Friday, January 2, 2009

Wood Delivery

Next to passive solar burning wood is the most efficient heat source available. If you have timber nearby a great deal of money can be saved each season by cutting and splitting your own wood. I plan on culling my own firewood over the next year hopefully reducing my heating cost to virtually nothing. Unfortunately I am not ahead of the curve and am purchasing some wood for this winter.

I found a relatively local source and bought two cords of wood from them on Friday. After meeting in town, the guys followed me out to the cabin...directions can be difficult when you don't have an address. They delivered two full cords of Ponderosa Pine split and no more than 18 inches in length. A cord of wood is 4x4x8 foot in volume this batch cost $150 per cord.

Most are good sized pieces that will burn for a long time, especially at night with the stove dampered down. Up to this point I have burned cedar, white pine and building scraps. This is by far the best wood I have ever used.

Ain't that a sexy orange car!

Cut your own firewood and save tons in heating costs with a Chain Saw. Don't let the power companies screw you over any longer.

7 comments:

The Scavenger said...

Bear, I love the Ford Fiesta. I had one around 84 or 85. It was an 80 model, great little car. Wrecked it though, total loss.

Chris

theotherryan said...

Nice car. I will look for one if my car croaks.

Mayberry said...

Seeing as how last month's electric bill was $300 for me, a couple cords of wood might be a sound investment. But it would be just my luck the rest of our "winter" would be 80 degrees....

edifice rex said...

Umm, you might want to watch burning so much pine (or any soft wood) because it can cause a great deal of creosote build up in your chimney and start a fire, where you don't want it. I use pine as kindling but burn hickory or oak. These woods coal really well and burn very slow and even. A little harder to get started but worth it as they will also last longer thus reducing the amount of wood you need to make it through the winter.
I've been following your progress and wish you luck on your move.

BigBear said...

Cannot get Oak or Hickory. I do clean the chimney every couple of months. I do fear a flue fire.

edifice rex said...

Well, that was stupid of me not to realize that you might not have those types of wood in Colorado. You are obviously a smart man; I should have thought about it for a moment. Sorry!

shinerbock said...

sweet car man!