way or anybody that I know will pay $400 a year just to be able to link pictures from there.
Any other options Marty? I'm not up on all the photo hosting sites...

Not sure atm, their will be either a massive class action lawsuit filed against Photobucket for basically extortion or they will get away with it, if it stands as legal than I look for other sites to do the same. If nothing else they should have left it alone and let all existing photos still be linked to with a membership fee for any new photos to be linked to, thatíd be perfectly legal then.

Iíve already had to fix several things on my website as the links were broke to the pictures. I have another forum I help moderate as well that I literally have hundreds of broken photo links in just my posts that no longer work, started to fix em, then quit, gonna wait to see what plays out.

I have all my photos on Photobucket as a backup, of course I also have them all stored on iCloud and Facebook (set to private albums) as well as a time capsule at home plus another external drive that I back up to every month or so, so basically I have em backed up four different ways from Sunday. I believe I have around 9000 photos. Ever tell you about the time I got to recreate 3 years worth of taxes when the hard drive crashed on one of my PCís and the supposed on line back up didnít work?

I still have boxes and boxes of slides the in laws gave me to try to get converted to digital.

Anyways, if your an Amazon Prime member they offer basically the same thing as Photobucket, Iím gonna start messing around with the for now.

Another option is to store em on Facebook, so far thats free and I havenít hit a storage cap yet. If nothing else might be worth it for now to create a Facebook account and make zero friends and just use it for storage, Iím pretty sure thought they have something in place though to keep people from burning up their storage.
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Re: Wood storage
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