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Re: whats a cord of wood?


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Posted by Bret4207 on March 16, 2013 at 04:53:20 from (64.19.90.196):

In Reply to: whats a cord of wood? posted by Joe IRL on March 09, 2013 at 14:07:03:

IME when you're selling stove length wood by the cord, it's 4x4x8 when it's cut and split, not when it's in the log. A log length cord is naturally going to shrink when cut and split because split wood stacks a lot tighter than in the log. Every cut of the saw takes about 3/8" out of the log and makes it into saw dust.

Theres an old story about a Vermont Yankee that ordered a cord of cut and split wood from a local man. Agreed price was $5.00 and included stacking. When the load was delivered and stacked the old Yankee took one look and handed the seller $6.00. The seller asked why the extra dollar and the old Yankee said, " You put so much work into finding the crookedest sticks you could and stacking it so you could throw a cat between any 2 pieces that my conscience demands I pay you for all that extra work!" :lol:


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