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Old 03-20-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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Default Price of a cord of split firewood delievered?

Anyone know what a cord of split and seasoned firewood delieverd costs? The wood has been seasoned three years.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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Around here they are getting $250 and up for cottonwood/alder, more for hemlock/fir/cedar, as much as $300 for maple. In most cases it's really not a full cord. I have seen lower prices in the Olympic Penninsula but even there it's gotten higher because even scraps are sold now for bio-generation and particle board/MDF.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:30 PM
 
Location: North Beach, Seattle
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This time of year, probably $250 in seattle for fir.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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certainly is area and species dependent.

I can't imagine anyone without A LOT of storage buying a full cord in We_tern WA in March (nor have I ever seen TRULY seasoned firewood on we_t side in spring.. BUT if the seller has a LARGE barn with decent aiflow, then...possible)

Fir - Maple mix is $200 in my region. Cottonwood / Cedar from west side is worthless for heat content, Hemlock is MAYBE as good as Alder (not hot).

Apple - oak from east side is preferred.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Quimper Peninsula
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What is a "full cord"?

A pulp logger considers a full cord 4 ftx4 ftx8 ft. This is a "full cord"

A firewood cord would be a "face cord" a single row of wood 4 ft high x 8 ft long.

Which cord is being referenced?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: North Beach, Seattle
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What is a "full cord"?

A pulp logger considers a full cord 4 ftx4 ftx8 ft. This is a "full cord"

A firewood cord would be a "face cord" a single row of wood 4 ft high x 8 ft long.

Which cord is being referenced?
Full cord - 128 cu ft.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:08 PM
 
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How long does fir last stored outside? It has been outdoors on pallets covered with a tarp for 3.5 years. Wondering how much longer it would last stored outdoors?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: North Beach, Seattle
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How long does fir last stored outside? It has been outdoors on pallets covered with a tarp for 3.5 years. Wondering how much longer it would last stored outdoors?
3.5 years should be fine unless it's been laying in a desert all that time. You'll know as soon as you burn a few sticks if it has started to deteriorate. They'll burn quick with less heat. In Western WA, the high winter humidity keeps wood hydrated, you're more likely to find punky/rotten wood which is worse.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Quimper Peninsula
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Better than tarps is to put "tin" over the top. Get a few sheets of metal roofing, or pole building sheets and just cover the tops of the piles, with a little overhang. Keeps the rain off, and lets air flow through. I keep my sawmill lumber this way...

IMHO air flow is very important... You will get rot under a tarp, traps moisture.

(Thanks MKARCH, yep logging country.. 128 cuft)
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