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Fire Wood / Re: Burning"Pressure Treated" lumber scraps?
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:59:13 AM »
The gasses are toxic, creosote is toxic, ashes are toxic, and it's illegal.

Supposedly a teaspoon of ash contains enough arsenic, among other things, to kill a man.

Not to disagree with you about the dangers, and I'm sure it's still dangerous to breath, but I don't believe arsenic has been in used pressure treated lumber for quite some time now.   I know you shouldn't burn old PT wood for that reason.   These are brand new scraps.

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Fire Wood / Burning"Pressure Treated" lumber scraps?
« on: September 27, 2018, 01:39:03 PM »
Seems like this must have been discussed before, so I apologize, I obviously suck at using the forum "search" feature, although I tried.

Anyway, we just finished building a deck on the house framed in pressure treated lumber.  We have quite a bit of odds & ends scrap.  Is this OK to burn in the outdoor furnace?  I live in a very secluded area.  Will it hurt my furnace?  (Or us?).


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Equipment / Re: Wood Splitter Recommendation?
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:32:18 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, guess I've got no excuses for getting out there and splitting some more wood!

Another option would be to go to your local auto supply or farm equipment supplier and get a magnetic block heater.
FIL uses one with a small generator when he parks his tractor in the bush.
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That would take electricity, I assume?  My woodyard is a ways away from any power. 

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Equipment / Re: Wood Splitter Recommendation?
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:06:52 AM »
So, my splitter is outside (covered) here in central New Hampshire this winter.  I understand the hydraulic fluid can get rather viscous in the cold, and I don't want to damage the machine by using it when it's too cold old.  Any insights on this from the pros?

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General Discussion / Compressor tank - Repairable?
« on: October 01, 2017, 09:37:21 AM »
Anybody know anything about compressor tanks?  I got this as part of a bigger equipment purchase.  The previous owner had (tried) to put some attachment on it so he could spray finishes with it.  The threads are all buggered up as you can see from the picture.

Can this this be plugged up sufficiently so I can use the compressor, or is it just trashed.  Is it worth trying to fix?

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General Discussion / Re: Stupid bee
« on: September 27, 2017, 04:45:56 PM »
I let my tractor sit for a few weeks this summer, and some yellow jackets built a nest under one of my wheel wells.  I stirred 'em by accident while starting up the tractor, but I quickly fled the scene once I saw what was happening.   A few minutes later I was driving my Gator up the driveway hill in my adjacent to where I park the tractor & I got smacked in the neck by something & got stung.  Guess they were more riled up than I realized!

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Equipment / Re: Splatfix K 540
« on: September 27, 2017, 04:00:22 PM »
I do like the ideal of using your own tractor though, tractor takes a dump, drag it out of the way and hook another up. Thats how we mowed hay when we had the dairy, always had 5 or 6 Super 88ís Oliver diesels around, blow one up, drag it in the fencerow, hook another up and get back to work.

Yeah, except that having to use the PTO from your tractor also means you need a second tractor to load the machine.  That's why when I was looking to get a splitter, I didn't get one that ran off my tractor, so I could still use it to manage the timber stack.

You have to admit though, that Splatfix video is firewood porn!  ;D

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Equipment / Re: Wood Splitter Recommendation?
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:14:17 AM »
I've got the splitter and assembled it, but have only "test drove" is on a few pieces of seasoned wood I had lying around.  This thing is a BEAST.  There is an assembly video on-line that covers the 25 & 28 ton models.  Assembly is more-or-less the same for the 35 ton as well, but Jiminy Cricket is the beam assembly heavy!  I tried to get it out of the shipping crate and standing upright with just my wife's help (she's a trooper), but it almost went badly.  It's really too heavy for two people to do IMO.  I wound up using my tractor to hoist it up.  You also need to pay attention to how the beam is hoisted in relation to the hydraulic hoses, or you'll cause yourself some issue getting it properly oriented.  I'm going to start chain sawing up my big wood in the next few days and will give a more detailed report.

I have looked at the machines they sell at the big box stores, and can safely say that for the money, this thing is a much better value.  I did notice Tractor Supply had some units out front the other day, but I'd already ordered the YardMax, and have no regrets (thus far, knock on weed, pun intended)

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General Discussion / Re: Generator fuel consumption?
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:12:29 AM »
Can you go with an above ground?  Can be unsightly but you won't have to worry about running out.

The current tank is above ground up against the back of the garage, which although it runs in line parallel with rest of the back of the house, isn't too unsightly.  My guess is the fuel company will just want to gang another 120 gallon tank.  Someone once told me that a larger tank was better than several smaller ones from a vaporization efficiency standpoint......

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Equipment / Re: Dad's firewood processor
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:56:37 AM »
Ha!  Cool!  I'd like to try that, but my furnace is inside a shed, so I'd need some longer (much) forks for the tractor!  Thanks for posting!

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General Discussion / Re: Generator fuel consumption?
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:43:31 AM »
Cabo, I had a 500 gallon underground tank at my old house for a big old Genny.  Be a bitch to bury a tank up here on the side of a mountain though.

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General Discussion / Generator fuel consumption?
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:08:14 AM »
Hi all,

I just had a Briggs & Stratton Fortress 20kw back-up generator installed here @ the Hacienda.  Right now it's hooked up to a 120 gallon (above ground) propane tank, but my installer thinks that not sufficient & I should get another 120g tank & gang 'em. I'm curious if anyone can estimate how long a single tank will run on a moderate load.  I have a small wood shop on-site here that it will run when need be.

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Fire Wood / Re: Green wood?
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:25:47 AM »
I guess if you're buying by the truckload, it will pretty much always be green, which is going to weigh much more than "seasoned" wood.

The truck load I got was a timber truck with two rows of wood.

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Equipment / Re: Wood Splitter Recommendation?
« on: September 04, 2017, 07:03:56 AM »
You'll really like it  :thumbup: The only thing to check that I didn't when I received mine is the hydraulic fittings and the bolts on the valve handle. I needed to snug up a couple of them after a few hours of running it. Haven't had to touch them since, so I'm guessing they weren't quite tight when I got it.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll check them when I get it.

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Fire Wood / Re: Green wood?
« on: September 04, 2017, 06:56:54 AM »
What part of central NH you live?? Central NH here..

Newfound Lake area

Far as burning wood whole rounds..Kinda be careful about that..  Round wood can bridge, the fire burns everything in the middle..Wood doesn't fall into the fire..Fire went out..Its happened to me!!..Im a fan of a good mixture of  split and unspilt wood, small and large

Good advice.  I wasn't planning on burning exclusively rounds, just some that were small enough to burn w/o splitting.

It all depends on where you live. I live in NH and just got winter 18/19 wood dropped off. New logger I am buying from sells it for whatever the mill is buying it from him for hardwood pulp. Price two weeks ago was 44 per ton. They go to the closest scale and weigh it up. Came up to be 20.12 tons. $889 dropped off. Almost done cutting it up. Looked like 7.5 cords but I'll know after I split it. Pretty standard cost and amount for a straight truck.

Heck, I paid double that, but the logger claimed is was around 12 cords.  We'll see.

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