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PA12DRVR

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Posted: 01/09/20 03:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Wisdom, maybe!"

I use a fireplace to supplement my home's heating system (as well as because the wife likes it). there are 3 options to secure firewood: 1) go out to the cabin (about 70 miles) cut wood (either fallen or to-be-felled, spruce & birch), buck it up, haul back to Los Anchorage....all done most "efficiently" in the winter; 2) pay $250 for a true cord of mixed spruce and birch piled somewhere in the yard by a wood supplier; or 3) pay $300 for a true cord delivered and stacked by the other wood supplier whilst I carefully point out the spot to stack while enjoying either a hot or cold beverage.

Wisdom has pointed me to #3 for the past couple of years.....


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Posted: 01/09/20 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Every year I buy 8 cord of hardwood, oak, ash, rock maple, and beech for $125 per cord delivered, tree length. I also cut down on our property another 6 or 8 cord. In the summer I block it all up, split it and stack it on pallets to air dry for another year before it goes into the basement and the garage to be burnt. I only burn seasoned firewood.

Regardless, working with wood and burning it keeps you warm in several ways. Good exercise and it keeps old muscles limber.

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It got down to 62 degrees this evening. Talked about lighting a fire but settled for simply closing the windows & putting something on over T shirts.

Kinda cool outside today. Did some fiberglass work on my boat & the usual amount of hardener in the resin made for a long time for it to harden. Tough dealing with these harsh winters.


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Veebyes wrote:

It got down to 62 degrees this evening. Talked about lighting a fire but settled for simply closing the windows & putting something on over T shirts.

Kinda cool outside today. Did some fiberglass work on my boat & the usual amount of hardener in the resin made for a long time for it to harden. Tough dealing with these harsh winters.


Must be tough......lol

We put on t-shirt, long johns, flannel shirt, sweater, windbreaker, and then an overcoat. That all goes on the torso. About the same amount of layers goes over the legs.

I agree with you, Tough dealing with these harsh winters!!!!!

Lakeside

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