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Old 08-13-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Highland Creek, NC
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Today was our first Winter day since moving from SoFla, and we were glad to have a wood burning fireplace. OK, we didnt actually use it, though we did turn off the AC and even the ceiling fan tonight. The question is, what is the most cost efficient method of buying firewood; and when do we stock up? I'm no lumberjack, so that is not an option. Are there delivery services, or do we just buy from HT and Lowes?
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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Today was our first Winter day since moving from SoFla, and we were glad to have a wood burning fireplace. OK, we didnt actually use it, though we did turn off the AC and even the ceiling fan tonight. The question is, what is the most cost efficient method of buying firewood; and when do we stock up? I'm no lumberjack, so that is not an option. Are there delivery services, or do we just buy from HT and Lowes?
Buying at HT and Lowes is about the least cost efficient method I could think of!! I know there is a person who sells firewood on Mallard Creek Church Rd, just past the Mallard and Mallard intersection.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Mike, it wasn' that cold!! Come on now from one Miamian to another. I'm sure tons of people sell firewood up here. Look for the small signs or just ask around..I'm really looking forward to nice cold weather
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Highland Creek, NC
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Buying at HT and Lowes is about the least cost efficient method I could think of!! I know there is a person who sells firewood on Mallard Creek Church Rd, just past the Mallard and Mallard intersection.
Yea, I figured their were cheaper ways than groceries. Will I see people selling it on the road, or is it a case of buying once and stocking up??? (kinda like we did with water for Cane season back in SoFla)...
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Do you have a storage shed or garage space you could use. I would store in there and stock up for the season while firewood is not in demand.
I would suggest the shed first due to critters that like to live in rotting wood.
Storing outside is not a recommended option due to more wood living critters and nothing bites more than trying to get wet wood to burn.

Recommindations above seem good but pay attention to your surroundings where would be sold from homes with wooded lots etc. Just shop around and stock up for the following seasons. Try craigslist and the classifieds to find home grown wood.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Highland Creek, NC
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Mike, it wasn' that cold!! Come on now from one Miamian to another. I'm sure tons of people sell firewood up here. Look for the small signs or just ask around..I'm really looking forward to nice cold weather
Yea, that was my sarcasm coming out. It was AWESOME to have the windows open in AUGUST and have my wife ask me to turn off the ceiling fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cant wait either, I just hope we wont be paying a fortune for the gas heater to keep warm. I know the hardwoods retain the cold a lot more than we are used to walking on, so it will be slippers for the 3 of us!
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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Yea, that was my sarcasm coming out. It was AWESOME to have the windows open in AUGUST and have my wife ask me to turn off the ceiling fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cant wait either, I just hope we wont be paying a fortune for the gas heater to keep warm. I know the hardwoods retain the cold a lot more than we are used to walking on, so it will be slippers for the 3 of us!
Gas really isnt that terrible here. If you're really worried about it, go on Piedmont's balanced billing. Ours was $77/mo to heat 2500 square feet. A small store of wood would be handy for the ever-possible ice related outage.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I have total respect for you adjusting to the weather changes and this is odd weather for North Carolina in August. It is usually piping hot but you just never know about weather in this state cold this week and probably steaming next and the same thing can be said for most other seasons.
Buy your wife one of these http://electricheater.ca/images/delo...w6507l-3215965
they work great, make no noise, and turn off if tipped over. however it slow heat not instant gratification.

You might want to shop around for area rugs or runners. I cant stand cold feet.
The mountains are a popular spot for floridians but Im sure there is complaining floridians once winter hits.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Highland Creek, NC
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I have total respect for you adjusting to the weather changes and this is odd weather for North Carolina in August. It is usually piping hot but you just never know about weather in this state cold this week and probably steaming next and the same thing can be said for most other seasons.
Buy your wife one of these http://electricheater.ca/images/delo...w6507l-3215965
they work great, make no noise, and turn off if tipped over. however it slow heat not instant gratification.

You might want to shop around for area rugs or runners. I cant stand cold feet.
The mountains are a popular spot for floridians but Im sure there is complaining floridians once winter hits.
Whats funny is that she is from NY, I am the Southern boy! We havent bought any rugs yet, but we will start shopping for them soon.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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Today was our first Winter day since moving from SoFla, and we were glad to have a wood burning fireplace. OK, we didnt actually use it, though we did turn off the AC and even the ceiling fan tonight. The question is, what is the most cost efficient method of buying firewood; and when do we stock up? I'm no lumberjack, so that is not an option. Are there delivery services, or do we just buy from HT and Lowes?
I loved it...the rain, the cool breeze. A nice change of pace. Supposed to warm back up, so back to normal.
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