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Stacked the split Hickory today for camping fire wood. I told Cameron how much a cord was (measurement). Cord is the only legal measurement to sell fire wood in most all states. I'm sure you all know it's 4'X4'X8' or 128 sf.

Bawana took a guess and was off by 20%. Take a guess as to how much this is in cords or fractions of one. NO ricks, or loose cords, they are not legal measurements.

Most of the back two rows are 16" long, the front is the stubs after cutting the log/limbs. I took the measurement to the lowest Height, width, and length.

GO FOR IT ........ :D

The closest guess gets to come out and cut up about 4-6 more. I'll even let ya run the chain saw, lift the slabs onto the spliter, and stack it ....... :cool:
 

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I'm guessing it's 1/2 cord. At any rate, it's a fine stack of campfire wood.
 

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Looks like a little less than 1/2 chord. I wanna be the guy on the tractor,lol.
 

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I'm with you Gumpy. I also like the tractor a lot better than the chain saw and log splitter ......... :D
 

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Good job.I split my share of wood without a log splitter :eek:
 

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I'm with you FOUR4D4, I heated with wood for 3 years when I was stationed at NAS Oceana, Va.
All by hand, and the Boss:) would do her share too. We were a lot younger then.
SWO1 Looks like about 90% of a cord there, and tractor work is always more fun. :D
 

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OK gang, guess it is over:

Gumpy - Less than .5 cord
Greyhawk50 - .5 cord
squirrelhunter - .75 cord
Cameron - .80 cord
nelson55 - .90 cord

Closest was .....Grehawk50 .... Guess he knows his piles of ..... whatever

I was taking measurements to lowest H, W, D., at three points, bottom, middle, and top. The pile aint straight or stacked that tight. It measured out .599999xxx. If I were to sell it would in all honesty would have to charge for .5 cord. When the pile was split me and Henry, my brother-in-law figured .5 cord give or take. Will make some good fires at the camp site. Hickory burns HOT, and makes good coals. It pops and sparkles so you got to watch that embers dont hit ya. With the heat ya got to sit back from it some anyway. Pecan does the same thing, and Cedar to a lesser extent. Last year was burning Cedar, had on a brand new T shirt. An ember flew out and hit me center chest, instant finger size hole ..... :eek:
 

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About $120
 

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About $120
Hope you dont pay that for .5 cord. Good white oak goes for around $170 for a cord here. A full size pick-up (4X8 bed) piled high, over the top is sold all the time here for $85. One place near here is the the business, has acres of it split and piled what looks like over 50' tall. He loads it on trucks and hauls it off somewhere. He dosnt have a sign showing price but probably sells it in KC, St. Louis, or Springfield.
 

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I once paid $80 for a full cord, that was about 12 years ago.
 

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It warms three times if you have to split it by hand! Lol
 
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