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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2015, 12:45:42 PM »

use cubic feet, how high x depth x length  ..that's how I got my 2.20   all my stuff is in the round ..I don't even own a splitter , well ok... I do have a maul and a wife...so in a sense I do ..... 

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2015, 01:13:42 PM »

yup,everyone does it different.15 cord of 20 inch is roughly 5, 4x4x8 cord
gotta use that measurement to make this work
but around here we always measure wood 4x4x16in for firewood
thats just how its sold
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2015, 02:01:19 PM »

This whole cord thing is really irritating me.  A gallon is a gallon.  A liter is a liter.  A a CORD is a CORD.  4'x4'x8' is a CORD.  A FACE CORD is 16"x4'x8' or 1/3 of a cord.  No debate,it is what it is.  People that don't know the difference are only confusing people on here.
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2015, 02:19:01 PM »






 Cord is 4x8x4 feet or 128 cubic feet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cord_%28unit%29
I should of spelled out the cord thing better.
As far as Wikipedia and the two governments are concerned there is no such thing as a face cord.

Anyway, someone can start a cord thread I'm not O0



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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2015, 02:36:32 PM »

According to the USDA:


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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2015, 03:47:49 PM »

all I see is a black x .....that's also what I think of the usda !

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2015, 03:58:19 PM »

Yep, It got turned into a cord thing, oh well. :bash:

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2015, 04:15:01 PM »

This whole cord thing is really irritating me.  A gallon is a gallon.  A liter is a liter.  A a CORD is a CORD.  4'x4'x8' is a CORD.  A FACE CORD is 16"x4'x8' or 1/3 of a cord.  No debate,it is what it is.  People that don't know the difference are only confusing people on here.

exactly...legally there is no such thing as "face cords"
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2015, 06:14:07 PM »

sorry guys no offence :(.lets move on this is actually interesting,epecially when u got homebuilds pitted
against factory builds.really helps to see if homebrewers are building right
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2015, 08:22:30 PM »

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2015, 08:43:04 PM »

4000 sq ft house with r28 walls, r60 ceiling, dhw, 1200 sq ft garage with 10.5 ft ceiling, r21 walls and r50 ceiling.  House is sealed really well, good windows.  Bl3444 heats it well (73 in house, 65 in the garage), and I burn 1 full cord of hardwoods in 2 weeks; about .07 cords per day.  I throw in some junk wood when it warms up into the 30s, but it's been pretty constant with the hardwoods which I cut 24" long and don't split unless it's about 24" in diameter as I can't wrestle those big ones into the stove.

Needless to say, very happy with the stoves performance.
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2015, 08:28:56 AM »

sorry guys no offence :(.lets move on this is actually interesting,epecially when u got homebuilds pitted
against factory builds.really helps to see if homebrewers are building right

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2015, 08:40:52 AM »

4000 sq ft house with r28 walls, r60 ceiling, dhw, 1200 sq ft garage with 10.5 ft ceiling, r21 walls and r50 ceiling.  House is sealed really well, good windows.  Bl3444 heats it well (73 in house, 65 in the garage), and I burn 1 full cord of hardwoods in 2 weeks; about .07 cords per day.  I throw in some junk wood when it warms up into the 30s, but it's been pretty constant with the hardwoods which I cut 24" long and don't split unless it's about 24" in diameter as I can't wrestle those big ones into the stove.

Needless to say, very happy with the stoves performance.

So thats about 12 cords a season for 5200 sq ft.

Interesting about not splitting the wood to dry out
Don't want to get off topic, but I split and season, everything right down to 6 inches.

Maybe some math whiz can get an average or ratio of how many chords to sq.ft per season .
I'm trying to figure something out .[spent a lot of time in high school :o]
Any ideas??
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2015, 08:57:56 AM »



Interesting about not splitting the wood to dry out
Don't want to get off topic, but I split and season, everything right down to 6 inches.

Maybe some math whiz can get an average or ratio of how many chords to sq.ft per season .
I'm trying to figure something out .[spent a lot of time in high school :o]
Any ideas??

The hardwoods were a semi load of 8' logs I bought since I didn't know how much wood I'd use (new home construction) and I didn't have time to cut them up before the snow fell, or build a shelter to put them in.  I doubt I'll ever split to season.  So now I pry the iced up and snow covered logs apart from each other, cut the logs into 2' pieces, and haul/stack them inside the garage to melt the snow and ice.  I doubt I'll ever split to season.  When I measure the moisture it's anywhere from 15-30%.  Close enough in my book.

This summer I'll have a shelter and all the wood cut and stacked before the snow flies.  It'll be a much easier winter next year.
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2015, 10:31:10 AM »

1400 main ranch-1000 basement 8 foot celings (r60 in attic)
r-19 walls( spray foam green wrap in summer)
house is very drafty
temp inside 71-72
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wood burner is 25 feet from house.

total pile is around 10 cord hardwood

burned around 1 cord of poplar in october

at this rat i will be around 6-7 cord 128cubic feet of wood.

Wood is all split and stacked.

i expect less next year after windows foam and wrap.
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