Category Archives: Wood Heat/HVAC

So much to do, so far behind

We only have 1.5 cords of wood split and stacked…we had originally been planning on 5 total this year.  I’m not sure we’ll get there.  We have 2-2.5 cords of wood to cut and split left, most of which is … Continue reading

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Projects: The Current “Big Three”

Not in any particular order, but they all need to get done and soon. Note: there are more projects but the others my wife is heading up and I just help on. Finish repairing the holes in Isaac’s motorcycle tank.  … Continue reading

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2/5 wood cut

Isaac was up over the weekend and he helped me bring in another cord of wood from the tree I dropped on back side of our property.  We now have 2 of our 5 cords cut and stacked.  I will … Continue reading

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Trailer?

I’m in the market for an inexpensive trailer.  Something that can carry at least 1/4 cord of firewood (1,250lbs wet).  Probably something like a 4’x6′ with some stake pockets on the side.  I’ve found a few used ones, but nothing … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the weekend

I’m super excited about this weekend.  We have 3 trees that need to be removed from our back yard and I’ll be working on it with the 562XP – should be a blast!  That saw is like a light saber … Continue reading

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Wood update

We’ve burned through about 4 cords of wood, I’d say we have 1/2 cord left.  It should get us through most of March depending on the temperatures we get.  Next year I’ll definitely shoot for 5 cord to make sure … Continue reading

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Woodgas Cars

Here is a wonderful article on wood gas cars.  Well worth the read if you are into interesting technologies, history and conservation of our planet and it’s resources.

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Firewood, ho!

Things are looking up.  We found out about a month ago that we had lost access to where we were cutting firewood (the land got sold outside of the family).  But now a family friend has agreed to let me … Continue reading

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CFM to BTU formula

CFM * 1.08 * tRise = Btu/hr CFM = btu / (1.08 * tRise)

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Firewood cord calculator

The State of Maine website has a great little calculator for figuring out how much wood is in your woodpile.  Now, it’s not like the math is hard, but this is real handy.  It’s especially handy if you are trying … Continue reading

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